THE STUDENT VAGABOND
". . . Prodigious shapes
Huddled in gray annihilation, split,
Jammed in the hard, black deep; and over these.
The anatomies of unknown winged things,
And fishes which were isles of living scale,
And serpents, bony chains, twisted around
The iron crags, or within heaps of dust
To which the tortuous strength of their last pangs
Had crushed the iron crags; and over these
The jagged alligator, and the might
Of earth-convulsing behemoth, which once
Were monarch beasts, and on the slimy shores,
And weed-overgrown continents of earth,
Increased and multiplied like summer worms
On an abandoned corpse, till the blue globe
Wrapped deluge round it like a cloak, and they
Yelled, gasped, and were abolished . . ."
Thus Sheftey, in "Prometheus Unbound" describes the animals of the past, which will be the subjects of Professor Parker's less poetical but more scientific lecture this morning at 10 o'clock in the Geological Lecture Room.
At 12 o'clock the Vagabond will be at Robinson Hall to hear Professor Edgell speak on Donato Bramante, the greatest architect of the High Renaissance in Italy.
Bramante is said to have shared with Brunelleschi the glory of bringing back to architecture the half-forgotten splendors of classic antiquity.
Although at first a painter, he was drawn to architecture, devoting his younger talent to what has been described as the greatest monument of "Wedding-cake" architecture in the world, the Cathedral of Milan.
Bramante was the architect who persuaded the Pope to raze the old Church of St Peter, planning another which should be the greatest of the world, and it was according to his plans that the new foundations were laid. Raphael, Peruzzi, Michael Angelo and Juleano San Gallo, his successors, however, altered his plans so that little of the present edifice may be attributed to him.
"James Russell, Lowell", Professor Murdock, Harvard 2.
"From Greece to Rome", Dr. Dickinson, Sever 18.
"Goldsmith", Professor Murray, Harvard 3.