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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
There t'lin be no finest Ion as to l he examples,
"Amisi!. dill'orod IVom Darwin liii thu
theory of development," "one slnr dillerolh
from nnolher slur in glory." Tin- question
Is hi to "dlll'or Willi," nnil wliotlier 11 is ad
, i mid if so, on wllul grounds.
Tli.n - ins lo be no doubt tbut tt Is ad
r ;i,lc but not its nn alternative with
illtl ru-vwr It has quite a dim-rent mean
iir ni'oie, I venture lo think, limit Chan
cr'H.'ir Heiiion's mere negation or disagree-
llieiit l' say mill one siar uiiirn irttn an-oiluT-lar
in glory would be inadutis.snblo
mid indcUinihlc' "Differ from" is used m
cxin-e-s mere uiilikonws divergence, in
tiiin.'H both animate ;tnd inanimate ; "dillep
" to express the action of intelligent
l,i., i m Hie rrprim of a ditference;
xcitli imply big tbe presence, or- the construe
tit pn s, i,ce, of two dillering or dungi -ln-
lurlif. A Hum may differ from mi
oiiier man in opinion, without differing
with him. For ono may uovor have, hoard '
ot the other's opinion, tYom which ho yel j
illll'cis, or hearing It, he tuny hold his peace ,
about his own diiVerenco. Hut H" he (lis-1
pules the other' s opinion, parllcuhirly If he
iloi-s m in his pmeuco, he differs wltli him.
Thin lla.litt, describing a commonplace
critic, -,is: "He is a person who thinks
b pii'M, and talks ly role. He differs
icili ofi, not because he thinks you in the
wrong, but because he thinks somebody
ele will think m.." Thin we snj that a
man hud a ditforonco willi another, inian
ing a dispute with him. We should neve:
think of saving that he had a difference,
from him; nor .should we say that ho had
a dilforonec with him, unlot his dilleronce
of opinion or of feeling received expres
sion. Therefore, "I beg leave lo differ
from jou" is correct, and " 1 beg leave to
dillirwilh you," incorrect. For what is
implied is a eoiirleoiis expression of inero
dilbn-iicc of opinion. And 3 el in speak
ing of what took place on such an occas
ion, it would be correct to say that the ono
instantly dillcrcd with the other. "Wo
should not say that lie instantly d Moved
from him; for his dillerenee from Iho opin
ion ot the man with whom ho then diucr
cd might have been of ten years' standing.
In the use of the particle tlt'n, in the
phrase, "dill'ereiii from," it is not qulto
correct to say thai the letter a has fallen
away, since, for the sake of euphony, it is
assimilated to the consonant which it pre
cedes. It is not easy to determine whether
ili or tlin is the older form ; but analogy
would show the longer form to be the rad
ical, and the shorter the modification. If
this be so, wherever the loiter does not
appear ii is subaudittim in the pronuncia
tion of (ho word in which the prolix occurs,
by Ihe doubled sound of the initi.d letter of
the wold to which it ia prefixed, and tlius
the pi ineiplo of assimilation of (ho sound
ot is adhered k. Whatever may bo tho
explanation of the precedeneo of ono form
rather than the other, it is evident Unit in
"dlll'or" the luw not fallen away, but is
assimilated to tho initial sound of tho last
purl of the compound word.
It also is admitted by thu learned critic
that negation is sometimes intended by tho
particle din but that negation does not ox-han.-t
il- niennjng. If this particle express
ts negation, then "differ with" is some
times admissible, which was all my loiter
uitmd to prove
I am glad that, in giving an explanation
to exhaust tho moaning of tho phrases in
question, he has given us so torse and gen
erally uo convincing a discussion.
I havo also to noto, that in my lottor,
there was no intention of making "dllTor
with" an alternative to "dillbr from", and
I presume it was not douo. Thoy aro not
the reciprocals of each other.
To "differ with" implies an exprcHnion of
difference; and as tho word "with" radical
ly signifies "join", tho dillerenee is ono to
which two persons aro parties, and tho dlf
ferenco is reciprocal. This is perhaps
what Sir. "White means by saying that tho
persons dillering aro present or constructive
ly present. Personally I am obliged to Mr.
White for his clear and satisfactory discus
sion of these phrases.
.Mr. HoriU'Tooke said that he lia-1 boon
tho victim of two prepositions and one
conjunction. I think nivKolf fortunate
preserve for future study. Tho ordinary
way of drying mid mounting llowerlng
plants is ruinous to most of tho species.
They ought to be mounted in some pro
scivolivo solulution within a cell on a
hiUinnnunsusperllngjiiomentlhavenol glass slldv. Carbolic acid is ono of tho
been made a victim of mr preposition
A. 11. H
Fresh Water Alinr
best liquids in which lo preserve these
plants. Holniilsls nro ye,t very much in
the dark about tho life" history of those
organisms. The olns.ssllo.ntion of Ihcm
Is not stilled. American botanists ha"o
Countless miliions of ogeiable torn
an- "b"in to blush unseen." This was
oi'ii iiinlU iiiid of llic hi. .In r mil. i.j ..I'
llowering plants. The "pool , vidently ,l,!',n ,hn" '" m,,sl ,,th('1' 'l""'
n..,...ri,i r ii,.. ii,,.,.r ii.... ..i.i ......,., ,tence. In fact, In Ihe Englisl
r,' .- ..-....,. oiitv U wnivi ltH'l II
was supposed lo dream of her future part
ner in life.
