Adelphi University - Oracle Yearbook (Garden City, NY)

 - Class of 1907

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Page 127 text:

THE RUBAIYAT OE TI-IE ORACLE BOARD. I. XNrite! For the chief who 1'ouses to hard work, 'With many dire threats for those who shirk, Commands us all to try verse-mongers' art, Lest dangers for the idle, hidden lurk. . Il. "Oyez! Oyez! Oyez !" to all she cries, "Bestir yourselves to win a handsome prize! In verse or prose: mood serious or gay, Vtfrite ! For you know not whither this hour dies." . III. Did advertisers rush to us in scores? Or did we vainly visit countless stores? Ah! Seek not to disclose this painful truth, But most of them politely showed their doors! IV. Did Sophs and Freshmen, and staid Seniors, too, Beseechus to accept, as but our due, ' Subscriptions to the OR:XCLE, Nought Seven? Alas ! we cannot say ,tis sz'1'1'cz'!y true ! V. And did all grades of students, high and low. Beg to contribute art-work, just to show Their interest in our book and editor? Ah, how it wrings our hearts to answer, "No !" YI. Think! In this College, ere the present age, How many a youthful, but most brilliant sage, Did burn much midnight oil in weary work, Seeking to polish and perfect each page. VII. And when we, too, Oh, readers! are at rest, Vlfhere no year-books are published, by request, Vlfhen you Adelphis Annuals may read, We hope that you will cry, "Nought Sev'n was best !'

Page 126 text:

TI-IE LABGRATORY CI-IICICS LAMENT. f"Felt 'incl in a great measure composed one afternoon, between the hour of three CI think 1 1 A - - - y the sun was under a cloudj, while I washdissecting a ehick-embryo in the laboratory. and my mystic power revealed to me what this chicl:'s future might have been. I mean it to serve as a of kev to mv work. I composed the third line last, but being struck by its peculiar beauty,f I placed it where it now stands," it la XX'. XXII I do just what I Want to do, I scrap and scratch and pickg There ain't no one to boss ine 'round, For Iilll only an orphan chick. I stay out very late at night, Ii1'1l as bad as I can beg There ain't no ina to nialce ine mind, For, an incubator is she. Pizor. liniaxvizn: Do I understand, Dr. Kerr, that you believe in the equal distribution of wealth? DR. ICERR Qregarcling I. Hyatt I-3. enviouslyj: Mais non l-Only in a more equal distribution of hair! li S+!-AdfW09l'fL' VJ . rob isa-'Q-1" T nun' ' ri, i i I Inf, 1 l 1,5511 ' I 41" .' ., ,. i lv g l X .I . af TV 6 H K i . mil lf, ' Ll ffl Sq, 'll fU,.:f',s Li f Q, 4+ if , ' A i:.. -4 1 ii Ll OHV' ijgil H 7 ' , ' r . 'I ' ' A Zn '2 ' f il , k -T : il 'Q ,Q V -1-K Sllengkpg Vw' X L V' r if ll. heard 0 IOOO blended ndfe 5? r



Page 128 text:

An Unexpected Fleeting It was observation night in Adelphi, and I, a belated star-gazer, hurried down the dark stairs to the main hall, where I was attracted to the study room by a dim, red light. At the entrance to the room I was handed a card by a man in knickerbockers, whom I recognized as Shakespeare. In bewilderment I looked to see if he were not in his accustomed cramped position, but no, his chair was empty. I looked for the stag', so like Talida in the fairy-taleg for the sleeping maiden opposite and for the female monopoly of the stag's attention on either si l of him but in vain- all were Gone even the trustees from the office. C e 5 1 .5 7 Hoping .to gain some information as to- the whole strange affair, I read the card in my hand: "The Association for Mutual Protection invites you to a reunion and general discussion in the study hall at twelve P. M. 'WVILLIAM S1-IAK13sP13.xR1z, P1'vs1'clw11'. H.XPOLLO, Ifliftl-P'1'L'SldClIf.'i I entered and attended one of the most interesting indignation meetings imaginable. The opening address was made by the President, who confessed that from long sitting he had grown indifferent, both as to how his plays were interpreted and the Bacon controversy, but he had been more or less attracted by the rubbering-he said it-of Apollo, out into the hall, until at last he had sent the hall "boy" to ask what he wanted. I-Ie had expressed dissatisfaction, so they had decided on a public discussion of Adelphi. I listened attentively and wrote down the pith of the requests and grievances: Shakespeare wanted a pneumatic cushion, fewer draughts and room to stretch. The stag desired a drink, as he hadnt had one since he "had drunk his fill." I-Ie said that that naturally hadn't lasted long, and the drips from umbrellas on rainy days drove him crazy. Apollo wanted more attentiong his beauty was being wasted. Oliver XYendell Holmes objected to living in a garret at the top of a book-case all his life.

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