The Overland Monthly, Volume 1

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Bret Harte
A. Roman & Company, 1868 - California
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Page 55 - Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. If thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 270 - The baby new to earth and sky. What time his tender palm is prest Against the circle of his breast. Has never thought that 'this is I:* " But as he grows he gathers much, And learns the use of ' I ' and ' me,' And finds,
Page 189 - Dying," he repeated, " he's a taking me with him— tell the boys I've got the Luck with me, now ;" and the strong man clinging to the frail babe as a drowning man is said to cling to a straw, drifted away into the shadowy river that flows forever to the unknown sea.
Page 185 - with it—the dd little cuss," he said and retired. The next day Cherokee Sal had such rude sepulture as Roaring Camp afforded. After her body had been committed to the hill-side, there was a formal meeting of the camp to discuss what should be done with her infant. A resolution to adopt it was unanimous and
Page 63 - Serene, indifferent of Fate, Thou sittest at the Western Gate ; Upon thy heights so lately won Still slant the banners of the sun ; Thou seest the white seas strike their tents, О Warder of two Continents ! And scornful of the peace that flies Thy angry winds and sullen skies, Thou
Page 185 - Then he walked up the gulch, past the cabin, still whistling with demonstrative unconcern. At a large redwood tree he paused and retraced his steps, and again passed the cabin. Half way down to the river's bank he again paused, and then returned and knocked at the door.
Page 270 - Against the circle of his breast. Has never thought that 'this is I:* " But as he grows he gathers much, And learns the use of ' I ' and ' me,' And finds,
Page 186 - even by Kentuck's endearing diminutive of "the d—d little cuss." But these were felt to be vague and unsatisfactory, and were at last dismissed under another influence. Gam•blers and adventurers are generally superstitious, and Oakhurst one day declared that the baby had brought "the luck
Page 186 - the treasurer, as he pressed a bag of gold-dust into the express-man's hand, " the best that can be got—lace, you know, and filigree work and frills — d—m the cost !" Strange to say, the child thrived. Perhaps the invigorating climate of the mountain camp was compensation for material
Page 63 - fast In jungle growth of spire and mast, I know thy cunning and thy greed. Thy hard high lust and wilful deed, •And all thy glory loves to tell Of specious gifts material. Drop down, О fleecy Fog, and hide Her skeptic sneer, and all her pride ! Wrap her, О Fog, in gown and hood Of her Franciscan Brotherhood.

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