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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1877)
Oul noil l'roflclt, Doflelr.
NKltKASKA, 1IKAK NK1JKASKA.
Nebraska, dour Nebraska!
Thy hills nro fur away,
Thy bowery valon, whore lingers
The long-enamored day.
Hut sweet tho scouted west-wind,
Ah flute-notes from tho sea,
Hippie from yonder minuet,
And tells my heart of theu.
What though day's dying glories
Lust crown the mountain lone,
And many a land has prospects
Far lovlicr than thine own?
I roam by mount and river,
I pass by lake and leu,
To note their mingled bounties,
Then homeward turn to thoo.
And still tho sea may thunder,
Fur-breaking on the shore,
And still the windy pino-woo(b
Send back responsive roar;
And cool beneath the mountain
May Ho the azure lake,
And down the rocky ledges
The s'lvery cataract break.
Far dearer are thy meadows,
Thy rounded grassy hills,
Thy sandy-bedded rivers,
Thy shallow, reedy rills.;
For not a luuil Is lying
Beneath tho heaven's broad dome,
Can protler such contentment
AsflllB the laud of home.
Oh, (hero's a spot made holy.
Bcop in thy sheltering breast
A spot of calm seclusion,
Where loved ones are at rest ;
And there when wanderings over,
And gono life's llttlo day,
May I with thorn he lying,
And mingle clay with clay.
O. 0. Dake.
XATUJIE ANJJAJt'l'lX WTELLEOT.
In nttluro is displayed thu intelligence
and handiwork of God; man's intelli
gence aim handiwork finds expression in
art. In nature we. have divine knowledge
and skill applied in tho formation of some
thing; human knowledge and skill ap
plied in the formation of anything is art.
I n the ma.jt utic cataract of N iagara wo have
an example of nature; in the imposing
cathedral we behold art. In a fruit-tree
which from the early introduction of sci
ons into it body has been made to bear
two or more totally dill'erent kinds of fruit
we have something which has been formed
by the joint work of nature and art.
Now intellect, like this apple-tree, is
termed bolh by nature and art. Tho cre
ator and the created both have somothing
to do in the making of it.
By intellect wo would understand apart
from a whole, that part or faculty of the
human mind or soul which thinks and
understands ami receives ideas, either by
means of the senses or by perception, and
by art in intellect we would understand the
enlargement, the improvement of the qual
ity nd the rounding in to beauty and sym
metry of it, by menus of human agency
Naturo gives to every individual a car
tain amount of mi ml or brain material,
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