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Page 172 - ... and in the second place these lands, which I am asked to give away, alas, are not mine to bestow ! My relation to them is simply that of trustee to an express trust. And shall I ever betray that trust ? Never, sir ! Rather perish Duluth ! Perish the paragon of cities ! Rather let the freezing cyclones of the bleak Northwest bury it forever beneath the eddying sands of the raging St. Croix...
Page 9 - Besides, for solace of our people, and allurement of the savages, we were provided of music in good variety ; not omitting the least toys, as morrisdancers, hobby-horse, and May-like conceits to delight the savage people, whom we intended to win by all fair means possible.
Page 170 - Years ago, when I first heard that there was somewhere in the vast terra incognita, somewhere in the bleak regions of the great Northwest, a stream of water known to the nomadic inhabitants of the neighborhood as the River St. Croix, I became satisfied that the construction of a railroad from that raging torrent to some point in the civilized world was essential to the happiness and prosperity of the American people, if not absolutely indispensable to the perpetuity of Republican institutions on...
Page 172 - I think every gentleman on this floor is as well satisfied as I am that Duluth is destined to become the commercial metropolis of the universe, and that this road should be built at once.
Page 288 - ALONG the roadside, like the flowers of gold That tawny Incas for their gardens wrought, Heavy with sunshine droops the golden-rod, And the red pennons of the cardinal-flowers Hang motionless upon their upright staves. The sky is hot and hazy, and the wind, Wing-weary with its long flight from the south, Unfelt ; yet, closely scanned, yon maple leaf With faintest motion, as one stirs in dreams, Confesses it. The locust...
Page 121 - Territory, and the improvements required for the development of the trade of the Great West with the seaboard, are regarded by this Conference as subjects of the highest importance to the Federated Provinces, and shall be prosecuted at the earliest possible...
Page 17 - ... of men. Thus he passed along turning his head to and fro, yawning, and gaping wide, with ougly demonstration of long teeth, and glaring eies, and to bidde us a farewell (comming right against the Hinde...
Page 196 - Even so in our mortal journey The bitter north -winds blow, And thus upon life's Red River Our hearts, as oarsmen, row. And when the Angel of Shadow Rests his feet on wave and shore, And our eyes grow dim with watching And our hearts faint at the oar. Happy is he who heareth The signal of his release In the bells of the Holy City, The chimes of eternal peace ! KENOZA LAKE.
Page 171 - Duluth ! The word fell upon my ear with peculiar and indescribable charm, like the gentle murmur of a low fountain stealing forth in the midst of roses, or the soft, sweet accents of an angel's whisper in the bright, joyous dream of sleeping innocence. Duluth I 'Twas the name for which my soul had panted for years, as the hart panteth for the water-brooks.