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Vol. I. 

Maryville College, March, 1S76. 

No. 6. 

Our Dead. 

[Read at the Annual Reunion of the Hmvnrd. 
Class of '32, Oct. 27. 1875.] 

One by one they leave us, classmate;-, 
We sliail meet ihem here no more; 

Lets than half cur number lingers, 
More ih .n hili has {.one belure. 

." onie lave cone in life's liesh fprhig-time. 

Some ere Summer's days were told. 
St me hut vesterday have vanish 'd, 

In the Auiumn gray and ctl 1. 

Harpy they who went so early 

In the flush an 1 joy of youth, 
Ere the stiin of eirtli had toucheJ them, 

Full of purity and truth. 

Happy those who left us later, 

In the strength of manhood's primy, 

Mid the tumult of life's battle, 
Ere they felt the 1 a id of time. 

Happy they who last have rested, 

'AH there hig'i -i r'uty done; 
Calm they sleep, the batll > en led, 
And the victjjy nobly w >n 

Happy all of us who cherish 

Hope and courage to the end; 
Come our summons late orearlv, 

Death itself is still our friend. 


Bi R II. C. 

There are a few "unfortunate 
passages'' in the works of most 
authors that suffer dreadfully at 
the hands of aspiring penny-a- 
liuers, whose conceptions of their 
own abilities exceed the reality, 

| and who, by a plentiful use of 
thf\se quotations, lift themselves to 
I a false position, and bask in the 
I sunshine of this reflected glory; — 
and this remark applies not only 
to a certain class of writers, but 
also to a certain class of talkers. 
They twist and distort the conver- 
sation until they can, with the 
least shadow of an excuse, intro- 
duce the quotation, and then von 
perceive that it was for this very 
purpose that they have been 
straining the conversation for the 
last ten minutes. 

That an apt quotation is second 
only to an original remark, is cer- 
tainly true. That an inapt quota- 
tion is second only to total silence, 
is also true. The halo of beauty 
which surrounds these quotations 
is dispelled. From being choicest 
morsels of intellectual food, they 
are rendered disgusting by being 
used as nutriment to jokes. Let 
one of these authors describe the 
inconveniances of poverty, and we 
are lugubriously informed that 
"misery makes us acquainted 
with strange bed-fellows;" which, 
when uttered by Trinculo, was 
good, but from the universality 
of its application to every class of 
disagreeable situations, we are 
becoming wearied with it, and it 
isgetting to be "'out at the elbows.'' 
The sentimental hero, suffering 
under the effects of first love, an i 
wrapt in the sublimits of his "grand 
passion." is made to exclaim to 


his friends who are solicitous 
about his health, "Throw physic 
to the dogs — I'll none of it," and 
thereby Macbeth is scandalized by 
being found in such company. 
Cowper shares the miserable fate 
of Shakspeare; for this love 
afflicted hero is sure to be eternally 
sighing for "a lodge in some vast 
wilderness, Some boundless con- 
tiguity of shade.'' "All went 
merry as a marriage bell" at every 
party, picnic, political caucus, 
stump-speaking and corn-shucking 
of which I ever heard. At a 
party a "young blood" is sure to 
•'trip the light fantastic toe," and 
in all likelihood the youth could 
not put his foot into a number 8. 

What usher, what master of 
ceremonies, what petty official 
of any description is not apostro- 
phized in Shakspeare's 

"Oh man, vain man. 

Dressed in a little brief authority," etc. 

Wi'h these authors a man 
" sits under his own vine and 
fig tree," in a "land flowing with 
milk and honey,'' who is the owner 
of a few acres, of a log cabin, 
of a few razor-back hogs, of a 
brindled cow and half starved 
horse. The man probably never 
yaw or heard of a fig tree, and to 
him fox-grapes Avere the greatest 

Rains in dry seasons, clear days 
in stormy winters, chance visits 
from a friend, letters from a sweet- 
heart, "checks" from the "govern- 
or,' are said to be "like angels' 
visits, few and far between." A 
}oung lady, in her own opinion, 
-casts pearls before swine,'' when 

she wastes her precious conve sa- 
tion on gentlemen for whom she 
cares nothing. What young law- 
yer, in his maiden speech, what 
4th of July orator in a spread-ea- 
gle effort, what young divine with 
his pale, classic face, in his first 
sermon, does not utter-"thoughts 
that breathe and words that burn.'' 
To how manv homely ladies do 
you think Keat's beautiful line — 
"A thing of beauty is a joy for- 
ever,'' has been applied? 

