If for their meed
the Muses claim the ewe, Be thine the stall- fed lamb; or if they choose The lamb, take thou the scarce less- valued ewe.
The next speaker took good care to give the due meed
of praise to Ann, Jane, and Mary, and to every mention of the mothers of Nebraska the crowd heartily responded.
Notwithstanding all this, the Indian government has bestowed upon the people a wonderfully large meed
of power and privilege.