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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1878)
Qui nou Vroflclt, Doflcit.
Tho evening sun the low horizon lights.
And drifting cloudlets wend their airy flights,
In aried hues that shame tho painter's nrt,
And thrill the soul where benuty holds a part;
When strips of 'old the silver bars divide
And purple billows just above them ride,
With edges gilt or bound with silver grey,
'TIb then imagination holds her swny.
I stood and gnzed upon the beauteous scene,
Aud at my side near by m y heart's fair ittceii
See you, I asked, yon cloud that floats alone, ;
Like islo volcanic Into ocean thrown?
A quiet spot it looks, a safe retreat
Where ocean Gods to hold their courts might
It's length is twice it's width, and noar tho end
Two castles towering hea onward thcro stand,
That CHst their shadows thrown by setting sun,
Slender and long, tho light bine ocean one.
Post see it as it takes its onward flight
Through the surrounding circles tinted white?
And turned she then those beauteous eyes to
Her lips exposed the pearls that they confine,
I tjc, but It looks, you sentimental bilk,
More like n mouse drowned in a pan of milk.
CULTURE AND LIFE.
Commencement Oration Delivered by 11. II. Wll.
sou, Juno 12, 1878.
Perhaps no period of the past has
the desire to sec and know things as they
are been as strong as it is today. Never
have men been so willing to. sacrifice their
cherished opinions, their ancestral faith
in this noble searcb after truth. Every
line of thought is pursued to its utmost
limit. Every theory, every hypothesis
has intelligent, energetic, devoted advo
cates. While we may sometimes tremblo
for the safety of our own opinions, tho
prospect must still be gratifying to all
those who believe in the final triumph of
truth. When we think of the future, we
anxiously inquire what agency is to calm
this troubled sea agitated by these con
tend ing elements. Let us see what influence
we may expect culture to have on life.
By culture I mean not the mere charm of
society, but culture that comes from a
knowledge of the best that has been
thought aud said and done by mankind
What intluencc may we expect such cul
ture to have on life? life, not in tho sense
in which the economist considers it, but
that higher, inner life which concerns the
Much of late has been said of the con
flict between science aud religion. That
there should be a difference of opinion
between the advanced men of science and
the zealous advocates of religion is not
strange. Indeed it would be far more
strange if such a difference did not exist.
Man's hardest trials always lie in the di
rection of lus greatest activity. The temp
tation of the artist is not in the desire for
wealth, but in the tendency to regard the
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