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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
This lIuoVKitiAN Stumlkt, ft G'ollego organ,
tliu uttitlontH ot tliu No-
;,musf succeed to effort. So,.'if we- would j Ho at last retained nothing but that
bo invigorated with energy una licnllli, I small nut interesting old dwelling wnicn
remembered as the birth
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Niagara Without Water.
Otitho2l)lh of iMareh, 1IS, the river
imlillHlKMl luontlily by
nrnokn State univurtdty. lornm M) cunt pur j
vunr, lh"auhncoT ' SjUTjucrtpHonV VvTII bo'roeulvcd
at J, F. Adams' News bland, noxt door mirth of
POHt Olllco.' I
Communications are solicited from till tho stu-
dents mid our friend In general. A'ddross'thu '
Hesperian Student. I. O. Ilox Lincoln. No- i
braska. V. H. SNELL, Editor-in-Chief. I
OllAOK E. IlKNTON, I Aumii'lntPii
LUTHEIl KUIII.MAN, f ABfOLllltCK.
"What Is slecnY and what do we under
stand by the term A thing so common
may seem to be easily defi..ed, but view-
ing this question psychologically, to be
able to point out the exact process of
sleep, and to accurately define it is no
easy matter. The etymology of the word
may perhaps be of some advantage at the
present time. It is derived from schlufcn
is the Latin smnntit from supinus, refer-!
ring to the supine condition and appear-
mco of the body in this state. The
elaxing of the muscles and sinking
j way of the frame as if unsupported,
but this is bv no means a delllnitlon of
lenn. It is simply describing the condi.
tlou of the body while In that state.
I think the true definition would be
ilmply tjie loss of scl ('.consciousness, the
auving no knowledge of the ego with
he material things around. This results
ao doubt from the inaction of the bodily
enses. We lose all conception of time
mil space, anil are cut oil as in death
rom all material existence. Ii is not an
flection of the reproductive nor those
f the muscular, they are still capable ot
.ction, it Is only a derangement of the
icrvous system. Nor do all the senses
all asleep at the same time. Our sight
oes, the eyelids droop and close, then
ustc and smell, then touch and hearing
ire tho last to give way.
One sense may repose in slumbcrwhile
.till another is awake
TIIU IIIUIIIUC JL.IFK.
It lifts ono up, so wo huvu been told,
To slrlvo for knowledge, be It now or old.
So horn wo nru to engage In such strife
Ah wo'ru Booking you know for tho higher life.
Thu roud to knowledge Ik very steep,
Hut we're going to climb It like goats and
Dollcving that In tho unit we'll find
Tho hlgTior life tho gorgeous mind.
So, many of us have gathered here,
Far from friends and parionts denr,
Not at thu call of the drum and life.
But to seek for that oro higher life.
poets. In regard to his education, there
Uias been considerable Mid of tli 6 manner
in which he received it. Some think we,
t'ltllt t'lk'l ttL-tHIIlftftll 4tJ 11 tl lltu Tllltilllta I
., i i . r i .it. lis was loosened around the edges by
think not; for we have good authority, . , .. . ... n,. ',
r,.!, . T..t,ll.. ' "lU MU Ml un,n in vtuij n,.iiiiK. lmii i.ih
There is no record ol a similar one, nor
i has it been observed since. The winter
had been Intensely cold, and tho ice.
formed on Lake Erie was very thick.
to prove that neither John nor Isabella!
Shakespeare could write, for it was an
accomplishment that few possessed dur
ing the reign of Elizabeth, in even a
the day a still' easterly wind moved the.
whole Held up the lake. Abojit sundown
the wind chopped suddenly around, and
, ,n. , r i.i. i . i.i i b ew a ga e from 'die west. This brought
higher class of society, but we should I , . . ..Tin.
..,,,, ., i .i . i i i ii the vast rue of ice down again with
not think from this that he was deprived , , , .. ... ., ,,,,, ,.
