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Page 115 - Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again; The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among his worshippers.
Page 280 - Loud quack the ducks, the peacocks cry. The distant hills are looking nigh. How restless are the snorting swine ! The busy flies disturb the kine ; Low o'er the grass the swallow wings, The cricket, too, how sharp he sings ! Puss on the hearth, with velvet paws...
Page 405 - War be, and he hereby is, authorized and required to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent and at other points in the States and Territories of the United States, and for giving notice on the northern lakes and on the seacoast, by magnetic telegraph and marine signals, of the approach and force of storms.
Page 152 - In shape and size it appeared much like a common barrel-shade ;t its brilliancy and the spattering of its particles on meeting the earth gave it the resemblance of a body of quicksilver of equal bulk.
Page 281 - My dog, so altered in his taste, Quits mutton-bones on grass to feast; And see yon rooks, how odd their flight, They imitate the gliding kite ; Or seem precipitate to fall, As if they felt the piercing ball, 'Twill surely rain.
Page 280 - THE hollow winds begin to blow ; The clouds look black, the glass is low ; The soot falls down ; the spaniels sleep ; And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
Page 296 - ... be during the seven days following. 2. The space for this calculation occupies from ten at night till two next morning. 3. The nearer to mid-day, or noon...
Page 281 - Quits mutton bones on grass to feast. And, see yon rooks, how odd their flight, They imitate the gliding kite, And seem precipitate to fall, As if they felt the piercing ball — 'Twill surely rain — I see with sorrow Our jaunt must be put off to-morrow.
Page 283 - ... said to be an excellent weather-guide. When the flower expands freely, no rain will fall for many hours ; if it so continue open, no rain for a long time need be feared. In showery days the flower appears half concealed, and this state may be regarded as indicative of showery weather ; when it is entirely shut we may expect a rainy day. " If the flowers of the Siberian sowthistle remain open all night, we may expect rain next day.