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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 17, 1885)
The Golden Legend is, in conception and execution, in de
tail and ememhle a glaring blunder."
These extracts indicate Greg's view of Longfellow's poetical
worth. Perhaps his criticism may seem a little unique to
some. It is rather sweeping, possibly more sweeping than
The article on Longfellow is quite long, so we can give only
a clue to the argument. Those who wish can read the remain"
derin the magazine referred to.
The Senior class of '86 has four hours more than its predecess
ors. This is a questionable improvement. After being com
pelled to move in a narrow groove for three, years, one might
be given in which a student could follow his bent without hav
ing the machine of recitation and examination continually on
his track. There ought to be an opportunity at the last of
the course to study for the sake of study, and not merely sat
isfy others that you are doing what they require. Some stud
ents actually enjoy literary work and do not need a strait
jacket or a moral lecture to spur them on to exertion. These
may even be superfluous. For small particles of sense and
judgement occasionly lodge in a student's brain and he works
not because he has to, but because he jwants to. This fact is not
generally known, but never-the-lcss is authenticated. Per.
haps if colleges would recognize it, and allow some freedom,
better results would be secured.
Get your over-coat out of pawn.
"A friend in need gathers no moss."
The History of the Renaissance is"tuf."
It is impossible to study in the library.
Students take a lively interest in politics.
This cold weather comes very inopportune.
Knight vciit hunting, and shot four musk-rats.
The (Junior class meeting was a very pleasant affair.
Allen will take an alarm clock with him next time.
The hair-shingling fever still rages among the co-eds.
Students seem to be in demand as Judges and clerks of
Knight" allows no reference to that "little affair" of
Foree now appreciates the joke of the Hesperian enter
tainment of last year.
Our bus. man. hasn't much cheek, but the little he does
possess goes a long way.
The familiar face of W. G. Keim, an old student, was seen
in this vicinity last week.
Club No. I has dissolved. For further particulars see small
bills and call npon Howe.
Mockett had to shave off his mustache, because of the envy
it caused among his brother Sophs.
The societies have decided not to accept Mr. O'Shea's prop
osition in regard to a literary contest.
Cowing says one of the seniors is an adept at throwing
stones and sends his bill accordingly.
, Frank Mauley says the Missouri Pacific R...R. will buy the
University buildings for a It. R. hotel.
The numor that "Kleine" Polk has paralysis of ithe jaw,
seems unfortunately to have no foundation.
It is reported that Hcarn aspires to be a second Solomon.
Prof. Sherman's unlookcd for "exams" are embarass
ing. Students should patronize those only, who advertize in the
F. II. Meyers, a former student, paid his sister a flying visit
a few days since.
We arc happy to announce Miss Passmorc's recovery from
a quite serious illness.
The cadet band is improving in spite of the fact that
Breech blows an alto.
Fulmer's other name is Miss Smith now, at least he has
charge of that lady's classes.
Miss Sopha Meyers '86 spent several days last week with
her parents and friends at Beatrice.
Carpet has been laid on the platform in the chapel and
the aisles have been covered with matting.
Will some one please inform Kathan that drop-letters re
quire a 2c stamp to insure delivery in Lincoln.
What is that drive on rcrrin, about his insisting upon leaving
school last winter and retiring into private life?
Mr. A. C. Wright is at present visiting his friend J. C. Cur
rent who is one of the estimable-preps, of the U. of N.
The ditch between the University building and the new la
boratory has been fdled, and the small boys are -wroth.
J. P. Hartman of Kearney, who freqented the halls of the
U. of N. in days gone by, paid us a short visit last week.
A new club has been formed by the indignant members of
club No. 1. D. T. Smith will buy the oysters, pies, cakes, etc.
The report that the Freshman class were all "run in" Hal
lowe'en night seems to be a mistake, as one of them was sick
abed at the time.
Wheeler says that he s-.vore in twenty-seven different lan
guages, the Sunday morning, following "Hallowe'en". He
thinks sign boards are entirely unnecessary.
Miss Dell Stratton '87 boarded an east bound train -with
an air of one who is looking forward to a Sunday at borne,
and three square meals at the same place.
Chapel exercises were abandoned for some time, on account
of cold chapel. By the way, ask Paul Clark to tell his little
story about W. H. Lichty in the cold chapel.
Our bus. man. W. N. Fletcher has been wrestling with fe
ver for about a week. Although lie had a hard time of it for a
while, he is around again looking as if nothing had happened.
On Tuesday evening the 10th inst. was performed the mar
riage ceremony of Byron W. Marsh and Miss Myrta Branch,
of this city. Both are well known in Lincoln circles, and the
groom is an old University student. The editorial staff of the
"Hesperian" extends congratulations.
To the anxious enquirers (principly creditors) after Mr.
Killens where-abouts and well-fare, we are now competent to
make answer. He has charge of a scbool of, using his own ex
pression, "twenty cherubs," near his home at Adams. This
explanation of his very sudden departure is satisfactory.
Now that winter is coming, some of the boys are agitating
the public mind with the idea that the best interests of the
city demand that the oyster parlors be closed promptly at 9:30
r. M. If this should occur it would necessitate theclosing of
societies an hour earlier, or else no oysters could be procured.
'We know the closing earlier is impossible, hence there seems
to be some hope for the pocket-book. Let the subject boom!"
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