Yesterday the Vagabond clapped two professors into temporary oblivion. They were good fellows and he was glad to be in at the kill. But this ending of the year is a trying time. All courses seem to end with the fall of a dynasty or the decay of a lofty empire. May seems to bring with it the turbid ebb and flow of human tragedy along with divisionals. The Vagabond at such a time is wont to cram his briar, lounge in a chair and stare at the smoke as it floats in fragile clouds to the ceiling. A college generation is passing. That this is all foolish sentimentalism he realizes, but nevertheless, it is a mood that will not be denied. He has never quite brought himself to the realization that change is the strongest son of life. What was it Omar said. "Ah take the cash and let the small change go?" It wasn't quite that, but near enough, near enough.
Ah well, he will lay these sad thoughts by, together with his briar, and go today to hear those professors who have, like Faustus, but one short hour to live. And he will go secure in the thought that next year there will be new battalions to replace those who have gone, battalions to whom the word "vagabond" still conjures up visions of a careless wastrel. If youth but knew, and age but could.
"The Renaissance and the Twentieth Century," Dr. Spencor, Sever 9.
"Aulus Gellius, Fronto, Apulletus," Professor Moore, Sever 11.
"Spanish Painting," Professor Edgell, New Fogg.
"The Physiocrats and the Grain Trade," Professor Usher, Widener U
"Modern Spanish Painting," Professor Post, Old Fogg.
"The Future of Imperialism." Dr. Emerson, Harvard 6.
"The Background of the World War," Professor Arix, Harvard L
"Trends in American Literature." Dr. Carpenter, Harvard 2.
"An Informal Talk Relating to the problems of Russia." Professor Karpovich. Hoylston 21.
"Political Germany after 1919." Professor Fay, Germanic Museum.
"Robert Bridges and the Testament of Beauty." Professor Elion, Sever 11.