North Carolina Newspapers

    April 26, 1911.
THE ELON college WEEKLY.
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THE WEEKLY DIEECTOEY.
Burlington (N. C.) Business Houses.
Buy Dry Goods from B. A. Sellars & Sons.
See Burlington Hardware Co. for Plumb
ing.
Get your Photographs at Anglin’s Studio.
B. A. Sellars & Sons for Clothing and
Gents’ Furnishings.
See Dr. Morrow when in need of Dental
Work.
Real Estate, Insurance and Loans, Ala
mance Insurance & Real Estate Co.
Bair her Shop, Bran nock & Matkins.
Dr. J. H. Brooks, Dental Surgeon.
See Freeman Drug Co. for Drugs.
Elon College, N C.
For an Education go to Elon College.
Gibsonville, N. C.
Dr. G. E. Jordan, M. D.
High Point, N. C.
People’s House Furnishing Co
Greensboro, N. C.
Pierce Stamp Works for stamps.
Hotel Huffine.
Burtner Furniture Co., for furniture.
DIAMOND DOPE.
“Can any yood come out of Nazareth?”
What if we should slip up and win one?
The “big end” of our batting order
failed to find any good ones in ouii last
game. Left it for the younger men to do.
Five safeties out of five- times up is
good enough for us. Ingle certainly bad
his batting rags on then. Right-handed
or left-handed, pitchers all look alike to
him.
McCauley played a steady game too.
Farmer got a single.
Now that the team has been re-o-igan-
ized we are awaiting developments. Here’s
hoping Hedgpeth’s health will improve.
We need some good work done by him.
Dtbate on the campus: Resolved, That,
a coeducational institution can put out
a winning ball club. Won by the nega
tive. Be.st speakei: on affirmative. Hedge
peth. Best speaker on the negative, Mc
Cauley.
Ixt's get together now. The season
is pretty well gone, but many a race has
been won by a spurt on the home stretch.
The question is, Will outsiders tell the
difference ?
“Prosperity” pitchel a good game
against Delaware and it took eleven in
nings for them to win. “Hedgie” let
one between his standers and the winning
run was scored friom second.
Dickey caught a good game, though his
pegging was faulty at times.
we are looking for the next under
standing.
. TOBIAS GEORGE SMOLLETT.
Tobias George Smollett, a British
riovelist, historic-al writer and miseel-
If.neous author was born at Dalqu-
hurn, in the valley of Leven, Dumbar
tonshire, Scotland, in 1721. Ilis buoy
ant humor and energy were the gifts
of nature, and early experience fur
nished him with abundant provocation
for the harsh and cynical views of hu
man nature, to be traced in his novels.
Ilis father, the youngest son of the
laird of Bonhill, a Scottish legal digni
tary, married against the ambition of
his family, and died young, leaving
three children, of whom the novelist
was tlie second son, entirely unprovid
ed for. He was sent to the neighbor
ing grammar school of Dumbarton and
then to the University of Glasgow. lie
wished then to enter the army, as his
cider brotlier had done, but much
fcgainst his will was apprenticed to a
surgeon.
When Smollett was eighteen years
(.Id, his grandfather died without leav
ing any provision for the children of
Ilis youngest son, and in his nineteenth
year he left Glasgow and launched
himselffor London in quest of fortune,
with the tragedy of the “Regicide” in
his pocket. He failed to get the trag
edy published successfully, and, re
duced almost to starvation, took the
situation of surgeon’s mate on board a
ship. He was present in I74I at the
siege of Cartagena. He soon quitted
the navy in disgust, but during his ser
vice of a few years he acquired, as
Scott says, “such an intimate knowl
edge of our nautical world as enabled
him to describe sailors with such truth
and spirit of delineation that, from
that time, whoever has undertaken the
same task has seemed to copy more
from Smollet than from nature.”
Returning to P>ngland in 1746, Smol
lett made a desperate attempt to live
by his pen, publishing the satires “Ad
vice” and “Reproof,” and pushing
the “Regicide” and other dramatic
works on theatrical managers and pa
trons. He revenged himself in his sat
ires for the rebuffs given to his plays.
He did not mend his circumstances
when he married a portionless lady
whom he had met in the West Indies.
His buoyant spirit w'as not broken by
adverse fortune, but it w'as consider
ably inflamed and embittered. His
fierce and distempered mood when he
wrote “Roderick Random” in 1748 is
reflected in the characters of the novel.