Tt pcenis to mo that the moat oulrageous
violation of good laslo, in all literature, is
to be found In Hacine'H AntJromiiqun, Act
III, Scene 0. It occurs in this form: An
dromecha, wife of I color, was the slave of
Pyrrhus, son of Achilles. Pyrrhus pursu
ed her with malrimonial oilers, which she,
as yet done but littlo in this Held of in-1 In intense devotion to Iho memory of her
qniry, and less has hcen published by dead li ctov, persistentlv decliued. So ut-
Iments of lerly revolting were the attentions of Pyrr-
glish language I bus, thai she resolved lo let him kill Asty.
I. ! !... . . . .. . ..
Ihe homes of men had !hev found a place "u"",tNl,J ,K W0,hS01 nni Vllll,c on auax, ner son oy iieeior, rauwr inan uc-
by their side, I Iim-1i sp.ang rnlo bi-insr 1 V'" ",y .'' "" """ l,'Sl,P noo-s .conic ins wue.
and u auly wlthoul being seen by IU1V i"'",'buuon lo the History of the Fresh In this condition of things, as she is
walking With hor conlidant, Ceplusus, thoy
auly without being seen by any
human c)c. The same thing is lepeated
in a thousand different forms before our
Nothing in the w hole range oT bolanieal
science can surpass in interest many of out
Fresh Walei Alae. Tin y net d however
lo be seen under a powerful mngnifviiig
glass. Thus -,( ii the) c hilit I irnis of,
beauty eiju.il to the clioiiest lloweisof the I
coiiservalon, the pi.iirn s, .rtho limbered
raines. Whoever commences the study
of tlieso wonderful forms, If the scion
title spiri is possessed in tho least, will
soon be inspired with enlhusiam by llic
beauty and variety of llieir wonderful
life processes. There is no period of as
sumed death to them. All seasons oven
midsvintcr hnvo their peculiar spocies.
The eternal snow of the mountains, and
tho overheated waters of tho Yellowstone
Ooysers. alike contain thorn. In their
study the naturalist comes to 11 fo in its
Water Algo published by the Smilhsoni
an Insliiule. Fortunately in the lower
forms of vegetable as wHl as animal life
the species are very widely distributed.
The principal Fresh Water Alga) are com-
I moii to Europe mid America. This en-
aides American students to use success
full) that most excellent foreign work,
Flora Kiiri'p.nnn Aquae Duki el Slmma
li'ui if I'rtif liahi iihoi'xt." A.
Krrnps IVom my Note Book.
fVUK KOIl fllll.MltiAINS AND fOSTIVKNESS.
In Heaumonl and Fletcher's "Knight of
suddenly encounter Pyrrhus ; and Andromc
eha, like a true Frenchwoman, is mndo to
say to her companion,
"Til vols lo pouvolr (lo inos yotix."1
You seo the power of my eyes. If there is
anything more hollow and insincere in tho
whole compass of Tragedy, T do not know
where it is to be found. Fancy a woman
persecuted to death by the anion -olici-lations
of the murderer of hor husband and
family, whose advances she has again and
again rebuked, and whom of all things on
earth she is anxious to escape, boasting, or
oven or hinting to her confidant the
power of her eyes over tho object of
Ihe Ihirning Peslle," occurs Ihe following: hor lli9likc- Tlmt ,l)OWor ount l.. lm.V0
illi'h. Ay. J pray, mother; In truth my foot nro
full of cliUlblnlim with trnvollhn;.
I!'V. 'fill Hi, null thoxo chlllhlnhis nro n foal
trouble. MtsHtrcKg Jlcrrytliought, whoa your
outli ciimc" hoiuo, lot lilm rub nil tho solo. of his
fi'ct. itiul his liot'lo, tinil lit h nncluH, with n niouBe-
kUIii ; or, It' noim nf your pcoplo enn CHtt'li a aioiiso,
simplest forms, anil for the llr?t limo ap-1 witun in- w.i to bed. let him roll hi l'cot la tho
made her eyes hateful lo her; and, if refer-
red to at all, have been the occasion of a
passionate outburst of sorrow. But, sho
was evidently a Frenchwoman.
However, L would not be too sweeping
in my remarks about French women.
riian Mdinc. De Witt, neo Gui.ot, and
proximates to ilh mysteries. No one can warm finhcw. uml I wanuut you ho niiail bo wall; I thousands of her class, no liner type of
. I .1 V I . ! -', . .....1 ann llw, Hllll Mtll OlIU IlltlkP llllll pllt ill tlllKl'I'H. butWOOll I , 1 , Al 1 T- vflil 1 1
look through a microscope and seo hl-,-llc-t . , lo tl;eni. lt-, J,.y M)Vor(,,Kn Womanhood exists. Udmo. Do "Witt's books
hnprcgniuioii of an (cdogouium with-' ,.ir hi- lil!l( f hl, ,)(, PoMlvo i are as good as can bo found for tho young.
out having his joy sobered by a feeling
These minute organisms arc very nbttu
act III, SceneS.
