Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, November 01, 1878, Page 461, Image 6

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fell a victim to the assassin's dagger.
Columbus, for a while after his discovery
was indeed crowned with honors; yet
through the very populai applause which
crowned him, died in poverty and neg
lect. Examples of this kind might be
cited almost without number.
But there arc other reasons why wo
should avoid the false criterion-Public
Opinion. The human mind is 30 consti
tuted, that it can pursue to successful
completion but one thing at a timc
Whether the object be pure and ennobling,
or unholy and degrading, still by the very
laws of our nature, to this alone wo are
Now as the steady pursuit of an object
will awaken a sclf-dcpendcnco for good or
evil; on the other hand a constant vacii
latiou must engender a feeling of condem.
nation, and contempt for self, which
shows that the creature is far below the
lofty ideal to which the Creator meant lie
should aspire. Since, being created in the
form and image of the Maker, it cannot
be that He meant that ilis noblest work
should livocontlnually under the reproach
of self-abasement. And since no two hu
man minds will alike conceive of the same
thing, it must be that to place dependence
upon the mass, would be like leaning
upon a broken stall', or building upon a
foundation of sand. Our own experience
uud the wisdom of the past dcclaro that
Truth is mighty and must prevail." We
then may depend upon it, that if we take
as our guiding principle, that which we
believe to be true and right, disregarding
alike all public censure or approval, we
at least will stand as worthy of imitation.
Let the world say what it may, all mus,
rely upon their own migh't, deviating not
from the plain path of duty, pressing for
ward with a fixed aim, disregarding alike
thesmiles or frowns, the approval or dis-
approval, tne applause or censure of
friends or foes, In so doing can be found
the cheering encouragement which can in
spire to deeds worthy a man, and a being
who expects to be judgd by that adjudi.
cator of all right and wrong-tho opinion
of posterity. Student.
Phrenologists read a man's character
with tolerable accuracy from his facial
expressions or cranial protuberances, but
there are other ways of detei mining
disposition aside from those of the head.
The dress, and the manner of adjusting
the same, dcmonslntcs largely the habits
of the wearer, and as the head-gear and
neck-wear are the most auspicious part of
man's habiliment, they are generally ac
curate therefore in showing his tastes.
Of these, the collar is the most reliable
article from which to judge, but lis vary,
ing fashion prevents an analy.ation suffi
cient to form a science. If it did, might
ii he styled Collarology or Collarethlcs?
Every being on this globe has individ
ual features, to which dress, in order to
be tasteful, must conform, and although
marked leatures of race and family sim
ilarity lessen the differences, yet they
are so multitudinous in their diversity,
that it requires an unlimited varietv of
styles in dress to suit each one's body.
And yet, we may ask, how many are there
who wear collars which are at all suitable
to the hhape of the head, or which set
them oil' to an advantage? Is it because
they cannot Hud the mi 'liable pattern?
Possibly, for even from among the thou
sand different shapes which manufactur
ers have given their linen and paper col
lars, one of becoming cut is not easily
discovered. A shopkeeper dislikes to
have his collars tried on before purchas
ing, for their mussed appearance, if found
unsuitable, prevents ready sale; and so
the collar-seeker judges his purchase
without a trial, from the starchiness and
general make-up. In nine cases out of
ten, if the wearer be particular, the col
lar does not suit. It is either too high,
too large, or too small. Many collars, too,
though of Uill'ereiit name, arc exactly
alike in outline, for makers choose a