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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (May 1, 1878)
Qul noil Vroflclt, Deficit.
Whon brightly breaks tho morning,
Upon earth so Htlll ami fair,
How yonder lillls scorn forming
With vordnro rich nnd rare.
Tlio Cyprus loaves reviving
Show slgiiB of former lll'o,
And mnny n storm surviving,
Again renews thu strife.
Murk to tho hlrdH Hwcot singing,
Tho Chanticleer's shrill call;
Distant hulls are ringing
At tho 'prooch of old King Sol ;
Tho farmer ceases sleeping
When ho hears tho wild bird's lay,
And Idly fortli comes creeping
To tho work ol another day.
All Nnturo now Is working,
Idlers and drones are few;
Only man Is shirking,
Tho work ho has to do.
Then let lis, In ourllvlng, lack
An Idlo.falntlng heart,
And tn thlB weary bivouac
At all times do our work.
VISIT TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
In this skoteh is recorded tho partial re
sult of u series of visits to one of the
lending ward schools of Munich, nnd of
information imparted by tho obliging and
cultured teachers and the gentlemanly
It should bo observed that, while no po
liteness or pains are spared to assist and
inform the foreign visitor, who comes
with an express object, "school visiting,"
even b the patrons, is not popular in
Germany. The teachers, when interro
gated on this point, frankly confess that
it is regarded as an unwelcome annoyance
and intrusion. The impression which
one gains is that the people, the parents,
make little inquiry and bear very slight
anxiety for tho success and progress of
tho public schools. Tho reason is ob
vious, and will explain many other dll
foreuccs between tho public sentiment and
state of aflairs in Germany and America:
Teaching is a profession and the system
is compulsory. Said oncyoung lady, with
an air of professional pride, " I have scr
ved my probation, and passed my examin
ation ; I am no longer on trial bofore my
Tho Government has everything under
its control. The whole machinery is ad.
mirably adjusted, each wheel running in
its fixed and appropriate groove. The
teacher has entered upon his profession
after long and vigorous apprenticeship.
Hence there is no need for anxiety nor
personal observation on the port of tho
parent, nor desire for it on the part of tho
It is necessary to mark two significant
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