..,,., , ,. i . such tremendou'i loree that it tilled the
William Shakespeare, the greatest o'
poets, is supposed to have been born o
the 2.Jd of April, 15(14. There are, how
ever, some who differ about the date, bu
we have every reason to believe that .
was not earlier than the 2Ud. Two of ih
principle arguments are as follows: Fir
because It Is generally understood that '
died upon the anniversary ot his bis .
day, and we are certain that he died
the 2JU1 of April. Secondly, bcc.m
was customary to baptize at tin i
age as possible. For, accordin
customs of the English church, i.
baptized were deprived of niair. i.
leges, and, as It Is said, "that solemn
sweet farewell :'
That died In puacu with one another,
Father, sinter, sou and brother.
With this gloomy belief it is natural t
believe that they would avail theuisolv. -
of the first opportunity. We therefoii
como to the conclusion that Wm. Shaks
peare was born but a few days bvtore hi
He was born at Stratford upon Avon, i.
murkiH town of England, In Warwick
shire, nine miles west of Warwick, ind
You may still uo northwest of London. It is situated
of all the advantages of regular instruc
tlon, that the poverty and Ignorance of
his parents necessarily deprived him of
There existed at that time and at the
present day, one of those free grammar
schools of which so many countay towns
of England arc possessed, and to the old
grammar school In Stratford, founded in
neck of tiie lake, and the outlet, so that
the outtlow of the water was very greatly
impeded. Of course it only needed a
very short space of time for the falls to
drain oil' the water below Black Hock.
The consequence was, that when we.
arose in the morning a Niagara, we
found tha' our river was nearly half gone.
The American channel had dwindled Into
tin. -trti iif lM-viird llii I'mirlli It lu unite
certain that John Shakespeare had the' respectable creek. 1 he Hrit.sh channel
right, as lie was Alderman and Bailiff of k ' U '" 1,ec" s"t'tiU
,the town,-of sending his son free of ' with a quick consumption and was fast
oi...r... Tim ..m "lumllv dmiht. but piissliig away. Far up from the head of
j" .. ... .
what he received as thorough an educa
tion as that school allbrded.-
In some works we find that the poet
had been in his youth a schoolmaster In
the country, which of course cannot be
Goat Island, and out Into the Canadian
rapids, the water was gone, as it was also
from the lower end of Gout Island, out
be ond the towert The rocks were bare,
bluck and forbidding. The roar of Ni-
lear what is around you when- the eye Is
tlrcady asleep. The indications of up.
on a gentle slope above the river, which
stretches out to a considerable breadth
pouching sleep is then the closing of the j and Is crossed by a bridge of fourteen
ielids, the nodding of the head, tho
Irooping of the arms, the sinking I rom
in erect to a supine condition. If in
arches. The older parts ol the town are
laid irregular, nit many improvements
are said to have been made of late years
true, as we know at what an early age he Smi had subsided almost to a moan,
left Stratford to enter as actor and author The scene was desolate, and but for Its
in the Globe Theatre. London. Ho might, novelty and the certainty that It would
havebeon, however, ariev passing through change before many hours, would have
the lower classes of the grammar school,! been gloomy and saddening. Every per-
son who has.visited Niagara will remem
ber a beautiful jet of water that shoots up
out of the water about forty rods south
of the outer sister in the great rapids,
called, with a singular contradiction of
terms, the "Leaping Rock."
The writer drove a buggy from near
the head of Goat Island out to a point
above and near to that Jet. With a log
cart and four horses we had drawn from
the outside of the outer island a stick of
pine timber, hewed one foot, square and
torty feet long. From the top of the mid.
die Island was drawn a still larger stick,
employed in assisting the master iu in
slrueting the smaller pupils.
