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THE MOORISH GARDENS OF

SPAIN

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a pavilion even, as in the garden of the Chartreuse at Seville, Albert! one the on all sides, and which recalls exactly

open

describes in speaking of the sheet of water in front

of the Palace of Ziza in

The

Sicily."

water still

jets,

fountains,

and cascades

preserve their

Moor-

ish features, for the tor-

tuous

of

fashion

the

did

eighteenth century not change their site, and I

am

inclined to

think

that the true spirit of a

garden defies change as resolutely as the Moorish buildings resisted com-

transformation

plete

the

in

hands of Philistine If the

princes.

monu-

ments of the Moors lent themselves easily to imitation or restoration in

more

or

less

doubtful

taste, the primal conception was difficult to lose

or

and

hide,

even

the"'

delicate intricacy of these

Cathedral, Santa Cruz, Belpm, Lisbon.

gardens have changed but little,

we may imagine,

since the calm of

Mohamedan

fatalism

pervaded them.

The Alcazar

impression made on entering the garden of the enhanced by the strangeness of its approach. Passing

first is

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