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eager and virile

life of the young city of the Lagoons, so the Moors in this incomparable piece of sculpture have wafted the dim sense of their own monotonous repose, the sculpturesque

calm of the desert, a chord that still echoes in the Arab's music of to-day the fatalism of the East petrified in lovely monotonous harmonies.

There

is

window

a

which that " Chateau this

in the

Alhambra

—

know

all

it

— through

only real "

d'Espagne land

chateauless

in

rises

through the thick darkness of cypresses, far above the framed

valley's slopes,

like

living tapestry, between the Mauresque pillars. It was

the garden of love, of which Palacio has written :

" un temple ayer de amores y de gloria,

Y

—

hoy, pagina infeliz nueStra nistona

garden that Alhambra. a

Never did "

de ^ Window

rivals in loveliness

the

Moors show

It is delightful

m

THE Alhambra, Granada.

the

better

th^

in

to see their gardens

grounds. not the weeding and irrigation of them.

of the

vista

fairest

their

pleasure

when one has

What

what what trellises what alcoves what a contest of rose and foliage of lute and nightingale for jessamine for supremacy in odour !

!

!

!

fruit

!

victory in song and how the little bright ripples of the docile brooks, the fresher for their races, leap up against one another, !

'

-

"A

temple yesterday of glory and of love, To-day, a darkened page within our history."

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