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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, DECEMBER 1C, 1881.
THE WltLIAX QOAT.
Wary had n William gont
Ami ho was black us jet;
IIu followed Mi.ry 'round all day,
And liked her, you Just betl
llo went with her to school one day,
The lonelier kicked him out;
It made the clilldreu grin, you know,
To huve the goat nl-out.
But though old Whackom kicked him out,
Yet still ho lingered near;
llo waited Just outslao tho door
"1111 Whnckcin did appear.
Then William ran to meet tho man
lie run hloluvel bcit;
And met him just behind, yon know,
Down Just below the vest.
Old Whackcm tnrncd n summersault;
The gont stood on his head ; ,
Atid Mary'lnngucd herself so sick
She hud to fro to bed.
A VISION OF REALITY.
SAYINGS OF QAliFIELD.
After the battle of turns comes the but
tle of history.
For the noblest man thrtt lives there
Etill remains a conflict.
I would rather be beaten in right than
succeed in wiong.
Present evils always seem greater than
those that never come.
Growth is belter than permanence and
mid permanent growth is better than all.
It is one of tho precious mysteries of
Bonow that it finds solace in the unselfish
Statesmanship consists rather in rcmov.
ing the causes titan in punibhing or cvad-
Ideas nrtj tho great warriors or the
world, and a war that has no ideas behind
it is simply brutality.
Eternity alono will reveal to the human
race Us debtor gratitude to tho Immortal
name of Washlii'jtor..
I doubt ir any man equalled Samuel
Adams in limning and uttering Ihe fleico
clear and inexorable logic of tho revolu.
Throughout tho wholo web of national
existence ivo Jraoo the golden thread of
human progress toward the higher and
SfKTHOL'GIIT I was Lu.no backward
AfJ-W on the wings of Time many centur
ies; stiauge peoples were about mc on nil
sides; I heard no voice of sympathy, for
witli me I had brought the peculiarities
consequent upon tho education received
in my birth-land; I seemed to be alone.
Approaching a grny-huired man I said,
"Sir, I have lived in another ago than litis
und I know not your customs; although
the throngs encompass me, yet am I alone ;
may I learn of you?" " In yonder walls
you may be instructed by wise men, they
alone are fit to tench." " Have you been
taught by them ? " " In my early years,
yes. Then 1 went lortli anil oailieu wmt
tho world for two-score years." "Has
your life been large, and now that Death
nears you do you fear?" "The great
scholars taught mo abut Death comes to
alfttt.d should not bo met with dread, and
though the future be mysterious yet tho
fales will guide us but go to the city, my
son, and learn for yourself thes'j truths."
I was proceeding thither but had not
gone far when a young man asked,
"Whither do you journey?" "I go to
your University that I may learn wi-dom.
Tell mo Ihe ideas that are current with
you in tills age what will your masters
te..ch me? May I know how to speak
well and to reason? Will I learn temper-
" Yonder walks one one of our profes
sors," replied the youth, "follow him to
his loom. Ho is very wibe. Wo learn
from him holh by example and precept
that wino is good; only yesloiday he said,
"A man may take the first glass of liquor or
the twenty fifth, and still be a good citizen
and a respectable member of society.'' I
myself have sent wlno upon his table, It
must bo right."
"In my own land I have known such
men but good men called them 'Cranks.'
What else said he I pray t "
" He believes not in tho Gods, nor do I,
for this man is very wise. Of Into our
King whom everybody loved was killed.
The assassin said the Gods had inspired '
him to lemovo ' tho King; our instructor
said, "this murderer's inspiration is like
that reseiml by Christians in revival meet
ings," Tho young man left me and I saw him
no more until tho morrow at which time
ho wa9 in tho Universityvery drunk.
I vi-dtt'd an examination room. 5Tho
fumes of liquor were stilling.. I longed"
for my native shores where beverages
were disponed of in a more private way.
I was filled with sorrow. I must forgot
my early training. "Bowaro of the first
diink " is a lie. Spiritual enthusiasm be
gets murder. Tho old man had said "death
is universal all must die. Tho Fales de
cide our destiny ; beyond tho grave all is
dark daik; but death must bo regarded
Thoro is no help in life's last hour; no
Christ to lead us on tho way; the bcauti
fill home of tho soul wo may indeed nn
tloipalc but Failh is a dogma, tho Christ
ian God a hoax.
ON SELF OULTUliE.
yT(HE following quotatibiis,;pithy with"
Je common sense, arc from John Stew,
art Blackio's monograph on self culture
It is one of the "Standaul" heries, and
there certainly is no other pamphlet pub
lished for ten cents (hat contains such
sound, carefully prepared advlco to col
lege Rludcnls as this. The first chapter is
on the culture of the intellect, introduced
by a strong line of Goethe's,
"Eb 1st Immor gut etwas zu wlFsan."
Prof. Blackio earnestly advises all young
men lo commence their studies by direct
observation of facts. Tho eyes must bo
used if wo would know things hero bo
low. To strengthen the binding power of
the mind, mathematics are recommended,
and for Uio reasoning powers, logic and
metaphysics. Of logic he says:
"A meagre soul can never bo made fat,,
nor a narrow soul become largo by study
ing rules of thinking. An intense vital,
ily, a wide sympathy, a keen observation,
a various experience, Is worth all tho
logic of tho schools; and yet logic is not
useless; it lias a regulative not a creative
virtue; it is useful to thinking as tho
study of anatomy Is useful to painting;
it gives you a more firm hold of tho joint
ing uud articulation of your framework;
but It can no more produce Uio knowlcgo
than nnatoiny can produce beautiful
This 'is good, but what he says of met
aphysics Is better yet:
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