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[217] Louis Agassiz which was made for the Columbian Fair. At the left is the botanical laboratory, a bright and cheery room containing collections interesting even to the uninitiated.

Let us draw aside the portiere and pass between these stately Corinthian columns. Here we are in the midst of Radcliffe's pride and glory-the library. The light coming not only from windows at the side but from above as well, the softly-tinted walls, the well-filled shelves and the girls always to be found about the tables or in the comfortable window seats, give the crowning touch to this unique college building. Adjoining rooms contain reserved books and the librarian's office. A busy woman is the librarian, caring for the nearly eight thousand volumes already here and adding almost daily new and valuable books to the catalogue. By the way, have you noticed this steep and narrow staircase? It leads to a platform on the roof where the girls who are inclined toward astronomy mayor make their observations.

As we pass out we realize that we have seen nothing of the real life of Radcliffe, but if environment counts for anything the student here must be uplifted daily and refined by her surroundings. Radcliffe is fast outgrowing its present home. When the new one appears may it be as cheery and homelike as this, so dear to the hearts of its many students, past and present.

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