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Full text of "Maryville Student, Oct. 1875"

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SEMPER &UKSUM. 



Vol. I. 



Maryville College, Oct. 1875. 



No. 2. 



Drifting. 
Br At^amentum . 



The oars lie silent at my side, 

My boat floats downward with ll e t!c'e, 
Dumb silence brood? o'er all b3lo\v, 

And listless I would have it so. 

Comes there 10 me while gazing now « 
At th? stars far beyond the prow. 

Bright visions of my schoolboy days, 
Sweeter to me than minstrel's lays. 
• * * * 

I see the halls, the classie halls, 
The whittl'd seats, the pencill'd walls, 

Scenes of study, of mental strife, 
In the long, long ago of life. 

I see them now, the dear old band 
Of teachers, pupils, hand in hand : 

I hear their voices as of yore, 

In class-room conning ancient lore. 

I see my room, the dear old place, 
Ever wearing a cheerful face : 

Here my chair, and there my table, 
Piled with books n^ high a* Babel. 

I hear the bell, as I heard it then. 

Loud pealing out the hour of ten. 
Th • mandate ringing "Seek thy bed," 

Glad summons to the aching head. 

Oh life ! full of woe, full of care ; 

Oh life! deceitful, nev«r fair; 
Then thou wert to me a treasure, 

Filled with hope and youthful pleasure. 

Now is the "sere and yellow leaf:'' 
Old time to me has been a thief, 

Stealing my happiness away, 
Letting grim sorrow hold its sway. 

But while I can in Mem'ry's boat 
Among the scenes of boyhood float 

I'll lay asilt- eac'i vexing care, 
And revel long in pleasure t'.K're. 



Man,— A Finder. 



By K. .:. C 

One of the world's literate cham- 
pions says; 'Poetry is thought 
tiung upon the panorama of .music." 
But the great idea in music is the 
beauty of harmony. The poet, 
then, is a discoverer of harmonies: 
not an inventor, for the true poet 
is a mirror of nature, and the 
harmonious sounds which reverb- 
erate along the avenues of the 
world, "saluting the ears of its 
teeming millions, are not the fig- 
ments of fancy; they are realities, 
which he looking down routed 
from the becret of darkness, while 
his tongue of thunder rebuked the 
apathy of earth its rocks and 
mountains uniting w.i'h the bend- 
ing" heavens, broke their eternal 
silence to publish his oracles m 
characters of light'. Men turn 
their gaze at the new-comer and 
praise the poet showman. But 
not as a showman which he really 
is. but as a creator. They do not 
say; "See what he has lormed!" 
bur "See what l e hats made!" 
With as much reason might we 
say that Mr. Nev.t u created the 
laws of grfvitv or Mr. Galileo 
the laws of falling bodies. 

But what to vim or to m • i c ' the 
creation of John Miltou { I* he 
has found something Ion v hid by 
nature in her jealous deplns. ihen 
I. no less t ; t. n he, am i-uri lie'-h 



Nature stands in immediate rela- 
tion to yon. and me. But what be 
makes is his own, to which neither 
von nor I have semblance of right 
or title. But to Milton's or 
or any other' man's intellectual 
family, ours is an altitude of scarce- 
ly disguised hostility. Milton's 
creations are like their creator, of 
the earth, earthy: what he has 
discovered in the tireless flights of 
imagination! from the bottomless 
pr ifound of Hell, circling the sum 
of created things, up to the very 
burning throne of Gmnific Great- 
ness in Heaven, bear the impress 
of its proper origin. 

The creature is not mightier 
than the creator. What the poet 
makes belongs to him and must 
die with him; he cannot transmit 
bis offspring to posterity, for none 
would own it. What man discov- 
ers belongs, not to him, but to hu- 
manity, and is immortal as its 
.Maker God. The poet's inven- 
tions are his whims, his fancies, 
hie conceits. Thus, "daughters 
of men" are, not unfrequ entry, 
gaudily attired, petted and caress- 
ed by the poet, to the neglect of 
the more modest "-sons of God." 

Here is found no place for the 
port's own creations. This world 
is a mighty music box, attuned to 
all symphonies by the Master Ma- 
ker. He who discovers to the 
listening crowd an implicit melody 
is the poet. Who would close, 
insert or modify a single note? 
The gift of poesy is, then, not the 
gift of invention, hut of discovery. 

