Minnesota and Its Resources: To which are Appended Campfire Sketches, Or, Notes of a Trip from St. Paul to Pembina and Selkirk Settlement on the Red River of the North (Google eBook)

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Redfield, 1853 - Canada - 364 pages
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Page 150 - And what are we That hear the question of that voice sublime? Oh, what are all the notes that ever rung From war's vain trumpet, by thy thundering side? Yea, what is all the riot man can make In his short life to thy unceasing roar? And yet, bold babbler, what art thou to HIM Who drowned a world and heaped the waters far Above its loftiest mountains? a light wave That breaks and whispers of its Maker's might.
Page 54 - I hear the tread of pioneers Of nations yet to be ; The first low wash of waves, where soon Shall roll a human sea.
Page 153 - The proceeds of all lands that have been, or may hereafter be, granted by the United States to the State for the support of a university, shall be and remain a perpetual fund, to be called "The University Fund...
Page 150 - That hear the question of that voice sublime ? 0, what are all the notes that ever rung From war's vain trumpet, by thy thundering side ? Yea, what is all the riot man can make In his short life, to thy unceasing roar ? And yet, bold babbler, what art thou to Him ' Who drowned a world, and heaped the waters far Above its loftiest mountains ? a light wave, That breaks, and whispers of its Maker's might.
Page 145 - The weather was cold and stormy, and our office was as open as a corn-rick ; however, we picked our types up, and made ready for the issue of the first paper ever printed in Minnesota, or within many hundreds of miles of it; but upon search, we found our news chase was left behind. Wm. Nobles, blacksmith, made us a very good one, after a delay of two or three days. The paper was to be named "The Epistle of St. Paul...
Page 214 - Traverse; thence up the center of said lake to the southern extremity thereof; thence in a direct line to the head of Big Stone Lake ; thence through its center to its outlet ; thence by a due south line to the north line of the State of Iowa...
Page 142 - His imagination produced a tale of fiction called "Striking a Lead," which has already become a part of the light literature of the West. When in the heat of partisan warfare, all the qualities of his mind were combined to defeat certain measures, the columns of his paper were like a terrific storm in mid-summer amid the Alps. One sentence would be like the dazzling arrowy lightning, peeling in a moment the mountain oak and riving...
Page 145 - Paul," as announced in our prospectus, published in the February preceding ; but we found so many little saints in the territory, jealous of St. Paul, that we determined to call our paper
Page 292 - As I pass slowly along the lonely road that leads me from thee, Selkirk, mine eyes do turn continually to gaze upon thy smiling, golden fields, and thy lofty towers now burnished with the rays of the departing sun ; while the sweet vesperbell reverberates afar, and strikes so mournfully pleasant upon mine ear.
Page 239 - ... fringes. His dwelling, if he had one, was a wigwam. He lounged on a bear-skin while his squaw boiled his venison and lighted his pipe. In hunting, in dancing, in singing, in taking a scalp, he rivalled the genuine Indian.

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