Pioneer Collections, Volume 6

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The Society, 1884
 

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Page 105 - Twere now to be most happy, for I fear My soul hath her content so absolute That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate.
Page 126 - I hear the tread of pioneers Of nations yet to be ; The first low wash of waves, where soon Shall roll a human sea. The rudiments of empire here Are plastic yet and warm ; The chaos of a mighty world Is rounding into form...
Page 120 - The legislature shall encourage the promotion of intellectual, scientific, and agricultural improvement ; and shall, as soon as practicable, provide for the establishment of an agricultural school.
Page 27 - Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.
Page 441 - And so beside the Silent Sea I wait the muffled oar ; No harm from Him can come to me On ocean or on shore. I know not where His islands lift Their fronded palms in air ; I only know I cannot drift Beyond His love and care.
Page 217 - Lo, the poor Indian ! whose untutored mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind ; TOO His soul, proud Science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk, or milky way ; Yet simple Nature to his hope has...
Page 395 - So fades a summer cloud away, So sinks the gale when storms are o'er, So gently shuts the eye of day, So dies a wave along the shore.
Page 468 - But let us, on this memorable <day, Exchange some gift : that Greece and Troy may say, ' Not hate, but glory, made these chiefs contend ; And each brave foe was in his soul a friend.
Page 1 - The object of the society shall be to collect, embody, arrange and preserve in authentic form a library of books, pamphlets, maps, charts, manuscripts, papers, paintings, statuary, and other materials illustrative of the history of Iowa; to rescue from oblivion the memory of its early pioneers; to obtain and preserve narratives of their exploits, perils, and hardy adventures...

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