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ili March, S 8, .1872. TvVV
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P lfCU MB MIRKRVM.
The following -picked upou the atrectt- j ike wall
of tt poor Soph of .Stevens Col lege:
1 wlnh I 'p a Junior
I'd ullli the Juniors go
Orer to tho UnlTorcIty,
To hear the AtheniunH 'Vilow."
II ut we wicked tiophomoroi,
Who never a lcnc on know
Mut May at faomn and wall
Till we like Jnniora grow .
ButJ gecas we mo juat ae good n they wc, ami If th
boys only knew.
'Alas for Senior dignity!
Oh shauin on .Junior pride!
They even begged of un
Our llnry to divide.
' TnrHK Irttirlvur whiit-o Mlont flow,
Jn lie elding courso to tho realms below.
' Kcartc waver tho weeds on Its hank that glow,
Noddlntr, ue if In a reverie.
1'Ncvor the brlRht sUn'i yellow Iksmu
JUuth seen tlin depthr or that, dlcinal utream,
' ' And the drowsy eound of itft flowing Beem
Like a lileejier, breathing heavily.
To it twilight chore, m yeare go by.
The souls come down of men who die;
They hnre tinned, and donjo arc afraid to try
To have Hintf forgiven.
fio they,fiillatlnt in the tempter's not,
j I.Ike bubbles that brcnlrwhcn wntc fret;
Drinking they sink In tho Htrcam, and forget.
The others fly up to heaven.
- The Itertjonl Advocatt.
r - 4HJK 4'd)UNKLI,.'- A
Hvport ofttlie lropjt CoiiiI!(oh of lli
' 'state ''lluIvcnUljr'.
1Y OHANt'KM.Oll IIKKTOX.
Tn .tivOTnhiiirc with vour reuticst. I herewith
'submit it puitiul .statement di the opcrduoqL
1 It!, I'll... U..1 T'..!.....llu ft.,iJ7l
uiltl fjiiiuiiinm ui iiiu oi.uc iyiui;i riiy, iui wro,
itorm and a half, thu time from its organ!-1
aation until the present date.
The exorcises inaucuratlnff tho work of the
University, were held in tho University Oliapcl
tho (1th of Sept. 1871, at which time addresses
were delivered by the Chancellor and the Hon
J. Sterling Morion. On the 7th the students i
were enrolled, and during the first week ninety '
htudenls were matriculated. This number has
boon steadily increased, no that at tho present,
one liundrrd and thirty names have been
'enrolled. The average attendance has been a
little more than one hundred. In this connec
tion it should be stated, that tho University
does not attempt to do the work of tho com
mon School, and receives none whoso attain
ments place tlkut in that grade. It lias not
donurtcd from its nlun of admitting only those
'who wens competent to enter tho Latin tchool j
and the classes of the University. r
lu the inception of our work, it whs to bo
expected that much irregularity would be
found, making an exact cltt6siflcatlon according
to our scheme of study, impossible.
Owing to the want of systematic grading in
the High Schools, and tho irregular courso of
study pursued by others in Colleges from
which they came, it was impracticable to or
fianize our work wiVh that completeness that
' we can attqiu in a short time.
' All the classes of thc wo years course of
' the Latin School, are well represented, and
VfHAi.4 j4! IlinUlflhdnA l 41,. ill t.AMl.ftifiM. Qnnfth-
'ludfCund Junlrti'-years The nuuibferi bfntheso 1
"ciatii&Ka sttendnfc'ln these. adradcfte,
Jflxtfl byw'lJ'rtculfyftiMtiHotlilKC I
" -ill! I f'' ' i it! -i
but an approximation to the number could
now bo given. It is worthy of rcmarkt that a
large number in the Latin School are intend
ing to take the classical course, and half have
entered, with the avowed intention of taking
tho regular classical course.
The philosophical apparatus, which is from
tho manufactory of Mr. Ritchie, of Boston, is
of tho very best quality, uud lias been carefully
selected, bo that we are enabled to illustrate
every important principle in physics. About
fourteen hundred dollars has been expended
for furnishing this department with apparatus
Nor is tho supply of the chemical department
in uny respect interior to the former in com
plctncss and excellence.
