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Character S etc es. " Know then thyself ; presume not God to scan ; The proper study of mankind is man. " Burrington. Horace the strong man, mighty in battle and gentle in peace. Broke through center at Charlemont, and making a phenomenal run landed for a touchdown on the Aggie Campus. He made his entry into public life as left guard on the foot-ball team, which position he continues to fill in a most creditable manner. He has been the mainstay of the class in its athletic struggles, and is a man to whom the class owes a deep debt of gratitude. With one or two exceptions he has borne a most excellent character. We are sorry to say that he is frequently seen at North Amherst after dark, and that on one occasion Lieutenant found an empty bottle on his bed, which he said smelt like Mountain Dew, and Lieutenant ought to know. He may be found any evening, when not otherwise employed, reading a yellow colored novel borrowed from the popular man. Clapp. — Clapp rooms at Mrs. B ' s, and is a model man in many respects. He is an ardent supporter of the C. S. C. Sportive at times, fond of fishing, but with the usual fisherman ' s luck. Gentle as he is, he is a great fighter, and once led the invincible Washburne Six which charged with such terrible effect upon the sines and cosines of trigonometry. Like all those reared in the shadow of the gilded dome, he is decidedly literary in his tastes. Also somewhat given to speechifying ; in fact, he surprised us all in his freshman year by winning the first prize in th e oratorical contest. In consideration of the aforesaid literary ability, he was made Editor-in-chief of the ninety-six Index Board. How well he has filled this position we leave a conservative public and impartial student body to judge. Allen Bradford Cook. — One of the most important personages in the household of ' 96 is the class Cook, who was blown onto the campus from the hills of Petersham. A modest and unassuming lad, who though he has not as yet ignited ' Pelham, has still pursued the even tenor of his way with tolerable credit to himself and to his many friends at home. His most marvellous achievement was getting through under Courtney without a condition. He is young as yet, but there is no doubt that if he is spared to reach the stature of manhood he may hope to show the people of his " deestrick " how to farm as they do " down to the college, " and possibly to look out for their interests in the State House. He aspired to military honors in his sophomore year, and was made corporal of the Washburne Six. He has lately taken upon himself the hardship of exercising a white horse, and from the common report is now on a sharp lookout for a fair young Miss with auburn hair. !°5
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De Luce.— The great I am that is to be when Clark steps out of his shoes. Who of us who know him will ever be able to forget those killing sluggers, the terrific manner in which he consumes cigarettes, or his military and commanding presence as, in his sergeant-major uniform he marched across the parade ground in all the majesty of his young man- hood. It is a question with us whether he wears his suspenders to keep his unspeakables up or to hold himself down. He graced the Glee Club with his presence for two seasons, but his deep passionate voice and his dark dreamy eyes had such a killing effect on the dear girls that he was obliged to leave the stage or be arrested as a dangerous character. He chose the former and now consoles himself with the hurdy-gurdy. We understand that Ward McAllister is watching him with a view of letting his mantle fall upon him. Edwards. — Familiarly known as Weary Waggles or Lamentations. A noble classman, a sincere friend, and one of the pleasantest and best natured men in the great Class of ' 96. Refused to be enlisted in the Washburne Six, and fought Trig, three rounds to a finish and declared a winner by sixty-five points. Has grown rapidly in favor with his classmates as well as in stature since coming to college, and as we see this lengthy friend of ours coming across the campus we are forcibly reminded of Brother Jonathan. " Awkward in his gait, simple in appearance, and giving promise of great strength when he should get his growth. " He is quite a tennis enthusiast, and he and Fletcher have fought out many a struggle on the court. He was a member of the class base-ball team in his sophomore year, and is ever ready to lend a willing hand to the needy. Fletcher. — Far beyond one ' s imagination, down on the Eastern coast of the Grand Old Bay State, isolated among the sea-sands, undisturbed by the noisy hustle and bustle of metropolitan life, is situated a town too small to be seen on the map, called Rock. It is from this unhallowed spot that our Fletcher came. Vulgarly known as " Canavan ' s Devil, " but one of the best of men at heart. Life to him means something besides being in love and going to theatres and dances. He finds plenty of amusement in doing good ; combining business and pleasure, so to speak. Not a quilting party or a sewing circle escapes him ; and many a poor heathen in the Sandwich Islands is indebted to Fletcher for his suspenders. An ardent supporter of the class, and one whom any student would be pleased to call a friend. Green. — Si for short. We love him for the memories he has left us, and we are sure that his heart and his purse are always with the class. One of Nature ' s noblemen, always right and for the right. He came from the manufacturing town o f Spencer, that has sent us anything from a Star(r) to a Bacon ; and in thinking of Green we are forcibly reminded of the words of the poet : — ' ■ The first four acts already passed, The fifth shall close the drama and the day, Time ' s noblest offspring is the last. " 106
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