History of Contra Costa County, California: Including Its Geography, Geology, Topography, Climatography and Description; Together with a Record of the Mexican Grants ... Also, Incidents of Pioneer Life; and Biographical Sketches of Early and Prominent Settlers and Representative Men ...
W.A. Slocum & Company, 1882 - California - 710 pages
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Page 339 - And surely your blood of your lives will I require ; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man ; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed ; for in the image of God made he man.
Page 99 - T was the returning tide, that afar from the waste of the ocean, With the first dawn of the day, came heaving and hurrying landward. Then recommenced once more the stir and noise of embarking; And with the ebb of the tide the ships sailed out of the harbor, Leaving behind them the dead on the shore, and the village in ruins.
Page 338 - And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
Page 514 - A wonderful stream is the River Time, As it runs through the realm of tears, With a faultless rhythm and a musical rhyme, And a broader sweep and a surge sublime, As it blends with the Ocean of Years.
Page 19 - Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.
Page 341 - Then down I cast me on my face, And first began to weep, For I knew my secret then was one That earth refused to keep : Or land, or sea, though he should be Ten thousand fathoms deep.
Page 565 - He looks and laughs at a' that. A prince can mak a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that ; But an honest man's aboon his might, Guid faith he mauna fa' that ! For a
Page 152 - All property, both real and personal, of the wife, owned or claimed by her before marriage, and that acquired afterwards by gift, devise, or descent, shall be her separate property; and laws shall be passed more clearly defining the rights of the wife, in relation as well to her separate property, as to that held in common with her husband.
Page 341 - Oh God ! it made me quake to see Such sense within the slain ! But when I touched the lifeless clay, The blood gushed out amain ! For every clot, a burning spot Was scorching in my brain ! " My head was like an ardent coal, My heart as solid ice; My wretched, wretched soul, I knew, Was at the Devil's price : A dozen times I...