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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 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 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 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 31 - Eve, without her blame. And, North and South and East and West, The pride of every zone, The fairest, rarest, and the best May all be made our own. Its earliest shrines the young world sought In hill-groves and in bowers, The fittest offerings thither brought Were Thy own fruits and flowers. And still with reverent hands we cull Thy gifts each year renewed; The good is always beautiful, The beautiful is good.
Page 272 - Those holes which are made for food are about one-tenth of an inch deep, and generally scooped out broadly at the bottom in the shape of a gourd. Those which the female makes for her eggs are scooped out still more broadly, and the egg placed at the bottom is often found to be larger than the puncture at the orifice, thus indicating that it swells from absorption by a sort of endosmosis of nutritive fluid from the surrounding fruit. As soon as the larvaworm is hatched, it usually goes to the heart...