The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, October 01, 1889, Image 8

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    the main purpose. The plan of all can still
and ever must be classed under the general
term, preparation for active life. No, it is
not to these modifications, or more properly
speaking, these adornments and enlargements
of the great central purpose itself that we
owe the reconciliation of practical every day
sort of men to the idea of collegiate training
and preparation. It is rather because they
realize the practical value by seeing the prac
tical results of college education. It is be
cause they see our college graduates working
their way steadily and surely into the highest
positions of every vocation all over our land.
It is because they see our country teeming
with the products, the improvements and the
inventions evolved from the fertile, thoroughly
trained brains of college men. Is is because
they see college graduates achieving this suc
cess in every line, not only absolutely, but in
the preference and to the detriment both of
themselves and of others who have not had
the advantage of collegiate discipline. To
themselves alone, to their own ceaseless,
weary plodding for years, to their own un
wavering self-reliance do our colleges owe
this rapidly increasing favor with which
they are now being regarded. It is not a
case of “ to the victors belong the spoils,’’ but
rather of “in ipsa sunt copice." They have
happily survived to see the day when the
broad vista of all the infinite occupations of
life is opening out before them. The time is
not far distant when a collegiate education
will not only be desirable, but positively
necessary for many of the higher and better
avocations. It is but an instance of the in
evitable final recognition of worth. The col
lege man will not remain contented with
empty honor or low compensation. His en
ergetic, nervous, hardened, highly-tempered
brain will not suffer restraint or oppression,
but bursting every interfering bond will ex
pand itself into all the indefinite avenues of
human effort and make its unlimited
felt, not only in the professions, b'
trades and all the varied business p'
Gentles nil, I greet you well—
Listen to tlie tnle I tell.
Of n chance tlmt once befell,
Hey, sing hey, the Rule of Three 1
Down unto a river side
On a day three knights did ride,
Each on a pillion had his bride—
Oh, the woes of jealousy.
In the jovial days of yore,
Were the men more jealous or
Did the dames love flirting more?
Oh, the woes of jealousy.
Know I not; but ne’er a knight
Would from too much love or spite
Let his Indy from his sight
With another of the three.
Long they watched the stream beside,
Much they puzzled—and they tried
How to pass to the other side,
Hey, sing hey, the Rule of Three 1
Near them was a boat, ’tis true;
Hut the bont held only two ;
What should these poor travelers do ?
Oh, the woes of jealousy,
Words they reached a fearful height,
Every man was bent to light;
Every lady pale with fright;
Hey, sing hey, the Rule of Three 1
I’ll go first, said haughty A
13, he fiercely said him nay;
C declared he would not stny—
Oh, the woes of jealousy.
Each man swore and ench man cursed
Vowed he’d cross the river first;
Thus the strife grew to its worst, .
Hey, sing hey, the Rule of Three !
When up spoke fair Mrs. C,
Youngest, wisest of the three,
Stop your brawls, she says—says she—
Oh, the woes of jealousy 1
I, methinks, have found a way ;
Do you all ns I shall say,
Ne’er a one shall be away,
Hey, sing hey, the Rule of Three I
Of his Indy’s honesty,
Ne’er a one shall doubtful be,
If you will but list to me—
Oh, the woes of jealousy 1