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sleep any to-night. Maysie had forgotten the attack which she had planned, and sat down in a low arm-chair. This brought our eyes on a level and, for her influence on me, dangerously near. She was quiet and serious now, and continued, · Ned, you and Polly saw a deal of each other last winter, much more than I knew of at the time. She was no unsophisticated schoolgirl whom experience had not taught that things are seldom what they seem, nor one upon whom you could practise deceit if you tried. She had, moreover, such irreproachable impulses that she was charitable. Fortunately for you, but disastrously for her, this charity pardoned the occasional lapses during which you forgot the better self which she saw, or believed she saw, in you. It excused your treating great blessings and almost unlimited opportunities as trifles due self purely as a matter of course. You are, as far as the world's opinion goes, somewhat of a success; but you became more than that, for you were successful, a credit to your Maker, in her pure vision. The opinion of the world you have valued, but when the priceless boon of her love went out, unsolicited, to you, you were besotted. I had credited you with more acute insight, a more responsive faculty, more soul, than you showed. Surely, you did not see it and then remain merely indifferent. She was, very properly, too much of a woman to show her heart to the man she loved when she was only his friend. Still, poor little Love is blind, and in every hour this first great happiness is paramount. While we were at Magnolia together last summer, Burrage, '94, came down, and among his society and class pictures was an excellent one of you. He was with us a good deal, and when the new Polly found that he knew you well and had just left you at Lake George, she plied him with a thousand questions. He evidently did not know of any intimacy between you two, for he was puzzled. But he is a good talker, and as I look back now I see what a capable eulogist he was, and how graceful were the lies which refuted anything which was hinted against you. I was surprised, about a week after his arrival, to find that, in some unknown way, she had gotten your photograph from his lot and made a pitiably indistinct copy of it with her own little camera. This copy she herself fixed, burnished, and trimmed, and set inside the case of her watch. This occurrence was remarkable in itself, but when I found her crying over it just a little one night, I began to think hard. I knew that Mieussets and the depths of The Enolds were far from unknown to you; in fact, I had heard that you
had assisted, with some taste, at the bringing out of the Living Pictures, but I was happy in her happiness, and trusted that her infuence would put to shame these mere vulgarities. Whatever she had heard of you, there remained nothing discreditable in her memory; and in her interest, which amounted at times to preoccupation, there was nothing commonplace, only a great, beautiful love, which breathed from her whole dear being.'
“ Maysie paused a moment, as if to pull herself from the lost joy which had been so shortlived, and resumed, in a tone from which all tenderness had gone, All this has been stupidly, wantonly disregarded. I do not say that there was nothing in you fit to inspire or deserving of her, but whatever it was, you refused to it the light which would make it grow and the soil in which it might have been nourished. You know how literally I speak when I tell you that this pearl of great price has been dissolved in wine. You must remember, and should curse to the last day of your life, the evening you spent at Over's some two weeks after you returned to college. Polly and I were with a party of young people going home from the theatre, and both saw you in a condition, well — just as you know you were, and in a company little better off, and probably far lower than yourself. I am sure that you did n't know her or me from your greatgrandmother, and that, when you bowed so gayly, you saw only a chance party of young women. But she recognized you and thought you knew her. Fortunately, our party was a very quiet one, so that her speechlessness was hardly noticed. She was absolutely dazed, stunned. I begged permission of my mother to spend the night with Polly, and got her into her room as soon as possible. I have n't the strength to go through what happened, but I remember thinking at one time during that terrible night that, if he who is responsible for this could see, by this dim nightlamp, these great wide-opened eyes so changed and hard, this supplicating face transfigured in its pain, he would fear to beg mercy at the feet of Him who was her Creator. Her soul had been lighted by her God, but through the grossness and ignorance which the vulgar currents with which you were willing to drift, the coarser materials with which you mixed, only fostered, you crushed it out. The lowness of your standards and the petty sins of commission which you regarded as inconsequential caused one great sin of omission — incapability even to tune your heart and soul to hers. Like a photographic plate which has been exposed to unrestricted light, your nature, by the influence of the petty evils which the world excused in you, as it does in all men, could not receive the great light which went out to you. Do you fancy she could accept the pollution which your mighty experiences have instilled into you, when she had tasted of the clear, limpid water which flows only at the touch of the Heavenly rod? This Aower has lost the light which gave it life, and can never open to another, as it opened to you, in pristine perfection. God help her!' She turned, and tenderly taking Bess's picture from the table, kissed it. I bowed and left her.”
