Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, May 01, 1877, Page 127, Image 7

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Uixirnoc.vTKn Maxims.
eiro thoir favor. Wo dospiso that shrink
ing, timid mortal, who, hefoioho spunks,
looks wilil ly around, us if louring the
presoncu of some one, who might nol
think tho sumo as he. What would the
consequences be, if the executive olniir of
tliis nation were tilled by one, who, he
fore he decided nn important question,
would first look to His party to sco wheth
er it would he received with popular favor?
President Haves electrified tho nation
when lie said, Unit, he was not tho presi
dent of a party, hut the president of the
people. His policy is popular with the
musses of the people. Vet this truly
great man did not know when lu decided
on his policy, whether it would ho re
ceived with general favor or not. He
knew his duty, and was not afraid to act.
ft was a hold stroke and deservedly popti-
" Sensitive to praise as men are, tho ques
tion is often miotcd, as to the course to he
pursued, in order to win the nppl uibc and
good will of all
No intellect is so impoverished as not
to perceive, wherein ohligation o dui
lie's. Realizing the right path in which
to direct our footstep-, we should press
onward. All should have a north v pur
pose in view, a beacon light towards
which thoy can wend their way.
A wc journey through life, there will
often ho an opportunity to step from the
wayside, awl lend a helping hand to the
woak and faltering. Wo may conduct
ouisclvos as wo proceed towards futurity,
as to win the applause of men; making
onch step more sublime; character more
noble, and finally teaching tho brink of
eternity, wo leap boy nil, forever dlsnp.
pear from mortal view. Hut dopnrting.
wo may loavo M foot prints on tho sands
of timo," which may be to others, a guide
to a noble life. A. J.
' Ami now, rnrt'woll ! 'Its html to glc tlico up."
-.V. ' II7W.
" I cannot, Howard 1"
"And why not, Nellie?"
" Because your "
"My what, Nellie?"
" Because your principles and your char
acter are not always such as I could re
spect. You are an avowed infidel, and
would seolf at my religious convictions.
Holding such diverse opinions, could wc
ever expect to live happily together? You
are too fond of gny and wanton society,
and more, pardon my frankness, you
quite frequently use strong drink."
"Is this all that you have to oppose in
"You wo angry, Ilowaid, because I
have ben so frank and honest, and yet,
methiuks it wore hotter to moot your qucs"
lion fairly and honestly, than to attempt
to evade it, or to deceive you by conceal
ing the real truth."
"Certainly, Neilie, I would have you
deal frankly and honestly. I admire your
Mmighlforward ways. Rut have you ever
thought that perhaps all boys have some
inherent faults or vices? I will grant
that I may have more than the average of
tlicm, but then, with such an angel as you
always near me, I stand a fair chance of
sometime becoming a fair specimen of
the genus homo. Think of this matter
awhile, Nellie. Surely, you do not cast
mo off entirely when I love you so in
tensely? It seems to me that my great
love ought to bo a virtue with which you
might cover up a fow of my faults."
" It is useless to say more. You have
heard my only answer," said Miss Nellie
Howard Mclvce said no more for some
moments, nor did he oven turn his head,
but looked straight into a lilac bush 'be
foio him. After musing for some timeiie
drew up his tall handsome figure to its
full height, and took a step forward ns if