... California Inter Pocula

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History Company, 1888 - 828 pages
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Page 637 - Vain man ! that palace is the virtuous heart, And peace defileth not her snowy robes In such a shed as thine. Hark ! yet he mutters ; His slumbers are but varied agonies, They prey like scorpions on the springs of life. There needeth not the hell that bigots frame To punish those who err : earth in itself Contains at once the evil and the cure ; And all-sufficing nature can chastise Those who transgress her law, — she only knows How justly to proportion to the fault The punishment it merits.
Page 351 - That it shall be the duty of the commissioners herein provided for to ascertain and report to the Secretary of the Interior the tenure by which the mission lands are held, and those held by civilized Indians, and those who are engaged in agriculture or labor of any kind, and also those which are occupied and cultivated by Pueblos or Rancheros Indians.
Page 617 - Talking of the effects of drinking, he said, " Drinking may be practised with great prudence ; a man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk ; a sober man who happens occasionally to get drunk, readily enough goes into a new company, which a man who has been drinking should never do. Such a man will undertake any thing ; he is without skill in inebriation. I used to slink home when I had drunk too much. A man accustomed to self-examination will be conscious when...
Page 201 - Nor any drop to drink. The very deep did rot: O Christ! That ever this should be! Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs Upon the slimy sea.
Page 13 - And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.
Page 388 - For, if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbathbreaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
Page 285 - We know what a masquerade all development is, and what effective shapes may be disguised in helpless embryos. — In fact, the world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome dubious eggs called possibilities.
Page 615 - Dr. Johnson observed, that our drinking less than our ancestors was owing to the change from ale to wine.
Page 686 - Honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I come on, how then ? Can honour set to a leg ? No. Or an arm ? No. Or take away the grief of a wound? No. Honour hath no skill in surgery then ? No. What is honour? A word. What is in that word, honour ? What is that honour ? Air. A trim reckoning ! — Who hath it ? He that died o
Page 686 - tis no matter ; honor pricks me on. Yea, but how if honor prick me off when I come on? how then? Can honor set to a leg? no: or an arm? no : or take away the grief of a wound? No. Honor hath no skill in surgery, then? no. What is honor? a word. What is that word, honor? air. A trim reckoning ! — Who hath it ? he that died o

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