He that lifts the veil from Na- 
ture v.nd shows her Heaven de- 



scended beauties, manfully (in the 
strictest meaning of the term), 
shall, as the sun of existence dips 
in declining lustre behind the 
visible horizon, — to him the re- 
motest hills of earthly vision — be 
seen rising and culminating, not 
as here, and now, but in another 
and nobler sphere, in all the| liv- 
ery of undying splendor. R.H. C. 



Silent Influence. 



By G. S. W. M. 



To exert the greatest and best 
possible influence over mankind, 
should be the aim of every one, 
and to do this we must exercise 
the greatest possible circumspec- 
tion. That man wields a mighty 
influence in this world is a self- 
evident fact, which we can not 
question, but which is recognized 
by every rational being. Every- 
one must necessarily exert a good 
or bad iflnuence. This controlling 
power of man is as various as the 
opinions concerning the origin of 
the world. It is a lucid and potent 
fact that it is incumbent upon 
every one to bring about a moral 
reformation by repressing the evil, 
and educing and encouraging the 
good in himself and others. 

The man of influence is a man 
of power. He, like "Providence 
moves through time as 'the gods 
of Homer through space." He 
restricts not his influence to nar- 
row bounds. He exerts every 
faculty, every power, every capac- 
ity for the elevation of mankind 



Man can possess this controlling 
power only by the shrewdest dis- 
crimination. True motives must 
govern his every act. To be a 
power in the world our every 
habit and custom must meet with 
the approbation of good men. 
Conscience, if not seared, will be 
a true guide. 

Man must know himself before 
he is capable of exerting a good 
influence. ''Know Thyself" was 
written over the portal at Delphi. 
It was inculcated by Socrates, and 
all the preeminent teachers of 
practical ethics regarded this 
maxim as the summary of wisdom. 
How beautiful to influence others 
to "moral though tfulness," which 
Dr. Thomas Arnold defines as 
"the inquiring- love of truth going 
along - with the divine love of 
goodness." In our every day acts, 
shall we be governed by unreason- 
able judgments 1 Shall we do that 
which we know will destroy our 
influence? Every act, every 
thought has its effect. As we 
perambulate the rugged and me- 
andering ways of life, we are un- 
concious as it were that we shed 
an influence over others for good 
or evil, but nevertheless it is true. 
May it not be said of any christian 
that his example is pernicious — 
that, he has made others dupes to 
his insidious artifices, and thus in- 
curred the maledictions and anath- 
emas of any of God's creatures. 



Words. 

By Contribtjtoi: 



As the season of partios and 
balls approaches, boys begin to 
feel gallant and huoyxat. 



"Words are things — a small 
drop of ink that falls like dew 
upon a thought producing that 
which makes thousands, perhaps 
millions think." 

In nothing, perhaps, is less care 
shown than in our use of Avords in 
our ordinary conversation. Owing 
to this negligence provincialisms 
creep in, the language ic corrupted 
and low expressions, slang phrases, 
and the murder of the Queen's 
English, become the rule rather 
than the exception. Every person 
spcaking^English has a deep per- 
sonal interest in preserving the 
purity of his mother tongue. A 
people tolerating the corruption 
of its language is already upon its 
decline. Words are the vehicle 
and drapery of thought. As 
coins serve for the exchange of 
values in the world's traffic, so 
does language serve the far more 
important use — the exchange of 
thoughts. "Speech is the bodv 
of a thought, without which it 
were not seen." If it be important 
that the commercial value of coins 
be accurately ascertained and 
generally understood ; still more 
to be desired is it that the signifi- 
cant use of words and phrases be 
understood, and that too by the 
many. 

Reputable use is the standard of 
appeal where language is concern- 
ed ; and this being so, it must be 
unfortunate when we find it diffi- 
cult to draw the lire between 
what is reputable and dii reputable. 



4. 



si.-] ever be 

ords, like 

m T panes, should ever be so 

f the 

ittract no part of 

our from the object at 

b we woi •'. lie i 

"■ . 
Lage is to conceal his mean- 
ing. Queen Elizabeth, it is said, 
( n( q ordered her sheriff to 
cute • : . but framed her 

senten* : "' that ifl 

execution si own that the 

order would admit of a quite dif- 
ferent ( -o u struct] on . 

