The New Golden Age and Influence of the Precious Metals Upon the World, 第 1 巻

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102 ページ - The object of the United States has reference to ultimate peace with Mexico; and if, at that peace, the basis of the uti possidetis shall be established, the government expects, through your forces, to be found in actual possession of Upper California.
472 ページ - ... time, carries and brings back between London and Edinburgh near four ton weight of goods. In about the same time a ship navigated by six or eight men, and sailing between the ports of London and Leith, frequently carries and brings back two hundred ton weight of goods. Six or eight men, therefore, by the help of water-carriage, can carry and bring back, in the same time, the same quantity of goods between London and Edinburgh as fifty broad-wheeled waggons, attended by a hundred men, and drawn...
243 ページ - One new-comer, wiser than the rest, having counted eleven corpses carried past his tent during the dinner-hour of his first working day, and thinking that even gold may be purchased too dearly, left the place instantly. Many abandoned it after a somewhat longer trial. But the greater number, fascinated by the unusual richness of the gold-beds, remained in defiance of disease, and "took their chance." with what result the numerous graves of the valley testify to this day. It was a scene "to point...
40 ページ - ... many did whom I have since spoken to, filled with devotion — more so than by any service I have ever heard. The tremendous cheers, the joy expressed in every face, the immensity of the building, the mixture of palms, flowers, trees, statues, fountains ; the organ (with two hundred instruments and six hundred voices, which sounded like nothing), and my beloved husband the author of this peace festival...
40 ページ - Festival,' which united the industry of all nations of the earth, — all this was moving indeed, and it was and is a day to live for ever. God bless my dearest Albert, God bless my dearest country, which has shown itself so great to-day ! One felt so grateful to the great God, who seemed to pervade all and to bless all...
25 ページ - I always do, upon the assumption that gold will fall to the half of its present value. They will be flung headlong, without rule or measure, down to a lower station, and without ever having the chance of preparation ; for it is the very essence of changes of this kind, subjected aa they are to many opposing influences, to pursue an irregular and disorderly course.
172 ページ - Felix," in admiration of its natural fertility; and exclaimed, " We have discovered a country ready for the immediate reception of civilised man, and fit to become [the abode of] one of the great nations of the earth.
242 ページ - ... sentry over the buried treasures. A peculiar fever, of the typhoid character, was the natural denizen of the spot; besides which, the gold-seekers suffered severely from eye-blight, owing to the concentrated blaze of the sunshine reflected from the steep sides of the ravine; and they were at all times grievously tormented by clouds of flies. Bad diet and want of vegetables aggravated the diseases natural to the place and to the kind of work.
39 ページ - The day was bright and all bustle and excitement. . . . The Green Park and Hyde Park were one densely crowded mass of human beings, in the highest good humour and most enthusiastic. I never saw Hyde Park look as it did — as far as the eye could reach.
472 ページ - A broad-wheeled waggon, attended by two men, and drawn by eight horses, in about six weeks time carries and brings back between London and Edinburgh near four ton weight of goods. In about the same time a ship navigated by six or eight men, and sailing between the ports of London and Leith, frequently carries and brings back two hundred ton weight of goods. Six or eight men, therefore, by the help of...

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