Report: Containing the Proceedings of the Annual Session ..., Also Transactions of the Auxiliary and Affiliated Societies, Volume 35

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Page 17 - All school officers elected in pursuance of any general law now in force shall hold their respective offices until their successors are elected and qualified under the provisions of this act. 12. "An act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved April 1, 1872; "An act to protect colored children in their rights to attend public schools...
Page 479 - So, naturalists observe, a flea Has smaller fleas that on him prey; And- these have smaller still to bite 'em, And so proceed ad infinitum.
Page 116 - Our toils obscure, and a' that ; The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that ! What tho' on hamely fare we dine, Wear hoddin gray, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine, A man's a man, for a
Page 122 - THE PRESIDENT: We will now listen to the report of the committee on the president's address. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS.
Page 113 - Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulg'd the day that hous'd their annual grain, With feasts, and...
Page 116 - BOWED by the weight of centuries he leans Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, The emptiness of ages in his face, And on his back the burden of the world. Who made him dead to rapture and despair, A thing that grieves not and that never hopes, Stolid and stunned, a brother to the ox?
Page 237 - These have been kept in constant operation until within about twenty or thirty years, when the supply of water began to fail. The pond owes its existence to a stream which has its source in the hills which stretch some miles to the south. Within the time mentioned, these hills, which were clothed with a dense forest...
Page 237 - ... in the pond has failed, except in the season of freshets, and what was never heard of before, the stream itself has been entirely dry. Within the last ten years, a new growth of wood has sprung up on most of the land formerly occupied by the old forest; and now the water runs through the year...
Page 188 - If he who makes two blades of grass grow where but one grew before...
Page 114 - ... scheme, which even if it were not visionary would be useless. When they come to deal with political questions, these men are apt to err from sheer lack of familiarity with the workings of our government. No man ever really learned from books how to manage a governmental system. Books are admirable adjuncts, and the statesman who has carefully studied them is far more apt to do good work than if he had not ; but if he has never done anything but study books he will not be a. statesman at all....

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