This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... and wealth combined; no statue in bronze or marble tells of any great human achievement. These things and a host of others which adorn and inspire highly advanced communities, are wanting in this lovely lit U. S. Consulate Adjoining Store of R. Woodville & Co., East Harbor Capt. R. Woodville, U. S. Vice Consul, in doorway. tie island. A small park might prove acceptable, and is certainly within our reach; likewise a bridge over the lower lagoon. But what we lack in art is often made up to us in nature.. For instance: we have lovely sunsettings, the sky at times assuming most gorgeous tints. The atmosphere becomes remarkably transparent, and the sun goes down in all his tropical glory. One of these beautiful sunsets comes vividly to my mind. I cannot describe it; I will merely mention it. It was Sunday evening some years ago. The hour of divine worship was drawing near. I was walking in company with the Rev. Thomas B. Angold, and we were talking of matters in general. Suddenly Mr. Angold paused and exclaimed: "What a lovely sunset! I wish that my friends in England could see and admire it." It was indeed a glorious sunset. As I remember it, the earth, sea, and sky, combined to make it grand. Not a breath of air stirred the leaves. The surface of the sea was smooth as glass. The mountains on the mainland, some of them seven thousand feet in height, including Congrehoy peak_(8,040 ft.) the crater of an extinct volcano, were made to appear extraordinarily clear and plain to the eye; and so played their part in the indescribable panorama; for even the trees on the mountain sides were visible. But most beautiful of all, and that which most engrossed our attention, was the scene heavenward. Fleecy clouds hovered beneath the sky from horizon to horizon in such a manner ...
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