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Էջ 200 - O how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields ! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields ; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of Heaven, O how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ! These charms shall work thy soul's eternal health, And love, and gentleness, and joy impart.
Էջ 21 - State which may take and claim the benefit of this act to the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts...
Էջ 387 - Taking the country altogether, so far as has been explored, and to all appearances, together with the information received concerning the balance, it is so bad there would not be more than one acre out of a hundred, if there would be one out of a thousand, that would in any case admit of cultivation.
Էջ 386 - The country on the Indian boundary line, from the mouth of the Great Auglaize river and running thence for about fifty miles, is (with some few exceptions) low, wet land, with a very thick growth of underbrush, intermixed with very bad marshes, but generally very heavily timbered with beech, cottonwood, oak, etc., thence continuing north and extending from the Indian boundary eastward, the number and extent of the swamps increase, with the addition of numbers of lakes, from twenty chains to two and...
Էջ 286 - Rosseau, that the aim of education should be, to teach us rather how to think, than what to think ; rather to improve our minds so as to enable us to think -for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other mien.
Էջ 386 - ... few exceptions, a poor, barren, sandy land, on which scarcely any vegetation grows, except very small, scrubby oaks. In many places, that part which may be called dry land is composed of little, short...
Էջ 213 - ... and browsing animals. I recently visited these plantations, twenty-nine years after their formation, and took occasion to measure several of the trees, but more especially the larches. Some of these are now over fifty feet in height, and fifteen inches in diameter three feet from the ground, and the average of many trees examined is over forty feet in height and twelve inches ;in diameter. The broad-leaved trees have also made a most satisfactory growth, and many of them, on the margins of the...
Էջ 386 - ... and other places covered with a coarse, high grass and uniformly covered from six inches to three feet (and more at times) with water. The margins of these lakes are not the only places where swamps are found, for they are interspersed throughout the whole country, and filled with water, as above stated, and varying in extent.
Էջ 386 - The intermediate space between the swamps and lakes, which is probably near one half of the country, is with a very few exceptions a poor, barren sandy land on which scarcely any vegetation grows, except very small scrubby oaks.
Էջ 253 - the man who causes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before...

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