Tho Labratory is tilled up in the most con
vonicnt and substantial manner, ami ample
facilities are afforded the student of chemistry
for performing all experiments in chemical
analysis. In view of the early organization of
the Agricultural College which will soon be
a necessity, in order to retain the l,nd grant
made by Congress for this purpose especial
euro has been givcu to the arrangement of the
Labratory, so that it may be sulllccnt to meet
all the wants of the University. For titling up
the room, and for tho purchase of material be
longing to this deportment, annul ciirlit hun
dred dollars have been expended. Willi re
gard to thcsoexpcuditui'esnswoll iisfor library
and cabinet, It should lie home in mind, that
the material is- durable, and will not need eoou
to bo replaced. The best Quality lias been
fl'i ! A
win answer our purposes uir
A library and un udjoing reading room have
lwcn arranged for" tho use f the students of the
University. About a thousand volumes have
been selected with great care. Thcbo repre
sent about every department of literature, his
tory,' biography, philology, science, poetry,,
anil general literature. The expense has been,
.thus far, about $1,000. The reading room is
Supplied from tills amount with the most pop
ular and valuable magazines published jn this
country, to mis we also expect coon to ami
.tho best newspopecs that can be obtained.-
' Wo have a hull jet apart
ranged with shelves jfnr
add properly or
tlio cabinet. At
present we have about a
i specimens, wortli $20J. The University is
ur negothuln;: iui a cabinet, containing aoout
seven thousand specimens, to which yearly
additions will he.made. We arc also expecting
to secure a largo collection of shells, which
will constitute an important addition to the
collections mentioned above. A little thought
lulnees on the part of the friends of education
would enable us to multiply our specimens
ranidlv. Donations to the cabinet of the Unl-
! varsity will bo thankfully rcelcvcd, and the
name ot tlie donor placed on too specimen to
signify his interest in enriching the shelves
of the University Cabinet.
m'lI.UINC AND U1I0UKDH.
TJie building is very well adapted to the
purposes for which it was designed. With the
flight adjustments ami arrangements which
have been made, tiso accommodations are us
convenient and satisfactory its uro often found.
The building is capacious, well lighted, acccs
able in all its parts, and comfortable in all its
Tho campus, containing twelve acres, will
be laid out in tho spring, under the spiwrvlslon
of a competent person, and planted with suita
ble frees; srt (hat In a few years',' it Is hoped,
no snot will bo mora attractive than the
grounds of the Ujalvcrelty. , -.,
Within u few weeks past' there fcuvc bten
set art two ncctfons of fitato lauds for the
uses of tho Agricultural College. Of this, one
half section bus been located adjoining the
corporate limits of the city or Lincoln, in a
place near tho University, and hence well
situated for tho purposes of a University farm.
Prof. S. U. Thompson has leen elected as a
professor in the Agricultural College; to enter
on his labor when the Hoard determine to
organize the College of Agriculture.
ItTJRRAUY HOriBTY, KTC.
There is now in successful operation a liter
ary society the Pulludian which holds
weekly sessions. This U regarded an a valuable
auxiliary to tho work ot the University, and
affords that exercise in public speaking which
is indixpeiHible to the public man. The num
ber of its members is about forty-live.
Under the auspices of this society a monlhh
paper tho Hesperian Student was establish
ed, but was afterwards transferred to an asso
ciation of students, by whom it is now pub
lished. It is believed that it compare1 favor
ably with similar jiapcrs, published at other
Also a courbe of popular lectures has been
organized and conducted successfully thus far,
by an association of students; thus giving to
the fatudonts of tho University an opportunity
to hear some of tbc most distinguished lec
turers, free of cost.
The spring term of the. University will begin
April 4, and continue twelve weeks.
( A, It. JlliNToN, Chancellor of University..,
'Chp. IiiMurBcc ejr Ifco Bible n JLanjcuaKC
If any one will study tho history of the
Bible he will find ovidence to convince hini
that it has left its impress on the language of
men, more than any other production ot the
world's literature. Coming ad a revelation
from God to.mnu, ftnjl affecting not, only his
present condition but his future destiny as well,
Us revelations, if received, change Ids moral
nature; and with this change of thought and
feeling will conic a change of its mode of ex
pression. Tile nature of its teachings is, sucli
that as a people receives them, its habits of
thought will bo to modified that n chanirc of
langoago will be a good intimation of the in.
lluenco it has received. Colloquial English JLs
more like the style of tho English Bible than
colloquial German is like he German Bible
the reason is thai one jM?oplc is more thorough
ly Protestantized than the other.
