Transactions of the Illinois State Agricultural Society, with Reports from County and District Agricultural Societies, Volume 4

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Illinois State Agricultural Society, 1861 - Agriculture

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Page 283 - O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head ; Then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise, A flood of glory bursts from all the skies...
Page 359 - There is no exception to the rule that every organic being naturally increases at so high a rate that, if not destroyed, the earth would soon be covered by the progeny of a single pair.
Page 697 - Casey, and all such other persons as may become associated with them, are hereby constituted a body corporate, by the name and style of the Illinois Agricultural College, for the purpose of instruction and science in practical and scientific agriculture, and in the mechanical arts.
Page 359 - Every being, which during its natural lifetime produces several eggs or seeds, must suffer destruction during some period of its life, and during some season or occasional year, otherwise, on the principle of geometrical increase, its numbers -would quickly become so inordinately great that no country could support the product.
Page 359 - In looking at Nature, it is most necessary to keep the foregoing considerations always in mind never to forget that every single organic being around us may be said to be striving to the utmost to increase in numbers; that each lives by a struggle at some period of its life; that heavy destruction inevitably falls either on the young or old, during each generation or at recurrent intervals. Lighten any check, mitigate the destruction ever so little, and the number of the species will almost instantaneously...
Page 616 - ... and cities. I mean, also, to include such a cultivation of the intellect as shall enable it to discover those permanent and mighty laws which' pervade all parts of the created universe, whether material or spiritual. This is necessary, because, if we act in obedience to these laws, all the resistless forces of Nature become our auxiliaries and cheer us on to certain prosperity and triumph; but, if we act in contravention or defiance of these laws, then Nature resists, thwarts, baffles us ; and,...
Page 387 - But who can paint Like Nature? Can imagination boast, Amid its gay creation, hues like hers ? Or can it mix them with that matchless skill, And lose them in each other, as appears In every bud that blows...
Page 543 - SOCIETY," and by that name and style shall have perpetual succession, and shall have power to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued...
Page 697 - ... treasurer. Said board of directors shall proceed to organize said corporation, by the adoption of suitable by-laws, by purchasing a farm, on which shall be erected suitable buildings for carrying into effect the objects of said corporation. 5. The stock, property and concerns of said corporation...
Page 540 - It shall be the duty of the Librarian to arrange the books in the Library ; to cause them to be repaired when necessary ; to keep a catalogue of all books presented, or purchased with monies appropriated by the donors for the use of the Library. At each Commencement, the Librarian shall return to the Corporation a list of the books which have been purchased...

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