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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1882)
T H E II E S V E R I A N S T U D E N T .
It is to live twico to bo able to enjoy Hie retrospect of
our own lives.
Literary young man at a party: 'Miss Jones, have you
seen Crabbo's Tales?" Young lady: ''I was not aware
that crabs hail tails." Literary young man (covered with
confusion): "I beg your pardon, ma'am; I should have
said jrend Crabbo's Tales' ', Young lady (angrily scorn
ful) : "And I wusnot aware that red crabs have tails, eith
er." Exit young man. Ex.
Should we, during our own lifetime, see that performed
by another, to which wo ourselves felt an enrlier call, but
had been obliged to give up, with many othet lh!ngs;thcu
Hie bcauiiful feeling enters the mind that only mankind
together is the In c man, and that the individual can only
be joyous "aud happy whew he has courage to feel himself
in the whole. Goethe.
"We clip the following from the Reveille of Lewis College
Norwich, Vt: Among the many changes Hint have
and nre taking place for the best interests of our college,
we are soiry to chronicle one change which is a great
loss to us that of the resignation of Prof. Pred'k W. Grubc
instructor in modern languages.
By this resignation we lose a ripe scholar, one of the
ablest instructors in modern languages, a wsrm friend of
the college aud its students, and a linn supporter of the
Wo acknowledge the receipt of the Oct. number of the
Keligio Scientific Monthly, Wilford's Microcosm. .The
journal is "devoted to the discoveries, theories and inves
tigations of in hIciii ioicuce in their bearing upon the te
ligoiis thought of the age and oilier mallets of public in
terest." In its discissions aic many new departures in
science. Two articles which we notice partieulaily con.
tain statements and arguments, winch set forth the errors
of Sir Isaac Newton. Professors aud students interested
in the cause of Science should not fail to read this magazine.
DuniNO the past two years most of the courses have
been revised and improved. Each has been enlarged and
made more special and complete in itself. But there still
seems to be some room for improvement. Does not the
Scientific course undertake loo much ? According to tlto
present arrangement the scientific student is required to
take botony,'zoology, biology, minerology, geology, and
paleontology each lor or.e term. Now the avarage student
in studying a scltmoc for one term learns little more than
ths definition of a few words What advantage has one
gained by the study, if cfler completing the entire course,
lie is not able to lull the names or families of the common
flowers ho finds by the wayside? What profit has he de
rived from tho study of minerology if he cannot tell mal
achitc fiom gelcna, or distinguish a geode from an agate?
Is there anydisipline acquired in learning the baro names
of tho geological period, unless one has time to carry out
each in detail, or opportunities In go into tho fields occa
sionally to observe lor himself and confirm the teachings
of his books?
The fact is, no ordinary mind can get any definite, tan
giblo knowledge of any of theao great sciences in ono
term. To do this would require years of continued study.
Instead then of lequiring the student to tako all of these
"ologies," would it not be better to undertake only a few
of lliein, ami then devote at least n year or two to each ?
People who do mean IhlngJ throw unison W their own
Alexander Dumas was among th" most decorated of
authors. Ho was often twitted for tho number of patents
of chivalry which wero lying on his secretaire, and for tho
crosses, stars aud colored ribbons artistically arranged on
the chimney piece of his study. "Why, my dear Dumas,"
exclaimed one of his friends, who deplored in secret tlto
emptiness of his. own button hole, "what do all those bail
- les romined you of? "Oh I or the fable of the fox and tho
grnpo.V'rotorlod tho author of Monto Chrlsto, pulling his
Mitciiocutor to confusion.
On Ilnllowu'on tho quick iintl dead
Stalk through tho Btreot with ghostly tread;
On Hallowe'en tho boys are out;
Spirits and elves are on the scout;
Than nymphs ami fauns aud fairies stlay,
Goblins and imps disclose tho way
Uoxos and gates and signs tako feet,
Sldewnlks forget tholr'aiiclcnt scat
Hollow aud far tho owl's low hoot,
Hasping aud near tho Cadet Hand's toot
Skims ewllt and low the sombre lint,
Sings shrill and clear the Thomas cat
Demosthenes forsakes tho stump;
I.aves his hot brow beneath tho pump,
On Hallowe'en with ghostly tread,
Stalk through the streets tho quick and flood,
CONSERVATORY OF MUSIO
The number of pupils who have entered this department
tills school year already numbers thirty one pupils. Out
of these three are music teachers and four school teachers.
The system adopted by Prof Draper seems to meet with
general favor among the students and according to their
own statements they practice and study two hours now
where they formerly hardly gave one and some nrt half
an hour. This of itself speaks of tho Prof's, ability to in
terest his pupils and where there Is interest there issuro to
be progress. In the vocal department the Tonic Sol Fa
Method is winning for itself the reputation that seems nat
urally to follow its adoption. Unfortunately (for tho stu
dents) the University vocal cluss in which the Tonic sys
teni is not nearly as well attended as should be. This is
especially felt to be the caso in our chapel exercises. We
think it would be ol untold benefit to the students and also
to the devotional service if even fifteen minutes per day
could be sot apart for vocal drill.
FOX & STRUVE,
BOOKS & STATIONERY
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