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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1877)
BlNI TIIK EdHKS.
tinn of conscience to utter some obsccn
ji'si, to crack a smutty joke, to toll some
story Unit savors of anythh.b out purity
of mind. Too often then we show our
selves to be vjxssnls instead of peers. Pur
ity of mind may he likened to the beauti
ful soft fuzz upon the pencl. which when
once touched is gone forever. Our minds
having once cherished the impure thought,
the smutty joke, or obscene story, is, to
some extent, poisoned. 'Tis there as firm
as the bloody spot upon the hand of Lady
Again, our college life may illustrate
this text. How many students prove
themselves to be vassals! Never willing
to work a hard problem, never willing to
puzzle ever a diilicult construction, never
willing to solve a troublesome solution,
always dependent upon others. Too many
prove themselves only slaves where they
should be men. Too many arc only scr.
vnnts where they should be masters.
N. M. E.
For the Student.
FAITH, HOIPn, AND Gil AK1TY.
Thu elcmontH, Faith, Hope, nml Charity,
Combine to form thu mind,
And without thu plurality.
They arc neither r-ymbo) nor Ij;ii.
Tluy lorm a chain of rrlendbhip,
To every tumplar true,
And without their relationship.
Thoy arc void to mo and you.
Coint:, lut lib honor them.
With live thut an curium :
Tlum i-an wo e'er command,
Of all tliu world cutcum.
.May vc incut upon a lucl,
Though from every nation oouio.
Thu rich man from liin palace,
Tliu poor man from his home.
For thu i lull miift limu IiIh wimlih
Andhtnto init-hlo the Tumpler door;
' nd the poor man Undo IiIh bi-t renpeet,
Upnh our Lodge room Moor.
N miiKt part at presimt.
For the world niutU hu- ll. due,
We mingle Willi tin- world.
faithful bund, ami true
llut tliu intlucnco of our mi'dingo,
In memory is green,
May wc in the future,
Renew tho happy fcone.
The links, Faith, Hope, and Charlt.i.
Form a blrcht fraternal chain;
If n link be broken hero on earth.
"Twill bo linked in heaven aj;ain.
D. c. V
HIND 1UE EDGES
If the world's edges were all bound we
should be watting for the millcnium.
There would be no work for the reform.
ers, whether social political or moral.
The press of the country would not ring
as it does now with denunciations of pub
lie institutions and public and private in
dividuals. Herbert Spencer would nM
need to spend his energy and talents in
secure reforms in our poor-houses ami
jails and prisons, elhics would he unncc
essary. Turkey would treat the christians
within her borders with justice and Im
munity, and Russia would not burn with
an ambition to increase her boundariis
upon the south and east. The red mini
would no longer follow the war piilli-
and the terrible death-whoop uoulil echo
no more umoung the plains of the west,
Labor and capital would cease U con
llict, while railroad wars and election bat
ties would bo unheard of. Hut tbe mil
lenium is not at hand, these edges arc mil
bound, and there is an imperitive call for
active earnest men and women. Tlie il
ty of the hour is of the greatest impor
tance, and the need of trite workers i
hourly full as in the darkest days of Hie
Revolution, or when the lirst gun
tired upon Fort Sumter. Every in-Ill
needs renovating, every call is loudly for
reform and true reformer-. Our "
land, our foreign sisters, pi.liiics, o'"K
all need rebinding. The old binding
ravellimr out. and the edges luivo becon
rough and uneven. Now "' blt l,oW"
in these days and say that llnrc isnollUM
for them to do. On cur huiid are uV
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