But c< and a vii 

mrpters of a 
,.■■ . Our nature _,..-■ verily 

gralty in this matter. ' Low ex- 
sions and slang phrases greet 
v\s everywhere. Not unfrequently 
will a member of Congress violate 
grammar in a way as painful to a 
correct taste as is the harshest 
discord to the most exquisite mu- 
sical ear. Even students, while 
making grammar their study, dis- 
•;' its canons. Not seldom 
do we hear among them such 
as the following: '-It 
; ang time since I have saw 
him;" "Him and me are old 
friends ;" ''That is sad news to you . 
If lt I have done recited my 
:i."' Then, too. a few adjec- 
3. such as smart and mighty, 
lly compelled to serve 
•.' imre they do not belong — and 
this to the discomfort of ail who 
wish "le see ■■■■■■ rds, like men, in 
their 

correct 
intense value j 



to any -young person. It has a 
powerful reflex influence in mak- 
ing one a close and accurate think- 

id a logical reasoner. Much 
of the benefit coming from trie 
study of such subjects as Law and' 
Geometry results from the careful 
use of words which is there indis- 
pensable. No word is there em- 
ployed for its own .sake.' "What 
does not help, hinders.'' This 
rule holds, virtually, everywhere 
else. The witty Sydney Smith 
said that most compositions would 
be greatly improved by driving a 
pen through them and erasing 

other, or at least every third 
The criticism was rather 
too severe but is worth remem- 
bering. 



Study Itself a Pleasure. 



Br Contributor . 



If the youth is to succeed in 
his studies his success will de- 
pend quite as much upon his 
enthusiasm as upon the quickness 
or strength of his mental endow- 
ments. The reason for this is 
evident. Advancement must de- 
pend upon earnest, persistent exer- 
tion, and there is nothing external 
which can urge the mind to that 
earnest and patient effort which i3 
needed. Parents may express their 
wishes in the premises; prizes 
may be offered; but unless there 
be a q actual delight in mental ef- 
fort, all will be in vain. "Where- 
fore is there a price in the hand 
of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he 



5. 



hath no heart to it?" 

The lad who cannot, after a fair 
trial, evoke an inbred enthusiasm 
for his books, had better sue ou1 
a release from the bondage and 
the expens x of a college course. 
The attempt on his part to become 
a good scholar will result in spoil- 
ing a good farmer or a good 
hlacksmitb: and blacksmiths and 
farmers are both needed in their 
places as are savans themselves. 
Every boy|has a masterpiece — an 
employment — in which, if not in- 
cn re ably lazy, he would be sure 
to succeed. There is a providence 
in this variety of talent and tend- 
ency, which is everywhere observ- 
able. "All nature^ difference 
keeps all nature's peace." The de- 
partments of human effort are 
already very many, and, as society 
advances they must advance in a 
more than arithmetical ratio. 
There is. work for all,, and there 
can be no excuse for standing, or 
rather sitting idle in the market- 
place. 

Much will depend upon our 
finding our appropriate work 
"Give even a dunce the employ- 
ment he desires and he will find 
the talent it requires." But what- 
ever one's disinclination toward 
books, he owes it to himself not to 
stop short of a knowledge of the 
Branches taught in a good com- 
mon' school. Every boy and everv 
girl in thin broad land ought to be 
able to read, write and keep 
accounts, and, if possible, they 
should all know something of 
Grammar and Geography. An 
acquaintance with these is indis- 



p nsable to the hod-carrier even, 
if he would be a man among men. 

But what we would urge upon 
the student . who has ,1 college 
course in prospect is this — get 
an enthusiasm in study, else 
abandon study for Some work in 
which he can be both more happy 
and more useful. It sometimes 
happens that a lad finds it difficult 
even with hard study to keep up 
with his class, and he becomes 
discouraged and leaves study to 
engage in some manual labor. 
Not a few have erred in thus doing. 
Where there is enthusiasm joined 
with a willingness to study, 
patiently and continuously, suc- 
cess is well nigh certain. An 
ounce of industry is worth more 
practically than a ton of genius. 
It is patient, industry that wins in 
a long race. The tortoise out- 
strips the hare. 

Mind work within anything like 
reasonable limits is healthy work. 
It is as conducive to longevity as 
it is promotive of the nobler enjoy- 
ments of life. And for the en- 
couragement of the desponding 
let it be said that the cases are 
but rare where the determined and 
industrious student fails to devel- 
ope into the useful and respected 
man. Native' talent is not distrib- 
uted so unequally as we are wont 
to assume. There is no such 
prodigy as a universal genius. 
Every one has a talent which it is 
his duty . and should ' be his- 
delight to improve. ''Wisdom 
is the principal thing, therefore 
get wisdom, and with all thy 
gettiug get understanding.'' 



