The missions of Nueva California

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The Whitaker and Ray company (incorporated), 1900 - Missions, Spanish - 189 pages
 

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Page 57 - At last we turned inland, and after a jaunt of an hour and a half we found before us, on a piece of rising ground, the superb buildings of Mission San Luis Rey, whose glittering whiteness was flashed back to us by the first rays of the day. At...
Page 1 - Indians, even under the stress of danger to life; for the wonderful, rapid growth in prosperity and power of the great missions established at various points from San Diego to San Francisco; for picturesque scenes of mission, Mexican and Indian life, during a period of more than half a century with their manners and customs utterly foreign to anything else found in the United States; for the sad pathetic death of the Mission System after its gloroius spiritual career; — for all these things the...
Page 56 - Here, on the contrary, everything is in the rough, even to the men, and the first care of the builder has been to form his workmen. Out of the mere earth he has had to make bricks and tiles; to cut immense trees far away, and to bring them, by physical strength, over roads marked out expressly across ravines and precipices; to gather, at great expense, on the seashore, shells to make into lime; finally...
Page 190 - This volume is made up of separate sketches, historical or allegorical, having in some degree a bond of union in the idea of the "higher sacrifice.
Page 58 - ... still more the height. Within is seen a large court, neat and levelled, around which pillars and arches, similar to those of the peristyle, support a long cloister, by which one communicates with all the dependencies of the Mission.
Page 55 - Office or the Angelus ; the first illusion is destroyed, and the castle is a convent. " In front of the building, in the middle of a huge square, is a playing fountain, the workmanship of which...
Page 1 - ... task a fascinating one as he admits. "For the wonderful rapid growth," he says, "in prosperity and power of the great Missions established at various points from San Diego to San Francisco; for picturesque scenes of Mission, Mexican and Indian life during a period of more than half a century; * * * for the sad, pathetic death of the Mission system after its glorious spiritual career, — for all these things the history of this State forms a chapter second to none, in interest and picturesqueness,...
Page 190 - It is gracefully written and fervent in feeling, and we find most invigorating the thoughtfulness and practical wisdom of such essays as 'Nature Study and Moral Culture,' 'The Higher Sacrifice,'
Page 191 - Complete Poetical Works ( IN ONE VOLUME ) CH Miller ( Joaquin ), The Poet of the Sierras This volume completes the life work of this "Sweet Singer by the Sunset Sea." In it are included all of the best poems formerly published under the following titles : "Songs of the Sierras...
Page 55 - Office of the Angelus; the first illusion disappears, and behold the castle is a convent ! " In front of the building, in the middle of a huge...

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