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.SEMl'ER 8URSUM. 



Vol. I. 



Marvville College, Nov. 1875. 



No. 3. 



Desertsa. 



By Am cm a B. Edwak't?. 



The riTer fiow'd past with the light on it; breast, 

And tlie weeds wem edd,ying by, 
And the round, red sun sank down in the west, 
W.ien my love's loving lips to rnj' lips were prest 

Tinder the evening sky. 
Now, weeping, alone by the river I stray, 
For my love has left me this «any a day, 

Left me to droop and die ! 

As the river liow'd then, the river {1r>ws still, 

In rippling foam and spray, 
On by the church, and round by the hill, 
And under the sluice of the old burnt mill, 

And out to the fading day. 
But I love it no more, for delight grows coJcl 
When the song is sung, and the tale is told, 

And the heart is given away. 

Oh, river, run far! Oh, river, run faf<t! 

Oh, weeds, flow out to the sea! 
For the sun has gone down on my b8-:iiitiiul past. 
And hopes that like bread on the wster,; 1 catt, 

Have drifted away like thee ! 
So the dream it is fled, and the day it is done, 
And my lips still murmur the name of one 

Who will never come back to me. 



No Crown without a Struggio.* 



Among the most illustrious so- 
lemnities which have been trans- 
mitted to us from ancient times 
were the Olympic games. Histo- 
rians, both sacred and profane, 
orators and poets abound with ref- 
erences to them, and their sub- 
limest imagery is borrowed from 
those renowned exercises. Thee 
games in the most general sense 



included inteliectuiil as well as 
bodily exercises pursued with ear- 
nestness and zeal, but most com- 
monly those very frequent and 
violent exercises which were so 
much practiced iu Greece at that 
djiy. The prize which the victor • 
received was a wreath of myrtle; 
but 'twas not simply this wreath, 
which withered ere 'twas worn. for 
which the young Grecian was 
willing to vUidei'g'u the rigid sysH'm 
of physical training — to deprive 
himself for so long a time of the 
luxuries of life, in ordei- that he 
might compete successfully for the 
prize : 'twas that the voice of fame 
should procUiim his name as that 
of victor. We find that the most 
forn)idable and optilent sovereigns 
oi" those times were coinpetitors 
for the Olympic crov. n. Even the 
lords of imperial Home and emper- 
ors of the world entered their 
names among the candidates, and 
Cf/Utended for the envied palm, 
judging tlieir felicity complete, 
and the career of all human glory 
and greatness happily terminated, 
if they could but interweave the 
Olympic garland with the laurels 
they had purchased in the helds of 
war. But wealth, power ajid 
influence were of no benefit to any 
one who entered the contest; per- 
sonal merit alone m.ight secure the 
reward. The prince, in purple, 
who had under his command myr- 
iiids of soldiers, whose sway 
extended over many and affluent 



nations, whose galleys were num- 
bered by scores, coald no more ex- 
pect to win the chaplet oi myrtle 
without a struggle, without bring- 
inu- into action and exerting: everv 
muscle to its utRjost, than the bum- 
ble youth vrbo guarded his father's 
herds: both must undergo the 
s.mit' self-deniaL both the same 
strenuous, unmitigated exertions. 

This love of fame manifested 
by the Grecians was not peculiar 
to them alone: in every nation 
men were found who were "v'^illing 
to undergo thb severest hardships 
in order tha*- liieir names might be 
inscribed on the ecroli of fame; 
ncr was it peculiar to their age: 
in every epcch of the world's 
history, m«^n bave not been vr anting 
vvho were willing to devote time 
tmd talent, to sacritictr their own 
and the happiness of others that 
they might secure for themselves 
a name that would live and be 
called great after they had ''shuf- 
fied off this mortal coil." 

The voice of fame has ever 
been sweet to mortal ears; so 
sweet — 

"That many thought to live without her song 
Was rather death than life : to live unknown, 
Unnoticed, unrenowned ! to die unpraised ' 
Tlnepitaphecl I to go down to the pit, 
And moulder into dust araong vile worms ! 
And leave no whispering of a name on earth! 
Such thought was cold about the heart, and 

chilled 
The blood. Who could endure it? who could 

chooae, 
Without a struggle to be swept away 
From all remembrance? and have part no more 
"With living men?" 