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I " ;; ' • '■■■''■■..• ■ ?<5er, 1875. 

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Next month we will notice our 
exchanges. 



Our subscription book has room 
for more names. 



Nor is our space for advertise- 
ments exhausted. 



We thank our friends for the 
assistance they have rendered us. 



Our exchanges have oar thanks 
for favorable notices of the 
Student. 



In our next number will appear 
the oration which our lamented 
schoolmate, Mr. W. S. Cole, — 
or as his mates knew him belter, 
"Billie Cole," — prepared and 
would hnve delivered, two years 
since, had not Death snatched him 
from ua. 



Study. 

Two months have flown by since 
we gathered together after our 
vacation, took down our books 
from their dusty shelves and pro- 
posed' to spend another year in 
stifdy. At first it seemed hard to 
fix our minds on our books, but 
we have now got well under way, 
and those who have come here to 
work arc filling the store-houses 
of their minds with the knowledge 
of books. 

But before we proceed farther 
with our studies let us stop a mo- 
ment, and ask ourselves why all 
this expenditure of time and mon- 
ey. Are we endeavoring to cram 
our heads with Greek and Latin 
only because it is fashionable)'? 
Are we here merely to go through 
a certain number of books that we 
may have the satisfaction of say- 
ing we have been through college'? 
No, we come here to fit ourselves 
for the great battle of life which 
we are now about to bearn m real 
earnest. 

Our country is calling for men- 
men of action-men of brain, and 
as soldiers about to go to the wars, 
are subjected to a strict, disipline, 
and instructed in the use of arms, 
so we must now train ourselves by 
study if we wish to make good 
soldiers in the struggle which is 
before us. And to do this we must 
improve our opportunities and "'not 
idle away our time, or spend it in 
ureless gossip or idle dreamings of 
the future. 

But hard study alone will not 
make men of us, and, in truth, it 



is not so much the amount of 
knowledge winch we cram into 
our brains as the quality, and the 
manner in which it is kept; for if 
we fill our heads with a confused 
mass of rules problems, dead 
languages and scraps of history, 
and do not, keep them in order. 
and ready for use, we arc perhaps 
no better prepared for the duties 
of life 1han we would be bad we 
never obtained t.'iat knowledge. 

The student should not make a 
hermit of himself and attend to h's 
books and nothing else, but he 
should take a lively interest in 
everything around him, and ap- 
ply hij knowledge, to actual oc- 
curences in life. Debating societies 



but these do not 
place of other 



help him in this, 
entirely fill the 
tilings. 

We wisii to pursue such a 
course as will benefit us in after 
life, and to do this we must mix 
with the world as far as our time 
and judgment will allow, cultivate 
the acquaintence of our fellow 
students, and obtain a practical as 
w r ell as a theoretic knoVledge of men 
and thing's; nor should w 7 e entirely 
despise pleasures cf society, but 
should, as far as it will not inter- 
fere with our other duties, be alive 
to everything around us, and by 
so doing we will be better enabled 
to lead useful and. respected Jives. 



Pres. Bnrtlett will deliver a 
temperance lecture at the Presby- 
terian Church on the evening of 
Nov. 21st. Panoramic views of « 
drunkard'^ storoarb will be shown. 



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The Freshman class at Harvard. 
it is said, will number over two 
hundred. ' 

Two hundred and fifty students 
present at opening of term at 
Hillsdale. 



The Freshman class in academy 
department at .Dartmouth numbers 

eighty. Twenty-seven applicants 
admitted (o Scientific department. 



Both Harvard and Williams 
now require Sophomores to sign 
pledges that they will obey the 
laws of the college and refrain 



from hazing. 



The number of American 
colleges is reported by the Nation- 
al Commissioner of Education to be 
323. Male students attending the 
same, 25,000, Female students. 
2,349. 



The study of the elementary 
geology of Tennessee is to be 
added immediately to the public 
school course of this state. A 
suitable text book has been 
prepared. 

The interest in boating seems 
to have died out. None of the 
crews we had in college last year 
have reorganized. The crew of 
the '76 class seem *o think it below 
the dignity of Seniors, and sever- 
al members of the crews from the 
Sophomore and Preparatory classes 
did not returnj University Monthly . 



