Abbot Academy - Circle Yearbook (Andover, MA)

 - Class of 1925

Page 89 of 116

 

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Page 89 text:

The Abbot Circle 192 5 Hacfjrpmoge Hament No war-horse, smelling slaughter in the air Can race with greater swiftness to the fray, Nor in his round of countless duties, cram More work than we, into the fleeting day. No storied urn, or animated bust Have e ' er beheld more needful labor done Than have these walls of Abbot, here about, When we poor students fall, rise up, and run. Half open eyes and drooping mouths admit Fatigue, that has no equal in this sphere, And stammered words or muddled brain point out The pace we ' re running is indeed severe. We must admit we ' re lazy — some of us, And sometimes fevered, often temperamental. We strive to learn, we seek for truth, but lo! Our studying is often incidental. We ' re absent-minded, logy, nervous wrecks, We groan, and gasp and gurgle, " Give us rest! " And pray for twenty hours ' solid sleep, — Of gifts divine the loveliest and best. Repose and rest for heavy laden souls Bowed down with duty, sorrow, toil and care. Oh blessed pillow, and oh, bed sublime Receive us in thine arms and keep us there. M. G. B. 69

Page 88 text:

The Abbot Circle 192 5 mertfeantsicf)eg Buell On Tuesday evening, March 3, the German Department presented an interesting program. The first number was a group of delightful German folk- songs sung by some of the girls in the German classes. Then came the German play entitled " An American Duel. " The story centers around a young girl, Helene von Stern, whose hand is being sought by two ardent suitors, Freiher von Roden and Alfeld. Helene, desiring to find out which one really loves her, plans with her maid Charlotte a way of trying them out. She invites them both to call the same afternoon and in various ways tests them. While Helene is out of the room von Roden and Alfeld have an American duel as they call it ; they draw lots to see who will support the other in his pursuit of Helene. Von Roden wins, and as he was also the more successful throughout the tests he feels that he has indeed won the favor of Helene. Helene, however, after a short conversation alone with Alfeld decides that it is he who really loves her. Margaret Creelman as Helene von Stern was most charming and Edda Renouf and June Hinman as the two lovers played their parts exceedingly well. Dorothy Beeley as Charlotte was very pretty and vivacious. The whole evening was novel and very entertaining for us all. We ' re certainly proud of our German Department. 68



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