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Page 54 - Behind the scared squaw's birch canoe, The steamer smokes and raves ; And city lots are staked for sale Above old Indian graves. I hear the tread of pioneers Of nations yet to be ; The first low wash of waves, where soon Shall roll a human sea.
Page 153 - The proceeds of all lands that have been, or may hereafter be, granted by the United States to the State for the support of a university, shall be and remain a perpetual fund, to be called "The University Fund...
Page 243 - Are they so? Is not the past all shadow ? What are they ? Creations of the mind? — The mind can make Substance, and people planets of its own With beings brighter than have been, and give A breath to forms which can outlive all flesh.
Page 119 - addition" thereto. Rice " bought in" with Irvine ; and in the winter of 1848-'49 — just before the passage of the act by Congress organizing the territory — their addition was divided into lots. The mere fact, that a man of the known energy and enterprise of Rice had taken hold of St. Paul, infused new life into the place, and it soon had a name, even beyond the limits of the neighboring regions. This name was sent far and wide over the country when, through the patriotic perseverance and devoted...
Page 154 - University shall be to provide the inhabitants of this Territory with the means of acquiring a thorough knowledge of the various branches of literature, science, and the arts.
Page 142 - His imagination produced a tale of fiction called "Striking a Lead," which has already become a part of the light literature of the West. When in the heat of partisan warfare, all the qualities of his mind were combined to defeat certain measures, the columns of his paper were like a terrific storm in mid-summer amid the Alps. One sentence would be like the dazzling arrowy lightning, peeling in a moment the mountain oak and riving...
Page 239 - ... fringes. His dwelling, if he had one, was a wigwam. He lounged on a bear-skin while his squaw boiled his venison and lighted his pipe. In hunting, in dancing, in singing, in taking a scalp, he rivalled the genuine Indian.
Page 97 - The band, which has all been taken up as nickel locations, varies in width from a quarter of a mile to a mile or more and includes...
Page 150 - And what are we That hear the question of that voice sublime? Oh, what are all the notes that ever rung From war's vain trumpet, by thy thundering side? Yea, what is all the riot man can make In his short life to thy unceasing roar? And yet, bold babbler, what art thou to HIM Who drowned a world and heaped the waters far Above its loftiest mountains?— a light wave That breaks and whispers of its Maker's might.