Portions of the Hebrew Testament arc cotem
porary with the various developments of the
philosophy of India, yet tho language of the
Vcdas was only known to a privileged class,
while that of tbc Old Testament was tho com
mon heritage of every Jew, and the common
dialect of the people was the sumo (is that in
which their poets and tprophotH wrote and
spoke. The stylo of Moses and David is i'fr
miliar to Christians of all succeeding time,
while the writings of Menu have lx'cn scarcely
known save by the learned men of India. The
jocm8 of Homer havo been more widely read
than any other uninspired books, but they have
left no perceptible Influence on the colloquial
forms Of oil) modern tongue, and wo are told
ibat the jvoran. thonsth the text-book for mil
lions of the human race, ban not produced the
change wo inight expect in tho language of the
infant Christian church.
When tho Jewish nationality was lost, an
.over-watehfulPreyideneotook caio that a good
medium sjiDUldbe provided, by which he could
triinsinit. ilia word to men, and which should
be tho 'lunguogo oF the infant Christian
For scyeral centuries' befprc ,Uic, Christian
inc' Greek unfcaAtfc
Tlw conquest at AlcjwudoriahM) contributed. iju
iie jio;e(jyjjeo; worm iiau uccn going
BChooVMo" Athens, and" had been' stiifly-
share in scattering a knowledge and use of
this language around the Mediterranean, then
the center of the world's civilization and pop
ulafffm, so that when the apostles were sent
forth to preach, their vernacular tongue was a
medium to learned and unlearned, for their
gospel wherever they might go. At an early
period in the Christian era the Roman Empire
became Christianized, and editions of the
Scriptures in Latin became very numerous.
Prom an early period to the sixtceuth ceritury
thO Hoinan church monopolized tho use of the
Scriptures; so that the Ldin became tho Jan
uuage of the sanctuary; but it would be. inter
esting to trace the. lnlliicnee of tho original
GrccK on tho Latin, and its influence though
more rcmoto on all the modem liftujuagcs of
winch the Latin is the mother tor&nc.
When Luther began to prcacli he feltMhe
necessity of having a medium by whick.Vboth.
high and low German might have access to
the authority on which he predicated his
faith, and he translated the Bible into his own
native tongue, using the dialog familiar to the
greater portion of his countrymen. This
translation soon obtained a wido circulation
among botli high and low Germans, anoV'for
three centuries has been tho medium of IcelU
gious trutli in Germany, and wHereycr tjiat
language is spoken.
In ltill the common version of the English
Bible was made. This was not a now trosla
tiOn, but simplj'' a revision of the versions of
WycHU'c, Tyndaloapd others. This vorsipH.
of the, Bible has hsyl a greater effect o& our
languago than Luther's had on tho German,
from. tho. fact tbaj England becamo toore v
tfiorofiirirtv nrotesUKlhai- Gonowav. and bV1
cause our language 'in its growth at tho tlm 'Wjjl
our tnuiRlation va Hindu, had ranched about " '
such a degree of development as the Greek in
its decay had reached at tho christian era.
Tile Blblo is tho great Book of tho Anglo
Saxon race, and its languago and diction have ."!; -
becomo a part of their very comcionsnesa and -Cf
wherever wo find u man speaking the English ;
languago we find him though unconcionsly
using n language that has been moulded and .-
fashioned by tho version of our Bible. Pox s
three centuries our language has been kept in i."
its purity through the influence of this bo'ok- jty2&
more than any other, and if we except Hit- -v
works of Milton and Shakespeare more tka .
all others. Thus we sec when a people re- w
ceives the Bible as a standard of faith, its re- y '
ccption involves a change in its life out! i ."
language; and when it shall havo mode the- m '"
conquest of the world, it will produce a Jiccu- rr
JIar himilarity in the languages of the different ' ( ' ,,
Jiauoii.1) cmncuung wiui iiiu uui:uus ui uuuu
mcut it will liave implanted in men's hearts. ' '
linnel ! Crew Fat."
Por tho bunelit of those good honest souls
who enjoy a hearty laugh, I wish through
your columns to rescue from oblivion. a' little
incident, which, though occurring at homcf
consider too good' to be lost :
A few weeks ago ns the Moral Philosophy
class was engaged in considering the morat
faculty of man, a Senior of great promise,
but small parts, enquired of 'lrof. , "Do-.
animals feel sorrow r The Profc'ssor replied,.
"They do not, as they have nomoral faculty."
Senior, with an important air "Well, sir,
years ago, I was driving father's cows ropidU-
down a hill, when she kicKect up and knocked
me lbtt. I lay still, and she came .bock and
stood by me us much us ten minutes unlil ,1
got up. I would like to know how you would
crplnin ihnll" r ' -
Senior Jfo. 3, Very irreverently !'8. keitwte
probably deceive):! by your .appparancOyRll
took you for n. cqtfP' ,.,..
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