Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, March 01, 1878, Image 1
HttMMMiM mmmmmmmmmumt THE HESPERIAN STUDENT -xnOun- QuI non l'roflcit, Deficit VOL. VII. MARCH, 1878. no. 3. TO AITHKA FKOM ritisox. ThlH beautiful little sonnet was written by Colonel Richard Lovelace while confined In Hie gate-houco Westminster, to which lie wan commit ted by tho House of Common, in April KM. When love with unconflned wings Hovers within my gates, And my divine Althea bring To whisper nt my grates; When I lye tangled In her halre; And fetter'd with her eye, The birds that wanton in the aire, Know no such llbcrtyc. When llowing cup mn swiltly round With no allaying Thames, Our carelcsse heads with roses crown' d, Our hearts with loyal flames; When thirsty grlofo In wine we steepe, When healths and draughts goe free. Fishes, that tipple In tho dcepo, Know no such Ubcrtie. When, llunet-llke, conflncd I With shriller note shall sing The murcyc, sweetness, majestyu, And glories of my king; When I shall voyco aloud how good lie Is, how great should be, Th' enlarged wlndcs, the curie tho Hood, Know no such libcrtic. Stone walls doc nut a prison make, Nor Iron barres a cage, Mlndcs, inuocunt, and quiet, take That for un hermitage; If I have freedom in my love, And In my soule am free, Angels alone, that soaro above, Enjoy such Hbertle. 1 " M01W11N ANCIENTS. There is no need to explain tho mean ing of these words, for they are sufli. cicntly expressive of themselves. The term is equally applicable in all ages ami among all nations. The poor man who places his grain in one end of the hug and a stone in the other, in order to balance it across his horse, be cause his father did so, is stormed at from every side; but still he holds out with a degree of grit which I cannot but admire. For this reason I propose to take his part and attempt to assign him some place of usefulness in tho onward rush of civilization. I consider him far wiser for thus sending his wheat to mill than I should, if he were to entrust his sackfull witli an insane Darius Greene, who attempts, from his kitchen roof, to soar on high, but ignominously falls a mass of tang led ruins in the yard below. Probably man' of us can recall the sport we used to have in playing at seesaw when we lived where fences are more plenty than here. We have noticed too, when anyone at either extreme jump ed off and destroyed the equilibrium, that those at the other were unceremoniously precipitated to the ground, and that those were less disturbed who were nearer the '7iMifii""""""""u""' """' ",L "'"",frggggg .-"'.