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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1878)
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burst: "The lust echo of the foot-falls of
our predecessor lins died away in the dis.
tiuico unci wo sit iilonc. It is u new posi.
tion and as wo sit and meditate, wo can
but make good resolves for tho comcing
year. We have always stood in awe of
editors. The leather-bottomed chair; the
large old dictionary, the scattered papers
the inlcstained lingers, the brightly col.
orcd pencil; riding so gracefully behind
the generous car, have all made a lasting
etVect on our mind." Most of tho editor
ials that wo find among tho exchanges,
are upon subjects of general interest to stu
dents as a class, and matters concerning
the interest of tho institutions which they
represent. This is as it should bo though
it is often a pleasure and a relief to find
an article upon a subject that gives us a
glanco into the groat world outside the
The Wfttenberger is truly a paper in
which one is never disappointed. It has
passed into new hands, but there scorns to
be n fixed determination to retain for it
the same high standard which it has al
ways enjoyed. A lengthy editorial pre."
scuts the prospects of the paper, in a man
ncr that reflects upon the enterprise of the
students and alumni, and though plain
words aro spoken, wo would judge that
this is what is most needed to bring about
a reform in the support of tho Wtttenber
ger. An admirer of Tennyson has paid
a very pretty tribute to the Poet Ijaurcato
and placs him, as master of melody, tho
roflnod scholar, and tho most elegant of
poets, in the first ranks of genius.
Wo were very much attracted by an art
icle in The Students Journal entitled "In.
gcrsoll on Poetry." The writer attacks
in a striking, forcible, manner, Ingor
soll's lecture on Robert Burns, and aims
to show how superficial, unfair and un
scholarly the latter is, in the treatment of
his subject. The writer claims that tho
unjust attack of Ingorsoll's, upon the
great poets, Milton and Dante, is becauso
they wrote on lofty, ethereal themos, for
which Iugersoll has no liking, as he is
opposed to any and every tiling Hint treats
of religion or has a hint of religious prin.
ciples. On the whole the article is quito
an able defence of the religious poets.
The Trinity Tablet comes to us this
month with a four page supplement devo.
ted to a description of tho now library.
It is said to combine utility with taste.
Complaint is made in an editorial that
but one opportunity cacli week is afforded
to the students to consult the library, but
later we lind them content with a change
that allows access to books cacli afternoon
from 2 to 3 o'clock. The Tablet, like
many others of tho papers' complains ot
tho indifference and lack of interest
shown by the undergraduates in the paper
that claims to represent them. Tho Tab
id is essentially a college paper, as tho
entire columns are devoted to the discus.
sion of matters that directly interests the
The Ariel is finding fault about tho re.
strictions of the library, and, among tho
locals, woflnd tho following item which
may be or interest to others outside of
readers of tho Ariel. "We notice from an
article in an exchange, that there are no
rcstrcitions connected with the library of
the John Hopkins University. Tho books
aro all accessible, and the students are act
ually allowed to look at them, and even
handle and read them, without being
obliged to present a permit from the Pres
ident or a certificate of vaccination. It is
evident that thore prevails lit Maryland a
higher standard of honesty, or a greater
faith in human nature, than in Minnesota.
A chickens crop is seldom blighted.
A young lady joking about her nose
said: "I had nothing to do in shaping it.
It was a birthday present."
Edgar Pawcett wishes " that man
could make love like u bird." Ho dons
Edgar, he does like a goose.
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