A HISTORY OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL, AND OF THE COUNTY OF RAMSEY, MINNESOTA. (Google eBook)

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Page 17 - They waste us ay like April snow In the warm noon, we shrink away ; And fast they follow, as we go Towards the setting day, Till they shall fill the land, and we Are driven into the western sea.
Page 14 - Of these fair solitudes once stir with life And burn with passion? Let the mighty mounds That overlook the rivers, or that rise In the dim forest crowded with old oaks, Answer. A race, that long has passed away, Built them; - a disciplined and populous race Heaped, with long toil, the earth, while yet the Greek Was hewing the Pentelicus to forms Of symmetry, and rearing on its rock The glittering Parthenon.
Page 15 - Thus change the forms of being. Thus arise Races of living things, glorious in strength, And perish as the quickening breath of God Fills them or is withdrawn.
Page 96 - For the prevention of crimes and injuries, the laws to be adopted or made, shall have force in all parts of the district, and for the execution of process, criminal and civil, the governor shall make proper divisions thereof; and he shall proceed from time to time, as circumstances may require, to lay out the parts of the district in which the Indian titles shall have been extinguished, into counties and townships, subject however to such alterations as may thereafter be made by the legislature.
Page 14 - Are they here The dead of other days? - and did the dust Of these fair solitudes once stir with life And burn with passion? Let the mighty mounds That overlook the rivers, or that rise In the dim forest crowded with old oaks, Answer.
Page 94 - An act to prevent settlements being made on lands ceded to the United States until authorized by law...
Page 15 - Hunts in their meadows, and his fresh-dug den Yawns by my path. The gopher mines the ground Where stood their swarming cities. All is gone ; All save the piles of earth that hold their bones, The platforms where they worshipped unknown gods, The barriers which they builded from the soil To keep the foe at bay...
Page 120 - If any man hauls down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page 33 - ... the sole liberty of hunting and fishing on land not planted or improved by the said Jonathan, his heirs and assigns ; to which we have affixed our respective seals, at the great cave, May the first, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven.
Page 10 - But human hearts remain unchanged : the sorrow and the sin, The loves and hopes and fears of old, are to our own akin ; And, in the tales our fathers told, the songs our mothers sung, Tradition, snowy-bearded, leans on Romance, ever young.

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