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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1876)
Tin ffutlern Question.
Ax clour ami still
As depths limy 1111.
She iisicil to sit utiil sing alone.
Ah gently as tlm wax UK repel
Tlic winds Unit o'er thy bopom kwoII,
So bents my hi'iirt with joy Tor thee.
Ak oft I i'uiiic, O inoiintnln ea!
And when the night vlth spangled screen.
Secrets and keep tltu beauteous scene,
Thou Kt lit in tlrcam thy form I see
('onio back to mo, come, fulr to me.
With tilled oars nnd ivory hoat.
Then o'or thy heaving breast I Hunt.
Whilst back for u'er thy shores, recede,
And isolate, naught to impede,
I bask and breathe in purity
Through endless, vast eternity,
And Hall and seek thy billows o'er.
Forevermore ! ForeN urmorc t
Come gently then, pellucid wave,
With wulconio touch my ankle lae.
Ah when with smooth mid downy Htioku,
Sumo melancholy mood you've broke.
Or lull my thought, so happy oft.
With tender word and whisper soft,
And washed awny my gloomy pain.
Whilst murmuring there some happier strain.
Twn thus she came, and oft she sung.
While- far adown liur accents rung,
Along the broken, rock-lined shore.
Where waves still roll and faintly roar.
Itnt some dread hand lms wrought n change.
That olio so fair,
With voice so raro.
.Should como no more.
Should fare so sore.
How cold the lulu
That ne'er is sate!
TIs strange! Howstrango! 'Tis deathly -.tnuigu
How falrylike AdcHa fair!
So lonely pale, so strangely rare.
Hut like the blush of ratling mom,
tt joy is chilled by hope forlorn.
Like siiuimer -Initios at close of day.
That failu and grow
So dull aud slow,
And throng and throng
So dark and long,
Yet coming near
She too. shu too has parsed awuy.
And still the waves till early dawn
Come on, come on. conic on, come on.
And rise and fall, como In and beat.
And roll and bruak and then retreat.
And o'er the same gruy hoary btone,
Which Time reveres,
They fall In tcuru.
'.nd linger so
Wheru long no
In sinking DayV
I.ut adieu gaze.
Shu need to sit nutl muse alone.
F. M. I,.
The Eastern Question.
Once more it is to lc settled by the arb
ilramcnl oT arms. It wits supposed to
have boon sullied twenty years ago, when
the allied powers loon up arms against
Russia, and the integrity of the Ottoman
Empire was preserved. Uut like the Sla
very question, so often settled by Missouri
Compromise mid Fugitive Slave Law, it
has not remained settled; nor will the
question of tlit! eoutiuttanee of the Turk
ish rule in Europe remain settled until it
is settled right. Tills will bo no less than
the complete ovcrllfrow of the Turks.
England, in lending her arms in the
Crimean. war to support the eutisc of Turk
and Pope against the Nation of Easier:)
Christendom, played n part little credita
ble to her. Alma, Halaklava aud Inke
inaii are names suggestive of her shame
rather than her glory; for, though the val
or of her sons wtis great upon these san
guinary Heidi, their blood was shed in an
unholy cause, the maintenance of as vile
a depotism as ever existed. No false
views of expediency, uri.sing under an al
leged necessity of preserving the balance
of power, should have led her to light on
the side of the Mahometan oppressor of
the Christian. This we say, setting aside
all considerations ot past history, of relig.
ion, or race, or language, simply as taking
the side of the oppressed as against the
The political wrong thai resulted in
forging upon the limbs of the Christian
the fetters of the Uarlmrian, has been but
j the continuation of a great historic wrong.
J The schism between the Eastern aud
.Western churches, and the consequent ri-
valry between the Eastern and Western
Em plies, had made a lasting impression
upon many minds having scarcely any
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