"Hence it became 
The aim of most, and main pursuit, to win 
A name — to leave some vestige as they passed, 
That following ages iiiight discern they once 
Kad beea on earth and acted luniCtliing there." 

"Many the ways they took, the plans they 
tried." 



Few, ah! comparatively very 
few, have 

■'By virtue earned the true renown 
Begun on earth and lasting to the skies, 
Worthy the lofty wish of seraphim, 
The apjirobation of the eye that sees 
The end from the beginning : sees from cause 
To most remote efiect." 

"We read of it in the book that 
tells of glorious acts by saints and 
angels done; the record of the 
holy, ydst and good. In reviewing 
the lives of sucn, we are taught 
this one persuasive lesson, which 
speaks alike to men of every call- 
ing and pursuit — not to live for 
ourselves alone. Withdrawing 
from the strifes of the world, from 
the alliirements of office, and the 
rag? for gain, they consecrated 
themselves to the pursuit of excel- 
lence, and each, in his own voca- 
tion to beneficent labor. They 
were all philanthropists, for their 
labors promoted the welfare and 
happiness of mankind. In the con- 
templaiion of their generous, un- 
selfish lives, we feel the insignfi- 
cance of office and wealth which 
men so hotly pursue. What is 
office? What is wealth? They 
are the representatives of what is 
present and fleeting only, and are 
nothing in comparison with the 
fame which is the reflection of 
im})ortant labors in great causes. 
They who live only for wealth and 
the things of this world, follow 
shadows, neglecting the great 
realities which are eternal on earth 
and in heaven. After the pertur- 
bations of life, all its accumu- 
lated possessions must be resigned, 
except those alone which have 
been devoted to God and mankind. 
What we do for ourselves perishes 



with this mortal dust: what we do 
for others lives in the grateful 
hearts of all who know of or feel 
the benefaction. Worms m ly de- 
stroy the bod}-, but they cannot 
destroy such a fame. It is fondly 
cherished on earth and never for- 
gotten in heaven. 

Tlu' sfdHsh stni.iJ:p]es of the 
cro'.vd. the clamors of a false pa- 
triotism, the suggestions of a sor- 
did am.bition cannot obscure that 
gieat commanding duty which en- 
joins ]ierpctual labor, without 
distinction of country, of color, 
or of races, for the welfare of the 
whole human family. in this 
miffhtv Christian canse. Knowl- 
edge, Juiispnidence, Art', Phi- 
lanthropy, are blessed ministers. 
;More {juissant than the sword, 
they shall lead mankind from the 
bondage of error into that service 
which is perfect freedom. Our 
departed brothers join us in sum- 
moning you to this gladsome obe- 
dience. We stand on the thresh- 
old of a new age, which is 
preparing to recognize new influ- 
ences. The ancient divinities of 
violence and wi'org are retreating 
to their kindred darkness. The 
age of ch.ivalry has gone. An 
age of humanity has come. 

Friends, schoolm.ates, compan- 
ions: like the young Grecians 
you are now in the gymnasium, 
preparing to enter on the game of 
life ; and as you look over the 
historic page, and see there the 
names of those who will be s])ok- 
en of through the annals of time, 
as being great, noble and good, 
your hearts thiob with desire that 



i/vu/- names may be written high 
in the proud citadel of fitme; but 
think not to attain to this result 
Avithout a struggle. 

"Lives rf great me.v a'l icnrnd us 
We ran mfike our lives sublime ;" 
and they also remind us that it is 
very diliicult 

'•To climb the hill, 
^^ here Fame's proud temple shiin/s afar." 
Like the aspirant in the Olympic 
games, you must "lay aside every 
weight, and run with patience the 
race that is .set before you." 

* This article, intended for an oration, 
was written by Mr. W. S. Culc, during 
the Sprin;;^ oi' '74. A short time before 
Commercement lie was taken ill and coki- 
pelled to return home. Consumption made 
rapid strides in his S) stem and carried 
him uwaj' early in this year. It is but. 
jusiice to state that this oration was in- 
complete at the time of his death. 



