Time, less sudden than the midsummer freshet, but more sweeping, has cleared the ground of almost every vestige of the busy but fragile life of fifteen years ago.
But the eternal sense of the Infinite survives "our little lives" and all their fitful pulsations of varying passion.
But it is equally incumbent on the recorder to recognise the more agreeable fact that there were officers in both grades who did their harsh duties differently.
Some of these are still in the service, and retain the respect they won in the more troublous times by their judicious and humane administration of an obnoxious law, for the existence of which they were in no way responsible.
Of the pastoral pioneers there are still with us the Messrs.
The publisher also acknowledges the courtesy of Mr.
Ferres, the Government printer, in supplying original documents, and of Mr.
Like the trenches of an old battle-field, these works of the digging armies of the past are now grass-grown and spotted with wild flowers.
All around, the open lands of fifteen years ago are turned into streets and fields and gardens.