The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, October 15, 1892, Page 4, Image 4

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THE llESl'ElilAN
Ho bought, indeed, three pecks ol barley meal,
To knead into a pudding for his court.
Then entered ho the city all amid
The joyful shouting of his people there.
Guinovere, his wife, the only child
Of Leodogran, king of Camcrlaird,
Not fooling shame to labor with her hands,
Nor aid in crowning Arthur's victory,
Descended to the kitchen with her maids,
Clothed in white samite, and shp kneaded there
The ponderous pudding for her lord's delight.
All cullinary art exhausted she
Upon this masterpiece of matron's skill,
And, when their fair results lay side by side,
The queen's work was not meaner than her lord's;
For Arthur drew all princedoms to himself,
Their head and king, and made a malm, and ruled,
She took the barley meal and truant plums
And made a pie and ate. Upon that night,
King Arthur made a feast for all his court
And all his knights and their fair dames were there,
Sir Bedivere and Launcelot were there,
And all the Order sat with him at board.
At midnight all the boistrous revelry
Was silenced, and at Merlin's mystic word,
A company from ont the kitchen wound
Clothed in white samite, with the queen at head
Blushing and beautious; just behind her came
The Lady of the Lake, the same who gave
Excalibur, and after her Elaine,
The maid beloved by Sir Launcelot.
These bore between them, on a mighty dish
The smoking pudding with its holly crown
Clothed in white vapor, mystic, wonderful.
King Arthur took the pudding from their hands
And placed it solemnly before the guests
Cn the Round Table, then he raised aloft
His sword, Excalibur and cluft the great
Plum pudding, which is England's epic still.
So Arthur and his knighthood for a space
Were one in aim, united in desire,
And after they subdued the heathen hoards
They placed the pudding on the Table Round,
Which in the symbol of the great, round world,
In Arthur's hall, and drew their swords and ate.
(SiiRRested by Hungarian Martial Music )
Copied from a recient issuo of Mahogany Tree.
Ride! for the battle is gathering and hurrying,
Spear-points glittering on every side,
Fast as wolves to the blood-feast scurrying!
Ride! to the goal of vengeance! Ride!
Who shall hinder us! we whose thundering
Horse-hoofs throb to the battle! Bide
Ye that will, while the world stands wondering!
Ride! to the goal of vengeance! Ride!
' ,T,,,,B truT,s b,0Wl golden and e,
God is the lord of the battle? Pride
Sinks back slain at his voice victorious.
Ride! to the goal of vengeance! Ride!
Flank to flank, with the great pace quickening,
Banners blazing to onset. Wide
Stretch their ranks, and their spears are thickening.
Ride! to the goal of vengeance! Ride!
See! they turn; their ranks are scattering!
On, like the lightning! Side by side,
Bare blades reddening, lances shattering,
Ride! to the goal of vengeancel Ride!
Herbert Kates,
Delivered by Hon. G. M. Lammkrtson at the open
ing of the Law School.
"When asked to deliver a short address,
with emphasis on "short," before the law
school, I declined because of pressure- of
business ; this was not satisfactory ; I then
asked to bo excused on tho ground of ill
health, but tho Chancellor and Dean held
this excuse insufficient. I felt like saying
to the Dean of tho law school, as an Arab
Sheik who was asked to lend a rope to a
neighbor. Ho declined, saying "1 want
the rope to tie up my milk." uSurley, said
his neighbor, you don't mean to say that
you can tie up milk with a rope ?" "My
brother," said the Sheik, "when you don't
want to do a. thing, one reason is as good as
another." Such an excuso as that would
doubtless have been held good. I failed to
make it, so I am hero without further apol
ogy. Indeed, a lawyer does not need to ac
count for his appearance, for I think I may
say, with tho known modesty ov my profess- .
ion, that a lawyer is never out of place ; ho
always fills his niche, whether in the public
hall, the temple of justice or in tho temple
of the Most Holy. Indeed, no occasion is
complete without him. "Whenever a sub
scription is to bo headed, a town meeting t
be hold, an enterprise to bo inaugurated, a
a convention, local or national, to be as
sembled, an cont or anniversary to bo cel
ebrated, or a feast enjoyed, tho lawyer is in
demand, :n.d his presence seems not only ap
propriate, but indisponsiblo. Ho shrinks or
swells to meet every occasion, like the
fabled tent of the oriental prince, which
might bo so condensed as to become a more
toy for a lady's linger, and then again so
spread out that armies might repose under its