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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (May 1, 1877)
the transition was quiet and peuoolul, as
lie passed inlo llio spirit world.
Lilt' bears us on like llio How of 'a
mighty river. Our boats glide happily
down llio muriuiiring brook, winding lie
I ween its grassy border.", and Hie groves
of trees and banks of flowers on cither
side are but the fancies and joys of youth.
Eagerly we grasp at the Heeling beauties
around us, as the stream huirics on, till at
manhood launched upon (lie more ex
pansive Hood, our lives are wrapped in
the industries, hopes and fears of the
worlds that encircle its shores. Here
some struggle but a short time, and then
pass beyond the confines of the known.
This lilli muse nnsweivil, " Wherefore yrlnvc
Tim brethren with fruitless tear J
Ahlilo u llttlu longer lioro,
Ami thou ehnlt tuko noliler leave."
That (ort wlilcli ever lives nnil loves,
One (tod, tine luw, one element,
Ami one I'nr-olV illviiiu event.
To which thu whole creation niuic.".-Tfiitiijuoii.
J. 1). P.
Look out for the Archiinyel. Its wings
are extended, and it's a lerrible Hopper.
The Jiemtm is dry. We mean the paper,
not the matter.
The Jtvrfl iii(iiir''s why wo have "eon.
Untied" articles in the Studhnt. It says,
' CJonlinued articles are either to excite
curiosity and consequently cause a repiti.
lion of the sending of sample numbers,
or because the writer has so much to say
that it would weary his readers to peruse
it all at once. Which' is it with you,
friend Hksi'KuiaxV" Allow us to say,
friend iliurol, that there are as many diller
cnl tastes among (lie leaders of our college
papers as there are among the editors,
and perhaps if you should enter into the
spirit of a !ood slory, you would change
mil' ladies. Let mo call jour attention
to the story commenced in this number of
the Htuiknt. If you can comprehend it,
I assure you that) on will become inter
ested ; provided you have no consoicn.
tious scruples against dealing wilh the
element so vividly set forlh in this story.
Try it and see, editor of llio Jnrel. Wo
assure you that it will not be so long asto
be tedious to the average reader. It's not.
uviwy one who can write such prodno.
tious, and it you and I can take the lime
to peruse them, perhaps wo nuiy become
inspired. Lot us try.
Tlie Xutionul li(heri Monthly is a
magazine of no ordinary character. It
contains information which would be
worth far more to any teacher than the
cost of the periodical. It is intended for
teachers, and especially adapted lo their
wants. It has genius at its head, and is u
model of clear oxptossion and richness
of thought. 'I lie Monthly seems lo have
a great sympathy for the teacher, compar
ing litem to a reappearance of the Nlima
eljtes. It says: "They are a wandering
lr"ibo, without permanent local habitation,
their salaries cut down to the lowest
notch, and yet, in spite of wind and w ealh.
or, poor school houses, and poor faro, Ihoy
still live and pro&por, and ate doing a
grand work, fjor which generations yet
unborn will rise up and call them bless,
ed." This may bo true in the main, yet
we have serious doubts whether or not
the leachers of our common schools are
verv prospoiou.s. Many a teacher has bid
good-by to his calling, simply because ho
could not 'stand the pleasure." His
scanty income has driven him to the
necessity of changing his profession for
something more lointiuorntivo. Ministers
lii-o about the only class of people dial
can subsist almost entirely on faith, and
we doubt not but they would sometimes
bo in butler hearl, and much more useful,
if their minds were freul from this anx
ious euro of the pocket-book by an in
orou&ed salary. Let us hope that iho time
will come when school teachers, miiiintu'a
of the gospel, ami even editors, alnll
receive enough attruin ct aryentunt lo sat
isfy the cruings of nature.
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