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NOTICE FROM THE EDITORS.
In this Second Edition of No. I. some allusions of a local and temporary character have been omitted, by which the Editors are enabled to introduce, by the kind permission of the author, from "The Poetry of the College Magazine," a Reprint of "MY BROTHER'S GRAVE," a Poem of which the pathos, simplicity, and elegance, have been appreciated far beyond the limited circle to which the little work in which it appeared was confined, and of which many of its admirers have long regretted the difficulty of obtaining a Copy.
The King of Clubs.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROCEEDINGS WHICH LED TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE ETONIAN.
"THE King of Clubs, with three times three!" cried Peregrine Courtenay, while he sate as chairman of a jovial meeting of congenial Spirits, before a huge old china punch-bowl, the agreeable steam of which spread wit, mirth, and good humour all around," and then to business."-"Aye, aye," replied Frederick Golightly, twas a good plan that of the old Persians: they discussed their state measures over their cups, when the animal spirits were enlivened, and the little quicksilver that stirs within us' had risen several degrees above temperate; and we do well to imitate them. Now, then, allow me to propose The prosperity of Eton; and may the liberality with which her system is conducted be answered in a correspondent man ner, by the reputation which her foster-children exert themselves to maintain."-(Drunk with acclamation.)
Before, however, I venture further with the proceedings, it will be advisable that I should introduce the reader to the characters of the leading members, by whom one of the most social and best-regulated clubs which has been formed of late years at Eton, is upheld in repute and interest.
FREDERICK GOLIGHTLY would require a pen dipped in all the colours of the rainbow, to do justice to the ever-varying shades of disposition by which his conduct is actuated, and which nevertheless contrive to harmonize. Nature, when in the very act of moulding him, had not determined on the style of character she should assign to this motley production. She
had laid a groundwork of excellent abilities, and had already struck off most of the best qualities for which Youth is admired and loved: generosity of sentiment, desire of emulation, and good hu mour. But what might have become a chef d'œuvre was by some accident abandoned by her, and it afterwards fell into the hands of another artist-Folly; whose flash