When a student returns home 
from the college, if he happens 
to be slightly bleached, or a little 
pale from having enjoyed a few 
nights with his boon companions, 
his fond friends dotingly gaze 
upon that face — 

'•Siekled o'er with the pale cast ot thought," 

when the boy had not a creditable 
thought in a month. 

Who has not heard of that 
flower that 

"Is born to blush unseen, 
And waste its sweetness on ihe desert air,'' 

until in his desperation he heartily 
wishes that some some friend in 
whom there was a "drop of the 
milk of human kindness" had 
strangled Gray when he was a boy. 

If ever their was a lie-laden 
sentence, it is this: "The tables 
groaned with every delicacy of the 
season;" for the reporter gener- 
ally comforts himself with this 
savory remark, if he failed to get 
enough, and if there was a scarcity 
of edibles. 

Every old cracked bell in the 
country is made to "ring put a 
merry peal," and to tell the truth 
one would much rather listen to a 

boy picking out a splinter. 

if a young lady changes her 
sweetheart, it is satisfactorily ex- 
plaine 1 by the fact that 

"A cl..v {,(' c i" o'e h spirit ol her d e ms,' 

Yes, every dismounted fox 
hunter offers his -kingdom for a 

A disappointed man is in the 
"winter of his discontent" let him 
but miss a meal, and 

''Ti? ever thus from childhoods hour, 
['..«» m-. n iiv 'rudest hopes decay ." 

There should be moderation in 
every thing. 

Tbn V!rdicates I'er Own History. 

By J. B. P. 

As n rwonf that men love 
darkness r ither than light, in 
this age of reason and gospel 
truth, we hive an h definite num- 
ber of infidels. We have a great 
many persons, who, if they can 
find one passage in the Bible lhat 
is obscure to them, that seems in 
any way contradictory or incon- 
sistant with there own scanty, friv- 
olous vh ws. are willing to drop 
the whole thing, to discard divine 
revelation as a farce. Since the 
science of Geology was discovered. 
there has been remarkable zeal 
displayed by scientific Doctors and 
Professors, wading through lake? 
and marshes, boggy caves aw 1 
ravines, digg'ng into beds of peat. 
and quarn ine into immense ledges 
of rock, a'l simply for the sake of 
overthrowing what they consider 
their most powerful enemv, tlu 

established facts contained in that 
Book called the Bible. 

Well, in their zeal they have 
aided science very greatly, have 
brought things to light from the 
bosom of the earth, till the rocks 
and beds of clay are made to re- 
count the history of the world, 
and man can almost hold converse 
with the remotest ages of the past. 

The enemies of the Bible have 
been overjoyed at the apparent 
discrepancy between the biblical 
and geological accounts of the 
creation and the flood. But you 
Paleontologists. 5011 may take 
down your trumpets! You are 
not ready to sound your triumph 
yet. You are baffled from an un= 
expected source! The bosom of 
of the earth, whence you draw 
your pretended superior wisdom, 
is contradicting your statements 
and vindicating her own cause and 
the cause of revealed truth. The 
ancient cities of the Orient that 
have been entombed in the indefi- 
nite ages of the past, are now re- 
vealing to the world-mines of rich- 
est treasures; treasures that rise in 
the form of ancient records to re- 
buke in silent majesty the haugh- 
tiness and the assumed wisdom of 
the sons of men. 

Prof. George Smith, the noted 
antiquarian, by means of his ex- 
cavations, is causing Nineveh, 
the famous city of ancient Assyria, 
the celebrat3cl home of Ninus and 
Ximrod. the proud capital of -the 
land of Asshur," to awake from 
her Ions sleep of ages, and speak 
to xhe nation- or the nineteenth 
century, in tones oT sil nt authority 

an.! reproof that the history writ- 
ten b\ her contemporary, Moses. 
is true. 

