Geography of Denton County Page: xi

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INTRODUCTION
"To the nature lover the universe constantly
pours out its wealth. Daily he gathers the fruits
of seed sown in the beginning of the world.
"For him no season is dull, for each is successively
absorbing: In spring he is entranced by the
awakening of myriad forms of life; summer re-
veals the maturity of all creation; autumn brings
the fulfillment of earlier promises; winter lulls
life to sleep, with its assurance of the resurrection.
"All weathers are one: The rains of spring nour-
ish all nature; the heats of summer mature and
ripen its fruits; the frosts of winter give rest and
peace; in all he rejoices.
"Each day is good: In the morning life awakens
with him; through the noon it works; the peace
and quiet of evening shed their benediction upon
him.
"He knows no dull moments; he seeks not to
hurry time. If he be delayed, he may discover
something never before seen by man, and his im-
patience is forgotten.
"His youth is filled with the joys of discovery;
in middle age the marvels about him hold his in-
terest undimmed; he awaits old age with calm-
ness, for he is one with the universe and is con-
tent." Edward A. Preble
The study of one's county should be most fascinat-
ing. To get a glimpse of the progress and develop-
ment within the county at present, to get an idea of the

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Cowling, Mary Jo. Geography of Denton County, book, 1936; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90885/m1/12/ocr/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.