The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 278
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278 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
fell into decay. The spring itself was planked over and hidden from
view. 'The cold glare of a neighboring street electric light now over-
powers the soft rays of the moon, as night after night they lovingly
search for their friend of by-gone years; and the steady puff of the
great engines of the waterworks system drowns the song of the mock-
ing bird and whippoorwill, whose musical notes once mingled in
exquisite ,melody with the ripple of the waters of the fountain. Thus
is Beauty ever slain by Utility !
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900, periodical, 1900; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101015/m1/291/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.