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Page 371 - Must I thus leave thee, Paradise? thus leave Thee, native soil, these happy walks and shades, Fit haunt of gods? where I had hope to spend, Quiet though sad, the respite of that day That must be mortal to us both. O flowers, That never will in other climate grow, My early visitation, and my last At even, which I bred up with tender hand From the first opening bud, and gave ye names, Who now shall rear thee to the sun, or rank Your tribes, and water from the ambrosial fount?
Page 22 - Basks in the glare, or stems the tepid wave, And thanks his Gods for all the good they gave. Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam, His first, best country ever is, at home. And yet, perhaps, if countries we compare, And estimate the blessings which they share, Though patriots flatter, still shall wisdom find An equal portion dealt to all mankind, As different good, by Art or Nature given, To different nations makes their blessings even.
Page 22 - But where to find that happiest spot below Who can direct, when all pretend to know ? The shuddering tenant of the frigid zone Boldly proclaims that happiest spot his own ; Extols the treasures of his stormy seas, And his long nights of revelry and ease : The naked Negro, panting at the line, Boasts of his golden sands and palmy wine, Basks in the glare, or stems the tepid wave, And thanks his gods for all the good they gave.
Page 65 - And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Page 64 - And GOD created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind : and GOD saw that it was good. And GOD blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Page xiii - Any person found guilty of violation of any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof before a justice of the peace shall be fined in a sum not less than five nor more than twenty-five dollars for each and every offense, and costs, together with attorney's fee of ten dollars, and shall be committed until paid.
Page 148 - If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it.
Page xiv - The provisions of this act shall not apply to any person who shall kill or catch any wild bird or birds for the sole purpose of preserving them as specimens for scientific purposes: Provided, That in a prosecution for...
Page 376 - Some new dwarf kinds are now to be had which have merit, and recently double varieties have made their appearance, which, as soon as the type becomes reliably fixed, will prove quite an acquisition. Sweet Peas: While not so satisfactory with us as in the States farther north, it makes a fine addition to the flower garden in the early part of the season if planted as early in the spring as the ground can be worked. Verbenas: May be treated as annuals if the seed is sown in hotbeds early in the spring,...
Page 126 - Thy Father has written for thee." " Come, wander with me," she said, " Into regions yet untrod ; And read what is still unread In the manuscripts of God." And he wandered away and away With Nature, the dear old nurse, Who sang to him night and day The rhymes of the universe. And whenever the way seemed long, Or his heart began to fail, She would sing a more wonderful song, Or tell a more marvellous tale.