The Hoosiers

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Macmillan, 1900 - American literature - 277 pages
While the immediate purpose of this book has been an examination of Indiana's performance in literature, it has seemed proper to approach the subject with a slight review of Indiana's political and social history.
 

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Page 70 - No person demeaning himself in a peaceable and orderly manner, shall ever be molested on account of his mode of worship or religious sentiments, in the said territory.
Page 71 - That thirty-six sections, or one entire township, which shall be designated by the President of the United States, together with the one heretofore reserved for that purpose, shall be reserved for the use of a seminary of learning, and vested in the Legislature of the said State, to be appropriated solely to the use of such seminary by the said Legislature.
Page 61 - Schoolmaster, who does his best to enslave the minds and memories of his victims to what he esteems the best models of English composition, that is to say, to the writers whose style is faultily correct and has no blood-warmth in it. No language after it has faded into diction, none that cannot suck up the feeding juices secreted for it in the rich mother-earth of common folk, can bring forth a sound and lusty book.
Page 62 - Licuit, semperque licebit, Signatum praesente nota producere nomen. U t silvae foliis pronos mutantur in annos ; Prima cadunt : ita verborum vetus interit aetas, Et juvenum ritu florent modo nata vigentque.
Page 280 - ITS MEMBERS, SCHOLARS, AND VISITORS By LINDSAY SWIFT Cloth. 16mo. Price $1.25 CONTENTS THE TRANSCENDENTAL CLUB — BROOK FARM — THE SCHOOL AND ITS SCHOLARS — THE MEMBERS — THE VISITORS — THE CLOSING PERIOD — BIBLIOGRAPHY — INDEX "Mr. Swift . . . deals with the experimenters rather than with the experiments . . . and with the influence of the life at Brook Farm upon the individuality of its members." — The Mail and Express. " Mr. Lindsay Swift takes up and describes very amply the most...
Page 205 - A KEEN, insistent hint of dawn Fell from the mountain height; A wan, uncertain gleam betrayed The faltering of the night. The emphasis of silence made The fog above the brook Intensely pale; the trees took on A haunted, haggard look. Such quiet came, expectancy Filled all the earth and sky: Time seemed to pause a little space; I heard a dream go by!
Page 28 - ... carelessly complete. He would not bind and thresh his chance-grown wheat, Nor bring his wild fruit to the common vat, To store the acid rinsings, thin and flat, Squeezed from the press or trodden under feet. A few slow beads, blood-red and honey-sweet, Oozed from the grape, which burst and spilled its fat. But Time, who soonest drops the heaviest things That weight his pack, will carry diamonds long. So through the poets' orchestra, which weaves One music from a thousand stops and strings, Pierces...
Page 208 - God in battle-thunder spoke, And that Black Idol, breeding drouth And dearth of human sympathy Throughout the sweet and sensuous South, Was, with its chains and human yoke, Blown hellward from the cannon's mouth, While Freedom cheered behind the smoke!
Page 31 - Invited shortly to partake Of venison, milk, and johnny-cake, The stranger made a hearty meal, And glances round the room would steal. One side was lined with divers garments, The other spread with skins of " varmints " ; Dried pumpkins overhead were strung, Where venison hams in plenty hung ; Two rifles placed above the door ; Three dogs lay stretched upon the floor — In short, the domicile was rife With specimens of Hoosier life. The host, who center'd his affections On game, and range, and quarter...
Page 168 - twenty "I When? And yer nex' birthday's in Aprile? and you want to git married that day? I wisht yer mother was livin'!— but I hain't got nothin

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