The Great Pacific Coast, Twelve Thousand Miles in the Golden West: Being an Account of Life and Travel in the Western States of North and South America, from California. British Columbia, and Alaska: to Mexico, Panama, Peru and Chile; and a Study of Their Physical and Political Conditions

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1910 - 356 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 19 - Is it far away in some region old, Where the rivers wander o'er sands of gold, Where the burning rays of the ruby shine, And the diamond lights up the secret mine, And the pearl gleams forth from the coral strand, Is it there, sweet mother, that better land ? Not there, not there, my child.
الصفحة 20 - Rest unto our souls." —Rest unto our souls! — 'tis all we want, — the end of all our wishes and pursuits : give us a prospect of this, we take the wings of the morning, and fly to the uttermost parts of the earth...
الصفحة 205 - Fruit-growing in your Province has acquired the distinction of being a beautiful art as well as a most profitable industry. After a maximum wait of five years, I understand the settler may look forward with reasonable certainty to a net income of from $100 to $150 per acre, after all expenses of cultivation have been paid.
الصفحة 205 - Gentlemen, here is a state of things which appear to offer the opportunity of living under such ideal conditions as struggling humanity has only succeeded in reaching in one or two of the most favoured spots upon the earth.
الصفحة 250 - CENOTAPH IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. NOT here ! the white North has thy bones ; and thou, Heroic sailor-soul, Art passing on thine happier voyage now Toward no earthly pole.
الصفحة 56 - Shanghai the reduction is 1629 miles, which leaves Liverpool 295 miles nearer to Shanghai. The Panama canal will not shorten the distance between New York and Hong Kong, Suez being still the shorter route, and even to Manila the reduction via Panama is only 16 miles; moreover, this small reduction is by way of San Francisco and Yokohama.
الصفحة 292 - Ah ! nay courteous father light onward I rove, No rest but the grave for the pilgrim of love. Yet tarry, my son, till the burning noon passes, Let boughs of the lemon tree shelter thy head; The juice of ripe muscadel flows in my glasses, And lushes, fresh pull'd for siesta are spread.
الصفحة 28 - ... the Franciscans ; those of the West, the present limits of Durango, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Sonora, and Lower California, were under the Jesuits. Lower California was acquired for the Spanish Government through the efforts of Father Salvatierra, and to him and the famous Father Kino is due the discovery that Lower California was a peninsula, and not an island, as had been supposed for a century and a half. When the Jesuits were expelled from all the Spanish colonies by Charles III, many of their...
الصفحة 57 - The all-American route from New York to Manila via Panama, Honolulu, and Guam is 128 miles longer than that via Suez. As we go further south in the Pacific, however, the Panama route again is the shorter from New York. Thus the distance to Sydney is shortened by 3806 miles (via Tahiti), the distance being 2382 less than that between Liverpool and Sydney via Colombo, Adelaide, and Melbourne.

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