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We ffive Im'Iuu Um pSStU nul I-u -''-"u ili.livurcd on (!Ih" "-.-i '¦ '' ¦ day, the tirst liy f. K. Oosette, the latter by Wetmora Ilunt. 1MIKM. I sat by my wlndow alone At the cloae of a loug winter day, Kim-loped In gatheriug gloom - Sbadea "f Qlght weiv aow d&rkenlng llie war. In sllence the shadows crept near And remóte objects fadcl irom view. The darkiu'ss grew denaer and drear, And a sllllness pervaded all, too. The cheery red nre In my stove Darted flerce rays of llght toward thls foe, Yet less grew lts clrcle of ligtit Kor the Mluulow was cooquering the glow. lïut thoughts are not thus held in bonda, [n the slleuce and t In-v rouni ; - Keslralned by DO objects of sight, There Is DOthlDg to keep them at boma. And so wlth a la.y conti nt I was truveling the iluys long ago. And Journeylng toward Urne looome On a road that all (licanurs most knuw. Now viblle thus MMI witli my clreams. Whlle my thoughts rere all gatbered withln, There named a loud knock at the door, And 1 thluk tbat J cried out " Come in !" Whin. lo- of all queer and strange forms That man ever dl camed ol lu-lurr. In narmints still mora ejueer and stnmgp, Now tbe Mnuigeat appaarad at ihc door, seemad :i thaoe within shadc i darknaa in the mldst of the gloom And hollow and awful bat v IVIwnl lorlli likc a sound frora the lonib. "No goblln of evil or ghtst ,'Wi)i,T,rï'll ni.i't J' Standing here in the inidht of your room Wit d voIuiihs prophatla of deaoa, To b wrought by toDit wondarfol ytmth. Who üere to Aun Arbor have come For the purpose of learnlng and trut ti. These bóoks I wlll loan for an hour For the prlce of a very fair suin. And glvu y ou cncliantiiu-nt tor aid, 'ou niay lcarn how success, tbcn. is won." Tue pricc whK-li the named was quite larxc, ]ut, rememberlng proud Tarcjuin of I made ooaoi of the colu And tin-n added a unaU portion mora. Wlth a llquld she molsteneil my eyea And thlB gave an interm-t-ting power, Whlch, aldi'd by itleooe profouni, Would enable to read for an hour. lïut now hhould I chance to exclalm In amazi'nwnt at anything read The subgtance I would not forget, But I should of whom each part was sald. I looked through wondci tul book And my wonder at each pagegrew mora, For, of neta a vcry largi claas Uould we all bc aacouDted lor? In every vcwatlon anl calling In the marketH of fortune and fanie, Bpme one, ol the nuiubcr aaaemMad Had at talm-d to a glorloU8 na mr. At last J diaeovered Ibere wnttcn, AikI In letters as brlght as t lic sim, l'hcs' paKi-s forctell you what ma) 'm Kor tha mamban of Klgliiy iuid ' ineT fl . r ...... ,.t ,...., . A otjp .1! surprise and great pleasure Made unknown our to-morrow of (ame. Hut though now the Slnyl departed, And her volumes all cruiubled away, I still have the Kist of the matter, And the story rwanihar to-iiay. What it the name then latevered Krom the fame lt I ilratim-d to feiir, Where eaeh bas a lame and a lory Which the fatcs have ordatnea mm to wear? We must thlnk tbe " nuy be " propliet lo And make fortune our dauntless pu rii mk fale has design cd us tooonqaer, And yleld not in the desperate hour. l'here .sball be temptatlons quite pleaslng- 1 )U greao vallan ara sunny and fair, Wben hannted by deadly infection Kloaling blithely In fresh miiiiiih r air. A.nd trials come full of commotlon. And rrqulre a resistance iI might- :ur's lite is oft saved on the oceao liy bis courage and Htrengtti naad aright. I. baad tbell the (lorious omen, Fhat success shall be ours if we tr.' ! I ach day let us work our way onward ! Let us quail uot wlien danger is nlgh ! And wlien our llfetlmes are all ended May the labore of life be so done, I'liat a fame nnequaled forever ihall exlst for old Kluhty and One. ADDRKSS. Clussmates of 'M : As the exercises that mark the close of our college life approach their com-liMon, I find tuyseli' called upon to say farewell to you. I would that I could give you sotue parting words of value, that luiglit prove of service in the new life that is before you, but fear that we must all let the experiences of the future bring with them their own lessons. The past, wiüi its failures as well as its successes, has just beeo luid before vou, and a glimpse of the future has also Been allowed. May we not then hope that, aided by the experience of tlie past, and Ruided by the prophetic wisdom of our Seer, we may so sbape our lives a.-t to fulfll the glorious destinies offered to us ? The four happy years of college life are passed, and their disappointmeots and vexations are lost sight of in the pleasing remembrance of the jolly times we have had, and the warm friendships we have forined. In spite of the iuany opportunities for dissensions and bitter feelings, nccessarily attendant upon four years of constant association, the spirit of good-will and friendly feeling has alone prevailed ; and no separation, or inter-mingling with other classes in our college work, has been able to destroy the mutual interest we have always feit in one another and in our class. Let these be the thoughts with which, at thia time, we separate and bid farewell to the best aud truewt of friends, our Alma Mater. She has offered us advantagos nevcr before offered to any class. No disturbance or unpleasantness has arisen to distract us Ironi the work that has been before us. Jf, therefore, other classes, without these advantages, have preceded us, and have done honor to themselves and their college, with how much brighter hopes should we look forward to a happy a id brilliant future. We Bhall have the sustaii.'inK thought that in times of trouble many hearts will mourn for na, and many a word of sympathy be spoken ; that in times of' proj-perity many frictds will rcjoioe with us and be proud of our succes. I'nder such circumstances, ean we hesitato to go out into the world and undertake the struggle that is before us? On the contrary, M, tour years ago, we entend tluse walls, filled with bright anticipations of the time we have now reached, let us leave them, believing that tlif future has in store for us as bright proroootl as tin: ptat U realized ; and let tlie brightcst picture our fancy paints be the tlionght of again meeting in the honored halls of Aln)a Mater. I would not ask you to all feelings ot regret at the pauing now at hand ; rather would I wi-h them chorished, as proofs tnat our student life has been neither unpleasant nor unprofitable, and as preoious souvenirs of the days that are gone.


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