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A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, Volume 1: With by Frederick Law Olmsted

By Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick legislations Olmsted (1822-1903) used to be a journalist and panorama clothier who's considered as the founding father of American panorama structure: his most famed fulfillment was once primary Park in ny, of which he grew to become the superintendent in 1857, yet he additionally labored at the layout of parks in lots of different burgeoning American towns, and used to be known as by way of Charles Eliot Norton 'the maximum artist that the USA has but produced'. His A trip within the Seaboard Slave States used to be initially released in 1856, and arose from trips within the south which Olmsted, a passionate abolitionist, had undertaken in 1853-4. This variation was once released in volumes in 1904, with the addition of a biographical cartoon by means of his son and an advent by means of William P. Trent. It abounds in attention-grabbing and witty descriptions of Olmsted's encounters and reviews in a society which was once at the verge of overwhelming swap.

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I found it without difficulty; and in it Mr. and Inns and Outs of Washington 7 Mrs. C. With them were a number of servants, one of whom now took my horse with alacrity. I was taken at once to look at a very fine herd of cows, and afterwards led upon a tramp over the farm, and did not get back to the house till dinner time. The new stable is most admirably contrived for convenience, labor-saving, and economy of space. " I have seldom seen a better lot of milkers; they are kept in good condition, are brisk and healthy, docile and kind, soft and pliant of skin, and give milk up to the very eve of calving; milking being never interrupted for a day.

399, seq. xxvii xxviii Introduction that Mr. De Bow had found little beyond a rash prediction or two on which to rest his censures, and had thus been thrown back upon general denunciations of the kind just illustrated. It seemed more philanthropical, however, to the downright Northerner to endeavor to open the exuberant Southerner's eyes to the egregiously false assumption he was making with respect to the universal range and the engaging qualities of Southern hospitality. Whether the several pages devoted to this task were convincing to Mr.

Was that quarter a good investment, or should I have complained at the office ? No, they are too busy to listen to me, too busy, certainly, to make better arrangements. It is time for me to call on Mr. ; the fire has gone 6 The Seaboard Slave States out, leaving a fine bituminous fragrance in the cell. I will " look round" for the fireman, as I travel the long road to the office, and, if I do not find him, leave an order, in writing, for a fire to be made before two o'clock. WASHINGTON, Dec. 14th.

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