Among the various stories connected
with the early life of Shakespeare, ot
which posterity seems to swallow with
greediness, is that of the deer stealing
expedition, with other riotous young fel-j
lows, to Sir Thomas Lucy's park at Char
lotte, near Stratford. The young gume
stealer, who had broken into the park and
stolen the deer, is said to have been slezed
brought before the Indignant Justice of
the Peace, and was treated so severely by
Sir Thomas that he revenged himself by
.-eudiiig the eyes close, the book droop0, the streets an; laid out more regular,
.elf-consciousness ceases, and we pus.-,
.tway in sweet repose. If in church, tin
tend rests devoutly upon the friciidh
pew, as if deeply impressed by its words
Accompanying this phenomena then
is also the loss of personal control. The
will no longer sits upon its gorgeous
fhronc. Its sceptre falls. And the mem.
net's so willing to do Its bidding, remain
and the houses are larger and finer. 1 he
church, a fine cruciform building, is situ
ated at the southeast corner of the town,
and Is illustrious as the burial place of
Shakespeare. The remains lie on the
north side of the chancel, and on the wall
is his monument, partly of marble and
with a half bust and two Inscriptions, one
in Latin and the other in English.
injuring the gates of Charlotte, for whicli! hewed on one side and sixty feet long,
he was obliged to escape to London. There are few places on the globe where
The idea that Shakespeare became soj a person would be less likely to go alum
poor as to be obliged to earn a living bj I bering tlmn In the rapids of Niagara, just
holding horses at the door of the theatre, above the lirink ot tnc uorse-suoe inn.
must be absurd, lor it is established b , All the people of the neighborhood were
abroad exploring recesses and cavities
the dramatic compositions of that du.
that the people universally isited t
theatre either on foot or n boats, b
which Uie theatres were built on ii.
batiks of the Thameojiequently tin
could be no horses to hold. Secondly .
seems hardly natural that a man endow.
His father. John Shakespeare, was in
motionless and still. No longer is our all probability aglover, or manufacturer i with the talent of Shakbpeare, which
train of thought guided by this potent .of the many articles of dress then made j mUHt UiVi, shown In his earlier woii.
from leather. would be iierniitt'id to become so low.
He belonged to the shopkeeper class,' He Viis inarrleifU 18, to a Miss Am
but had married an heiress by the name Uutluiwuy, on the vtith of Novemb.
of Isabella Ardcn, whose family had be 1582. ". O
come quite prominent in the courts of His family and his own tastes, and t.
agency. It is not in our power to avert
a stray thought, nor, as in waking mo
ments, to liix our mind upon It ad libitum,
to the exclusion of all others. Hut wc
are at the mercy of them all, as the lyre
to the passing i recze. Wc are passive to
the minds own energy, producing in us
the wildest notion, heaving to us all
the resemblance ofreality.
Sleep, then, being tnc 'x!austion of the
nervous system, the moro'ruul the ex.
hauBtion the more sleep is requirvlr The
student, the man engaged Ir.-hterary pur
suits, requires, then, more rest tlmn the
physical laborer; ami students should be
very careful that this law of their nature
should demand their greatest respect.
W-s cannot continue always active. "Rest
that had never before been exposed to mor
taj eyes. The writer went some distance,
up the shore of the river. Large fields at
the muddy bottom lay bare. The
dngular sincope of the waters lasted all
lay, and night closed over the strange
. cene. But In, the morning our river was
.stored In all its strength, beauty, and
', nujesty, and we wero glad to welcome Its
; .welling tide once more.
Isabella Arden had considerable prop
erty, but, instead of being an advantage,
it seemed to have been the cause of mis
fortune to tins family, for John Shakes
peare, who had originally been a thriving
and prosperous tradesman, gradually de
scended, during the youth of his son, to
poverty, having been tempted to pursue
without experience, an ligricultural life.
He was obliged soon after to mortgage
and sell not only his farm but even one of
his houses in Stratford.
encouragements of his friends, wero proi
ably combined to turn his thoughts to tl
He died on the 2!ld of April, 1010, '
his fifty-third year. F. P. II.
The world knows nothing of its grcn
est' men. Taylor.
The best laid schemes o' mice and men
Gang aft a-glcy ;
And leave us naught but grief and pal
For promised joy.
A little philosophy Inellneth men's
'lindsto Atheism; but depth of phlloso.
hy brlngeth men's minds about to re
Ho that wrestle's with us strengthens
u nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our
ntagonist is our helper. Burke.
A fool must now and then be right by
A moral, sensible, and well-bred man
Will not affront me, and no other can.
One science only will one genius tit;
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
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