Smollett was not a cold-blooded cynic,
but a warm-hearted man enraged by
what he considered unjust usage.
“Roderick Random” at once raised the
author into reputation. It was fol
lowed, after an interval of tliree years,
by“Peregrine Fickle,” in 1751. This
second masterpiece was written with a
much lighter heart than the first, al
though the hero is not much of an im
provement on Roderick Random. In
the second novel there is a still richer
crowd of characters, quaint, amusing,
disgusting and contemptible; but there
is more of a tendency to secure variety
by extravagant caricature. It seems
that Smollett made a very offensive
allusion to Fielding in “Peregrine
Pickle,” and in his next novel, “The
Adventures of Ferdinand, Count
Fathom,” he paid that great rival the
compliment of imitation. Tliis, his
third effort, is vastly better in point of
constructive skill and sustained power
of description. It looks as if he had
deliberately set himself to show that
he too as well as the author bf “Tom
Jones,” could make a plot.
W^ith the composition of “Count
Fathom”in 1753 Smollett’s invention
seemed to be exhausted for the time.
F'or the next ten years he occupied
himself with miscellaneous literary
work, translating “Don Quixote”
(published in 1755), compiling a
“Compendium of Voyages and Trav
els” (published in 1757), and produc
ing a “History of England from the
Landing of Caesar to the Treaty of
Aix-la-Chapelle (1757) followed by
a continuation down to the date of pul)-
lication (1761-65). He obtained a
medical degree from a German univer
sity about 1752, and set up as a phy
sician, but seems never to have ac
quired much practice. Smollett had
very litle more success in his attempts
to w'rite for the stage. The'‘Regicide”
was never acted. His single success
on the stage was a farce with a polit
ical object, “The Reprisals, or the
Tars of Old England” produced in
1757 to excite feeling against the
French. As a journalist also Smollett
was not particularly successful, partly
because he attached himself to the los
ing side—the Tory and High Church
party. He edited their organ, “The
Critical Review,” for some years, and
in 1759 suffered imprisonment for an
attack on Admiral Knowles. He ed
ited “The Briton,” but it was driven
out of the field by Wilkes’s “North
Briton.” He introduces himself in
“Humphrey Clinker” as a dispenser
of literary patronage, surrounded by a
number of humble dependents. Smol
lett made a translation of Voltaire and
a compilation entitled “The Present
State of All Nations, Containing a
Geographical, Natural, Commercial,
and Political Hisstory of all the Coun
tries of the Known World” (17f^).
His course of hard miscellaneous
task-work brought about the failure of
his health, so in 1763 he went abroad
and lived in France and Italy for three
years. He published two volumes of
“Travels” soon after his return in
1766. He published his extremely clev
er and extremely coarse political sat
ire, “The Adventures of an Atom,”
in 1769. Soon after its publication,
he left England and spent the last two
years of his life in a house at Monte
Novo, in Leghorn. Here, lalwring
under a painful and wasting disease,
he composed his last work, “The Ex-
I)edition of Humphrey Clinker,” pub
lished in 1771. This is generally re
garded as his best novel. None of his
novels gives a better impresssion of
Smollett’s versatility than “Humphrey
Clinker,” and there is none of them to
which his successsors have been more
indebted. His influence upon novel-
v'riting was wider even than Fielding’s.
He died at Monte Novo, Italy, October
21, 1771. Pearle Fogleman.
As The Game is Played.—Mrs. Neigh
bors—“They tell me your son is in the
college football eleven?”
Mrs. Malaprop—‘ ‘ Yes, indeed! ’ ’
Mrs. Neighbors—“Dou you know what
position he plays?”
Mrs. Malaprop—“I ain’t sure, but I
think h&’s one of the drawbacks.”—Chic
ago News.
Begun on page 1.
Class No. 9. Mrs. J. M. Saunders,
Teacher. Present, 20; collection, 7 cts.
Class No. 10. Mrs. J. L. Foster, Teach
er. Pijcsent, 28; collection, 6 cts.
Citizens’ Bible (lass, Prof. W. A. Har
per, Teacher. I'resent, 17; collection, 29
cts.
Totals: Scholars, 200; whole school, 206;
collection, $2.61.
J. Sipe Fleming, See.
G. E. Jordan, M. D,
Office Gibsonville Drug Co.,
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Greensboro, N. C.
Bates $2 up. Cafe in connection.
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BURLINGTON, N. C.
    

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