Benton Harbor High School - Greybric Yearbook (Benton Harbor, MI)

 - Class of 1908

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tTU'. Tennyson and His Would-be Rival Or, A Hint to the Faculty. 5 eighteen hundred nine, led came to this world, men stepped into line, 'f'ghtway to write us verse. TV bright was he 5;; thematics hard, failed to learn a thing u ning of a B! 9: scolded, begged and plead, a avail, alas! 7 Alfred Tennyson, lam his algebra. a 's talent great ses beautiful Cd forth to all around ??English teacher smile e saw future fame fit in store for him. hard, to think The mathematics teacher saw Nov future looming bright and fair, But said such stupidness she would Not bear; and therefore Alfred stood The lowest of this trying class. But as the years sped swiftly by, His verses were called poems great, And honors everywhere were heaped Upon this boy once known to be So dull in mathematics class. And thus we see that ytis through verse And not through stupid algebra T'hat fame was led to come his way. And now, alas! I must confess That I, like T ennys-on, have toiled, Becoming thin and pale and 01d, W ith ne'er an E to show for all The tablets I have figured o'er W ith algebra and other hard And dreadful problems long and short.

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was buried; and they might have imagined they saw some of the rocks which covered her grave. It brought to the young womanis mind the beautiful character of Helen Hunt Jackson; and, half jealous of this lover of nature, she made a movement onward, and once more they resumed their walk. That evening at sunset the young man was seen hurrying down the pass and 011 to the main road of the canon below. A little later he was seen in C01- urado Springs: and at midnight his trunks were checked for a far-away city. Today on the lonely summit of Cutler Mountain; where the pines are the thickest, there are five or six logs. charred and burnt. and surrounded by ashes. These mark the site of a tragedy, the history of which will never be known. e1 cssz'c M . Vawter. Transmigration of Souls FORMER HABI- TION OF SOUL. Horace Easton . . . . . Snail Nellie Perkins Parrot Luly Hess . . . . . . Busy Bee Robert Belknap . . . . . GiraHe Harry Young Harvey Lowe Hoot-owl Eva Peatrl . . . . . Grasshopper RalphLunnmgham . . . . Stork PRESENT EXISTENCE Nightingale Ned Anderson J. B. Bishop Harold Sessions Flossie Wells Eva Alden Louise Hogue Helen Harris . Elizabeth Wright James Dewey Guy Moats Leda Granger Anna Agens . Chester Houghton Vernon Crow Mable Rusch Zora Inman Clayton Bowden Lotta Hathaway Leon Hill . Nona Hudson Flora Miller Fred Carter Elva Tambling Jessie Russell P. M. Kinney Spencer McGowan Stella JeHrey Hazel Watson . Daisy Kelley . Elizabeth Emerson Florence Freestone Emmett Taylor



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Now if M iss Bowen just could see A poetls fame ahead for me, If she proclaimed the fact abroad To all our honored faculty, Perhaps theykl giye me better marks. And then how happy I should be! If she would drop a hint upstairs, Miss Gurd might sometime cease to think That I was dull and empty-brained; And maybe she would see at last That fame is reached by writing verse And not by algebra at all. And then again, she might in time Cease handing problems out to me, That I more time might have to write, The quicker to become renowned. But 0, I'm so afraid shelll think Of Tennysons there are enough, Those views of hers remain unchanged; And then. 0 dear! what shall I do? I know! 1,11 gently whisp Her ear of honor also comQ To her betimes, because ' Aid me to fame by giving :2: A chance to write like one 2 And then like the remainder? The faculty, how very prOu' Shelll surely be to think xha. Had helped discover me, they, Loved, greatest poet of the jtj; And now the moral of my ta ls this: 0 Honored Faculty? Please, never force a child t; A thing for which he has nab To do-but rather let him d:- His will, for fear you shoul The world of some great u Unknown as yet to mortals -fu-l If- 46

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