Ambition. 



By Altjmxa. 



My ihoughts had been dwelling 
upon the ice palace which a queen 
of Russia caused to be erected in 
time of great want, thereby to 
give employment to thousands of 
her subjects. Thence my mind 
led me wandering in space till the 
hum of many voices attracted my 
attention. I followed the sound 
till there burst upon my view a 
structure, far excelling in extent 
and beauty the royal ice of St. 
Petersburg, or the crystal p dace 
at London. Story upon story it 
rose in grandure, and the eye 
wearied with its upxvard g.ize ere 
it reached the glittering spires 



There v>as no rood of windows. 
for its walls were transparent ice. 
Within it wt re assembled all peo- 
ple and nations. JJifFerent nation- 
alities liad (heir several divisions, 
and s[!oke aniono- tlipmsehes ihc-ir 
3''"64 languages; l-)ut I noticed 
that there were many foreigners 
in each dep;n-tment, and that tlie 
.Jewish na^^ion was represented 
in almost every division. The 
ni;riad apartments were bnilt upon 
thf^ exterior, and oiiened upon an 
icy streer. I'his. like the stair- 
way of the tower of Babel, uni- 
formly pictured by imagination, 
wound itself avonnd tlie structure, 
as the ser])enf around the pole. 
What the inner space, thus encir- 
cled . might contain. I could not 
leisrn; for like the court of an 
oriental abode, it was completely 
barred from view. Among the 
sjeculative.are those who advocate 
the theory that liquid fire boils 
within, as in ■<•: caldron: some there 
locate the seat of the kingdom of 
darkness: I offer no liypothesis, 
bnt join with otliers who venture 
not even a surnii>e. Thus all that 
was done, I could see. for nothing 
wa^) done in seci-et in a corner. 
Furthermore the gift was given me. 
to see the motives to action which 
prom])ted tins va^t multitude, even 
though no word might be r.poken. 
When the first burst of aston- 
if'hruent was ovei', and T could 
dev(^)t'^ attention to individu- 
als of tho mas^, my es]>ecial 
nt*<'ntiou was arrested bv a babe in 
i-s mother's arms --Out from the 
shore of the groat unknown" it 
h;id come to tliis humble home, 



and bv eve and hand had begun to 
learn the primary art of perception. 
Its infant prattle bore this transla- 
tion: "Why can't I gi-asp that 
golden sun-beam, glancing upon 
the wain 1 icill have it!'- And 
'(•^ith that it made a plunge in the 
direction of the ray of lighr. and 
was saved from an ignominious 
fall only by the watchful "arms 
which woidd not let it go." It 
was vexed with disappointment; 
and leaving it I passed onward. 

Soon I paused before a more 
pretentious dwelling, and "Here," 
thought I. "'is no need of ambition, 
no call for discontent, no source of 
disappointment." But while I look- 
ed at the group of children at play 
upon the floor, angry words arose. 
Each party claimed the honor of 
winning the game, and none in 
honor preferred another. The 
sport was spoiled, and I lingered 
no longer. — I moved onward and 
upward, till I stood before a build- 
ing devoted to science. Its found- 
ation wa.s "home-instruction.'' and 
its corner stone the "common- 
school." Superior advantages clus- 
tered around it, and many gathered 
to improve them. The hour was 
that of devotion, and while the 
voice of the leader proclaimed ; 
"Seekest thou great things fo;- 
<hyself ? Seek them not," I saw 
one and another surreptitiously 
glancing within an open text-book, 
and I mentally exclaimed; "O 
Ambition, dost thou dare to usurp 
the throne of the Highest, and 
cl dm the devotion due His name?" 
Grieved in spirit, I took up my 
journey, till I heard quick foot- 



6. 



