Under the trees . w M :m. s;s^imfmm-^^^-m hood of the world. Not a spade turnedthe soil, not an axe felled a tree, not a pathwas made through the forest, that did notleave, in the man whose arm put forth thetoil, some moral quality. In the obstacleswhich she placed in their pathway, in thedifliculties with which she surrounded theirlife, the wise mother taught her childrenall the lessons which were to make themgreat. It was no easy familiarity whichshe offered them, no careless bestowal ofbounty upon dependents ; she met them asmen, and olTered them a perpetual allianceupon such terms as

Under the trees . w   M :m. s;s^imfmm-^^^-m hood of the world. Not a spade turnedthe soil, not an axe felled a tree, not a pathwas made through the forest, that did notleave, in the man whose arm put forth thetoil, some moral quality. In the obstacleswhich she placed in their pathway, in thedifliculties with which she surrounded theirlife, the wise mother taught her childrenall the lessons which were to make themgreat. It was no easy familiarity whichshe offered them, no careless bestowal ofbounty upon dependents ; she met them asmen, and olTered them a perpetual allianceupon such terms as Stock Photo
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Under the trees . w M :m. s;s^imfmm-^^^-m hood of the world. Not a spade turnedthe soil, not an axe felled a tree, not a pathwas made through the forest, that did notleave, in the man whose arm put forth thetoil, some moral quality. In the obstacleswhich she placed in their pathway, in thedifliculties with which she surrounded theirlife, the wise mother taught her childrenall the lessons which were to make themgreat. It was no easy familiarity whichshe offered them, no careless bestowal ofbounty upon dependents ; she met them asmen, and olTered them a perpetual allianceupon such terms as great and equal sover-eigns proffer and accept. She gave much, but she asked even more than she offered, and in the first moment of intercourse shestruck in men that lofty note of sovereigntywhich has never ceased to thrill the racewith mysterious tones of power and proph-ecy. Men have stood erect and fearlessin the presence of the most awful revela-tions of the forces of Nature, affirming bytheir very attitude a su

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