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and the college raper. If you have ability and talent, demon
strate the fact in a quiet way, and you will be gladly welcomed.
Enter into your new life with enthusiasm. Resolve to do or die.
" New occasions teach new duties," and •the way in which you
meet those duties will determine how you will meet other and
larger duties in after life.
" Hello! old man! How are you ? When did you get back ?
And say, what do you think of State's prospects this fall? Such
questions were common at the opening days, and I suppose there,
are a few of the Alumni who would still like us to answer this
latter question. Well, I was just going to do so; but just as
did, I didn't. I stoppeeto look over the opening editorials of the
past twelve volumes of THE LANCE, and I found that every year
State opened with " brighter prospects than ever;" and I wanted
to say the same thing, but didn't exactly like to sing the same
song without a little variation; and although it was on the point
of my tongue, I swallowed it down again, 'though it hurt like sin.
But say, if you'll come around the corner, I'll tell you confi
dentially that we're on the high road to prosperity, and we've got
the institution on wheels, and Gen. Beaver has just been pumping
energy and enthusiasm into the fellows, and by and by we're go
ing to knock the blocking out from under her and give a push,
and then,—look out,—something's got to go. If you don't be
lieve it, look at the list of new students in the college notes.
Biggest class, except one, that ever entered here and (don't tell
any of them) the best prepared too. Of course they're fresh;
but' time will take the " green o' their youth " out of them, and'
then they will be all right.
And say, we've got a crack-er-jack foot ball team. We're going
to play three of the big four and I'll bet we'll lick 'em too. Why,
one of these days, we're going to put them all to shame, and set
ourselves• up as the " big one,"—the " big one" sir, and don't
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