steps behmd mc. Turning around . 
I cried out; '-Hold, young man! 
Wliose house is on fire?" — for his 
pace Avas truly alarming. Barely 
was tlicre time to catch his hasty 
wonis: "I go to the golden West 
to reap my fortune." Years pas-s 
ed, and I was still a traveler on 
the crystal high-way. I began 
the anccnt young, but now was old. 
vet ambition led me on to climb one 
of the highest turrets of this vast 
edifice. While yet a great way 
off from ray goal, I met a funeral 
procession. On and on they came, 
till I had counted twenty thousand, 
"For whom this pageant^" I in- 
quired, and one answered: "For 
the Money King of modern times, 
he whom thou sawest running 
toward the 'Golden Gate.' He 
verily did run well, till "suddenly, 
with $5,000,000 at his command, 
lie thought to drown his sorrows 
with himself." Heaving a deep 
sigh, I once more plodded toward 
the desired turret. Imagine my 
surprise at finding myself upon the 
dome of our national Capitol! It 
was the same which you may see 
any day at Washington, save that 
its material w^as transparent ice. 
Downward I gazed upon the 
assembled rulers of a nation. 
From heart to heart I glanced, 
wondering whether anv could be 
found who were not waiting to hp 
invited higher, and I found none. 
Looking across to a turret, which 
was really part of the one 1 stood 
upon, iir.d which is called "The 
White House," my eyes alighted 
upon the Chief Magistrate*. 
Moodilv he was seeking: comfort 



from the weed, while silently — for 
he is not given to many words, — 
he repeated the favorite poem of 
an honored predecessor: "O! why 
scould the spirit of mortal be 
proud T' 

From this altitude I could view 
many other peaks and pinnacles, 
such as the ones xVlexander the 
Great, and kingc and queens 
have climbed : but America is the 
land of my adoption, and what I 
had already seen, had blunted 
desire for more or foreign sights. 



It would sepm from statistics 
that sectarian schools have, instead 
of being thfejiast'and poorest in the 
land, proved the foremost and most 
successful. 1'hose founded by pi- 
ous men, endowed by prayers and 
supported in their infancy by faith, 
have eventually become leading 
colleges, such as Yale, Princeton, 
Harvard and Oberlin. On the 
contrary it is strange to notice 
how few there are successful 
which are no<" maintained by or 
under the guidance of some de- 
nomination. 



Our college has been favored 
with a visit from the venerable 
journahst Dr. J.G. M on fort. For 
many years the leading editor of 
the Cincinnati PresI)>/k'/\ he, on 
the consolidation of the Chriy.ii.an 
Herald and Prcihjtfir became one 
of the editors of the Ilemld and 
Preshyter. On returning to Cincin- 
nati, he, tbrough the columns "of 
of his paper, gave a liistory of our 
college, and ;m omi-'ed to say more 
at another time. 



6. 



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I^'hfe peoi>le of Maryville mav 
vveil be pnmd not only of its 
(H Ideational facilities in the shape 
of institutions of learning, but 
also of tliose most important text- 
books, its newsjjapers. Since the 
advent of T/ie Independent there 
have been two papers published 
here. The Revnhlican in its recent 
( han^e from a weekly to a sera"- 
weekly added much to its worth. 
Prof. Sharp edits the educational 
department. The. Tndeyendentn 

although independent in all things, 
is neutral in nothing. It has 
many able contributors and is one 
of East Tennessee's best papers. 

T!(e \thens Wieldy Keicsis \a\- 
other enterprisiviir weekly. Our 
fri<Micl T. T. McWhirter is a 'live" 
\ounLj jo'irualist. aii<i has within 
i\-:\ \c:\Yv. ''iven to Kast Tennes'see 



two weekly newspapers. 

The Oherlin Review is a neatly 
gotten up paper, and comes to us 
well edited and full of interesting 
reading matter. It has a courte- 
ous, manly tone, and does not 
indulge in abusing and sneering 
at other college papers, which 
some, especially those of little 
note, seem to consider it their 
duty to do. 

Besides those mentioned above, 
the following papers lie our table: 
Herald and Pret-lnjter, University 
Monthly, Enterprise, Social Visitor^ 
Neio England Ledger, Typos 
fruide and Newspaper Reporter 
and Printers Gazette. 



