We all know the explicit strengths of varied towns, are conscious of their rating, may be able to speak about their density and development. yet what do all towns have in universal, what will we find out about their “lowest universal denominator”?
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Nor would I be restrained by fear or guilt: I would procure plans, drawings, models, maps, Beg, blag, cajole, steal, rob, charm, what thou wilt, 37 38 Orlando in Florence ORLANDO IN THE CITIES Then take them back to Hermes and perhaps Produce some writings of mine own to stress That though there may have been in time a lapse This treasure, this discovery will redress Whatever failing any god may find In any of their cities and impress Upon them the ingeniousness of mind That here was on display, alive, at work, Unparalleled in spirit, skill and kind.
The selfassurance, the virility, the grandeur of conception of this master defy expression. After we had looked at everything over and over again, we left the chapel and entered St. Peter’s. Thanks to the brilliant sunshine outside, every part of the church was visible. Since we were determined to enjoy its magnitude and splendour, we did not, this time, allow our overfastidious taste to put us off and abstained from carping criticism. We enjoyed everything that was enjoyable. Famous Travelers 53 ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT, AIMÉ BONPLAND Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America 1799–1804 143 ← The inhabitants of Caracas complain of having several seasons in one and the same day; and of the rapid change from one season to another.
Since we were determined to enjoy its magnitude and splendour, we did not, this time, allow our overfastidious taste to put us off and abstained from carping criticism. We enjoyed everything that was enjoyable. Famous Travelers 53 ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT, AIMÉ BONPLAND Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America 1799–1804 143 ← The inhabitants of Caracas complain of having several seasons in one and the same day; and of the rapid change from one season to another. In the month of January, for instance, a night, of which the mean temperature is 16 degrees, is sometimes followed by a day when the thermometer during eight successive hours keeps above 22 degrees in the shade.
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