Hale's face was stern now, but not unsympathetic, as he rose and silently went to his chamber, leaving Blake to fight it out alone.
S, C., '94.
Exchanges. The Williams Literary Monthly for Decem- of a poor little silk-worker to the day, when ber is a creditable edition. The leading article she arises on New Year's morning for her one in the magazine is entitled “The Breath of holiday, and every line of the apostrophe teems Life,” and deals with an aspect of Browning's with the rapture of free existence: poetry which is not ill expressed in the title. The essayist presupposes that the great poet is
“ Thy long blue solemn hours serenely flowing,
Whence earth, we feel, gets steady help and good acknowledged by people in general to be a Thy fitful sunshine-minutes, coming, going, master in the strength, magnetism, and vitality As if earth turned from work in gamesome mood of his thought and dramatic power.
All shall be mine!
power. The essay dwells chiefly on the poems suggestive of “ Thou art my single day, God lends to leaven enthusiasm for the mere thrill of existence.
What were all earth else, with a feel of heaven, The author of the article selects as the two
Sole light that helps me through the year, thy sun's !" great poems of Browning which deal especially The
essay displays a hearty appreciation and with this side of his thought, “ Rabbi Ben good analytical judgment on the part of the Ezra” and “ Saul.” He declares that these
He declares that these author, whose name, Elnathan Sweet, Jr., is poems are not the only ones filled with the certainly worthy of mention. truth of the goodness of life, but are, perhaps, There is an original poem in the magazine with “ Pippa Passes,” the most striking illus- entitled “A Christmas Eve Revery,” which trations on the part of Browning. The follow- is the nearest approach to true poetry on the ing lines are judiciously quoted in the article part of the college student that we have ever as setting forth this phase of Browning's received. Unfortunately, it is too long to reprothought. They form a part of the apostrophe duce.
Harry Rouillard, '98, has had an attack of the Messrs. Cobb, Rouillard, and a few others grippe.
have had short illnesses. John Eills, '97, is mentioned as a candidate Thomas Butler is making an extended visit for the postmastership of Tufts College.
with friends in Western New York. Professor Knight has been attending to his Mr. B. H. Wells, of Barre, Vermont, has classes, but not without some considerable spent a week with his brother, C. H. Wells. effort.
He has returned to his home in Vermont,
Members of the Heth Aleph Res gave a whist 18-23 is awakening considerable interest. party at their fraternity house, January 17. Each young man is requested to solicit from Rev. F. W. Hamilton gave his fourth lec
among his lady friends one or more articles to ture last week. His subject was “Labor,” and
be sold at the Tufts table. All must help in this lecture was fully equal to the preceding.
order to raise the necessary one thousand dollars. The students are interested in the fair soon Last Wednesday evening the second in the to be given in aid of the Somerville Hospital. series of Divinity School Receptions was given Members have been appointed from each class
by the students in Miner Hall. Mrs. Knight to solicit articles.
and Mrs. Harmon acted as matrons. During
the evening, Miss Hill gave a vocal solo, Mr. Professor Tousey has the sympathy of his Shipman, a violin solo, Miss Foster rendered pupils during his continued illness. The stu
a piano solo, and Miss Rena Griffin gave sevdents, during his absence, have continued their
eral readings. Those who habitually attend work independently.
pronounced it “a very enjoyable affair,” and The Somerville Hospital Fair of February “one of the best that has been given.”
The Rhubarb Club will have its next din- Dr. Williams's clinic on pediatrics are ner at Parker's, Friday evening, February 15. among the most interesting of the third-year
exercises; while Dr. Briggs is showing the R. M. Pearce, M.D., '94, has recovered from his recent severe attack of typhoid fever.
