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LAKE TAHOE AND TIIE SNOWY CREST OF THE SIERRA. See Page. 497

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CHOICE SELECTIONS OF PROSE AND POETRY, TALES AND ANECDOTES,
HISTORICAL, DESCRIPTIVE, HUMOROU'S, AND SENTIMENTAL
PIECES, MAINLY CULLED FROM THE VARIOUS

NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS OF

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“Happy is he who has laid up in youth, and held steadfast in fortune, a genuine and passionate
love of reading : the true baim of hurt minds, of surer and more healthful charm than poppy or
mandrigora, or all the drowsy sirups of the world: by that single taste, by that single capacity, he
may bound in a moment into the still regions of delightful study, and be at rest.

Well
may be prize that endeared charm, so effectual and safe, without which this brain (placing his hand
on his forehead) had long ago been chilled by paralysis, or set on fire by insanity."

Rurts CHOATE,

SAN FRANCISCO:
H.H. BANCROFT & COMPANY.

NEW YORK: 113 WILLIAM STREET.

1869.

U S 382 38.69.5

Harvard College Library

July 25 18:0
From the Estate of
Prof. Charles Gross

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1519.

By H. II. DANCROFT & COMPANY,
the Clerk's Office District Court of the United States for the District of

California.

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