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Page 99 - Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time ; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.
Page 774 - Feeder's Manual, The. The Chemistry of Food in relation to the Breeding and Feeding of Live Stock. By Dr. CAMERON. Cloth, lettered, 5s. Swiss Family Robinson. Done in Words of One Syllable, by the Author of "The Boy's First Reader.
Page 194 - It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species.
Page iv - January, in the city of Albany, at which time all the officers shall be elected by a plurality of votes and by ballot.
Page 257 - Grass, of the largest size, and in extent to anchor three thousand vessels at once, — owe their preservation to this grass. To an inhabitant of an inland country, it is difficult to conceive the extent and the violence with which the sands at the extremity of Cape Cod are thrown up from the depths of the sea, and left on the beach in thousands of tons, by every driving storm. These sand-hills, when dried by the sun, are hurled by the winds into the harbor and upon the town.
Page 572 - Where whoso wisely wills and acts may dwell As king and lawgiver, in broad-acred state, With beauty, art, taste, culture, books, to make His hour of leisure richer than a life Of fourscore to the barons of old time, Our yeoman should be equal to his home Set in the fair, green valleys, purple walled, A man to match his mountains, not to creep Dwarfed and abased below them.
Page 258 - A farmer, of much practical knowledge of this subject, says : " Since the cattle have been kept from the beaches, by the act of the Legislature of 1826, the grass and shrubs have sprung up of their own accord, and have, in a great measure, in the westerly part of the Cape, accomplished what was intended to be done by planting grass. It is of no use to plant grass on the high parts of the beach. Plant on the lowest parts and they will raise, while the highest places, over which the grass will spread,...
Page 333 - July 22nd, a sixth time, with ripe seed and three loads of hay to the acre. Immediately after each cutting it was manured with liquid manure, the produce of each crop increasing with the temperature of the atmosphere, from three-quarters of a load, the first cutting, to three loads the last. He discontinued manuring now, thinking its growth would be terminated in bearing seed, but he afterwards cut four crops from it. On the 26th of January following, it measured sixteen inches in height.