Senior class many interesting cases at the Bos
ton Dispensary. Dr. Tenny has a clinic on diseases of the
At a meeting of the Alpha Kappa Kappa eye, at the Suffolk Dispensary, Saturdays, at
held in the society hall, Thursday evening, it 4 P.M.
was decided to send two delegates to the Kappa Charles Anthony Ordway and Stephen convention to be held at Dartmouth College Augustus Pedrick, of Dartmouth Medical
sometime during the present month. School, have entered the class of '95.
The histology class has been divided into A quiz has been formed in pathology by the
two sections, and will do laboratory work in members of the second-year class. It is given microscopical examination of normal tissues, at Monday evenings at 8 o'clock, by Dr. Brown.
the laboratory at College Hill, under the perThe lectures in anatomy are doubly inter- sonal supervision of Professor Kingsley. esting at present; they are being delivered by
Professor George Yule, a specialist upon psyProfessor Thayer directly from prosections on the cadaver.
chology, gave a very interesting lecture in the
large lecture-room, Monday, February 4, at 5 Miss Stevens, '96, has been obliged to give P.M., on “Memory and Mental Economics,” up her medical studies for the present, and setting forth methods of successful study and return to her home in the West, on account of permanent remembrance. Many of the students the illness of her mother.
attended and were much interested by the man
ner in which Professor Yule handled the subThe second annual banquet of the students of the Medical School will be held Friday ject, and in the many points brought to their
notice. evening, February 8, at the Thorndike. A reception will be held in the hotel parlors, The Alpha Delta, the women's Greek letter from 6.30 to 7:30.
The committee have, society of Tufts College Medical School, held it is understood, prepared a most excellent post- its initiation Friday evening, January 18, in the prandial program. Every student should attend. college building on Boylston Street. The
following ladies were initiated: Anna Dow men,” Mrs. M. K. Butterworth. Letters of Bryant, M.D., '95; Maria E. Drew, M.D., regret were received from some of the alumnae '95; Katherine G. Powers, '97; Elizabeth A. who were not able to be present. Riley, '97; Sarah S. Webber, '97; Almira Wil- pleasing musical program was rendered by son, '97 ; Sophia R. Peabody, '97. After the Mrs. A. S. K. Patch, Miss J. L. Dennis, and initiation, which was a very impressive and Miss A. M. Smith. Miss E. D. Pond then interesting ceremony, the members, costumed in
gave a reading, “ The Lover's Poem,” in her Greek gowns of the college and society colors, inimitable manner. A humorous medley was did justice to an elaborate banquet in the ladies' given by Mrs. Patch, Mrs. Butterworth, and rooms.
Mrs. M. K. Butterworth served as Miss Smith. During the evening the club matron, and Miss Smith as chaplain. Miss entertained Dr. C. P. Thayer, who responded Laura A. C. Hughes acted as toastmistress at the to the welcome with a stirring speech, expresspostprandial exercises. The following toasts ing his encouragement and good wishes. The were responded to : “ The Future of Alpha Alpha Delta is in a fourishing condition and Delta,” Miss Eleanor D. Pond; “ Our New promises much good for the women of Tufts Members,” Miss Annie M. Smith; “Our College Medical School. Faculty,” Miss J. L. Dennis; “ The Gentle
C. S. GILMAN, '96.
'58. On the evening of January 8 the '71. The Rev. Joseph Hatton Weeks is parishioners of the Rev. C. J. White tendered preaching at the Unitarian Church in Webster. him a reception and substantial testimonials of His residence is at Walpole. their appreciation of his labors in celebration of the twenty-fourth anniversary of his pastorate
Henry M. Pinkham has recently of the First Universalist Church at Woon- resigned his position as financial editor of the
Boston Daily Advertiser to accept a similar posisocket, Rhode Island.
tion on the Boston Post. His home address is ’63. Hon. F. C. Nash, concerning whom
corner of Woodland Avenue and Botolph inquiry was made in the last issue of the TUF- Street, Melrose Highlands. TONIAN is a lawyer residing at West Acton, and
'74. The Rev. Charles Henry Eaton, D.D., having an office at 54 Devonshire Street, Bos
is attracting considerable attention by his Sunton. He is deeply interested in the temper. day evening addresses upon current ethical ance cause, and has delivered and had published
“Donovan,” and “The numerous addresses and essays upon the subject, his latest being a most judicial argument treated.
