California under Spain and Mexico, 1535-1847: a contribution toward the history of the Pacific coast of the United States, based on original sources (chiefly manuscript) in the Spanish and Mexican archives and other repositories

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Houghton Mifflin, 1911 - 541 strani
 

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Stran 57 - AND Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
Stran 362 - Know that on the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California, very close to the side of the Terrestrial Paradise...
Stran 57 - This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
Stran 197 - She was lively and animated, had sparkling, love-inspiring eyes, beautiful teeth, pleasing and expressive features, a fine form, and a thousand other charms; yet her manners were perfectly simple and artless!
Stran 303 - On all proper occasions, you should not fail prudently to warn the Government and people of California of the danger of such an interference to their peace and prosperity — to inspire them with a jealousy of European dominion and to arouse in their bosoms that love of liberty and independence so natural to the American Continent.
Stran 318 - ... is in Europe. The dress of these men was principally a long loose coat of deer skin, tied with thongs in front ; trowsers of the same, of their own manufacture, which, when wet through, they take off, scrape well inside with a knife, and put on as soon as dry ; the saddles were of various fashions, though these and a large drove of horses, and a brass fieldgun, were things they had picked up about California. They are allowed no liquor, tea and sugar only ; this, no doubt, has much to do with...
Stran 318 - A vast cloud of dust appeared first, and thence in long file emerged this wildest wild party. Fremont rode ahead, a spare, activelooking man, with such an eye ! He was dressed in a blouse and leggings, and wore a felt hat.
Stran 295 - ... tis to cast one's eyes so low ! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles. Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire ; dreadful trade ! Methinks he seems no bigger than his head. The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice ; and yon' tall, anchoring bark, Diminished to her cock ; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight.
Stran 381 - It ate the food it ne'er had eat, And round and round it flew. The ice did split with a thunder-fit; The helmsman steered us through! And a good south wind sprung up behind; The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariners
Stran 489 - ... bound to defend yourself; and it was made known to you, on the authority of the Secretary of the Navy, that a great object of the President was to obtain possession of California. If I had been in your place, I should have considered myself bound to do what I could to promote the purpose of the President. You were alone, no Secretary of War to appeal to, he was thousands of miles off; and yet it was officially made known to you that your country was at war; and it was so made known expressly...

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