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The Southern Quarterly Review Volume 21-22 (Paperback) Loot Price: R961
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The Southern Quarterly Review Volume 21-22 (Paperback): Books Group
The Southern Quarterly Review Volume 21-22 (Paperback): Books Group

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 Excerpt: ...of its buildings, either public or private, nor for its institutions, whether belonging to science, art, or charity;--in these points we are yet much behind some other communities. But I do say, what theusands of impartial observers often repeat, that, for the taste displayed in the structure of our best dwelling houses, the singular excellence of their material, the striking advantages of their position in reference to light, air and out-look--for the general beauty of large sections of the city in the location of the streets--for the striking and picturesque effect belonging to the landscape from many points upon our hills--for salubrity of climate, facility in the supply of the necessaries of life and the cheapness of the most esteemed luxuries--in short, for every valuable accessory that may contribute to the gratification of the taste as well as the sense of comfort, our broad land does not furnish a more pleasant abiding place than this city." Our limits will scarcely suffer other extracts, yet we are loth to pass unnoticpd many fine and quotable passages, which follow these details of the progress of the city. We content ourselves, perforce, with a single paragraph, full of eloquence and beauty. "The world is now entering upon the Mechanical Epoch. There is nothing in the future more sure than the great triumphs which that epoch is to achieve. It has already advanced to some glorious conquests. What miracles of mechanical invention already crowd "upon us Look abroad and contemplate the infinite achievements of the steam power. Reflect a moment on all that has been done by rail-roads. Pause to estimate, if you can, with all the help of imagination, what is to result from the agency now manifested in the operations of the telegraph. Cas...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 434
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-25388-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-25388-6
Barcode: 9781231253885

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