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v °l- I Muryville C liege, April, 1876. No. 7.
By A. M. Hook.
As heaven's bright orb with dazzling brilliance gleams
To gild the world, enchanted with its dreams,
And fair Aurora, with her heavenly light,
^ Kesumes her place and dissipates the night,
The waking earth, now fondled with such love,
Responding to that central orb above,
Displays her heauties o'er her varied clime.
And nature's all reechoes love sublime.
A ponderous mount, with cloud-capped tower, rears
Aloft its thunder-splintered pinnaelec —
Successi\e mount the pillars, lofty, riv'n,
And s< ek the sky, like stepping-stones to heav'n —
Like columns tall, of marble wrought, uphold
The spiry roof and ceilings, coved with gold.
Within's a palace that o'erlooks the wave,
More beautiful than king's, yet called a cav —
Rock-paved beneath, ana granite-arched o'erh \ d —
Which seems to have been the chambers of the dead.
But lo! a sound, that in the distance broke,
As if the King of earth in anger spoke—
Up, up the rushing, red volcano went,
And torrents of earth's lightening skyward >en%
Which o'er heaven and earth and ocean flas'icc',
While scattering wide the downward frigments dash d,
And echoed far o'er mountain, plain and glen,
And seemed as 'twere a gloomy hell within.
Beneath its brow a trickling, murm'ring rill,
^ Undaunted, seeks the valley, green and still;
Gliding from view love-listening groves between,
And most melodious when it flows unse. n,
What though at times the sun in wrath retire,
As intervenes a gloomy veil of fire!
Soon bond the clouds in brighter beauties, fair,
And see where'er it flows their image there.
With winding course and ever ceaseless How,
The riplet joins trie troubled stream below,
Where massively the angry waves roll on,
liegardless of all ruin farther down.
O'er which commingled masses blindly fall,
And, seif-inteired, they howl their funeral.
In yonder distance, 'neath the mountain height,
A death-like ftream, unparallclled the sight!
With cola an i stoic glare, congealed to ice,
Moves s'u ggish on — a boundless sea of gliss.
As still supplies th' unfailing source above.
To fairer climes the apparition moves:
Where, by its weight, the massive heap divides,
And under tropic suns it gently glides,
And proudly sails — a starry bannered fleet,
To wield dominion o'er the ocean's deep.
Like ancient temples, with their glittering spires
Sparkling in each sunbeam, as blazing fires,
The iceberg floats, unconscious that ere long,
Like countless myriads of earth's busy throng,
Her missive walls and proudly gilded dome
Must on old ocean's bosom find a tomb.
Ecstatic scene ! which fills the soul with love ;
Beneath the ocean rolls — the sky above —
In graceful undulations fade away,
As fades the glimmering light at closing day,
And with a loving, blushing, smi ing face,
They each advance and clasp a fond embrace.
The sun retiring to his mighty sleep,
Bathes his kingly brow amid the briny deep.
While twilight weeps o'er all beneath its gaze,
And wraps the world amid its lurid haze.
Then blooming clouds — companions of the sun —
Extending far and tinged with sombre gloom,
In grandest and portentous spectres ri»e,
O'erspread the earth and veil the azure skies ;
While wide o'er earth they breathe their fatal breath,
Which — vile tornado! works the work of death.
And lo! fir distant o'er the ocean's flood,
Wave shouldering wave in frightful, angry mood,
The winds urge on the billowy, living roll,
And whirlwinds dwell within it like a soul,
Heaving the foamy, roaring surges high,
While all beside was voi< eless, brent Wet.-:, fear.
' Maze within maze the lurid webs are rolled,
And as they burst, the living flame- unfold;
And, as black midnight melts from sky to sky.
Air becomes fire, and. like a sea on high,
Wide whirlwind rolls his deluge, seared and riv'n,
And shriek the lightnings at the wrath of heaven.
As the fire-bolts leap to the world below,
And flood the sky with a lurid glow.
Capricious showers of crashing hailstones break
In heavy torrents from the airy lake;
The falling crystals in their blinded maze,
Transmitting colors of the riven says.
Perfect an arch across the gilded dome
"From central earth to heaven's meridian throne."
Such is the rainbow with its thousand dyes.
Emblazoned like a triumph on the skies
Majestic token of its maker's might,
Pure zone of grace, grand corronal of light:
God's own blest hand-mark mystic, full, sublime,
Graven in glory to the end of time.
