Cumberland University - Phoenix Yearbook (Lebanon, TN)

 - Class of 1895

Page 11 of 220

 

Cumberland University - Phoenix Yearbook (Lebanon, TN) online yearbook collection, 1895 Edition, Page 11 of 220
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Page 11 text:

Introduction 7 Editors 9 Board of Trustees 10 Calendar 11 University Faculty 12 Graduate Students 14 Literary Department 15 Preparatory School 27 Classes 29 Law Department 45 Theological Department 57 College for Young Ladies 71 Literary Societies 85 Fraternities 101 Y. M. C. A 123 Cumberland University Cadets 124 Moot Court 129 Yells 132 Clubs 133 Athletics 148 Literary 156 Editorialets 178 Advertisements 185

Page 10 text:

To the Memory of tlic Sainted Stanford (Sutbvie Burner 2 .2 „ XX.2), Late Professor of Systematic Theology in Cumb erland University, whose Originality of Thought, Devotion to Truth, Puritv of Purpose, and Nobility of Life Make Him an Ideal for Young Men, this First Phoenix is Affectionately Dedicated.



Page 12 text:

' T ' HE most brilliant successes in the field of literature had to venture into a new world. They crossed the boundary from r the ideal to the real to win their pl aces in the hearts of men. The great journalistic enterprises of all ages had to sail out upon an ocean of uncertainty. The masterpieces of the literary world had to battle their ways among the books, and enshrine themselves in the public heart. The Phcenix for the first time asks the ears of the friends of Cumberland University, Modestly it rises from the ashes, surveys the field, plumes its feathers, and begins to soar. It is not aimless in its rising-. Its cinders do not revive, unite, and assume form and symmetry to court applause. It wishes to give the public a glimpse of University life and work in an institution that has its sons in all honorable stations in our national life. It hopes to please the friends of the University by greeting them with pictures of our noble professors, and the buildings about which cluster the tenderest memories — memories sweeter than thoughts of watered gardens to the thirsty pilgrims, and to call back a happy past with its fond associations. It feels sure of cultivating in the student college pride, and of preserving for him faces and reminiscences that will be forever cherished and made sweeter by the passing of the } r ears. In surveying its horizon, the Phcenix feels a pardonable pride. It looks in upon all the classes of the University, enrolls the names of their students, and gathers their pictures. It alights upon the windows of each literary Society, notes the hon- ored ones among the galaxy of orators, catalogues each name, and photographs each member. It enters the dark mysterious halls of the Greeks, and where no eye but the initiate sees, searches through archives of the past, drags out puzzling letters figures, words and signs, with hideous skeletons and horned beasts, and exposes these and the likenesses of those who revel in such mysteries. It steals into the cloistered Annex, feasts its ej ' es on the luxury and beauty there, and flies out reflecting the imagery of the lovely creatures who in that institution drink from wisdom ' s fonts. But the Phcenix boasts not itself in its looks. " Order is heaven ' s first law, " not beauty. We are proud that the Phcenix lives. " We trust that as it plumes its feathers to fly from these classic walls, each year will add more brilliant hues to its wings, and that it may be- come, with age, a bird of transcendent loveliness. Our wishes follow you, dear Phcenix. " We know the sun of criticism will beat upon your crest, and winds of opposition ruffle thy pinions, but one of the old masters whispers down upon you: " Per aspeia ad astro. " Thou hast a noble history. As you stand upon let your eyes ever behold the words, " Astra castra, numen lumen, " and thou shalt find in thy soaring, " Thy head wears sunbeams and thy feet touch stars. "

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