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SPARKLING eyes and laughing lips,
A wealth of golden hair,
A form that bends and bows and dips,
Fairest among the fair.
A shining star, with all its rays
Descending straight on me:
This was the dream in boyhood's days
Of what my love should be.
A stately maiden, tall and fair,
A brow both broad and low,
A piercing eye and jet-black hair,
A neck as white as snow,
A mouth that spoke of dignity,
A beauty to be feared:
This image of divinity
My early manhood reared.
No more these visions haunt my dreams.
My true-love now I see.
I love her not for what she seems,
But what she is to me.
Only I can fully prize
This blessing to my life:
A jewel hid from vulgar eyes,
An angel - and a wife.
J.A RIFLE-MATCH, open to all undergraduates, took place on Saturday at the rifle-range off Brattle Street. The prize, a silver-mounted revolver, was won by W. E. Russell, '77. The Score was as follows:-
W. E. Russell . . . 2, 4, 5, 4, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3 - 36
R. Tallant . . . 4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 4, 4, 4, 2, 2 - 35
W. F. Weld . . . 2, 5, 2, 3, 2, 5, 3, 3, 4, 4 - 33
S. Sherwood . . . 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 2, 4, 4 - 33
D. C. Bacon . . . 2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 3, 4, 4 - 32
S. Bulter . . . 5, 3, 4, 3, 4, 5, 4, 2, 2, 0 - 32
F. T. Brown . . . 2, 3, 2, 3, 3, 3, 5, 2, 4, 3 - 30
J. L. Du Fais . . . 3, 3, 0, 0, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4 - 28
H. C. Leeds . . . 0, 4, 2, 3, 3, 0, 5, 3, 3, 3 - 26
A. St. J. Newbury . . 0, 3, 4, 2, 2, 3, 2, 4, 4, 0 - 25
J. L. Slade . . . 3, 2, 2, 0, 2, 2, 2, 2, 5, 3 - 23
W. B. Bacon . . . 4, 3, 2, 0, 4, 0, 0, 2, 2, 3 - 20
N. W. Curtis . . . 4, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 2, 2, 2, 3 - 16
THE BROOKS SCHOOL, Cleveland, which promises to rival Exeter and the Boston Latin, dedicated its new school-building, December I, on which occasion Rev. Phillips Brooks delivered an address, and a letter from President Eliot was read. The school prepares for Harvard and Yale. The master is White, Harvard '70, and the assistants, Nash, Harvard '68; Roberts, Harvard '74; and Harding, Yale '75.
REPORT of the Treasurer of Harvard Foot-ball Club:-
Bill for uniform of 1874-75, . . . $67.32
Wax impressions for shingles, . . . 11.40
Printing, . . . 6.50
Delegates to Springfield, . . . 30.00
Trip to Montreal, . . . 428.80
" " Tufts, . . . 15.00
" " New Haven, . . . 175.25
Uniform for 1875-76, . . . 126.50
Total expenses, . . . $860.77
Balance from 1874-75, . . . $59.51
For shingles, . . . 41.00
Subscriptions, . . . 535.40
From Yale F. B. C., . . . 70.00
In debt, . . . 154.85
J. A. WETHERBEE, Sec, and Treas.OWING to the dissatisfaction with the management of the Athletic Sports at Saratoga last year, a separate organization, to have control of such sports in future, was organized by a convention in Springfield on Saturday, under the name of "The Athletic Association of American Colleges." G. W. Green of Harvard was President of the convention, and F. Marquand of Princeton, Secretary; and ten colleges were represented, as follows: Amherst, L. G. Beck; Columbia, Randolph Hurry, James A. Renwick; Cornell, A. M. Ensign; Harvard, G. W. Green; Princeton, W. T. Kauffman, F. A. Marquand; Trinity, J. D. McKennan, W. C. Skinner; Union, B. R. Heywood; Williams, W. A. Platt, S. Stedman; Wesleyan, W. C. Wallace; Yale, G. C. Webb, J. H. Hammond. A constitution was adopted, and officers chosen, as follows: President, G. C. Webb of Yale; Vice-President, R. Hurry of Columbia; Secretary, G. W. Green of Harvard; Treasurer, W. A. Platt of Williams; Committee on Athletic Sports, G. C. Webb of Yale, W. C. Wallace of Wesleyan, G. W. Green of Harvard. The association adjourned to meet at New York, January 5, the day after the College Rowing Association meeting.
WE have heard it stated that one of the Ward brothers happened to reside near Ithaca last spring, and that the Cornell crew pulled the Ward stroke at Saratoga. If the Era would resolve this seeming causal connection into one of mere antecedent and consequent, our mind would be at rest.
Two theatrical entertainments in aid of the University Boat Club will be given by members of the Junior Class at Horticultural Hall on Friday evening, Dec. 17, at 8 o'clock, and on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 18, at 2 1/2. The burlesque, entitled "Ill-treated Il Trovatore," will be given at both performances. Tickets, $1.00, can be obtained of Mr. A. C. Tower, H'y 16, or of Mr. A. M. Sherwood, M. 17. All persons desiring tickets are requested to make application at once, as no tickets will be sold at the door.
FROM the Captain of the University Crew we have received the following information concerning the relative merits of eight-oared boats and six-oared. He considers the former better for the following reasons: The greater weight of the eight-oar makes the stroke longer, and although as much force may be expended in taking the stroke as in the six-oar, yet the quick motion of the body is avoided; and since this start "pumps" a man and drives the blood from the heart, it is an advantage not to be estimated too highly. Again, in a six the man pulls his stroke at a distance varying from 6 1/2 to 7 inches from the bottom of the boat; in an eight, however, the distance is between 8 and 8 1/2 inches, - a point at which much more effective work can be done. An eight, in addition, is much better fitted to carry a coxswain than is a six.
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