Stone; an Illustrated Magazine, Volume 4

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Page 168 - One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake. No, at noonday in the bustle of man's work-time Greet the unseen with a cheer! Bid him forward, breast and back as either should be, "Strive and thrive!" cry "Speed, — fight on, fare ever There as here!
Page 418 - ... poet Benton!) as a guarantee of the magnanimous intention. We ascertain, too, very distinctly, from this admirable inscription, the how, as well as the where and the what, of the great surrender in question. As to the where, it was Yorktown (wherever that was), and as to the what, it was General Cornwallis (no doubt some wealthy dealer in corn). He was surrendered. The inscription commemorates the surrender of — what ? — why,
Page 365 - Canadian highlands were higher, but the Rocky Mountains lower and less broad. Most of the continent exhibited an undulating surface ; rounded hills and broad valleys covered with forests grander than any of the present day, or wide expanses of rich savannah over which roamed countless herds of animals, many of gigantic size, of which our present meagre fauna retains but a few dwarfed representatives.
Page 365 - ... but only for the delectation of the wandering bee. Fruits ripened in the sun, but there was no hand there to pluck, nor any speaking tongue to taste. Birds sang in the trees, but for no ears but their own. The surface of lake or river was whitened by no sail, nor furrowed by any prow but the breast of the water-fowl; and the far reaching shores echoed no sound but the dash of the waves, and the lowing of the herds that slaked their thirst in the crystal waters.
Page 124 - Let the wealthy and great Roll in splendour and state, I envy them not I declare it ; I eat my own lamb. My own chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece and I wear it. I have lawns, I have bowers, I have fruits, I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer ; So jolly boys now, ' Here's God speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer.
Page 418 - churches" — a kind of pagoda instituted for the worship of two idols that went by the names of Wealth and Fashion. In the end, it is said, the island became, nine-tenths of it, church.
Page 372 - Who was skilled in the arts Of pies, puddings, and tarts, And knew every use of the oven. When she'd lived long enough, She made her last puff — A puff by her husband much praised ; Now here she doth lie, To make a dirt pie, In hopes that her dust will be raised.
Page 185 - On a motion to remand, the court will not anticipate the trial of the case by construing the act of Congress and determining the rights of the parties thereunder. It cannot eliminate the federal question from the case by a premature decision of it, and then remand the suit upon the theory that it no longer involves a federal question.
Page 85 - ... tables or fucoids."* Quartz is the principal mineral constituent associated with some kaolinized feldspar. The cementing material is mainly oxide of iron, with less carbonate of lime. The stone is evenbedded and the strata dip gently southward The prevailing systems of vertical joints, generally at right angles to one another, divide the beds into blocks, facilitating the labor of quarrying. Quarries have been opened at Fulton, Granby and Oswego, in Oswego county ; at several points in Wayne...
Page 113 - Pulverize the gum arabic and dissolve it in as much water as the laundress would use for the quantity of starch indicated. Dissolve the starch and sugar in the gum solution. Then cook the mixture in a vessel suspended in boiling water until the starch becomes clear. The cement should be as thick as tar and should be kept so.

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