Among a certain class of people, the
odor of the feel is believed to possess anolli-
O. C. D.
dant in Hie vicinity ol Lincoln, but are,.,. X:,i,.,i,i,. medical quality. A woolen
generally unnoticed by all except the ' t,,,.!,,, n,t lm lu-en worn a long time,
' crypto'.'aniie botanist. East of the B. A' ;., n,,i infre(iuenll) bound around the neck
M. depot a small sluggish stream mean- nl ferl( for Hore-ihroat ; its sweaty lllth
i dors towards Sail Creek. In early spring )(.in,r supposed to give it a phannace
I this stream is crowded willi bright gvi-tn VlllH. far above that of a clean piece of
nbtiiioiiiiiiis, blimy ui.ij.i.c oi ctJiai)io woicn oiotlt.
matter. These are Algiv. But this is not Tn ()l,or jn8rtlCPrt, tho uncultivated aro
tlu.' host time to examine them Towards !ajH ((, llb0 tlt! i,0(iUy excrements for car
midsummor tills mailer becomes dingy, J ncii0, for vomits, etc.; apparently presuming
To "Our Boiiutiriil Friend".
yellowish and Houielimes dirty looking
This is tho tlmo when these Algro nro
fruiting, and as these belong to the Zygne
vui laiully, Ibis is the time to gather and
classify thorn. Another family largely
that the more revolting tho remedy, tho
more certain tho cure.
Till: KW MOON AS A I.OVR I'HOrlll'V.
AVo aro all familiar willi tho "grand old
enrosonted In this ditch are the OtefHarfa-, ...., ,.r Sll. iii1.Cil sniW a8 Colorldao
I "- -- - -i I s
coae. Tliesu can generally iw rocogiugeu
ntonco, as tiny form thick, slimy strata,
sumullnua attached, ind sometimes float
ing, and mostly with long fringe like rays
extending from tho main mass. The col
or is dull greenish, blaoki-di, bluish and
Boniellinos purplish. ThcseAlgioc.au ho
gathered as specimens at all seasons as
thoy aro classified Indopondent of their
fru it which 1. unknown.
Lato cununor is tho host time to collect
Alga) from rivers. Sinnll bodies of frosh
wator, such assprlngn, contain good spec
Imoiis ut till times when not frozen up.
Tho best locality that I havo yet found
for Algio, in tnis State is tho region along
tho Missouri from Omaha to Bollovuo.
Hero many conditions aro combined tint
arc favorable to a largo number of species
and Individuals, such as a rlvor, sloughs,
still water, and dripping springs.
These Algco aro somewhat difficult to
calls it, ami Uio stanza,
" I bhw tho new moon, lato yoatrooi;,
T iho nitltl moon in her nnn;
And, if wo iriuis lo ttca, mailoi,
1 ftnr we'll como lo lnirm."
Tlio new moon is thus mndo to bo a proph
l! of fair or foul weather; and in this char
actor bi.e has long boon recognized by tho
But Mistress Luna has, also, another
supposed prophetical oillce. I once know
a half-witted girl, who, when there was a
new moon, would go into tho back yard
of hor fathor'o house, kneel, fronting tho
slondor crescent, thon reach behind hoi-and
pick up the first thing she touched, and say,
"Now moon, Irao moon, como, toll to mo,
Who my trno-lovo Ib for to tio;
Tho color of his oyes, tlto color of ids hnir,
And the color or tho clo'heH ho It) for to wear I"
Then sho would rise, and retire to bed, plac
ing the small articlo sho had picked up
uuderher pillow; and during tho night
Bina, the Beautiful, glided gracefully
through the folding doors, bringing willi
hor tho aroma of tho gods and wonder to
,..ii,,..i tbo oyoa of all beholders.
'UliL.ll I , , -
oucu a vision count scarcely runic ina
most Irritable, however much he disliked
to bo disturbed. .Nor was hor surprising
beauty hor greatest charm. Kofiucd gold
is not less valuable or precious because or
namented with costly and more brilliant
gems. Tho radiance of truth, and inno
cence, anil purity; tho abiding faith in
the Supremo and the human; the fullness
of charily which is saturated with good
deeds and an unbounded sympathy these
possess an attractiveness as real and moro
lasting than the warm voluptuousness of
Egypt's Queon, or tho cold and uncom
promising symmetry of Helen. Whon in
ono person and spirit aro combined tlicso
twofold attributes tho symmetry of form,
and face, ami elegance of motion and
manner, with that unthought, untaught
grace of life and intelligence which em
braces humanity in its ample charity
surely thon Is tho perfection of mortality
But tills ',s not what I intended to write,
but rathnr to defend you and Israel against
Doubtless tho intimato self-knowlcdgo
ono can't lplp possessing is perplexing
and humiliating. Doubtless also It was
quito as humiliating and may be raoro
perplexing to Euphrosyuo than to you.
With all hor strength ot jrtind and pur
(continued onVo 0.)
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