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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 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 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!
Page 72 - In the hush of the Valley of Silence I dream all the songs that I sing ; And the music floats down the dim valley Till each finds a word for a wing, That to hearts, like the dove of the deluge, A message of peace they may bring.
Page 38 - Conditions have changed ; the timber of the township has beeen almost entirely removed. The flow of this stream is periodical, rather than regular. The past fortnight it has been at floodtide, and has carried away with it an immense amount of soil, and bridges have been removed from their foundations, and carried away, entailing an immense expense upon the township for replacing them. There has been a constant increase in the expense of maintaining bridges across this stream during the last thirty...
Page 72 - ... 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 12 - SECTIONS. Members not less than eight in number may by special permission of the Academy unite to form a Section for the investigation of any branch of science. Each Section shall bear the name of the science which it represents, thus: The Section of (Agriculture) of the Michigan Academy of Science.
Page 97 - Illinois employs one man who devotes his entire time to correspondence with young men in different parts of the State, interesting them in agriculture and agriculture studies, and in making experiments. In southern Illinois, there is an extensive acreage of flat land consisting of stiff clay, almost impervious to water. The land in question has enjoyed an enviable reputation as a wheat region, but it does not produce good crops of corn, such as is desirable in a good rotation of crops. Farmers living...
Page 12 - Sections. Members, not less than ten in number may by special permission of the Academy unite to form a section for the investigation of any branch of science. Each section shall bear the name of the science which it represents, thus: the Section of Geology of the West Virginia Academy of Science.