Red River (Google eBook)

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author, 1871 - Manitoba - 506 pages
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Page 154 - ROLL on, thou ball, roll on ! Through pathless realms of Space Roll on! What, though I'm in a sorry case? What, though I cannot meet my bills? What, though I suffer toothache's ills ? What, though I swallow countless pills? Never you mind ! Roll on! Roll on, thou ball, roll on!
Page 454 - Many wealthy people are married to half-breed women, who, having no coat of arms but a "totem" to look back to, make up for the deficiency by biting at the backs of their "white" sisters. The white sisters fall back upon their whiteness, whilst the husbands meet each other with desperate courtesies and hospitalities, with a view to filthy lucre in the back-ground....
Page 148 - He was told that a flock of ships was called a fleet, but that a fleet of sheep was called a flock.
Page 149 - Upon that beach Nor voice, nor speech Doth things intelligible say, But through our souls A whisper rolls That comes to us from far away. Into our ears The voice of years Comes deeper, deeper day by day, We stoop to hear, As it draws near, Its awfulness from far away.
Page 150 - Up on the shore where we did play, The very sand, Where we did stand A moment since, swept far away. Our play-mates all, Beyond our call, Are passing hence, as we too may, Unto that shore Of evermore Beyond the boundless far away. We'll trust the wave And Him to save, Beneath whose feet as marble lay The rolling deep, For He can keep Our souls in that dim far away.
Page 154 - m in a sorry case ? What, though I cannot meet my bills ? What, though I suffer toothache's ills ? What, though I swallow countless pills ? Never you mind ! Roll...
Page 431 - January last In these communications you explain the measures that have been taken for creating a so-called self-supporting government in Manitoba, within the Territory of the Hudson's Bay Company. The people of Manitoba are probably not aware that the creation of a separate government in the manner set forth in these papers has no force in law, and that they have no authority to create or organize a Government or even to set up Municipal Institutions properly so-called for themselves, without reference...
Page 149 - The Land that is very far off."— Isaiah xxxiii. 17. PON the shore Of evermore We sport like children at their play. And gather shells Where sinks and swells The mighty sea from far away. Upon...
Page 148 - ... a host of porpoises is called a shoal, and a shoal of buffaloes is called a herd, and a herd of children is called a troop, and a troop of partridges is called a covey, and a covey of beauties is called a galaxy, and...
Page 150 - Comes deeper, deeper day by day, We stoop to hear, As it draws near, Its awfulness from far away. At what it tells We drop the shells We were so full of yesterday ; And pick no more Upon that shore, But dream of brighter far away. And o'er that tide Far out and wide The yearnings of our souls do stray, We long to go We do not know Where it may be— but far away. The mighty deep Doth slowly creep...

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