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[214] face to face with a fine portrait of the honored president of the college, Mrs. Louis Agassiz. This room was once the parlor and as such it will always be remembered by the older students, for here they gathered about the open fire, chatting merrily, at Mrs. Agassiz's social afternoon teas.

Crossing the hall we enter the conversation room, once used for recitations. Here on the tables are the latest magazines, the daily papers, and, as a matter of course, all the publications of our brother university, Harvard. Back of this room is another leading to the auditorium which is used for the entertainments of the different clubs, and until the present year, for Commencement. The stage is the amazement and envy of the former graduates when they remember the makeshifts they used in days past-but those were happy days. In the rear is the housekeeper's suite, but this we will not invade: sufficient to say that it is commodious and comfortable and that much of it is freely opened to the girls whenever needed.

The broad stairway in the main hall divides at the first landing into two parts and here, facing one another, hang the portraits of Charles First of England and his wife. The second floor is wholly given up to recitation rooms which, with their cherry desks, comfortable chairs, and picture-hung walls are pleasant working rooms for the students. The one at the front on the left contains a treasure, the picture of Dr. Samuel Gilman and the original manuscript of “Fair Harvard,” which was composed and written in this room for the two hundredth anniversary of Harvard College.

Another broad staircase leads to the third story, and here we find more recitation rooms. At the head of the stairs hangs a lifelike portrait of Prof.

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