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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., DECEMBER i, 1884.
Tliorc never appeared more than five or six men of
genius in an age, but if they were united tho world could
no stand against them. Swift.
Professor "What is fraud V Studont "Taking a wil
ful advantage of a person's ignorance." Professor "Givo
an example." Student "Why-crer-ono of your exami
The Rev. 1 hillips Brooks will bo the 3elect preacher in
the University of Cambridge, England, next Juno. This
is the second time that this honor has been conferred on
an American clergyman.
Herman Lolze, the great German philosopher, said.
"Only love for tho living God, and longing to be approved
by Him, is tho scientific as it is the Christian basis of
morality: and science will never find a firmer basis
Rambler ,au Italian philosopher expressed in his
motto that time was his estate; an citato, indeed, which
will produce nothing without cultivation, but will abun
dantly lepay tlte labois of industry, and generallv satisfy
the most extensive desires, if no part of it bo suilercd to
Ho waste by negligence, to be overrun with noxious plants
or laid out for show rather than for uso. Am.lief.
"How glorious it is to be engaged in a purely Intel
lectual occupation I" murmured a Boston maiden, gazing
rapturously into the admiring eyes of a country editor
"your own mental faculties for tools and the whole uni
verse for a work-shop. Now tell me," she added, "what
do you find the most difficult thing connected with your
noble profession?" "Paying tho hands," said tho editor.
Preparations for the World's Fair at New Orleans are
now so far advanced that great success may safely bo
predicted for tho enterprise. All tho departments will
be well filld, but tho display from Central und South
American States will doubtless bo the most novel. Tho
result of tho Fair ought to be not only commercial rela
tions between tho Northern and Southern States, but be
tween North and South America.
Some readers are like the hour-glass thoir reading is as
the sand. It runs in and runs out, but leaves not a vestige
behind. Some like a sponge, which imbibes everything,
and returns it in the same state, only a little dirtier. Somo
like a jelly-bag, which allows all that Is pure to pass
away, and retains only the refuse and dregs. Tho
fourth class may be compared to tho slave of Gol
conda, who casting uway all that is worthless, preserves
only the pure gems." Oole.idge.
Professor of Political Science "Mr. D., supposoyou
discovered that a quantity of dynamite had been placed
beneath your diuing room, and that you wero to be blown
up at your usual dinner hour, what action would you
tako to frustrate the cousplrators?" Mr. D. "I should
dine-a-mite earlier." Ex.
Getting up in a cold room to make a fire is like getting
up in life. If you crawl timidly out of bed, go on tiptoe to
tho stove, and allow the shivers to get control of 3'ou be
fore tho kindling starts,your fire will probably bo a failure,
and you will half freeze todeath in tho operation. But if
you jump out bravely, bustle around, pull on yonr clothes
knock over a chair or two, and pilch iu the stove wood
you will probably bo.too warm by tho time the fire gets
to burning, and have to open a window. So in life. At
tack it timidly, and you will fail. Grapple witli it, hurry
up things, stir around, conquer fortune, and you will bo
a success. Selected.
We are glad to notice the example set by the Hon.James
G. Blaine at a recent dinner at Delinonica's in New York
given him by the capitalists of that city. Six wine
glasses wero set at each plate, and on taking his scat
Mr. Blaine immediately turned his glasses down so as to
prevent the waiters from even aproaching him with their
decanters. In reply to Mr. Evarts, Mr. Blaine said "No
I find that nothing stengtliena me so much as a cup of tea.
That is better than all tho splrheous stimulants iu tho
world." Ho added that during his recent trip of seven
weeks in which he traveled between twelvo and fifteen
housand miles, his sole refreshment after each exhausted
labor had been a cup of good, black tea. Selected.
"I have friends whoso society is ex'remely agreeable to
me; they are of all ages and of every country. They
have distinguished themselves both in tho cabinet and in
the field, and obtained high honors for thoir knowledge
of the sciences. It is easy to gain access to 'horn, for
thoy are always at my service, and I admit them to my
company, and dismiss their from it whenever I please.
Thoy are never troublesome, but immediately answer
every question I ask them. Somo relate to me the events
of the past ages, while others roveal to mo tho secrets of
Nature. Somo teach me how to live and others how to
die. 8ome, by their vivacity, drive away my cares and
exhilarate my spirits, whilo others give fortitude to my
mind, and teach mo tho important lesson how to restrain
my desires, and to depend wholly on myself. They opan
to me, in short, tho various avenues of all the arts and
sciences and upon their information I savoly rely ihlall
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