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" I saw the same oaks and sycamores, but their shadows fell on mansions, fair as temples, with their white fronts and long colonnades. I saw gardens refreshed by gleaming fountains; statues peeping from the bloom of laurel bowers; palaces built to enshrine... "
Ten Years in Paradise: Leaves from a Society Reporter's Note-book - Page 187
by Mary Bowden Carroll - 1903 - 212 pages
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At Home and Abroad: A Sketch-book of Life, Scenery and Men

Bayard Taylor - Europe - 1862 - 509 pages
...plenty, peace, happiness everywhere. I saw a more beautiful race in possession of this paradise—a race in which the lost symmetry and grace of the Greek...partially restored— the rough, harsh features of the original type gone—milder manners, better-regulated impulses, and a keener appreciation of all the...
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The History of San José and Surroundings: With Biographical Sketches of ...

Frederic Hall - San Jose (Calif.) - 1871 - 537 pages
...partially tamed and reveling in the wild magnificence of Nature, but from riverbed to mountain-summit, humming with human life. I saw the same oaks and sycamores,...which enrich and embellish life. Was it only a dream ? " May I not take down that picture from the easel as finished ? If I take up the brush, what part...
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The History of San José and Surroundings: With Biographical Sketches of ...

Frederic Hall - San Jose (Calif.) - 1871 - 537 pages
...enshrine the new Art which will then have blossoms here; culture, plenty, peace, happiness everywhere. 1 saw a more beautiful race in possession of this paradise...which enrich and embellish life. Was it only a dream ? " May I not take down that picture from the easel as finished ? If I take up the brush, what part...
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History of Santa Clara County, California: Including Its Geography, Geology ...

Santa Clara County (Calif.) - 1881 - 798 pages
...partially tamed, and reveling in the wild magnificence of nature, but, from river-bed to mountainsummit, humming with human life. I saw the same oaks and sycamores,...•which enrich and embellish life. Was it only a dream." Let us not disturb the poetic vision, but rather say, with the immortal Bard of Avon — "Oh, if this...
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The Devil in Silicon Valley: Northern California, Race, and Mexican Americans

Stephen J. Pitti - History - 2003 - 297 pages
...believed, would put "a more beautiful race in possession of this paradise — a race in which the Jost symmetry and grace of the Greek was partially restored;...appreciation of the arts which enrich and embellish life." When the era of Mexico City's control over Alta California ended, American settlers in the region fashioned...
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