The < 'haideau tablets, exhumed 
from the sites of the cities- of Nin- 
eveh and Mesopotamia, reveal to 
the world a history o creation and 
the flood, (the points so much 
doubted by modern sages,) more 
antique than the account given by 
Moses. And the important feature 
of this discovery is its confirma- 
tion of Bible history. The ac- 
count of creation is substantially 
the same, while the similarity be- 
tween the biblical and Chaldean 
accoivnis of the flood are remark- 
ably striking. Of the building of 
a huge ship for the preservation of 
one man and his family, favored of 
God; of the collection of the 
different kinds of animals that were 
to be taken into the huge ship; 
of the country being submerged 
by water; of the destruction of the 
wicked, etc. 

Thus does time vindicate her 
own history. Thus does the past 
rise up and declare it in the lan- 
guage of the dead. Thus does 
the earth, whoso revelations were 
on the point of being perverted, 
plead its own cause in majestic- 
awe, proclaiming in vivid terms, 
that the world is the work of an in- 
telligent Creator, and not the 
mere result of the chance evolu- 
tions of an indefinite number of 
material atoms. 

A fool's bolt is soon shot. 
— [Shakspeare. 

Imitation is the sincerest flat- 
ter \. — [Col ton. 


In the seventeenth century 
Bunyan produced the "Pilgrim's 

Progress;" in the nineteenth the 
progress of pilgrims produces 

bunions, — Crimson. 

A pretty little Chio school m arm 
tried to whip one of her pupils, a 
boy of fifteen, the other day, but 
when she commenced operations 
he coolly threw his arms around 
her neck and gave her a hearty 
kiss. She went straight back to 
her desk, and her face was "just 
as red." 

A wealthy man offered to give 
his note for one hundred thousand 
dollars, the other day, as an en- 
dowment fund to a Southern col- 
lege, and the trustees hem'd and 
haw'd a little while and then asked 
him if he hadn't just as lieve make 
make it a couple of thousand dol- 
lars in ready money. They re- 
membered Drew. 

Things by Their Eight Names 

The Ne.w England School Jour- 
nal gives the following "list of cu- 
rious names given to collections 
of the different animals:" 

■\ sleuth of bears. | A tvoop of monkeys. 

A herdo f deer (swine A diove of oxen. 

or caul' generally.) I A litter of pigs (or the 
A .skulk of loses young of any small 

A sounder of hogs. quadrupeds). 

A stud of horses. | A flock of sheep* 

A leash of hounds. | A pack of wolvi s. 
A pride of lions. 

A clattering of choughs 1 A cast of h iwks. 
(crow family.) | A siege of h«rons. 

A. brood ot chickens | A watch of nigh'i'ignles 

(•'i- buds.) I A covey of partridge*. 

A irip cf dottrel | A musier of p«iic.icks. 

(pi V' r fa mi | A hide of pli a-niis. 

A iligiil "I' uoil's (or A si. in. I ot plover. 

swallows.) I A bevey of quails^ 

A braee of dueks. | A building of rooks. 

A flock o! geese. A wisp of snipe 

Abrood oi grouse. | A plump ot wild fowl 


A short! of herrings. I A school of mackerel 
(or anv fisli ) 

[S«f ITS ; 
A swarm oi' bee* (or hive of bees | 

Coleridge's Opinions of Other Authors. 

-I think Old Mortality and Guy 
Mannering the best of Scotch nov- 

'•It seems to my ear, that there 
is a sad want of harmony in Lord 
Byron's verses." 

"Goldsmith did everything hap- 

'•Measure for Measure is the 
single exception to the delightful- 
ness of Shakspeare's plays. 1 1 is a 
hateful work, although Shakspe- 
rian throughout."" 

"Burke's Essay on the Sublime 
and Beautiful seems to me a poor 
thing; and what he says upon 
Taste is neither profound nor ac- 

" Luther is, in part, the most 
evangelical writer I know, after 
the apostles and apostolic men." 

"I must acknowledge, with some 
hesitation, that I think Hooker 
has been a little over credited for 
his judgment.'' 

