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Page 271 - Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement ; but angling or float fishing, I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end, and a, fool at the other.
Page 178 - She was a Phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight; A lovely Apparition sent To be a moment's ornament; Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair; Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair; But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful Dawn; A dancing Shape, an Image gay, To haunt, to startle, and waylay.
Page 212 - Then thou, my merry love, bold in thy glee Under the bough, or by the firelight dancing, With thy sweet temper and thy spirit free, Didst...
Page 267 - The steeds rush on in plunging pride; But where are they the reins to guide ? A thousand horse — and none to ride! With flowing tail, and flying mane. Wide nostrils, never stretched by pain.
Page 32 - ... press was old enough to be preserved as a curiosity ; the mice had burrowed in the balls ; there were no rules, no leads, and the types were rusty and all in pi. It was only by scouring that the letters could be made to show their faces. A sheet or two of tin were procured, and these, with a jackknife, were cut into rules and leads.
Page 248 - TUESDAY, JULY 18. Another bag of gold from the mines, and another spasm in the community. It was brought down by a sailor from Yuba river, and contains a hundred and thirty-six ounces.
Page 140 - As the wild air stirs and sways The tree-swung cradle of a child, So the breath of these rude days Rocks the year : — be calm and mild, Trembling hours, she will arise With new love within her eyes.
Page 32 - My partner is an emigrant from Kentucky, who stands six feet eight in his stockings. He is in a buckskin dress, a foxskin cap ; is true with his rifle, ready with his pen, and quick at the type-case.
Page 108 - Beauty is budding there ; The bright ones of the valley break Their slumbers, and awake. The waving verdure rolls along the plain, And the wide forest weaves, To welcome back its playful mates again, A canopy of leaves ; And from its darkening shadow floats A gush of trembling notes. Fairer and brighter spreads the reign of May ; The tresses of the woods With the light dallying of the west-wind play ; And the full-brimming floods, As gladly to their goal they run, Hail the returning sun.
Page 374 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20. The causes which exclude slavery from California lie within a nut-shell. All here are diggers, and free white diggers wont dig with slaves. They know they must dig themselves : they have come out here for that purpose, and they wont degrade their calling by associating it with slave-labor : self-preservation is the first law of nature. They have nothing to do with slavery in the abstract, or as it exists in other communities ; not one in ten cares a button for its abolition, nor...