Yale College] 
seventy-five \ cars old, and during 
: ■• time h is had t< 
Dr. Woolsey occupied the presi- 
dent's chair for "a quarter of a 
century. 



The Sophomore class of Lafay- 
ette College, numbering seventy- 
five, turned out in masks and 
white <gowns, with torches, for 
for a ' horn spree.' They entered 
the old college building and the 
several halls hunting for Freshmen. 
The doors of the rooms of Profs. 
Hart, Owens, Baker and Stillman 
were broken open, as also the 
doors of a number of Freshmen, 
not only in the College building, 
but out in the town. The Fresh- 
men were dragged from the beds 
and. submitted to the greatest in- 
dignities. The faculty made a 
descent and captured four stu- 
dents, two of them in the act of 
depredation. On Tuesday these 
were 'indefinitely suspended.' They 
were taken to the depot in a 
barouche 4rawn by four white 
horses, escorted by a» band and 
the whole Sophomore class. The 
class adopted and handed the 
faculty a letter in which they 
asked the same treatment as was 
given the suspended men. The 
faculty is in session to-day, sus- 
pending the whole class as fast as 
they can be heard. A son of 
Governor Hartranft and a son of 
Cyrus L. Pershing, the Democrat- 
nominee for Governor, are mem- 
bers of the Sophomore class. 

— Exchange. 



IPBRSCDNA] 



On the night of the thin 
October, Prof. Crawford became 
a father. in be tail" of the 

students \tend most heart-felt 
congratulations and sy es to 

the happy couple. I a me is 
John Calvin. 



'74 

E. A, Elmore is at Un 
ological Seminary New York. 

J. M. Goddardis Prof. 
ematics in the East Tenn. Wesley - 
an University, at Athens. 

S. S. Grimiell is studying theol- 
ogy at Oberlin Ohio. 

A. M. Rook is t • at 

Danville Theological Seminary. 

II. H. Hook is a* present at 
home. 

W. M. Mundy is at Dam 
Theological Seminar;/. 



ILCD'BMaio 



We • much to state 

• ■ n Alumna 

\ ery ill She, 

how< ' better as we go to 

. 

tion that there 
Id be no more walks in the 
air ones of I 
Win Hall, tilled t 1 -.: hearts of our 
male with grief and dis- 
may. 

in Drawing under 
commenced 
as. All who desire to be- 
come mai of fchi seful and 
ornamental art should join the 
class. 



A little base-balling, a little nut- 
ting and a deal of studying. 



There is very interesting Union 
prayer-meeting in progrcs 
town. 

The Animi Cultus Society paper 
will be read Friday eve, Nove 
the twelfth. 



A student is talking about bring- 
ing a suit of damages against the 
President for a boot and foot cut 
while assisting him in the wo 



There are oases in a students 
life. Such are Thanksgiving Day, 
Day of Prayer for Colleges, 
Christmas and vacation. Wc 
have been having a small rest 
some of our books while 
the teachers were gone to Synod. 
The Juniors however were egre- 
giously disappointed when Prof. 
Bartlett announced his determina- 
tion not to go. The prayer of the 
students now is "O for another 
Synod!" 

Some of our students who were 
gallant enough, and had the time, 
shouldered their axes last week, 
and, under the direction of the 
relied into the woodq, 
cut down and hewed off some 
trees wherewith to make walks 

li'ch the ladies, and they too 
if they wish, n ierambulaJ,e 

..n and church during the 



10 



At the last monthly election of 
the Ladies' Society, Miss twiddle 
was elected President and Miss 
Crawford Vice President. The 
■Society is still minus a name. 
Can"!" one of thofe Juniors, who 
know so much, furnish one? 



Prof. Crawford proposes to 
build a residence on College Hill. 
The site selected is between 
Prof. Lamar's Mid Prof. Bartlett's 
houses. If any more Profs, lot-ate 
on the hill we'll be afraid to vent- 
ure out. 



The Spelling of Friday evening 
the 15th served to revive the sub- 
sided interest in that field of let- 
ters. Two of our Juniors, C. C. 
Hcmbree and J. B. Porter were 
Obtains. The first '• spell" of 
half an hour, in which the misses 
were registered, resulted in a tie 
of 18 to 18. The second in which 
"spelling down'' was introduced, 
resulted in a victory for Mr. 
C. liembree. The exercises were 
spiced with games etc., thus mak- 
ing the evening pass most agreea- 
bly. Long live the spelling! 



