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EUNOBIA.

BY E. X.

Fancy and Imagination often lead us far away

Into dreamland, quite oblivious of the passing of to-day.

Build us, with their nimble fingers, mighty structures of the air,
Where we climb, with agile footsteps, lightly up the golden stair.
But when reason rules our senses with a stern, relentless hand,
She compels us to surrender, by the magic of her wand ;-

Brings us to her subjects' level,-brings us back again to earth;-
Makes us merely common creatures, of a common human birth.

But she gives us, to console us, blessed Memory, to be

A companion in our weakness;-giv'n for all eternity.

From the first faint thoughts of childhood, from the first of consciousness,

Mem'ry lends her healing power,―lends her soothing balm to bless.

Never was a mortal being so abandoned, so downcast,
But some blest remembrance lingered in the visions of the past.
Never was a human creature bowed so low in sin and shame
But a tender chord would vibrate at the mention of some name.

Early memories are sweetest,-from the distant long-ago,
For the lapse of time has clothed them with a calm and peaceful glow;
Has erased the rougher outlines, leaving nothing in the heart
But the tender, purer feelings,-drawing out the sting and smart.
That which man has need of most to help him through this fleeting life
Is a loving hand to lead him—a companion in the strife.

But you little know the anguish, woman, that you cause sometimes,
And you reck not that you drive us to commit the darkest crimes.

Man was made to care for woman, but to do so he must work,
And in yielding to her wishes, he his duty cannot shirk.

Woman was not made to hinder, but to help man on his way;
Selfish thoughts or motions should not be allowed to hold their sway.
But a vision crossed my pathway as I pondered o'er the past,
And my heart was fascinated, while a spell was round me cast.
Now I see her in her splendor, in her gentleness and worth,-
Never beautiful, but stately as a queen of Eastern birth.

Tall, and graceful in her movements, with a spirit pure as snow,
Most intelligent and cultured, as an angel here below.

Oh, Eunobia! in meeting you did never know my flame,
For by honor I was fettered, and I never spoke your name.

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Hard, indeed, is it to meet one, when, alas, it is too late,-
Who alone could make you happy; we but bow before our fate.

Somewhere in this world of sorrows is a spirit kin to each;
If we only knew the quarter! If we knew just where to reach!

But, alas, Experience teaches what we cannot learn elsewhere,
And we see too late our failure-sometimes more than mind can bear.

Man is prone to act on impulse, conjured by a woman's smiles;
Then repents him at his leisure of the issue of her wiles.

First I saw her, wooed and won her; won her for the gem she seemed,
For her perfect beauty warned me as it gently round me beamed.
Brightest gold upon the surface oft is inwardly alloyed,
And the sweetest form sometimes incloses but an empty void.

In the works of Nature, often, grace is a result of chance,
And how frequently is beauty but a screen to ignorance.

As the homliest shell of ocean holds a pearl in its embrace,
So true worth in woman often lies within the plainest case.

But she had a winning manner, and a smattering of talk,
Which, I found in time, was merely on the surface-meant to mock.

Disappointed love is nothing more than disappointed hope;

Through this world of blunders, seeking friends, we vainly, blindly grope.

Days and months and years pass quickly, much too quickly do they fly;

Human life is but an atom of the great eternity.

Woman's selfish love grows wearisome if to it man must bend,
But a self-denying love will conquer all things in the end.

Man could be supremely happy with a kindred soul to his,
But disconsolate he wanders and he comes in time to this:

Blighted hopes and blasted prospects stare him madly in the face, And he must submit to Honor with a free and thankless grace.

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NOTES CONCERNING FORMER PROFESSORS OF
LAFAYETTE,

Hon. James M. Porter, LL. D., founder and first president of the board of trustees, also acted as professor of Political Economy until his resignation in 1852.

Rev. George Junkin, D. D., LL. D., president from 1832 to 1841, then became president of Miami University until his return to Lafayette, (1844-48), after which he was president of Washington College, Va., until 1861, and soon after became Emeritus professor in Lafayette, which position he held until his death, in 1868. Moderator of Presbyterian General Assembly, in Louisville, in 1844. Rev. John W. Yeomans, D. D., president 1841-44, after which he was pastor in Danville until his death, in 1863. Moderator of General Assembly at Rochester, in 1860.

Rev. Charles W. Nassau, D. D., professor of Latin and Greek from 1841-50, the last year of which he acted as president. As principal of Lawrenceville Female Seminary, 1850-72, he has educated two thousand young ladies.

Rev. Daniel V. McLean, D. D., president 1850-57, afterwards pastor at Red Bank, N. J., where he died three years since.

Rev. George Wilson McPhail, D. D., president and professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy, 1857-63, subsequently president of Davidson College, North Carolina, where he died, June 28th, 1871, aged 55

Rev. Charles F. McCay, professor of mathematics, 1832-33, since that time connected with institutions in Georgia.

