Not for Joe; A Political Medley [On J. Chamberlain].

Not for Joe; A Political Medley [On J. Chamberlain].

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...of forty miles.and that bytherays of its lamps you may read a newspaper in the street of St. Germain--at least seven miles as the crow flies. The electric light at the summit of the tower blazes at times through red and white and blue glasses, the idea being that the Tower should flaunt the tricolour on the loftiest flagstaff in the world. What a contrast between the cold, piercing electric ray and the fuliginous blaze which Paris kindled, to the amazement of the nations, in 1789, the exploit which the Eiffel Tower is reared to commemorate--the mechanical trophy of a materialistic age! Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower are the two poles of Paris. Between the glorious beauty of the medieval temple and the lace-like shaft of the new Tower of Babel, what a chasm is revealed, alike to the eye of the priest and of the engineer, abysmal, perhaps abominable, but it is a chasm bridged by the life of Humanity, that being which in its infancy piled the Pyramids and to-day mounts to double the height of the tomb of Cheops, on a scaffolding of filigree set up like a Maypole in the midst of the pleasure garden of the world! They began to build the Eiffel Tower on January 28, 1887. They were five months and three days in laying the foundations. On June 30, 1887, THE FOUNTAIN UNDER THE TOWER. they began to build the iron superstructure. The; second platform was reached on July 14, 1888. The Tower was completed in April, 1889. The Tour Eiffel is the feature of the Exhibition, and the new landmark of Paris. It is the future observatory of civilization, and possibly the mark by which some future invader will level the artillery used in bombarding the French capital. The rest of the Exhibition is like all the rest of exhibitions, only vaster and more varied than any...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494393
  • 9781236494399