The progress of our settlements westward, supported as they are by a dense population, has constantly driven them back, with almost the total sacrifice of the lands which they have been compelled to abandon. "This, I recognize, is from the headmaster, and the headmaster's an awful bore. --I AM CAST AWAY FROM THE SIGHT OF THINE EYES: words taken, my dear little brothers in Christ, from the Book of Psalms, thirtieth chapter, twenty-third verse. Are you laughing in your sleeve? --MacAlister, answered Stephen, would call my esthetic theory applied Aquinas.