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The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1935

The Student Life

The Student Life

Dying in corridors,
(Vide Lalagen!)
Scaling stairs to upper floors,
Swarming down again.

Interim of sitting mute
(Hear the cosmic scheme!)
Time dimension grows acute;
Long for Lethe stream.

Perennial November's loom;
Examination's whip
Cracks in the ears like crack o' doom
To probe your scholarship.

When in the end you win the prize
The conquest (here's the scandal)
Shrinks to a fifth its former size.
Say, is it worth the candle?