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UNIVERSITY OF NT.
LINCOLN, NEB., EUBRUARY 15, 1884.
Bo not only good bo good for something. Thoreau.
"Nature is the master of talents, but genius is the mus
ter of nature."
In Prance religious instruction of any kind is prohibit,
cd in the state schools.
Mr. Blaine's new book, which is nearly finished, will bo
issued in English, French and German.
Chns. Dclmonico left a valuable library, including
books on cookery from ancient times to the present.
The annual commencement address, next June, before
the graduating cluss of Michigan University, will be de
livered by Bishop Henry 0. Porter of New York.
"Belter the chance of shipwreck on a voyage of high
purpose, than expend life in Plodding hither and thither
on a shallow stream to no purpose at all."
Logan has made a reputation as an opponent of IheFitz
John Porter bill. Aside, however, from this issue, which
helms of late made his "specialty," lie is a great orator
and, perhaps, something of a statesman.
"Persuasion friend comes not by toll or art,
Hard 6tudy never made the matter clearer,
"lis tho live fountain iu the speakers boart
Sends forth the streams that melt the ravished hearers.
Thon work away for life heap book on book,
Line upon Hue and precept on example,
The stupid multitude may jrnpo and look
And fools may think your wisdom ample.
But would you touch the heart, tho only method known,
My worthy friend, Is first to have one o'f your own,"
It is supposed that Malhew Arnold, after the manner of
of other English writers who have visited us, will write
a book about America. It is suggested that we retaliate
by sending lecturers to England to lecture and criticize
In a Philadelphia school (or young ladies it was found
that of a class of forty-eight girls one could make bread
one knew how to fry oysters, and tnree knew how to broi)
beefsteak ; forly-eighl could cmdroidor and forty-seven
could dance. Ex.
Every experiment by multitudes or individuals that
has a sensual or selfish aim, will fail.
As long as our civilization is essentially one of propeity,
o( fonces of exolusiveneas, it will be marked by delu
sions. Our riches will leave us sick; there will be bits
terneasin onr laughter; and our wine will burn in our
mouths. Only that good profits which wc can take with
nil doors open, and which serves all men. Emerton .
John G. Saxt tin poo, who is sixty-eight years of ago,
is in feeble health caused partly by the many deaths in
his family iu tin pa-i ew yoirs.
Henrv George, tin- inlli'ir of "Progre33 and Poverty,"
r socin'istic book, began life as a printer. Ho afterwards
became, in turn, a siiilor, a reporter, an editor and, finally,
Judge Tourgee, the uuthor of the well known political
noveh, is lecturing in ilie East on "The Mission of the
Dude." Let him come, west. Wo shall, probably, havo
to tolerate tho dude under any circumstance, but if the
Judge can prove conclusively Hint this effoto outgrowth
of our modern civilization lias a mission to perform,
from which some good may ultimately come, we could
tolerate him with a much better grace.
A severe attack upon the memory of old John Brown,
through tho column- of tho North American Review, hat
reopened the old controversy about the character of that
martyred hero. If tin matter were thoroughly investi
gated it would, probably, bo found that neither of the ex
treme views now advocated is the correct one. John
Brown was a reformer and had the courage to uphold and
carry out his prineiples auainst fearful odds nevertheless,
like inuny other reformers, he became cruel in his
methods and nmeshit fanatical in his motives.
It is but a short time since the world lost Longtellow,
the poet, and Enters 'it, the philosopher; and now it is
startled by the sudden ileulh of Wendell Philipps, tho or
ator. His oratorical powers were first publicaily recog
nized iu an exlempoi'Miteous and unexpected speech, which
ho made iu opposition to the sentiment of au excited con
course of ptopl- iu Uo-tn. From this time (1837) while
slavery lasted lie wns a firm abolitionist, sacrificing to
that cause social position, friendship aad profession, and
suffering on that account much unmerited abuse and often
personal dauger. lie devoted almost his entire time to
lecturing on slavery and even when he delivered one of
his lighter lectures he did it with tho hope that tho people
would invito him to lecture again on the cause lie had nt
heart. Emerson, though un abolitionist, could uot help
feeling a slight repugnance to negroec, but Philipps had
no such feeling, and the fact thut four colored soldiers
guarded his body in it lay in state, is significant of the
light in which lie r-gaided them. Since the war Philipps
has been the champion of tho oppressed in nearly all their
struggles for their rmnis. It is difficult to say in what
his eloquence consisted Ho usually spoke iu a quiet
way, except when roused by opposition; yothis infiuenco
over an audience was very great. His eloquenco couli
be felt but not well uccsribed.
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