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rved against that magic period when I too should be a collegian.
To these were to be added many delightful volumes of the later English poets, Collins, Goldsmith, Byron, Campbell, and others, given at different times to my aunt by George Ticknor.
In some of them --as in Byron's Giaour --he had copied additional stanzas, more lateByron's Giaour --he had copied additional stanzas, more lately published; this was very fascinating, for it seemed like poetry in the making.
Later, the successive volumes of Jared Sparks's historical biographies — Washington, Franklin, Morris, Ledyard, and the Library of American biography --were all the gift of their kindly author, who had often brought whole parcels of Washington's andous generation; and the initials of older students still remained carved in vast confusion on the end of the woodshed, like the wall which commemorates Canning and Byron at Harrow.
Above all, a literature circulated under the desks, to be read surreptitiously,--such books as those to which Emerson records his gratitude at the Lati