Tower Grove Park of the City of St. Louis: Review of Its Origin and History, Plan of Improvement, Ornamental Features, Etc. ; with Illustrations (Google eBook)

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R. P. Studley & Company, Printers, 1883 - Parks - 119 pages
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Page 49 - Soul of the age! The applause, delight, the wonder of our stage! My Shakespeare, rise! I will not lodge thee by Chaucer, or Spenser, or bid Beaumont lie A little further, to make thee a room: Thou art a monument without a tomb, And art alive still while thy book doth live And we have wits to read and praise to give.
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Page 113 - CERTIFY,"" that , who are personally known to me to be the same persons whose names are subscribed " to the foregoing instrument, appeared before me this day in person and acknowledged that they signed, sealed...
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Page 113 - In witness whereof, the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal, the day and year first above written.
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Page 113 - Bradly his wife who are personally known to me to be the same persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument of writing as parties thereto, and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned.

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