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

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R. P. Studley & Company, Printers, 1883 - Parks - 119 pages
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Page 116 - Merritt, who is personally known to me to be the same person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument...
Page 96 - West : thro' mountain clefts the dale Was seen far inland, and the yellow down Border'd with palm, and many a winding vale And meadow, set with slender galingale ; A land where all things always...
Page 20 - Our sight is the most perfect, and most delightful of all our senses. It fills the mind with the largest variety of ideas, converses with its objects at the greatest distance, and continues the longest in action, without being tired, or satiated with its proper enjoyments.
Page 69 - Plantations have one advantage in them which is not to be found in most other works, as they give a pleasure of a more lasting date, and continually improve in the eye of the planter. When you have finished a building, or any other undertaking of the like nature, it immediately decays upon...
Page 20 - It is but opening the eye, and the scene enters. The colours paint themselves on the fancy, with very little attention of thought or application of mind in the beholder. We are struck, we know not how, with the symmetry of any thing we see, and immediately assent to the beauty of an object, without inquiring into the particular causes and occasions of it.
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Page 107 - No member of said Board shall receive any compensation for his services...
Page 107 - ... a police force, as may be necessary; to prescribe and define their respective duties and authority, fix the amount of their compensation; and generally in regard to said Park, they shall possess all the power and authority now by law conferred or possessed by the Common Council of said city, in respect to the public squares and places in said city.
Page 89 - ... O'er every land, the naked nations clothe, And be th' exhaustless granary of a world ! Nor only through the lenient air this change, Delicious, breathes : the penetrative sun, His force deep-darting to the dark retreat Of vegetation, sets the steaming power At large, to wander o'er the verdant earth, In various hues ; but chiefly thee, gay green ! Thou smiling Nature's universal robe!

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