The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, February 01, 1894, Image 17
The students of Chicago University have formed a "Students' Express Company," incor porated under the State law with a capital stock of ilio,ooo No college in all England publishes a college paper. This is another illustration of the superior energy of America. About 200 colleges publish periodical journals. Within the short period of two weeks, the Princ 7 ton glee, banjo and mandolin clubs, consisting of over fifty men, covered over 3,500 miles and gave thirteen concerts in the largest cities of the South. LANCELETS. Midnight has past, and all too quick, The Chronicle's Chief Ed. With temples throbbing, brain quito sick, Betakes himself to bed. There is no copy on his tile, His basket's flowing o'er With worthless notes that are so vile They make him thirst for gore. lie lies and thinks, he thinks all night, Poor chap ! he's almost dead ; The editorials he must write Keep him in constant dread. If we are late the reason's plain, I don't mind telling you, An editor has tried again To get to bed by two..- University Chronicle A PASSING SPIRIT. One night my heart sang strangely, sadly sweet— In low, soft, mournful cadence thrilled and thrilled; With all a heart's dull sorrowing replete It throbbed, and then its moaning song was stilled. That night my dear love died—ah ! who can say Might she not come in ghostly wanderings! Ilaybap her grieving spirit passed this way, And breathed its loving sorrow o'er the strings. Mum Lit GOLDEN ROD When tho grain Is gold as the autumn sun, And the "harvest home" has just begun, Along the dykes where grasses nod Is seen the gleam of the golden rod. And by the shore whore the eat-tails wave, The long green reeds the waters lave, And nature seetnv at peace with God When the land is bright with golden rod. —Sequoia THE FREE LANCE. A LOVE KNOT A lacing of a ladye's shoe Once loosed itself, as lacings doe, And tyeing it, in gallantrie, A youthful lover bent his knee. But soon once more It came untyed, And then the ladye showed with pryde How she herself a knot could tye Which would both tyme and chance de Long years since then have passed away The hair of both has turned to gray ; A ladye's shoe is loose again, A man, now old, stoops clown as then. He tyes it as in days of yore A ladye taught him, years before ; And looking in her eyes he sees Sad tears for ancient memories. HUMILIATING She is most charming, I admit, And bath a fund of ready wit, But yet - She naught will say that is not truth, And tells me I ain but a youth As yet. When other girls will say , you men," She miles most graciously, and then Exclaims: • No youth is man unless he thrive, Amid reach the age . of twenty-live. • « * • * It pains. WHEN I GET TIME. When I get time— I know what I shall do ; I'll cut the leaves of all my books And read them through and through When I get time— I'll write some letters then That I have owed for weeks and weeks To many, many men. When 1 get time— I'll pay those calls I owe, And with those bills, those countless bills I will not be so low. When I get time -I'u regulate my life In such a way that I may got Acquainted with my wife. When I get time— Oh, glorious dream of bliss 1 A month, a year, ten years from now— But I can't finish Me— -1 have no time.