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Page 888 - THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET. How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood, When fond recollection presents them to view; The orchard, the meadow, the deep-tangled wildwood, And every loved spot which my infancy knew.
Page 588 - Man may be civilized, in some degree, without great progress in manufactures and with little commerce with his distant neighbors. But without the cultivation of the earth, he is, in all countries, a savage. Until he gives up the chase, and fixes himself in some place and seeks a living from the earth, he is a roaming barbarian. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
Page 796 - Mr. Gardner also served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Labor. Through the Committee on Appropriations he was closely associated with the building of the Panama Canal. It was before this committee that the Chief and his assistant, engineers annually appeared to explain the progress of the enterprise. Three times at the request of the President of the United States Mr.
Page 746 - The office of biography is not to give voice to a man's modest estimate of himself and his accomplishments, but rather to leave...
Page 490 - ... determine. Yet the study of a successful life is none the less profitable by reason of the existence of this uncertainty and in the majority of cases it is found that exceptional ability, amounting to genius, perhaps, was the real secret of the preeminence which many envied.
Page 747 - His life is exemplary in all respects and he has ever supported those interests which are calculated to uplift and benefit humanity, while his own high moral worth is deserving of the highest commendation.
Page 735 - His rugged honesty and sterling worth are the outcome of a close association with nature and in all the relations of life he manifests that generous hospitality and kindly human sympathy, which beget comradeship and which cement to him the friendship of all with whom he comes in contact. Successfully engaged in diversified agriculture and the raising of high-grade cattle, Mr.
Page 659 - He possesses untiring energy, is quick of perception, forms his plans readily, and is determined in their execution, and his close application to business and his excellent management have brought to him the high degree of prosperity which...
Page 840 - Michigan, justly claiming a high order of citizenship and a spirit of enterprise which is certain to conserve consecutive development and marked advancement in the material upbuilding of the section.
Page 834 - If those who claim that fortune has favored certain individuals above others, will but investigate the cause of success and failure, it will be found that the former is largely due to the improvement of opportunity, the latter to the neglect of it. Fortunate environments encompass nearly every man at some stage of his career, but the strong man and the successful man is he who realizes that the proper moment has come, that the present and not the future holds his opportunity. The man who makes use...