THE DENTAL STUDENT'S PROBLEM.
To study or not to study that is
The question!—Whether 'tis easier
On the mind to suffer the aches
And pains of a weary brain or to
Take arms against a sea of troubles
And by busting end them? to sleep—
To bust and, by bust, we mean to
End the brain aches, and all the
Weariness to which a studious life is heir to—
'Tis a consummation devoutly to be
Wished. To sleep! To fold"the hand! To rest!
When called, not to have to rise! But here's
The rub,—if we bust on Dr. Smith's quizes
Week by week, what will be the result
When we have shuffled off the final
Examinations, must cause us to pause,—
There's the respect that might make
Calamity of so little study; But who
Would bear the whips and stings
Of Dr. Davidson, the dryness of Materia Medica
And Orthodontia, the long lectures of
Dr. Holland, the "poor preach, poor pay"
Of Dr. Johnson, the red tie of Dr. Nicolson,
The hard examinations of Dr. Hill, the
Stern looks of Dr. Adair, and the
Untiring zeal of Dr. Foster to relieve
Us of our cash when we
Ourselves may our quietus
Make with a bare bust? But that
Dread of something after busting,—The fact
Thai no man can lake a State Board
Except he have a diploma,—puzzles
The will—and makes us rather
Rear those ills we have than
Fly to others we know are worse.
Thus the State Boards do make cowards
Of us all,—and as enterprises of such great
Importance and moment are before us,
With this regard, we cannol
Their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.
(With due respect In Shakespeare).
—J. Russell Mitchell.