pg 131 the pupils more liberty, these became more contented, and their gratitude was shown by a greater assiduity than they had hitherto displayed. The spirit of piety grew amongst then in the same degree: just on the eve of the Distribution thirty-eight of them received the scapular. The month of May was celebrated in a manner to edify, and the archconfraternity received some new members. As to the intrinsic merit of the new plan, it consists chiefly in this: that in all the branches of English the same studies may be followed by the students of the different grades without prejudice to their respective classes. Each branch has *I cannot its [independent place?]*, and is not like wine poured out after make out the ancient manner. the words This new plan presents a great advantage in the United States, where everyone wants to be free to study what he likes. It pleases everybody. The long walks in summer, dinners in the woods, staying up till nine o'clock in winter by the larger students, contributed to make life in the college agreeable; more over, the monthly exhibitions in public made the institution known and popular, and this by degrees gained the good will of the neighborhood.