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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 5, 1897)
from poetry to prose comes in the sound
of "Iifoand Death."
Nought to shun or suok
Except tho dipping dimple in thy cheek
And the lips curved to meet it, laughter rife
That or the operation of the knife,
But these things are partly made up
for. There are lines that are perfect.
"Morning grows to afternoon
Afternoon to eventide
When the stars come side by side
Waiting on the rising moon.
Nothing after cattle-call
Breaks the silence save the slip
Of a pebble, 01 the drip
Of the distant -vator fall."
These two strangers from "On the
Uplands" show something of the musical
quality of Mt. Frye's verse. There is
music in all of them. If I find it not easy
to appreciate some it is not because of
any lack of harmony between rhythm
and thought but because the thought
itself does not Tun in the same channel
as my own thought is accustomed to.
His is eastern poetry.
'And all about tho miush was oue wide mist ."
Marshes and mists are not so much a
part of ray consciousness as high winds
and cornfields blistering in the heat.
There is something of the same difference
in Mr. Frye1s psychology. His people
do not think as western people do. And
this is what makes them seem to me not
quite wholesome. It is impossible for
m to think of life as "a shadow on the
wall." The new moon never seems
"emaciated" to mo. But after all there
is veiy much in the book that I do like
Other people will probably read it in a
way not like mine. I think it is a book
that one likes better the better one knows
it. A. E. P.
Edna D Bullock '89, now a student in
the University, will leave Monday to
spend several months in Nebraska City,
organizing and cataloging the new pub
A Worthy Recognition.
Dr. F. M. Fling has been recently elec
ted a member of the Societe de VhUtoire
de la revolution franca? ve of Paris. Dr.
Fling is one of a veiy few American
scholars who have been honored with
membersnip in that organization. This
high honor is bestowed as a fitting recog
nition of his careful, scholarly, original
researches in the period of the French
Revolution. The Hesperian unites with
the many friends of Dr. Fling in extend
ing hearty congratulations.
The match game of basket ball between
the city Y. M. C. A. and University
teams, was played in the gymnasium last
Tuesday evening, resulting in a score of
1 to 8 in favor of the university. E. E.
Swearinger acted as referee and Dr. John
White and F. E. Clemens as umpires.
Hill threw goal on fouls for the Y. M. C.
A., while Green acted in the same capac
ity for the State. Stebbins threw two
long distance goalsin the first half. Mor
rison, Green and Placer did some excel
lent work in passing the ball. The fol
lowing were the players: Y. M. ( A.,
Hill, Lewis, Wetzel, Dogny, A. Bentley,
Stillson, E. Bentley; University, Placet,
Gutleban, Stebbins, Green, Morrison,
Miss Eva 0" Sullivan was confined to
her room a couple of days last week.
R. C Roper, former taacLer of short
hand in Chamberlain academy and Capi
tal City Cornmei'cial Academy, will e
private lessons in shorthand to student i.
At the meeting of the P. B. D. C. n( xt
Saturday evening, Messrs Hanson and
Burleigh will argue that the state legisla
ture should appropriate 45200 000 for the
Trans-Mississippi exposition, while Stur
davont and Thorn bury will deny it.
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