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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 21, 1898)
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, .JANUARY y(, IMS.
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Rest thou, my heart!
In the quiet night,
God cradles thy white despair.
The breezes of night rock the weary trees
And lull them with drowsy care.
Rest thou, my heart!
In the silent night
Does God love and cherish thee less
That Ho gives thee thy long night's dream
Relaxing thy bitterness?
Rest thou, my dead!
In the quiet tomb,
God cradles thy soul at will.
He covers thy face with the solemn dark,
And hushes thee: "Peace, be still!"
One long last gaze in her clear blue eyes,
"While her dumb lips quiver apart
So wo stand, alone in the gay throng's heart.
One last light clasp of the small gloved hand,
Just "Au rovoir" I understand
She is gone. A dead sun saddens the skies.
H. B. Alkxandkr.
"There's some smut on your face," we often
hear one person say to another as thoy meet
in the street. Then the unfortunate person
with the dirty face pulls out his handkerchief
and proceeds to scrub vigorously. "Is it off?"
ho asks as ho ceases the operation for a mo
ment. "No, rub right here," replies his
friend, and points to some particular part of
his own face. Then the scrubbing goes on
again even more vigorously than before-, but
alas, he is rubbing the wrong side. "Oh, the
other side," says the friend. Then the point
of attack is changed and the rubbing starts
again. "There, now is it oil'?" asks the now
irate individual. "Yes, all off." And they
remark about the weather and pass on.
"Are you the feller what runs this place?"
The question was put to me by a man who
had just come up the stairs, shuflled across
the court, and now stood outside the oiliee
door, nervously fingering the only button on
his ragged coat.
Tie looked at me out of the tops of his eye,
as he asked the question, and hung his head
sheepishly on his breast.
The man he wanted was not in, but he
seemed anxious to tell his story, so I listened.
He had been in a private insane asylum, he
said, but had escaped. That, was way back
in Virginia, and he had come all the way
here afoot. He was tired, and besides he
didn't mind being in an asylum if "they'd
treat him right," and wouldn't I help him get
into the one here.
"Why," said 1, "you are not insane, are
"Well, I don't know," he drawled, "they
said as how I were when thoy put me in that
one, an' now I hain't much good any more.
I reckon I'd bo as well there as any place."
I had motioned him to a seat in the court,
and as he finished this sentence ho dropped
into it and in a moment he was asleep, breath
ing heavily through the long, red, unkempt
mustache which drooped over his mouth and
tangled itself with the shock of beard below.
Tlie ITVyinfir Pan.
The dignitaries are having an awful time
over the little matter of the Princeton Inn,
with its famous, or rather, infamous grill
room. Their consciences move vory slowly
and thoir decisions are wobbly. But at last
they have fished up some old rule which an
ancient, and sterner regime had declared, and
with this to fall back on thoy begin to make
feeble war on the grill room and drinking in
general among Princeton students. The first
thing thoy do is to send a plea to the parents
of all students urging them to eo-operato in
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