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dedication

An owner's gift of land,or an interest in land such as a right-of-way,for the public's use, coupled with the public's acceptance of the gift by making use of it.A dedication may be express,as when the owner specifically states an intention of dedicating land for a park.Alternatively,a dedication may be implied because of the owner's conduct and the reasonable conclusions to be drawn from that conduct.When one sees news stories about protestors attempting to block development of a valuable vacant lot previously kept clean and mowed by neighbors and used by children as a park, one is seeing an attempt to have a court declare that the owner made an implied dedication for the public use.

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Using as its centerpieces the Antiquitez's dedicatory poem to King Henri II, the opening sonnet addressed to the Divine Spirits of ancient Rome, and Sonnet 5's imitation of Petrarch's famous "Chi vuol veder" (RVF 248), the essay articulates the subject position of the DuBellay's lyric speaker through his thematic and rhetorical reformulations of the classic Petrarchan inaccessibility crisis within the realms of cultural anachronism and loss.
In addition to a collection of excellent essays it includes a number of "extras": a dedicatory sonnet, a full-color photo of Berger on the cover, reproductions of the covers of all of his books, and, most curiously, a series of mementos from his life--two fascimiles of birth certificates, photos of Berger in the Marines, with his clarinet, and so on.
Ideally, Parameters will help fulfill the charge made by Secretary of War Elihu Root in his 1903 dedicatory address when he called upon the College to garner ".
The volume's dedicatory framework is appealing in its sincerity and its heartfelt tribute to Louis as a scholar and a teacher, with memories of Louis in these capacities infusing the contributions from her colleagues, friends, and former students.
According to the dedicatory inscription on the external part of the western wall, the church and monastery were built in 1502 with a donation by Demetrios de Coron, a captain of the Pentageia barony, and his wife Helen.
Elgar himself recorded in the dedicatory inscription, "in memory of Cardinal Newman whose poem I have had the honour to attempt to set to music".
Dedicatory prayers were offered by the Rural Dean, Canon Henry Walsham How and the 10 bells were all pulled 12 times.
In a dedicatory letter to the nuns, Lippomano explained that three factors led him to write: continual war and bloodshed; the faltering behavior of those who were Christian in name only; and the insidious spread of Lutheran thought.
Comprised of a series of essays which map out the varied ways in which prefaces to printed drama might be appropriated and directed, and punctuated by reproductions of some of the key dedicatory epistles and addresses to readers which it discusses, this book makes a significant contribution to the understanding of Renaissance print culture.
She concentrates on the dedicatory letters and poems, panegyrics, and occasional polirical poetry of Rudolf Agricola Junior, Valentin Eck, and, to a lesser degree, Leonard Cox.
7) The Jewsbury scholar might also explore the connection between this dedicatory addendum and Crimean War-era Victorian poems, like Arabella Shore's 1855 "The Good Physician," which posits the generic doctor as "God's true soldier.
I wrote the dedicatory words for the plaque, consulting with AFSA colleagues.