of Fairmont Park
All the seven London Parks
thrown into one-Victoria
, Finsbury, Battersea
, St. James
, and Regent's-would not make one Fairmont Park
Nor is the loveliness of Fairmont Park
less striking than the size.
Neither the Prater in Vienna
, nor Las Delicias in Seville
, nor the Bois de Boulogne
, though bright and varied, can compare in physical beauty with Fairmont
The drive along the Guadalquiver on a summer evening is delicious; and the views of Sevres
and St. Cloud
are always charming; but the Schuylkill
is a more picturesque river than either the Guadalquiver near Seville
or the Seine near Paris
The view from George Hill
combines the several beauties of the view from Richmond Hill
and Greenwich Hill.
There is a wooded country rolling backwards into space.
There is the wide and winding river at your feet, and, just beyond the river, camps of spires and steeples, towers and domes; and, rising over all, like a new Parthenon, the noble pile called Girard's College.
Seen on a sunny day, in the Indian
summer, when the forest leaves are burning into gold and crimson, and the shining marble flashes through the