''Berkley can only be confuted 
or answer d by one sentence. So 
it is with Spinoza; his premises 
granted, the deduction is a chain 
of adamant." 

"I conceive Origen, Jerome and 
Augustine to be the three great 
fathers in respect of theologv. and 
Bash, Gregory, Xazianzen and 
Chrvsostom in respect of rhetoric. 

"Galileo was a genius, and so 
was Newton: but it would take 
two oi- three Galileos mi- Newtons 
to make one Kepbtr." 

•"Newton's 'Lucubrations on 
Daniel and the Revelations' seem 
to i i i < ■ little loss tii; 1 !! mere raving." 

"Drayton is a sweet poet: Dan- 
iel is a superior man." 

■'Schiller is a thousand limes 
more hearfif than Goethe,'' — "Goe- 
the's small lyrics are delightful." 

"Gibbon's style is detestable; 
but his style is not the worst thing 
about him." 

"1 take unceasing delight in 
Chaucer. His manly cheerfulness 
is especially dclighful to my old 

An Optical Illusion. 

Here is a row of ordinary capi- 
tal letters and figures: SSSSSXX 
XX3333333SSS88S. They are 
such as are made up of two parts 
of equal shapes. Look carefully 
at these, and you will perceive 
that the upper halves of the char- 
acters are a very little smaller than 
the lower halves — so little that an 
ordinary eye will declare them of 
equal size. Now turn the page 
upside down, and without any 
careful looking, von will see that 
this difference in size is very much 
exaggerated ; that the real top half 
of the letter is very much smaller 
than the bottom half. 

M\t mxmilk Mulcnt 

Maryville College, March, 1876. 

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P. O. B x 74, Maryville, Tenn. 

Publ'shers' Kctioe. 

Review in studies, a press of job 
work and other additional hindran- 
ces unavoidable at this time of the 
college year has greatly delayed 
this number of the Student, 
and we are mortified at our 
failure to be prompt. But school 
duties come first. 


tv Oh for a life-perpetuating bath in 
the fountain of everlasting youth!" 
sighed Juan Ponce de Leon, hoary 
with an age spent in pursuing 
the phantom riches of earth. The 
end of life gloomed the prospect 
a little before, and, with the tenac- 
ity and pertinacity obtained in the 
life he had led. he prosecuted his 
seacu for this mythical fountain 
penetrating the dense, tropical for- 

ests, with luxuriant foliage and 
thick underbrush, presenting 
scenes rivaling even the lovely 
wile of Cashmere ; crossing well- 
nigh interminable deserts, wading 
the trackless swamps of marshy 
Florida, pressing on dauntlessly, 
treating difficulties seemingly in- 
surmountable as the hurricane 
treats the opposing feather, stop- 
ping not to enjoy the most para- 
disiacal of landscapes, only notic- 
ing signs of increasing infirmities 
by becoming more zealous than 
ever in his pursuit of the never-to 
be-attained goal. But when lying 
in Death's grasp with a hostile 
arrow through his body he relin- 
quished his fond longings. 

A more uncertain tale is that of 
the search after the fountain of 
Oblivion. Many a poor memory- 
stabbed wretch longing in vain to 
quaff long and deep draughts of 
this lethean fount, the memory 
quencher, spent numberless weary 
hours in the palmv days of Roman 
splendor in exploring the mount- 
ains, vales, hills and plains of Italy 
for the misty myth. 

In Arabia about eight hundred 
years B. C. , a false science devel- 
oped itself, called Alchemy. The 
object sought by the alchemists 
was a liquid, which, like the magic 
touch of Midas would transform 
base metals into gold. Nor could 
the alchemist on leaving the scen^ 
of his labors deny, that he had 
grasped after a delusive shadow. 
Yes, even the reputed father of 
this art, Hermes Tri.«megistus is 
considered a myth, and so has 
proved the far-famed philosopher's 



The following is advice given to 
a student attending our college by 
his father: 

More that half the battle in pre- 
paring for debate is to know where 

stono, so much coveted. Actua- 
ted by motives like those of Ponce 
de Loon, man has always struggled 
for life and even attempted to baf- 
fle the designs of the Creator 
by spending life-times of unmit- 
igated labor searching after an 
Elixir Vitce, a potion of which 
dread liquid would render man 
immortal so far as disease is con- 
cerned. But man is the prey 
of disease as formerly and no elix- 
ir has been discovered. 

