History of San Mateo County, California: Including Its Geography, Topography, Geology, Climatography, and Description, Together with an Historical Sketch of California; a Record of the Mexican Grants; the Early History and Settlement, Compiled from the Most Authentic Sources; Some of the Names of Spanish and American Pioneers; Legislative History; a Record of Its Cities and Towns; Biographical Sketches of Representative Men; Etc., Etc (Google eBook)

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B.F. Alley, 1883 - San Mateo County (Calif.) - 322 pages
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Page 37 - THIS is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic, Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
Page 315 - That man, I think, has had a liberal education, who has been so trained in youth that his body is the ready servant of his will, and does with ease and pleasure all the work that, as a mechanism, it is capable of ; whose intellect is a clear, cold, logic engine, with all its parts of equal strength, and in smooth working order...
Page 316 - That man, I think, has had a liberal education who has been so trained in youth that his body is the ready servant of his will, and does with ease and pleasure all the work that as a mechanism it is capable of; whose intellect is a clear, cold logic engine with all its parts of equal strength and in smooth working order; ready like a steam engine to be turned to any kind of work, and spin the gossamers as well as forge the anchors of the mind...
Page 132 - I declare to the inhabitants of California that, although I come in arms with a powerful force, I do not come among them as an enemy to California : on the contrary, I come as their best friend...
Page 45 - This is the forest primeval; but where are the hearts that beneath it Leaped like the roe, when he hears in the woodland the voice of the huntsman?
Page 45 - ... the woodland the voice of the huntsman? Where is the thatch-roofed village, the home of Acadian farmers, Men whose lives glided on like rivers that water the woodlands.
Page 128 - We shall have a stable government and just laws. California will grow strong and flourish, and her people will be prosperous, happy, and free. Look not, therefore, with jealousy upon the hardy pioneers who scale our mountains and cultivate our unoccupied plains, but rather welcome them as brothers who come to share with us a common destiny.
Page 132 - To the inhabitants of California: The central government of Mexico having commenced hostilities against the United States of , America, by invading its territory and attacking the troops of the United States stationed on the north side of the Rio Grande, and with a force of...
Page 271 - For the last two or three years of his life he was used to attend divine service in his own parish church of St. George...
Page 156 - That the freemen of every town, or the major part of them, shall only have power to dispose of their own lands, and woods, with all the privileges and appurtenances of...

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