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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 3, 1896)
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, DECtiMHtill . 1898
"Songs of Exile,
Undor this forbidding title appears the
record of the sojourn among us of a
transplanted poet, tierbert Bates. This
little book i3 not, lot it be emphatically
said, a libol upon Nebraska, or a wail of
hard times and falling prices. It is, in
deed a tribute to our winds and sunshine
and our "Dark draws where tawniest sun
flowers nod," such a tribute as no son
of Nebraska has been able to bring her.
The poet does not love our sunflowers.
But at loast he notices them, and that is
more than we have done. Perhaps it is
for the 'discoverers' first to corao from
the eastern sea, and find for us our wealth
f unheedod treasure.
Students who know the work of Mr.
Hides in his four years with us will bo
gll to find that the "Charter Day
Ioo.n, the "Song of the Drouth,"
"Prairie" and other verses with which
they are familiar, are included with many
l'ooms that are newer, and some that are
IIgi The "Baccalaureate Hymn" and
the -Class Day Jdo," both of the Har
vard class of '90, are of particular inter
t, though "Home," -Lone God," and
specially "Exiles of" Plain," which
jUnkostho key note of tho book, show
"Bltonlio strong, later work of the writer.
"'IV Want Wolf," which appoared in
theUliap Book, is as artistically gruo
somo as the most fastidious taste could
wafrtt. But the greater part of the poems
,lr" of the contrast between "the harsh,
w'wl Hcont of the Atlantic waves," ami
,h( Plains whore
.''''"''I'lt'ti Wop wicf Mr .VnirJe((j I'oh: f.i,ultiiii ami
- "The goldeu sunflowers myriaH 'blos
From hill to golden 'hill,
And melt at last into thegol&on maze
Of the great distance."
The little book coming with its beauti
ful typography and convenient size,, ancl
at a price that endears it to every stu
dent heart, is a special boon at-this'holi-dav
Tho monthly report of the committee
on College Settlement was laid beforoWie
Board of Control today. The report do
tails the work of the sub-committees and
shows that the work is being vigorously
' pushed in all directions.
The committee on Children's Depart
ment entertain the children Saturday
afternoons and conduct a circulating li
brary for children. Plaus aro complete
for a children's entertainment on Satur
day afternoon before Christmas.
Tho social committee will hereafter
give evening socials semi-monthly. Tho
entertainment committee will hold semi
monthly entertainments alternating With
those of tho social committee. A Christ
mas entertainment, including a Christmas
cantata will be given. The instruction
committee has arranged for instruction
in tho following branches: Gtormun, mu
sic, drawing, reading, orthography, pen-,
manship and arithmetic. Messrs Gutlo
ben, Meier and Lango are conducting
evening classes in German. Misses flodli-
noon-course in vocal music. There is n
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