The Jewel City: Its Planning and Achievement; Its Architecture, Sculpture, Symbolism, and Music; Its Gardens, Palaces, and Exhibits

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Page 77 - So forth issew'd the Seasons of the yeare. First, lusty Spring, all dight in leaves of flowres That freshly budded and new bloosmes did beare, (In which a thousand birds had built their bowres...
Page 62 - I therefore repeat, that it is absolutely indispensable for the United States to effect a passage from the Mexican Gulf to the Pacific Ocean ; and I am certain that they will do it.
Page 62 - Facing west from California's shores, Inquiring, tireless, seeking what is yet unfound, I, a child, very old, over waves, towards the house of maternity, the land of migrations, look afar, Look off the shores of my Western sea, the circle almost circled; For starting westward from Hindustan, from the vales of Kashmere, From Asia, from the north, from the God, the sage, and the hero, From the south, from the flowery peninsulas and the spice islands, Long having...
Page 61 - They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who find pleasure in it.
Page 61 - THE MOON SINKS YONDER IN THE WEST WHILE IN THE EAST THE GLORIOUS SUN BEHIND THE HERALD DAWN APPEARS— THUS RISE AND SET IN CONSTANT CHANGE THOSE SHINING ORBS AND REGULATE THE VERY LIFE OF THIS OUR WORLD — Kalidasa (Sanskrit poet).
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Page 62 - The balmy air diffuses health and fragrance, So tempered is the genial glow that we know neither heat nor cold. Tulips and hyacinths abound. Fostered by a delicious clime, the earth blooms like a garden.
Page 61 - The moon sinks yonder in the west, While, in the east, the glorious sun Behind the herald dawn appears. Thus rise and set in constant change those shining orbs And regulate the very life of this our world.
Page 62 - IT IS ABSOLUTELY INDISPENSABLE FOR THE UNITED STATES TO EFFECT A PASSAGE FROM THE MEXICAN GULF TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND I AM CERTAIN THAT THEY WILL DO IT— WOULD THAT I MIGHT LIVE TO SEE IT BUT I SHALL NOT. — Goethe, Germany.
Page 72 - ... notable work, but it is not in keeping with the romantic spirit of the Court of Ages. Its figures are magnificently virile, but wholly realistic. Only at night, when, through clouds of rising steam, the globe of the Earth glows red like a world in the making, and from the forked tongues of the climbing serpents flames pour out on the altars set around the pool, — only then does the fountain become mystic. Even then it suggests cosmogony, mechanics, physics, which are not romantic, except in...

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