The students at Princeton, as 
at many other colleges are requir- 
ed on admission to sign a solemn 
promise not to connect ttiemselves 
with any college secret society. 
This rule, although acknowledged 
just, has been persistently disre- 
garded, and in old Princeton — 
that bright star m the galaxy of 
colleges — there have for a long 
time existed organizations, which 
were not merely 'secret' in being 
open to none save members, but 
also in that then very existence 
was unknown to the teachers. 
But recently it was ascertained 
that such bodies did exist, and the 
faculty took prompt measures to 
put a stop to that willful violation 
of the rules; and to do this they 
deemed u necessary to expel the 
offenaerc). Porty. the greater 
uumtxr of whom were uppe^ 



classmen, having refused to leave 
the societies, were expelled. To 
those who wish to know about 
the customs and character of 
those organizations, we would rec- 
ommend "College Secret Societies," 
published by Ezra A. Cook & Co., 
Chicago, Illinois. 



Athenian Debato and Paper. 



The Athenian Society will have 
a public debate Friday evening, 
December 17th. TJic Afheriion 
will also be read by the editor. 
Mr. W. E. McCampbell. All are 
cordiallv invited to attend. 



The debate in Prof Crawford's 
Khetorical Class occurred on the 
19th of this month. The ques- 
tion was as before stated: "Is 
declaiming beneficial?" The de- 
baters were : 

Affirmative, Negative. 

J. T. Reagan, | J. W. Rankin, 
N.L.Hastings. | T. H. Anderson. 
Prof. Crawford is to be thanked 
for introducing such an exercise, 
for it proved both entertaining 
and instructive. 

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8. 



Frazier has recovered. 



Marcus I.. Booher is at Prince- 
ton. 

We are sorry to state that 
J. M. Taylor has been compelled, 
on account of ill-health, to leave 
the Seminary. He hopes to be 
able to return to his classes at 
Christmas. 

73. - ■ 

J. E. Alexander is in Lane 
Theo-ogical Seminary. He will 
graduate this year. 

T. T. Alexander will finish his 
three year's course at Union next 
collegiate year. 

F. M. Allen is at Alleghany 
Seminary. He also leaves school 
this year. 

B. PI. Lee is in the m'nistry 
Uf^ar Hillsboro", Ohio. 

M. A. Mathes is at Lane, and 
will get through this year. 

W. F. Rogers is also at Lane. 
This is his finishing year, 

J. Inman is preacliin'3; at 
Lewisville, Henry Co., Indiana, 



Why can't our musically inclined 
students learn some college sonsfs? 



The class in French under 
Prof. Collins is in a flourishing 
condition. 



Tht^; young ladies have decided 
on a name fo? their society. It is 
called the Bainonian Society. At 



the last monthly meeting Miss 
Belle Porter was elected President 
and Miss Maggie Henry Vice Pres- 
ident. 



According to appointment our 
President delivered a temperance 
lecture to a crowded house on the 
night of the 21st. The lecture 
was very interesting, and admo- 
nitions to lead a life of temper- 
ance were made doubly impressive 
by the magic lantern views of a 
drunkard's stomach in the different 
stages of his life. 



While the 'Animi Cultuses' 
were debating a few weeks since, 
they were suddenly horrified at 
seeing the door turn on its hinges, 
and a long file of ghostly appari- 
tions glide in and take seats in a 
retii'od corner of the hall. Pen 
and ink can not describe the terror 
depicted on the boys' countenanc- 
es. Business was, howey^er, con- 
tinued, but with great fear and 
trembling. After remaining an 
hour the spirits filed their way out 
across to the Athenian Hall. Here 
was created by their entrance just 
as much excitement. The effect 
produced on the atmosphere was, 
to say the least, startling. The 
fire went out, the lamps on the 
side of the hall where the ghosts 
were burned lower and lower, and 
at last went out entirely. You 
can imagine the relief the valiant 
Athenians felt when again the door 
opened and the apparitions glided 
away. Have the days of spirit 
rappings and ghost walkings re- 
turned ? Heaven forbid I 



9. 