Wages of Sin
among those already against the “ Norwegian System of Controlling the Liquor Traffic.”
'77. Charles W. Parmenter, who
Instructor in Physics at the Cambridge Latin 64. E. H. Clement, of the editorial staff School from 1878 to 1894, has recently of the Boston Evening Transcript, sailed from accepted the position of head master of the New York for Italy January 30. He will make Mechanic Arts High School, corner of Dalton an extended tour of the Continent and Egypt and Belvidere Streets, Boston. before returning.
'79. Rev. Robert S. Kellerman delivered '67. The Rev. Alman Gunnison, D.D.,
the address before the Ministers' Meeting in has declined to accept the presidency of St. Boston, January 28,
Boston, January 28, upon “Reasons for Lawrence University, and
His ideas aroused considerable will remain in
discussion. given him by his parish upon the announcement '80. Once again we are called upon to of his decision.
announce the death of a respected alumnus.
George Arthur Gardner died at his home in and his wide circle of friends the sudden shock
'86. The Rev. C. S. Nickerson is the after an illness of several weeks, and was supposed to be in his usual health until a few acting pastor of the Universalist Church at
Malden. hours before his death. In his early career he followed the occupation of a meat dealer. ’86. The Rev. and Mrs. H. Q. Cushman Having unusual musical abilities and meeting sailed from New York in the steamer Para with considerable success as a music teacher
for California on January 21. They will go and director, he decided to open a music store by the Isthmus route, and expect to spend five on Prescott Street, Lowell, in which business months in the Southern Pacific States. Mr. he was engaged in company with his son at the Cushman has been granted a six months' leave time of his sudden death. He was born at of absence from his pastorate, and goes to CaliHarvard, Massachusetts, in 1836. A wife, fornia for the benefit of his and his wife's two sons, and one daughter
daughter survive him. health. Deceased was a member of the Theta Delta
'87. The Rev. C. B. Lynn has closed his Chi Fraternity and of the Centralville Lodge of
mission work at Linneaville, New York, and is Odd Fellows. The following is taken from the Lowell Daily Courier: “Mr. Gardner was a
preaching at Bay City, Michigan, during the
absence of the regular pastor. man of cheerful temperament, energetic disposition, and always ready with a kind, encourag- '92. At the last annual meeting of the Uniing word or helpful suggestion when needed. versalist Club F. A. North was elected secreTo his family, to whom he was closely attached, tary of the club.
The term ends February 9.
The class of '96 has decided to have a
Junior banquet. The date of the event has The song book of the class of '95 came
been decided. out January 23.
The Junior engineers find, much to their conMiss Turner, '98, has been quite seriously fusion, that the catalogue provides for thirtyill for some time with the grippe.
four hours a week for the next term. The class of '98 has voted to hold a ban
The Tufts song book may be obtained of quet sometime within a month.
W. R. Dunham, '95, or J. D. Tillinghast, '95. E. J. Hewitt, '97, who has been ill with the The price of the book is seventy-five cents. mumps for some time, returned to his work this
A choral class has been formed by certain week.
young ladies and gentlemen of the college. January 23, Mr. Whittemore lectured to his It is under the instruction of Instructor Lewis. class in rhetoric on “The Spirit of the Modern Novel.”
Cribbage is being played a great deal by the
men at present. The game is a decided imThe class of '95 has distributed circulars
provement over many of those on which the relative to the coming Class Day, the date of men have been accustomed to waste their time. which is June 14.
The date of the next dance to be given Theta Delta Chi will give an informal dance by the Association is February 14. These at their Charge House February 7. Mrs. Capen assemblies are becoming more and more popular, and Mrs. Fay are going to act as matrons on and deserve the patronage of every graceful that occasion.