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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (March 10, 1899)
What is oratory? Go to the chapel Friday night and see.
Who is your friend? Is it the man who pats you on the
back and calls you "good follow," who praiseB alike your
virtues and your foibles? Or is it the man who honestly jabs
you in the ribs; calls you by the name that fits you best; jerks
off the painted mask you wear and holds up a glass in which
vou may see yourself the monkey that you are? Think over
these questions and buy a volume of "Bixby's Retreat."
Mine friends und veller sthudents,
Though mein name ist Yacob Pugh,
Und mein moustache it been cowpoy,
Yet in pishness I'm a Show.
Shust notice how I plays dor game,
Und Mister Dowden peats,
Ven I says I bin gomittoman
To puy die sthudents' seats.
Pot vas von lectio speculate
Yor shontlemen uivl scholars;
I puys oup vorty seats at von
Und sells en vor two dollars.
Mein friends I dells you vhat ist true,
Dot in a piBiiess vay
I bin von heap pig Shentile Shew,
Dot's vhat die sthudents say.
"Business Ventures" by Handle me-gontly Pugh.
OUR LITERARY TASTE.
For some time ye editor of this department has been wor
ried because her productions have not been read with the in
terest their merit warrants. We have stood in a dark ('corner
by the mail box and watched the critic come stealthily along,
take out a paper, bury himself for several minutes in the ad
vertisements that surround the column, put the paper back
and sneak out of the hall in apparent disgust. Wo Have
sought for a reason for such actions, and reached this conclu
sion. Our style is not in accord with corrupt literary tastes.
This is an advanced ground to take but it seems to bo tenable.
Look, if you will, through the current magazine literature (Ki
oto excepted) and compare it with ours. How often you chase
through page after page of the former in vain pursuit of the
meaning which eludes your ken like a will-o the-wisp. It is
this vague uncertainty growing out of squinting constructions,
as our good old rhetorics used to call them, and -suggestions
that never suggest, that is corrupting modern literary taste.
True, there is fascination in such stuff, but it is the fascination
of chance; such as appeals to the gambler, you know.
On the other hand, note the gems that have appeared in our
valuable column. The meaning blossoms on every lino, sheds
its aroma in every- paragraph and smile in your face throughout.
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