Rev. Samuel Galloway, professor of mathematics, 1834-35, since resided in Georgia. Author of a curious work on industrial science, entitled "Ergonomy." Recently removed to Quincy, Fa., where he is now engaged in ministerial duties.

James I. Kuhn, professor of Latin and Greek, 1832-37, since a prominent member of the Pittsburg bar.

Rev. Frederick A. Rauch, Ph. D., D. D., professor of German, 1833, author of "Psychology and Anthropology," president of Marshall College. Died at Mercersburg, February, 1841.

Hon. Washington McCartney, LL. D., 1834-46, professor of Mathematics, and afterward of Mental Philosophy, until his appointment as presiding judge of the Easton District, in 1852. Author of

"Calculus" and "History of U. S." Died July, 1856. Inscribed on his tombstone are the simple words, "Christian, Jurist, Scholar." Rev. Wm. Henry Green, D. D., adjunct professor of mathematics, 1841-44, now professor of Hebrew and O. T. Literature in Princeton Theological Seminary.

Rev. Alonzo Linn, adjunct professor of Mathematics, 1856 and '57. Since professor in Washington and Jefferson College.

Rev. George Burrowes, D. D., professor of Latin and Greek, 1850-55. After three years travel in Europe, he made his home in San Francisco, there founding the City College, in the theological department of which he is now professor of Biblical Literature.

Other professors of Latin and Greek, whose connection with the college has been of brief duration, are: Rev. Alfred Ryors, 1836 and 1837, for some years past a resident of Kentucky; David Moore, A. M., 1837-39, of the first graduating class, now principal of the Hopewell Academy, at Franklin, Indiana; Rev. Robert Cunningham, who came from Edinburgh in 1837, with the special purpose of establishing, in connection with Lafayette, normal training, the progress of whose idea is seen in the numerous normal schools of Pennsylvania, now enjoying, in his Scottish home, literary life with no little of otium cum dignitate cum pocket-bookio; Rev. Samuel McCulloh; Rev. James C. Moffat, D. D., afterward professor in Miami University, Princeton College, and now the eminent historian of Princeton Theological Seminary.

Professors of the German language have been: Frederick Schmidt, 1835-40; Rev. John P. Hecht, from 1840 to his death in 1845; Rev. John W. Richards, D. D.; Isidor Lowenthal, afterwards foreign missionary in Northern India and Afghanistan, by whose assassination, in 1864, by the hand of a religious fanatic, philology and religion lost too early a strong pillar. The Christian World, London, referred to Mr. Lowenthal's library as the richest in Oriental works since that of Sir William Jones.

The chairs of Rhetoric, History, Belles Lettres, Natural History, Mineralogy, Geology and Chemistry, embrace the following names : Peter A. Browne, LL. D., of Philadelphia; Rev. David X. Junkin, D. D., of the U. S. Navy, now pastor at New Castle, Pa.; Rev. Henry S. Osborn, LL. D., author of the "Metallurgy of Iron and Steel," now at Miami University; James Read Eckard, D. D., now at Germantown, Penna.; Samuel D. Gross, LL. D., long emi

nent in his medical professorship in Philadelphia and for his varied works on surgery; Prof. David P. Yeomans, who died recently in Ontario; E. Thompson Baird, LL. D., now secretary of the Church Board in Richmond, Va.

Among the tutors connected with the college in its earliest years we have the names of the lamented John Lloyd, whose mortal remains have rested in the mission church yard of Amoy, China, since Dec. 6, 1848; Ninian Bannatyne, beloved as pastor of the F street church, Washington, D. C.; Robert Newton, M. D., who died of yellow fever in New Orleans, in 1848, at the close of his military service in Mexico; Joseph Junkin, who died in Florida'; Samuel R. Gayley, who rests from missionary labors in China; Rev. Arthur Mitchell, the Chicago preacher; Rev. Joseph E. Nassau, D. D., now of Warsaw, N. Y.; Rev. Joseph Stevens, professor of mathematics in Oakland College, now pastor at Jersey Shore, Pa.; James T. Doran, merchant in Philadelphia; William W. Cottingham, of Easton; Rev. W. F. P. Noble, of Philadelphia; Rev. Isaac G. Ogden, of New York, and Solon Albee, for twenty years. Latin professor and librarian of Middleburg College, Vermont.

ELECTIVE STUDIES IN COLLEGE.

BY E. S. B.

All men have different mental organizations-different tastes, tendencies and pronesses, and hence need, and really choose, different pursuits in life, or the same differently carried on. In consequence of this all need different educational training to fit them for their respective pursuits. All ministers, lawyers, doctors, do not follow the same pursuits though all are ministers, lawyers and doctors. One minister has much theology or doctrine pervading all his sermons; another much morality or sociology or practical life pervading his; and so on of all the professions. Each is a generality embracing a large number of subdivisions. Now we are apt

to think that all who have the ministry or any other profession or pursuit in view need precisely the same course of studies, and accordingly college curricula are planned, through which all must

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