Now all is still — the troubled storm is stayed—
The mighty Queen, in royalty arrajed,
Leaps from her lurking-place and gently smile*
O'er half the earth and o'er her thousand isles.
Proudly her chariot rolls to bear her sway,
And all her myriad subjects ope the way —
Submissive bow — confess her rightful crown.
And pay due homage at her shining throne.
Alas! her realm, a vast arena turns, •
And through her starry host rude anger burns.
And wild confusion smites the shining race.
And tears the planets from their royal place,
Cruelly hurling burning meteors down,
While smiling heaven assumes a tien crown.
"•Though storms may rage, and forked lightnings play
Fiom earth to heaven, however frightfully.
Though showers of fire may gild the realms above,
And through ethereal space grand spectres move;
Though wrapt in flame the realms of ether glow,
And thunder peals convulse the world below.
Yet high above, in heaven'? ethereal dome,
Those 'mining worlds shall in their orbits roam
And orb on orb, unnumbered in their spheres,
Shall still revolve to note the passing years,
In matchless splendor, beautiful, sublime,
Till Gabriel's trump proclaim the end of time;
When all shall rush around God's shining throne,
And tilled with ecstacv exclaim, well don?!
Elements of Success.
By g. e. s.
The little streams that flow from
the mountain sides glide gently on
until they reach their destiny, ap-
parently without an effort. The
broad fields of golden grain stand
waving in the gentle breezes of
the summer, because the hand of
rhe laborer moves not. Nature
arrays herself in her most beauti-
ful robes without the smallest per-
ception of exertion, yet she con-
tains mysteries which the wicdom
of men , who have sought out ma-
ny inventions, has not been able to
&oive. Destruction is the work of
indolence, and desolation appears
in the absence of energy. The
ruins of cities and the waste places
of tne earth cry out in a voice of
madness; "Oh diligence! why
sleepest thou? Knowest thou not
that the days of thy life are in-
creasing and that the labor of thy
hands beareth heavily upon thee?"
Gazing over the broad bosom of
nature, exhibitions of power pre-
sent themselves with such grand-
eur as to make the human mind
almost tremble with awe, yet they
were made with a single word.
But the achievements of man-
kind, even when they reach the
highest standaid of perfection, are
only a mere shadow in compari-
son with the slightest mark which
the Monarch of Ages has placed
upon the outlines of the world, yet
require the active co-operation of
the most far-seeing intellects, to-
gether with the assistance of <he
amount of physical strength nec-
essary for procuring their accom-
plishment. And, c:ns:q<:erjdy,
persons who spend their lime in
dreaming of the seasons of pros-
perity, when the earnest desires of
their hearts shall take definite
shape, and trust to the fates to
weave the chain of their lives, and
at the end of their existence to
place upon their heads the golden
crown, need to understand imme-
diately that the world is not con-
cerned about their success, and
that the scepter of fame does not
permit itself to be attached as an
ensign of royalty to the bosom of
the unworthy. Such persons have,
perhaps, if the narrow limits of
their contracted intellects permit,
very elevated aspirations as re-
gards the degree of success desir-
able, and even look with longing
expectation that the store-houses
of learning will throw wide their
doors and pour ont their rich
treasures in the greatest allusion
at their feet, yet when wisdom who
has been so long neglected that
she scarcely dares to venture from
her retreat, whispers in her com-
mon sense manner, put forth
hand and wield the helm, they
shrink back with dismay and as-
tonishment and still wonder why
their barns are not filled with the
golden harvest of intellectual ex-
pansion and their garners with
the pleasant fruits of bright a-
But the surpassing power of
genius aided by the excellent in-
centive, diligence, continue its
course regardless of their earnest
desires to become illustrious; and
the great iron wheel of thought,
upon which depends the destiny
of the world, rolls steadily on,
over the broad expansion of hu-
man intelligence, crushing in its
way the craggy peaks of igno-
rance and superstition and leaving
the firm and beaten track upon
which imagination can build her
most stately structures, and na-
ture who will ever be considered
the concentration of beauty and
the refuge of the unknown, will in
a measure unfold the windings of
her labyrinths and present the
lovely bowers beneath whose re-
freshing shade the weary care-
worn pilgrims may rejoice and en-
joy the recompense of their labor.
