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on other subjects and comprehensive biographical sketches in great
number, such as those on C. E. Taylor, L. R. Mills, Dr. W. B. Royall,
Dr. Thomas E. Skinner. Dr. E. W. Sikes not only contributed
historical sketches of his own composition, but for five years, 1905-
10, he used one full number of the magazine each year, a total of 324
pages for the publication of a continuation of the North Carolina
Baptist Historical Papers. Much of it consists of rare historical
documents, and in it are also some elaborate historical studies. Dr. J.
H. Gorrell was a very prolific contributor. All his score of sketches
are good reading, and in the best of English style. All are brief, but
some are of the scholarly type, such as "The Sea in Old English
Poetry" (XIV, 46-50); "Did Milton Invent His Comus?" (XVI, 77-80);
"Zola" (XXII, 64-67). Unexcelled are his brief sketches of travel in
Europe, such as "In the Steps of Luther" (XVI, 136-140); "Among the
Archives of France" (XVI, 298-303); "A Holiday in France" (XVII,
98-102); "A Visit to Goethe's Home" (XVI, 19-25). These sketches,
like all that Gorrell wrote, have a true literary quality, and may prove
to be his most enduring monument.
A few other than those connected with the College contributed to
the Wake Forest Student. Among them were Judge Walter Clark and
Dr. T. B. Kingsbury. The former furnished eight articles on a variety
of subjects, such as the "Battle of Sharpsburg-Personal Incidents,"
November, 1897, and "Charles Dickens," October, 1898, than which
the skilled thinker and writer never did anything better. Dr. Kingsbury
contributed four articles, all relating to the early history of Granville
County. They are found in volumes XVII to XIX, 1898 to 1900. In
style and content they are models of historical writing.
The Wake Forest Student started in January, 1882, with the
announced purpose of the editors to have it "advance the educational
interests of the State, to encourage and develop the taste for literary
effort in the students and alumni of the College, and to be a means of
instruction and pleasure to all who may read it," it sought "to fill a
vacant place in the circulating literature of
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