Catalogue of the works of art belonging to the city of New York

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The Gilliss Press, 1909 - 241 pages
 

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Page 171 - Again thou usher'st in the day My Mary from my soul was torn. O Mary! dear departed shade! Where is thy place of blissful rest? See'st thou thy lover lowly laid? Hear'st thou the groans that rend his breast? That sacred hour can I forget, Can I forget the hallowed grove, Where by the winding Ayr we met, To live one day of parting love! Eternity will not efface Those records dear of transports past ; Thy image at our last embrace, — Ah! little thought we 'twas our last! Ayr, gurgling, kissed his...
Page 131 - Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink.
Page 34 - It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work ? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair ; the event is in the hand of God.
Page 113 - ... the city would never go beyond this. To-day the city limits are sixteen miles north. The Mayor's room is on the first floor. Under one of its windows on the outside is a tablet recording: "Near this spot, in the presence of General George Washington, the Declaration of Independence was read and published to the American Army, July 9th, 1776.
Page 195 - Secretary of War; Secretary of State; twice Governor of Virginia; twice President of the United States. This tablet is erected by the Women's Auxiliary to the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, April 28, 1905. The tablet was unveiled by Mr.
Page 108 - ERECTED BY THE SONS OF THE REVOLUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK EXECI MONUMENTUM AERE PERENNUS 1776 1883 SONS OF THE REVOLUTION.
Page xi - work of art " as used in this title shall apply to and include all paintings, mural decorations, stained glass, statues, bas reliefs or other sculptures ; monuments, fountains, arches, or other structures of a permanent character intended for ornament or commemoration. No existing work of art in the possession of the city shall be removed, relocated or altered in any way without the...
Page 166 - UTTERED A MORE THRILLING CALL THAN THAT WHICH RESOUNDED FROM THE CONQUERED OCEAN IN SIGHT OF THE FIRST AMERICAN ISLAND, LAND! LAND! ON THE XII. OF OCTOBER, MDCCCXCII THE FOURTH CENTENARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA, IN IMPERISHABLE REMEMBRANCE.
Page 34 - The history of the centennial celebration of the inauguration of George Washington as first president of the United States.
Page 155 - Entering his profession with broad culture and thorough education, he remained an active physician to the last day of his life. As a medical writer he added to the knowledge of the American profession and to medical science.

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