Illinois in 1837: A Sketch Descriptive of the Situation, Boundaries, Face of the Country, Prominent Districts, Prairies, Rivers, Minerals, Animals, Agricultural Productions, Public Lands, Plans of Internal Improvement, Manufacturers, &c., of the State of Illinois ; Also, Suggestions to Emigrants, Sketches of the Counties, Cities, and Principal Towns in the State ; Together with a Letter on the Cultiviation of the Prairies, by the Hon. H. L. Ellsworth ; to which are Annexed the Letters from a Rambler in the West
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Page 138 - twas but the wind, Or the car rattling o'er the stony street; On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet But hark!
Page 50 - The legislative power of the state shall be vested in a General Assembly consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives, but the people reserve to themselves the power to propose to the General Assembly laws and amendments to the constitution, and to adopt or reject the same at the polls on a referendum vote as hereinafter provided.
Page 94 - The river nobly foams and flows, The charm of this enchanted ground, And all its thousand turns disclose Some fresher beauty varying round; The haughtiest breast its wish might bound Through life to dwell delighted here; Nor could on earth a spot be found To nature and to me so dear, Could thy dear eyes in following mine Still sweeten more these banks of Rhine!
Page 57 - ... the payment of the interest and the redemption of the principal of the debt; but in this too much has been conceded.
Page 115 - GREAT is the Lord our God, And let his praise be great ; He makes his churches his abode, His most delightful seat. 2. These temples of his grace How beautiful they stand ! The honours of our native place, And bulwarks of our land ! 3.
Page i - Oh, Christ! it is a goodly sight to see What Heaven hath done for this delicious land: What fruits of fragrance blush on every tree! What goodly prospects o'er the hills expand!