On the evening- of the 29th of 
this month, Madame Parque of 
Hayti lectured on The Negro, 
Past, Present ami Fvtare. She 
came recomnKnided very highly 
by the press. The audience was 
good, and the lecture interesting. 



Two of our students who have 
been trying to raise burnsides, 
were discovered one morning to 
be engaged in something very in- 
teresting. One of the Juniors 
thought he would vsee what they 
were up to, and found they were 
trying to ?ec if those burnsides 
would not cast shidvws o-n the 
wall of Memorial Hall. 



The following 
of the Animi Cul 
ed Nov. 4th: 
President, 
Vice P) esident, 
Secretary, G. S. 
Treasurer, 

Censors, 

Librarian, 
Prosecutor, 



are the officers of 
rus Society, elect- 

W. E. H. Harris. 

J. T. Reagan. 

^\. McCampbell. 

J. A. Rogers. 

< A. W. Hill. 

I L. B. Tedford. 

J. B. Porter. 

R. H. Coulter. 



The Animi Cultus Society had 
a public debate and readnig of 
the College Monthly bv its editors, 
G. S. W. McCam]ibefl and J. T. 
Reagan, on the 9th of this month. 
The exercises were largely attend- 
ed, and, although entirely too long, 
were in the main entertaining. 
The question for debate was, 
'•Vv'hich affords the greater field 
for Elocjueuce, the Pulpit or the 
Bar?" The debaters were as fol- 
ows: 



Negative: 



Affirmative: 
R. PI Coultei-, 
L. B. ^ledford. 
W.E. B.Harris. 

I'he question was decided in 
favor of the npa"ati\e. 



J. B. Porter, 
A. W. Hill, 
J. A. Rogers. 



Thanksgiving day with its 
wonted lesivities has come and 
gone, leaving behind many pleas- 
ant memories. As has been cus- 
tomary heretofore, recitations were 
suspended, and all prepared to 
enjoy themselves, and after the 
day had gone, the universal verdict 
was that it had been one of rare 
enjoyment. The religious services 
were held in the Friends' church, 
and were of an pleasing nature, 
although somewhat long. At tv.'o 
o'clock the students ate their tur- 
key etc. wherever they were in- 
vited, and the afternoon was spent 
in a very enjoyable wa^ in the 
different parlors on College Hill. 
At night a Social was held in the 
college chapel attended by a large 
number. ''Snap''^ for once did 
not hold absolute sway, for some of 
the young ladies arranged a num- 
ber of charades and table:aix in 
Miss Clute's room, which were 
creditably acted. Saturday night 
was also very pleasantly spent by a 
goodly number in iMrs. tlenry's 
kitchen '•j)ulHng candy," Even 
some of the Seniors deigned to 
leave Guizot and Hopkins long 
enough to help in tne pleasant 
work. Indeed one of them b(>came 
so much occupied in a i-etired cor- 
ner that it was loi):r after the rest 
had retired that he was heard 
stumbling out. 



10. 



(0M]?IP3H©§o nishing eighteen. They usually 

go nbroad first as 'teachers, and 

A Chinese College in Kevada 1 ^5^ speedily married by the mis- 

1^ pro nosed. 



sionaries. 



A lady has been admitted to 
the Massachiisetf:;: 
College. 



Agricultural 



The benefactions to colleges and 
])rofession'il schools last year 
amounted to eleven millions and a 
quarter. 



Tennessee herenfrcr will pay h. r 
female teachers the same wages 
that the male receive. A step in 
the rieht direction. 



A bill for compulsory education 
has been introduced in the Mex- 
ican Senate. It is to be hoped 
that it will be passed. 



Minister Schenck has written a 
letter to the London Tune.^ expos- 
ing the systematic sale of fictitious 
American University degrees. 



A young lady. Miss Ev^lvn 
Chapman took the first prize at 
the recent State Collegiate Orator- 
ical contest at Des Moines. 

The sale of Pres. Finney's 
e!iects has been progressing finely 
at Oberlin. Hio library seems to 
he the s[)ecial attraction for the 
students. 