Centuries roll by bringing with
them new scenes and a new peo-
ple whose business it is to shake
the dusty folds of oblivious garb
and encircle her in the bright
robes of progression, to raise the
procumbent standard of literature
which has been lost amid the
overwhelming debris of centuries
and fasten it firmly upon the mon-
ument of system. But the world
has perhaps also been awake be
fore them, and (hey have for their
consideration the earnest labors
and investigations of the preced-
ing generations of wnieh they can
avail themselves if chey cheese,
But these alone certainly will not
insure success, nor can they them-
selves be obtained without an ef-
fort, And while wc admit <hnt
this is one of the strongest links in
the great chain that binds together
the two important centers/ — nature
and science, around which revolve
the efforts of human action, and
fr< :-.\ which radiate the principles
of those actions, yet dependence
alone, we repeat, upon the efforts
of others, for insight with regard
to these questions which are of
such moment and which should
kindle the fire of investigation in
the heart of every enterprising
man, are as a broken reed.
Man's success depends to a
great extent on his own intrinsic
worth. He may indeed attain a
somewhat notable reputation by
assuming the garb of those who
have gone before us without the
assistance of our own innate powers.
but this itself bears upon its face
the mark of plagiarism.
The prospect before us is very
broad, and we must show to the
world, that although we are per-
fectly willing to avail ourselves of
the thought and experience of
(Con tinned on
Akiryvill ( • .' i ..!/' .., 1876.
S. T. WILSON and J. A. SILSBY.
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We publish m this number the
oration which G. ('. Stewart de-
livered at the Animi Cuitus So-
ciety's last exercise.
The next issue, a double num-
ber, containing full accounts of
the commencement exercises, will
appear a week after college loses
and will be forwarded immediately
to the subscribers.
M e have b°en so fortnnpte rs
to obtain from Rev. A. M. Hook
the poem he delivered as his
graduating exercise. At the time
it attracted much attention and
elicited just praise, and we think
that transferred to paper it will
lose none of its richness.
The society is one of the mo^t
important thing*! connected with
a college, and perhaps one of the
most neglected. Those who take
little interest in the society to which
they belong, are irregular, and fail
to perform the duties required of
them, "can't see the good in fhem '
any more than the unlettered rav-
age can see how a piece of paper
can convey a message to a distant
person; but <hose who have best
performed their duties, appreciate
more and more the advantages to
be obtained from a society. It is
here that the student learns to ap-
ply the knowledge which he has
obtained from his textbooks, flere
the good and bad traits of a person's
character, show themselves, and
here is OLie of the best places to
coire^t t :cm. The society is a min-
ature world, and although its ob-
ject is to improve the mind, per-
haps more gooA is acquired from
the moral training - . The various
questions arising outside of debate,
the elections of members to places of
honor and trust, oft requite much
more courage to be met in the right
manner, and if these things are
met and decided by each one as he
thinks right, he is strengthened,
but if he avoids questions which
involve difficulty, he injures him-
self and society. To join a good
society is one of the first things a
student should do on entering col-
lege, and if he attends to his du-
ties in the right manner he receives
incalculable benefit, but if he is an
inactive, worthless member, he
owes it to himself and the society
to do better or to leave.
There was quite an episode in
the-generally even flow of Dart-
mouth College affairs a few weeks
sin e. The faculty forbad the
publication in the Dartmouth, the
college journal, of an article to
which they took exception; but
despite this command the article
wns inserted by the editors, and —
horrible to relate — all seven or"
thtm were summarily expelled.
It was but a short time, however,
until they sen' in a written apolo-
gy, humbly begging pardon, and
now they have been reinstated by
the faculty. Take warning edi-
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u>t we have a modus operandi of
our own, that we, through the gifts
that nature has so kindly bestowed
upon U3, are jible and willing to
«*id something to the great impe-
tus that moves the great wheel.
"■Homo fecit, homo faciat'' should
be the motto written upon the
programme oi every youth in the
land. '" "They can because they
think they can " was the famous
declaration of Virgil concerning
the oarsmen in the trial of their
utrength with their formidable
competitors. The hindiances that
present themselves may seem al-
most insurmountable, and the
most resolute mind may tremble at
the undertaking, yet he who wears
the badge of determination may
sound the depths of the literary
ocean, and take his bearings in the
unknown seas. One person, if he
be able to climb the rugged heights
that lead to the goal of mysteries,
and drink freely from the fountain
that pours its crystal draughts over
the battlements of. immensity,
might shake the ancient fortifica-
tions which have stood until their
walls have grown dingy from the
impressions of centuries, and their
able defenders have long since
taken up their aboue amid the
ccenes of futurity, to their very
foundations, and standing alone on
the lofty pinnacle mid the imposing
grandeur of the scenery, the ele-
ments seem to utter defiance, and
the overhanging crags look
upon him with contempt Yet with
the smile of victory on his counte-
nance, and his form standing noble
and erect, he grasps in his hand
the banner which, waving in the
breezes that toss the snow-white
clouds of the aerial regions, bears
the joyful inscription, "Success."
