Memorie and Rime

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJoaquin Miller

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... forward and said: "Why, bless me soul! Is that Canada?" and this seemingly simple old man looked at the spot with his glass. "English soil! God bless old England! I love her! I love every foot of her!" and the honest old Briton crossed over and set down his foot firmly. "And this is Canada, hey? Bloody glad to be again on honest English soil." Then, winking an eye, not to that crowd, but to the north star that just grazed the brow of the steep bluff above him, he pompously pretended to take possession. His face was toward the narrow pass in the great stone wall by which he had entered, and taking three or four duck-like strides forward, he passed out, and they never saw him more. The miners melted away in the darkness, one by one, as the lights grew lower, and as the last torch flickered out, the great speculator, whose feeble imitators have since overrun the world, rolled himself in a blanket by the side of his prospect hole, and left Colorado to the wonderful stars and the coyote howling from the hill. II. THE COW WIDOW OF COLORADO. Rare Colorado! Yonder she rests, her head of gold pillowed on the Rocky Mountains, her breast a shield of silver, her feet in the brown grass. She is set on a hill before all the world. She is naked as one new born; naked, but not ashamed. Thrown together in the barroom of the only hotel, the miners of Leadville gathered about their great leader, and looked up to him on this evening as to an Alexander. The cow widow had returned from Paris. She would come down from her rooms to see the boys. They knew it well, for had not the local papers said that she had returned, dressed fresh from the hands of Worth? The great broad-shouldered, tall, and altogether magnificent Colonel Bill Williams, the leader of all Leadville, loved the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... forward and said: "Why, bless me soul! Is that Canada?" and this seemingly simple old man looked at the spot with his glass. "...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217235603

ISBN - 13:9780217235600

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