But it is to be noticed that these 
persons mentioned had for their 
aim that which is contrary to Na- 
ture's laws, and their failure was 
deserved and just. But when a 
student in his chase after knowl- 
edge, disregards impediments, de- 
termined to '-make a comb else 
spoil a horn." he will not be de- 
ceived by the mirage but reach 
and possess himself of the fountain 
of wisdom. Tennyson, in that 
strange, wierd idyl "The Holy 
Grail," represents several knights 
as setting forth in quest of the 
Holy Grail. But few of them 
saw it, although all agonizingly 
pursued the phantom. But wis- 
dom is not a "Holy Grail," and 
instead of fleeing, courts the de- 
votion of mankind, and in the 
quest of her all can be Galahads 
and none need be Percivales. 

to go for the information needed. 
\ erify all references when practi- 
cable, so that if possible it never 
happen that what )ou have assert- 
ed as fact he overthrown. Prov- 
erbs, terse and pertinent quota- 
tions from able authors, ancient or 
modern, can often be used with 
telling effect. Get into the habit 
of treasuring up facts in your 
memory. The more of these you 
have at command the more ready 
and effective wiil you be in debate. 
Xever rely upon any readiness of 
words to help you through an ar- 
gument. Prepare thoroughly be- 
forehand. Have your matter wise- 
ly arranged. To get an argument 
accurately mapped in your mind is 
a large part of the labor. Web- 
ster, Sumner and others of that 
calibre have owed their celebrity 
as much to dogged, hard, close 
work as to any towering genius or 
power of mind. Argument is noth- 
ing but the setting forth of existing 
relations between things. In ev- 
ery step we affirm one thing to be 
'rue iu consequence of its relation 
to some other thing known to be 
true. Something mw t be granted 
before any thing can be proved. 
Elence the axioms underlying all 
argument or demonstration in 
Mathematics. Political Economy, 
Moral Science etc., all have axioms 
on which all discussions relating 
to th< 'in must rest. In argument 
prove rather than assert. Put 
hard, crushing arguments in soft 
words. Ever be respectful, court- 
eons to opponents; indulge ridicule 
but little, and then ridicule things 
not persons. 




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Williams College has received 
$7,000 from the estate of Mrs. 
Mills of New York. 

Win. Cullen Bryant proposes to 
establish a free library in his native 
town, Cummington, Berkshire Co. 


Syracuse Uni'ty claims the honor 
of graduating the first colored fe- 
male medical student who has ever 
receive a diploma in New York. 
Her name is Sarah M. Logan, and 
she has begun practice in Wash- 
ington. ' 

The Boston School Committee 
has adopted the following rule: 
'•The morning exercises of all the 
schools shall begin with the read- 
ing by the teacher of a portion of 
Scripture, without note or com- 
ment, and no other religious exer- 
cises shall be permitted in the 

• The Western University of 
Pennsylvania has received an en- 
dowment of two hundred thousand 
dollars. Mr. Thaw offered to con- 
tribute half of that little sum. pro- 
vided the University could secure 
the remainder. Fifty-six addition- 
al subscriptions were raised, thus 
fulfilling the required conditions. 

Columbia College has received 
a chock from A. T. Stewart for 
$500 to build a Boat House. 
The total number of students in 
the college is 1361. 

Colleges ought to be careful 
about having their financial status 
on rich men's notes. A Tennessee 
College holds n note of $250,000 
against Daniel Drew that isn't 
worth much fo-dav. 

15000 salaries at the John 
I >pkini University. of Baltimore. 
are expected to entice the profess- 
ors of Yale and Harvard. 


Examination and Commence- 
ment are appro icliing! 

The class in astronomy has been 
employing the telescope in explor- 
ing the heavens, in connection 
with the study of the Geographv 

The officers of the Bainonian 
elected in March are as follows: 
President, Sallie Henry. 

