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O Scotia! my dear, my native soil!
For whom my warmest wish to Heaven is sent,
Those poor farmers who came up, that day, to defend their native soil, acted from the simplest of instincts. They did not know it ...
There are two modes of criticism. One which ... crushes to earth without mercy all the humble buds of Phantasy, all the plants tha ...
The remnant of Indians thereabout--all but exterminated in their recent and final war with regular white troops, a war waged by th ...
Men rush to California and Australia as if the true gold were to be found in that direction; but that is to go to the very opposit ...
The Iliad represents no creed nor opinion, and we read it with a rare sense of freedom and irresponsibility, as if we trod on nati ...
Nevertheless, our wild apple is wild only like myself, perchance, who belong not to the aboriginal race here, but have strayed int ...
To people off alone, as we were, there is something stirring about finding evidences of human labour and care in the soil of an em ...
Plant, breed, produce,
But what you raise or grow, why, feed it out,
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The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
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