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275 As of a luck not quite legitimate,

Since fortune snatched from wit the lion's part?
Was it a college pique of town and gown,
As one within whose memory it burned

That not academicians, but some lout,
280 Fouud ten years since the Californian gold?

And now, again, a hungry company
Of traders, led by corporate sons of trade,
Perversely borrowing from the shop the tools

Of science, not from the philosophers, 285 Had won the brightest laurel of all time.

’T was always thus, and will be ; hand and head
Are ever rivals: but, though this be swift,
The other slow, — this the Prometheus,

And that the Jove, — yet, howsoever lid, 290 It was from Jove the other stole his fire,

And, without Jove, the good had never been.
It is not Iroquois or cannibals,
But ever the free race with front sublime,

And these instructed by their wisest too, 295 Who do the feat, and lift humanity.

Let not him mourn who best entitled was,
Nay, mourn not one: let him exult,
Yea, plant the tree that bears best apples, plant,

And water it with wine, nor watch askance 300 Whether thy sons or strangers eat the fruit :

Enough that mankind eat, and are refreshed

We flee away from cities, but we bring
The best of cities with us, these learned classihers,
Men knowing what they seek, armed eyes of ex-

perts.
305 We praise the guide, we praise the forest life;

But will we sacrifice our dear-bought lore
Of books and arts and trained experimento

Or count the Sioux a match for Agassiz ?

Oh no, not we! Witness the shout that shook 310 Wild Tupper Lake; witness the mute all-hail

The joyful traveller gives, when on the verge
Of craggy Indian wilderness he hears
From a log-cabin stream Beethoven's notes

On the piano, played with master's hand. 315 “ Well done!” he cries: “ the bear is kept at bay

The lynx, the rattlesnake, the flood, the fire;
All the fierce enemies, ague, hunger, cold,
This thin spruce roof, this clayed log-wall,

This wild plantation will suffice to chase. 320 Now speed the gay celerities of art,

What in the desert was impossible
Within four walls is possible again,
Culture and libraries, mysteries of skill.

Traditioned fame of masters, eager strife 325 Of keen competing youths, joined or alone

To outdo each other and extort applause.
Mind wakes a new-born giant from her sleep.
Twirl the old wheels! Time takes fresh start again
On for a thousand years of genius more."

330 The holidays were fruitful, but must end;

One August evening had a cooler breath;
Into each mind intruding duties crept;
Under the cinders burned the fires of home;

Nay, letters found us in our paradise; 335 So in the gladness of the new event

We struck our camp, and left the happy hills.
The fortunate star that rose on us sank not;
The prodigal sunshine rested on the land,

The rivers gambolled onward to the sea, 340 And Nature the inscrutable and mute,

Permitted on her infinite repose

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