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The- planting of the Virginia Colony in the virgin land hidden away in the West, fastened and bound in on the wilderness trees a rare grafting of Elizabethan culture and enterprise.
It was England's Grand Age.
It Was America's Grander Opportunity. Out of the brains and souls of men of such an age and nation the planting of Virginia was conceived and ardently fostered.
George W. Miles. Radford, Virginia.
"here the White Man first met the Red Man for settlement and civilization.
"Here the White Man wielded the first ax to cut the first tree for the first log cabin.
"Here the first log cabin became a part of the first village.
"Here the first village became the first State capital.
"Here was laid the foundation of a
"nation Of Freemen,
"Which has extended its dominion and its empire across the continent to the shores of another ocean."
And if Governor Wise, the author of these words had been speaking to-day he might have added, "A nation which has extended its empire to far-off isles beyond the seas."
THE UNKNOWN PIONEER
Whose free and valiant spirit gave birth to all that is free and valiant in our history.
Who lived and died that a small adventure might become A Great Cause Op Lirerty, And a country without a name
The Foremost Repurijc Of The World.
ON A PORTRAITURE OF CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH
"this Smith, whose name shall never passe,