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Legends of San Francisco

Other Books by the Same Author:

Legends of Southern California.
Oriental Rambles.
Rainbow Stories.
The Wizzywab.

Legends of San Francisco

George W. Caldwell, M. D.

Published by
Phillips & Van Orden Co.
San Francisco, Cal.

Copyrighted 1919
By George W. Caldwell. M.D.


My San Francisco on her seven hills is smiling,
-- Beside an opalescent sunset sea;
There is a magic in her bracing air beguiling,
-- Yet filling all with tireless energy.
The tingling tang of open sea the breeze is giving;
-- The fog rolls in and drives heat languors out,
And thrills her loyal subjects with the joy of living,
-- And puts the love of idleness to rout.

When in the valleys, fervent summer heat oppresses,
-- And gives no, respite night or day,
There is a City that the cooling fog caresses,
-- Upon the breezy San Francisco Bay.
When winter rains and sun have wrought in fragrant flowers
-- A multicolored carpet on the land,
A charm is in her circling hills and redwood bowers
-- That only those who see can understand.

She has a mystic charm in all the changing seasons -
-- A lure that brings the stranger to her door,
And in these pages I will give the Indian's reasons
-- For charms and lures, never told before.
The legends of the hills, the fog, the gulls, the waters
-- Idealize the beautiful and true;
Allow me, therefore, California's Native Daughters,
-- To dedicate this book of verse to you.


The Maid of Tamalpais
The Twin Guardians of the Golden Gate
The Sea Gulls
The Islands of the Bay
The Lake of Merita

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