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FROM 1862 TO 1866.
FORSAN ET HÆC OLIM MEMINISSE JUV A BIT.
Educ u 4810.328.66
Westfield, h. Ja
One hundred and fifty copies printed.
OFFER to my college friends a Collection of Songs, all of which some will remember
to have heard during the four years of our life at Cambridge. They are given as rendered, without regard to the written originals. As we often gather flowers, not for their beauty or fragrance, but as mementoes of happy moments ; so may we preserve the songs to which we have listened in our most genial hours, – mindful less of their poetic merit than of the friends, scenes, and occasions which they may revive. If I had been more fastidious in my selection, I should have asserted, for myself and fellows, a standard of taste which might have been more creditable, but could not have been honestly claimed; and should have failed in my purpose of preserving the gay, no less than the grave, tones of the harmonies of our social life. Impossible as it may seem to us now, we are assured by