^ Its Beginnings
a lapse of even a year or two, he is struck with its growth in the interval, wTith its new buildings, its new streets, its new institutions, and its new pride. Yet its
palms in adversity
new buildings at least should teach it humility. For a wave of terrible architecture has for some years been passing over the devoted city, and cathedrals, town halls, and public offices have been growing up which are a torment to the eye.