Mount Holvoke seminary has 
supplied one hundred and fifteen 
wives for foreign missiouaries, the 
last two g'raduatin^ classes fur- 



JroGE Elbert Herring, of 
New Tork, is said to be the oldest 
college graduate in America. He 
belongs to the class of 1795 of 
Princeton. 



The Sophomores at Lafayette 
who were suspended the first 
week of the term fur hazing, have 
expressed their intention to he bet- 
ter behaved in the ^future and 
have been reinstated by the facul- 
ty. 

The Harvard class of '75, ac- 
cording to the statement of the 
Class Secretary, stood ihus ii^ re- 
spect to religion: Unitar'an, 39; 
Episcopalian, 35; Con^regation- 
ahsts, 23; Baptists, 11; Presby- 
terian, 6; Liberal, 4; Methodist, 
2; Roman Catholic, 2; Universal- 
ist, 2; nationalist, 1; undecided, 
23: destined for the ministry, 9, 
whole number, 195. 



The Freshmen of Hamilton 
college, "just for a joke,'' hoisted 
a wagon to the top of the observ- 
atorv. Two of the class were ex- 
pelled. The remainder took um- 
brage 3t this, remonstrated with 
the faculty, and were suspended. 
But the denouement was unhappy 
for the spunky Freshmen. The 
faculty were sustained in their 
action by the parents of the boys, 
and now, after making an humble 
apology, the clasB has been rein- 
stated. 



11. 



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Mr. William Cullen Brvant was 
born Nov. 3, 1794. 



The first ingredient in conver- 
sation is truth, the next good sense, 
the third good humor, and the 
fourth v/it. — [Sir William Temple. 



The perfection of conversation 
is, not to plaj a regular sonata, 
but like the ^^olian harp, to avp'ait 
the inspiration of the passing 
breeze- — [ 1 )url;e. 



Tennyson's voice is exceedingly 
gruff, and his theory of reading 
poetiy is to deliver it with very 
great slowness and emphasis, syl- 
lable by syllable, as if Bcanning. 

Mr. Frederick Lockyer, of Lon- 
don, wrote the pithy verse; 

They eat and drink, and scheme aud plod, 
And go tc church on Sunday : 

And many are afraid of God, 
And nacre of Mrs. Grundy, 



A Scotchman's definition of 
metaphysicD ; "When the folks 
that listen dinna ken the meanin» 
o' what they hear, and when the 
mon who spepJis dinna ken what 
he means his ain seP — that's meta- 
physics. 



A celebrated professor, think- 
ing to perplex an unfortunate pu- 
pil, one day put him the following 
question : " Pray, sir, can you tell 
rae how long a man can live v^^ith- 
out brains'?" To which the pupil, 
looking up in the face of the inter- 



rogator, promplty but unexpect- 
edly replied: "How old might you 
be yourself, Professor?" 



Will Gome one put this into 
English? With a little care it 
will be seen that the mode of ren- 
dering is not common and may tax 
ingenuity. It is said to have been 
written by a Boston doctor to some 
friends : 

" Doctores ! Ducum nex mundi 
nitu Panes; tritucum at ait. Ex- 
peeto meta fumen, and eta beta pi. 
Super Rttente one. Dux, hamor 
clam pati: sum parates, homine, 
ices, jam. etc. Sideror hoc. Feso 
resonara; floas sole.'' 

-—Oliver Optics Mag. 



"There are two ways of doing 
i(," said Pat to himself, as he stood 
waiting for a job on the street cor- 
ner. " If I save me |400 I must 
l;iy up $200 a year for twenty years, 



or I"'ean put away 



a Year for 



a hundred years. Which shall I do? 



A capital story used to be told 
of the late David Roberts. An 
art critic who was his personal 
friend published a sharp attack 
upon certain pictures of his just 
exhibited. "My dear Roberts," 
wrote the critic in a private letter, 
"you may have seen my remarks 
on your pictures. I hope they 
will make no difference in our 

friendsliip. Yours, etc., .'' 

"My dear ,'' wrote the painter 

in reply, "the next time I meet 
30U I shall pull your nose. I hope 
it will make no differenre in our 
friendship. Yours etc., T). Roberts. 



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