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Page 75 - Which strike ev'n eyes incurious ; but each moss, Each shell, each crawling insect, holds a rank, Important in the plan of Him who framed This scale of beings; holds a rank which lost Would break the chain, and leave behind a gap Which nature's self would rue.
Page 10 - PRESIDENT shall discharge the usual duties of a presiding officer at all meetings of the Academy, and of the Council. He shall take cognizance of the acts of the Academy and of its officers, and cause the provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws to be faithfully carried into effect. He shall also give an address to the Academy at the closing meeting of the year for which he is elected. 3. The duties of the President in case of his absence or disability shall be assumed by one of the Vice-Presidents...
Page 9 - These officers and all past presidents shall constitute an Executive Committee, which shall be called the Council. 2. The PRESIDENT shall discharge the usual duties of a presiding officer at all meetings of the Academy, and of the Council. He shall take cognizance of the acts of the Academy and of its officers, and cause the provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws to be faithfully carried into effect. He shall also give an address to the Academy at the closing meeting of the year for which he...
Page 9 - The objects of this Academy shall be scientific research and the diffusion of knowledge concerning the various departments of science...
Page 72 - I WALK down the Valley of Silence — Down the dim, voiceless valley — alone! And I hear not the fall of a footstep Around me, save God's and my own; And the hush of my heart is as holy As hovers where angels have flown! Long ago was I weary of voices Whose music my heart could not win...
Page 7 - the study of agriculture, archaeology, botany, geography, geology, mineral resources, zoology, etc., etc., of the state of Michigan, and the diffusion of the knowledge thus gained among men. It is not the opinion of the advisory board, however, that the work of the society should be restricted to the subjects named, but should be enlarged from time to time as occasion may require.
Page 16 - IX: AMENDMENTS. These By-Laws may be amended by a majority vote of the members present at any regular meeting.
Page 72 - And I have seen Thoughts in the Valley — Ah ! me, how my spirit was stirred ! And they wear holy veils on their faces, Their footsteps can scarcely be heard; They pass through the Valley like Virgins, Too pure for the touch of a word!
Page 72 - But far on the deep there are billows That never shall break on the beach ; And I have heard songs in the Silence That never shall float into speech ; And I have had dreams in the Valley Too lofty for language to reach.
Page 10 - He shall also be the Secretary of the Council. The SECRETARY shall co-operate with the President in attending to the ordinary affairs of the Society. He shall attend to the preparation, printing and mailing of circulars, blanks, and notifications of elections and meetings. He shall superintend other printing ordered by the Academy, or by the President, and shall have charge of its distribution under the direction of the Council.