Exam, paper. — 'Give legend
of Proserpine." Venturesome
Fresh. : "Pretty girl by the sea-
shore-— Pluto on the scene — falls
in love— snakes her— great confu-
sion — girl screams — -mother — she
wants to go home — no go — on to
Hades — anxious mother — -half cra-
zy— meets Hecate — >thiee heads —
tells story—^harn sandwiches and
coffee for two— off to Jupiter —
gets some mad— demands daught-
er — can't get her — tragedy— grand
tableaux— curtain." The Faculty
are deliberating on this case.
Geology recitatation. Prof.
'■Mr. X., will you mention the
animals peculiar to the Eocene
Senior. "Well— yes — sir, that
is, 1 know, but can't pronounce
Prof. "Could you recognize
them if spelled out to you!"
Senior. "Think I might, sir.''
Prof. k ' D-o-g. Try that Mr. X ."
Oh, that jaw-breaking geology I
At the monthly election in
April, the Bainonians elected Mis6
R Crawford President, and Miss
Grade Lord Vice President.
Rev. D. M. Wilson delivered a
lecture on "Ambition" in the col
lege chapel on the 5th.
in the town prevented :■
ing present as other w
have been. It is to be l
next year we may have
course of lectures.
Kingston Presbytery, met
Maryville on the 6th,
profitable and nnaninn
Revs. C. E. Tedford,
D. M. Wilson, S. V
D. McDonald and C. ' B. Lord
preached at different ti
the session. On the 7th
was granted the scho
Professors attended to
byteria! duties. The]
another meeting of thL
at Commencement to
of the Seminarv bovs
Adversary Ex ( .
Examinations will begin on
Erid ay 19th, and co-
four days of nex: .veek—
mencing at b o'cl<
lasting one hour ea .
8 a. m. English -
9 •• " Algebr;
10 " il Arithmetic,
11" " Latin R(
1 p. m. Geograpl
2 "" Greek R ..:'.
8 a. m. English ( rra
9 ' k " Acts of Apostles,
10 " " Arithmetic,
11 " " Political Ecoacnry,
1 p. m. Cicero,
2 " " Chemisti
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W. B. Brown has arrived from
Danville, in excellent health.
The "Reckless'' base ball club
has had two matches during this
month with a .picked club at
Crooked Creek. The first occurred
on the 15th, and resulted in favor
of the Reckless, who made 39
runs, the ('rooked Creek club
making 8 s .
The next game was played on
the 27th. and our boys again came
off victorious, feeling very well
satisfied with 48 to 28.
Reviews and the near approach
of examinations have interfered
somewhat with this game of late,
and our grounds are now 7 deserted.
April first, the day of practical
jokes, sells, and red, excited faces,
passed without losing any of its
fooling reputation. The whole
day was rendered quite lively by
the tricks perpetrated on the un-
suspecting by the mischief loving.
At night the ladies of Baldwin
received a summons to Mrs. Hen-
ry's kitchen to meet eight or ten
of the Memorialers who had come
prepared for a candy-pulling.
All went merry for a while until
it was discovered that the ponder-
ous paper of sugar was ashes, and
the jug purporting to be filled with
molasses was in reality filled wi<h
water. But packages of genuine
sugar were produced, and, altho'
favored with a visit by a ghost, the
evening was spent enjoyably.
"All work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy." So thought
some of our students on the
Saturday before Easter, and being
ever ready to make use of an op-
portunity for having a pleasant
time with the young ladies, they
got up an tw egg-eating," and spent
a pleasant evening in endeavoring
to keep several dozens of eggs from
spoiling. They didn't spoil.
Friday evening, the 27th, the
last public exercise for the year
was given by the Animi CuUus
Society in the college chapel.
The programme as read h\ the
President, G. S. McCampbell, was
Question; Resolved that the Bi-
ble is necessary to prove the ex-
istence of a personal God.
Affirmative ; Negative ;
W. E. B. Harris, I J. B. Porter,
Jas. E. Rogers. | R. H. Coulter.
Elements of Success, G. C. Stewart.
Reading of the Animi Cultus Paper
by its editor, J. B. Porter.
John Bunyan, R. H. Coulter.
There was a full audience who
seemed pleased. The paper es-
pecially, was well received, as it
deserved to be.
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