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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 22, 1896)
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uaed tu after years as the founds
tion ot a splendid fame. The
only fault - the story baa is
.its brevity. The translator, Abbey L.
Alger has made herself of little account
and rendered. Renan into English as
pure and direct as the Hebraist's
French. The little story can be read in
an hour, more's the pity. A preface
gives Lope of another volume soon to be
pvblished containing Henrietta's letters.
Richard Burton in The Bookman ob
jects to the frivolous treatment of
shall and will. He says the delicate,
sensitive use of these auxiliaries is the
very touchstone of style and further
that it is easy to gain a mastery of them
by, five minutes study of this table:
A STUDIO MONOLOGUE.
r shall 1 1 will 1
Thou wilt . Thou shalt) g
He will ' ! c He shall 1 Is
We shall f S.2 We will f 5
You will ga You shall I g
They will J They shall j
Rudyard Kipling's story of J'Qui
quern" in a recent number of McOlure's
Magazine has a fascination as potent as
eny of the jungle stories, .written in the
pro-Vermont days have. Jt is a story
of Eskimo life and introduces to the
icebergs, it he pervading blubber, the
dogs and the bitter cold better than
Kane's two volumes of Arctic explora
tions and all the diaries and records
that explorers have written since. It is
a hard saying, but this man who stays
at.home or journeys to the South seas
in the winter time is able to describe
the north pole country better than the
men who have frozen and starved and
died to reach it. It is their experiences
of Arctic silence, darkness and cold ar
ranged by Rudyard Kipling that we
read, but Mr. Kippling gets the credit.
He is Paderewski and Beethoven in one.
The Vermont people criticised his lack
of sympathy and interest rn them, but
probably he has them all in his note
book and when he resides once more in
he jungles of India or at the antipodes
he will make them walk and talk before
the natives of those distant places aud
they will be as interesting to them as
they are to us.
Clay Clement has been playing "Ihe
New Dominion' in Chicago, where
they never heard of him before. He has
played to splendid audiences and the
critics have given him unstinted praise.
The young man has a bright future be
fore him. This is not a prophesy but a
statement of fact. He has accomp
lished his future. All that he needs is
for the great to see him. New York
will set its seal of approval on him.
The Paris edition of the New York
Herald has got itself into trouble by
printing a criticism made by a voice
trainer on a pupil who had deserted him
for another teacher. The soprano
whom be criticised is Miss Meyer, the
critic Signor Tribadelo his special
talent removing the tremolo from a
pupil's voice. When Miss Meyer left
him for Bouhy. Trabdelo told ber that
if she should make a public appearance
in Paris he would be near by and she
should feel it. A few weeks ago Mi6s
Meyer sang at a concert and Traba
delo after sending ner a skull and cross
bones warning wrote the criticism for
The Herald: "She has such a ter
rible tremolo that it is painful to hear
her.r The American colony was veiy
much excited and the Herald was forced
to disavow any responsibility for the
criticism. In view of the extent to
which the tremolo insect baa infected
Lincoln voices, Signor Trabadelo might
do an evangelist's work here.
S. B. H.
Purple Pansy, Her Majesty's Per
fume, is the gentlemen's favorite
amongst the latest odors. At Biggs
drugstore. Twelfth and O sts.
But why try to set the limitation of
art? Why try to say what the poet
may not sing what the painter may
not paint? There is no part of this great
confusion that we.have made Life
that is not available paintable that
has not in it an interest that it it be
not ennobling, but may be enlightening.
See as you stir the fire it lights the
Botticelli a fair copy "The Youug
Man Introduced to the Munis' so we
name it. An allegory, perhaps, of the
individual lifeot high thought and de
sire of a soul exquisitely passionate,
exquisitely adjusted. The force it has,
lies in Us life likeness the appreciation
of the spiritual realities.
But take down that roll from the
mantel Kembrandt's "Anatomist," the
smaller canvas at Amsterdam. A
The grave scientist standing by the
dead body of a man, lying feet to ub,
the dark cavern of the opened body
yawning at us. Here is all tho horror
of mortality the grotesque end of a
man's life on earth.
The tragedy was heavy upon the
painter; he saw of that more than he
has rendered. But he knew, too, how
much more real a thing was the living
soul of the man of science, whom he
painted these against it; the quiet, keen
mind, in the temperate body its house.
And you remember the "Ballet Girls"
ot Degas? Now here is the artist with
the endowment ot the higher imagina
tionthe curious observer of life in its
more sordid aspects. He saw these
women.truly the devotees of an art,
that, developing their bodies to an ab
normal facility, grinds out the lite.
We had seen the ballet girl painted
frequently enough painted as the
young man of twenty sees her, across
the mist of the footlights. But Degas
saw the tired, underfed woman in the
very travail of art with the reek of th e
sweat of its labor about her. He gave
us life to ponder, rather than art to find
amusing. He looked at it all serio usly
then rendered his impression in this
shorthand and flung it to us with
"This interested me -so I set it down."
Now, there perhaps, lies the solution
in the attitude of the artist.
"There are three games," you remem
ber Latcadio Hearn says"at which,
mortals may not play life and love,
and death." I would add one other
this business of art. We may be gay
at all four (for gayety is becoming in
a raan)but the goes will not have us
triSers.- And living seriously, gener
ously, and following an art with sincer
itymust bring us, at last, to realism
to seeing quite clearly the whole round
of the circle; passion and sin, pain and
death, love and self-forgettulness, inde
pendence and joy the eternal reali
ties. The Lark
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