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LONDON:
G. AND W. B. WHITTAKER, AVE-MARIA LANE.

1823.

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Dec.in, 1931

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

The Library of the schools
of Landscape Architecture and City Planning

from collection Tis. Pray

2011

LONDON:
PRINTED BY WEED AND RIDER, LITTLE BRITAIN.

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As Nature has appropriated different vegetables to the various appetites of animals, so has she given to the mind of every one a relative and distinguishing bias. Some are attuned to the soft vibrations of music; others melt before a painting or a statue; to some she gives the powers of oratory; to others the inspiration of poetry. Some, with a bolder impulse, touch, as it were, the stars with their fingers; while others, at an humbler distance, investigate the instinct of a worm, or calculate the course of an emmet. Some, captivated with the lust of power, standing on the summit of Caucasus, in sight of a hundred nations; become alternately, the idol of the vulgar, and an object of pity to the philosopher and enthusiast,

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VOL. II.

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