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“How oddly do life and death jostle each other in this strange world of ours! How nearly allied are smiles and tears!”
“... as is often said, nothing is strange in California.”
“In truth, it requires not only a large intellect, but a large heart, to judge with becoming charity of the peculiar temptations of riches.”
“... surely it would be kinder to take a man's life, than to poison him with the fatal passion for gambling.”
Dame Shirley, U.S. writer
(1819 - 1906)
Real name: Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe.