Multum in Parvo: Notes from the Life and Travels of James Batchelder, a Retired Locomotive Engineer

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Pacific Press Publishing Company, 1892 - California - 335 pages
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Page 125 - Rest on, embalmed and sainted dead ! Dear as the blood ye gave ; No impious footstep here shall tread The herbage of your grave ; Nor shall your glory be forgot While Fame her record keeps, Or Honor points the hallowed spot Where Valor proudly sleeps.
Page 60 - Sea, although nearly twenty miles distant, and about 4000 feet lower, are seen so distinctly that one can hardly believe they are so far off. The surface of the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the face of the...
Page 46 - When a pilgrim arrives here, he first sits down on the brink of the river, and has his head and body shaved so that each hair may fall into the water, the sacred writings promising him one million of years residence in heaven, for every hair thus deposited.
Page 176 - ... freshened by mountain springs and torrents, are cold and clear, and alive with trout of great size and variety. These range in weight from half a pound to two pounds and upward. Their favorite food is the grasshopper, great numbers of which fall into the stream, but they will also take the fly freely. The Snow Mountains border the river on the south and east, their lofty pinnacles glittering with snow. Chief among the range is Emigrant Peak, rising 6,000 feet above the Emi«r»nt Peak valley...
Page 179 - The water in these basins is crystal clear, and the edges of the pools are exquisitely beaded and fretted, their bottoms showing delicate tints of rose, white, saffron, orange, brown and gray. The north end of the crater has large globular masses of beaded pearly deposit, and its throat is of a dark yellow or rusty color.
Page 147 - none of the working classes of Mexico have any idea of present economy or of providing for the future. The lives of most of them seem to be occupied in obtaining food and amusement for the passing hour, without either hope or desire for a better future.
Page 125 - On Fame's eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread, And glory guards with solemn round The bivouac of the dead. No rumor of the foe's advance Now sweeps upon the wind ; No troubled thoughts of midnight haunt Of loved ones left behind...
Page 276 - Carlo is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. It is full of hotels, casinoes, gardens, theaters, delightful walks and drives.
Page 132 - It is 80 ft. long from the chin to the top of the forehead, and is 1,200 ft. above the level of the road, being yet far below the summit of the mountain. This strange apparition is formed of three distinct masses of rock, one making the forehead, another the nose and upper lip, and a third the chin. The rocks are brought into the proper relation to form the profile at one point only, namely, upon the road through the Notch, a quarter of a mile south of the Profile House.
Page 125 - Your own proud land's heroic soil Must be your fitter grave ; She claims from war his richest spoil, The ashes of the brave.

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