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CHAPTER III. GENERALITIES. When you have known the canons of the
winds That sweep, and of the rains that pour o'er Alhion; Denned by
Geometry the shape that clouds Must every day assume, told the
expression Which every face must wear, set bounds to thought, Said
" Here discovery can no more," and fix'd Each man's achievements
the next thousand years; Why then, but not till than, you may
attempt A portraiture of London. Jt is Babel, In greatness, in
confusion, and in change; But yet there's order in it. MS. Poem.
Fkom whatever part of the world a man may come, or however he may
be prepared by former experience, London will be to him a six
months' wonder at the least, before he can analyze any of its
parts, or understand any of its peculiarities; and those ridiculous
opinions which are abroad in the world, ?some making it all wealth,
others all poverty; some making it all enjoyment, others all labour
and misery; some making it all knowledge VOL. I. D and
intelligence, others stamping it with gross ignorance of even the
most ordinary occurrences of nature; some making it all scrambling
and grasping and panting after gain, others making it all
squandering and dissipation; some making it the only place where a
man may thrive and prosper, others denouncing it as the high road
to ruin; some appealing to it as the very fountain of liberty,
liberality, and political intelligence, and others as the dead
weight which oppresses England, and at second hand enslaves the
world;?these, and all of similar description, for no one can almost
sum up their number, and which agree in nothing, except that each
is false and partial as respects the whole, though true, perhaps,
of some part, ought to be put aside, if one is to have any correct
notion of this wonderful place. The fact is...
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