Vice President. Lizzie Brown. 

Reco;d'g Secretary, Mary Bartlett. 
Correspond'g Sec. Cora Bartlett. 
Treasurer. Ellen Hooper. 

"Rev. W. M. Mundy has just 
been licensed by Union Presbytery 


and as a matter of course 

Maryville and vicinity n vi-'t He 
is looking remarkably well, and 
h is quite a ministerial air about 

Prof. Crawford has the lumber 
for his house on the ground for its 
erection, and will be dwelling in it 
when we return n xt September. 

An accordion, a violin, a guitar, 
a flute, piccolo, flageolet, and 
jews-harp discourse music to the 
inhabitants of Memorial. 

i hi the 17th the Animi Cultus 
Society elected the following offi- 
cers : 

Vice Pres., 



J. B. Porter. 

G. S. W. McCampbell. 

J. E. Rogers. 

J. A. Rogers. 

i G. C. Stewart. 

< L. B. Ted ford. 

I A. W. Hill. 

W. E. B. Harris. 

R. H. Coulter. 

The folio whig officers were 
elected bv the Athenians on the 

Vice President, 





T. "N". Brown. 

S. T. Wilson. 
E. McCampbell. 

J. T. Gamble. 
J C. C. Hembree. 
\ J. W. Rankin. 

M. F. Sparks. 

On the 1 7th the Athenians had 
their last public debate and paper- 
reading for this year. There was 
a large attendance, notwithstand- 
ing the unfavorable weather. The 


question was. "Resolved that, bad 
literature is a greater evii than 
bad laws," and the debaters were 
thus arranged : 

Affirmative. Negative. 

W.McCampbell, j T. N. Brown, 
< '. ('. Hembree. | S, T, Wilson. 
The negative gained the question. 
After the debate Messrs. J. \V. 
Rankin and G S. .Moore enter- 
tained the audience with papers 
of more than usual interest, and 
Prof. Sharp's singing class con- 
tributed to the pleasure of those 
present by favoring them with 
music during the intermissions. 

r J lie Catalogue for '75-3 is issu- 
ed and is neater than for two years. 
It shows 137 in attendance, of 
\vhom41 are females and 91 m es. 
Six States are represented. This 
is next to the largest number ever 
in the College in one year. There 
seems to be much les" falling awav 
in numbers as Summer approaches 
than heretofore. Altogether this 
is' a 1 light year in <he history of 
our College. 

Base Ball still is engaged in. 
the weather being very favorable 
to its enjoyment. Since our last 
publication there was a second 
game played between the Indepen- 
dents and Reckless both College 
clubs, resulting in a score of ^7 to 
30 in favor of the Litter. 

Mr. J. M. Taylor has been 
obliged through continued ill- 
health to return from Danville 
Theological Seminary, whither 
he had gone after Liu recoven 

from the illness which drove 
from New York before C'hrictmas. 
He is doubtful as to his strength 
admitting his return to the Seroi- 
narv at any time. 

On Friday the 31st., the monot- 
ony of college life was relieved by 
another of those delightful socials. 
Hitherto the clerk oi* the weather 
has seemed to take particular 
pleasure in giving us rain and 
mud whenever a gathering of this 
kind took place: but this time he 
happened to be in a good humor, 
and gave us a pleasant night, and 
of course there was a large attend- 
ance and a good time. "Snap" was 
more than usually interesting, and 
won new friends, and towards the 
close the music of a harp and 
violin was added to the other en- 
joyments of the evening. 

Pro'. Sharp is interested in col- 
lecting a cabinet for the college, 
and has already quite a large num- 
ber of valuable .specimens secured. 
In E ist Tennessee, checkered with 
the grandest of hills and mount- 
ains, rich, unsurpassable rich, in 
minerals and everything that would 
delight the geologist, surrounding 
valleys and plains covered with 
wealths of botanical specimens, 
irrigated by the most romantic of 
st 'earns perfectly flowing with 
curiosities, there cert duly can be 
no difficulties in the way of mak- 
ing a first class cabinet, if each 
student during the vacation will 
collect the objects he may think 
of interest or worth, and place 
them in Prof. Sharp's hands. 


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