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Hobart herald. (Geneva, N.Y.) 1879-1942, March 01, 1893, Image 11

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% ) o f a v t Jjerafb* F. S. WHITE, KDiTOR-r.N-CHiEF. T. H. BACIIMAN, C a m it h . C. M. SERVICE, K xchancik . H. L. OAYT.ORT), P drwntal . BvsinfKS B o a rd: J. K. BRODIIEAI), H. 0 . HOOKER. Vol. XV. GENEVA, N. Y., MARCH, 1803. No. 9. Qiltobfcm (5v£6C6. SYNOPSIS OF A LECTURE READ BY PROF. MC DANIELS IN LIBRARY HALL FEB. 25TH. ROFESSOR Me DANIELS’ lecture, delivered before a crowded audience, sketched some of the impressions of a traveler on a first visit to Greece, and described the beautv of its scenery, the highly democratic spirit of the inhabi­ tants, their frugal standard of living, and their freedom from any tendency to socialism or nihilism. They have f 5 w beggars; but this is chiefly because most of the people are satisfied with little. The peasants generally raise what they live on, eat meat once a year— at Easter, and find a few dollars a month in ready cash sufficient for their expenditures. A parish priest is rich on $150 a year; a Professsor in the University does not receive a much larger salary. They are very temperate but have no extravagances. They are beginning to introduce machinery aud manufactories ; but they do not take kindly to the confinement of this sort of work. They are still, as always since the days of Odysseus, at home on the s e a ; and are successful traders and merchants. We are permitted to quote the following extracts which may give our readers some new views as to the vitality of the Greek language, and the possibility of turning a knowledge of it to account in the present day: Another very natural question is this,—do the Greeks really7 talk Greek ; can you understand them? I may as well say7 at once that a scholar who

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