Prof. Crawford has introduced 
a new plan into his Rhetorical 
Class which meets with general 
approbation. He has appointed 
a number of his class as debaters, 
relieving them in the meantime 
of all other rhetorical duties. 
Orators are also appointed, all of 
whom have ample time to prepare. 
The young ladies are also varying 
the exercises by introducing dia- 



logues. The debaters discuss at 
their first debate '"Whether or not 
declaiming is beneficial." Our 
President has taken charge of the 
Collegians' Rhetorical f Class so 
long: under the|[charge of Prof. 
Iiartiett. All the classes show 
signs of increased interest. 



The Athenian. 






The Athenian Society had a 
Public debate and reading of The 
Athenian the 29th of this month. 
The question under debate was. 
v Ts ambition a virtue or vice?" 
The debaters were as follows: 

Affirmative:] - Negative: 
J, A. Silsbyj G. S. Moore, 



T. N Brown, 
A. E. Draper. 



C. CJHembree, 
S. T.Wilson. 



The affirmative gained the ques- 
tion. After the debate " The 
Athenian" was read by the Editors, 
T. N. Brown and C. C. Hembree. 
The Pa iter was a complete suc- 
cess, one noticeable and very 
commendable feature being the 
absence of pieces which wolud 
wound anyone's feelings. After 
the paper the] regular [election of 
officers tool: place. The result 
we append: 

President, W. E. McCampbell. 
Vice President, J. A. Silsby. 



J. W. Rankin. 
G. S. Moore. 
J. C. Lawrence. 
< W. H. Franklin, 
I C. C. Hcmbree. 
Editor of The Athenian, W. E. 
McCampbell. 



Secretary, 
Treasurer, 
Librarian, 

Censors. 



11. 



"Whittier's genius," says the 
Golden Age. -'was kindled by read- 
ing Burns.'' 



A man may as well expect to 
grow stronger by always eating, as 
wiser by alwa\s reading. — Collier. 



The Chinese have an aphorism 
very similar to our '-Man proposes, 
but God disposes.'' It is: "Jen 
schwoo, sbo-tre! soo-tre! '* . Tien 
scwo, wei-jau! wei-jau!" "Man 
says, so! so! Heaven says, no! no!" 



An old lady describes a genius 
as ' - a man what knows more'n he 
can find out, and spills vittels on 
his clothes." 



The following sentence of only 
thirty-four letters contains all the 
letters in the alphabet: "John 
quickly extemporized five tow 
bags.'' 



"Eh, doctor," said a bailie of a 
small Scotch town to a friend, k, he 
maun hae been an extraordinary 
man, that Shakspeare; there are 
things hae come into his" head that 
never would hae come into mine 
at a'." 



It is said that in Scotland one 
man out of every 1,000 goes to 
college: in Germany the propor- 
tion is one in every 2,600; in 
England it is one for every 5,800. 

Whittier being asked for his 
autograph, at once complied by 
penning: 

The name is but the shadow which we find 
Too often larger than the man behind. 



Wear your learning, said 
Chesterfield, like your watch, m 
a private jjocket, and do not pull 
it out and strike, merely to show 
that you have one. If you are 
asked what o'clock ^it is, tell it, 
but do not proclaim it hourly, and 
unasked, like the watchman. 



A student, undergoing his ex- 
amination, was asked the mode of 
action of disinfectants. He replied: 
"They smell so badly that the 
people open the windows, and the 
fresh air gets in.'' 



A teacher was illustrating the 
compass to two pupils. "Now, 
what is before you?" "The North, 
sir," said John, who was an intel- 
ligent lad. "Now, Tommy,*' said 
he to the other, who had just 
donned a long coat, "what is 
behind you?" "My coat tail, sir," 
said Tommv. 



The phrase "put a head on 
him" is said to owe its origin to 
Shakespeare, who, in Titus 
Androuicus, calls upon the people 
to "put a head on headless Rome. " 



Professor in Political Science — 
What can you say of the right to 
reputation] Senior B. — No man 
can injure my reputation. Pint. — 
A rather ambiguou.s answer. Do 
von mean trial: your character is so 
bad that no one can injur'-' it! 
Senior* stammers, blushes, and sits 
down. f ( '■ ward. 



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