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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
London
 
        London! the needy villain’s general home,
The common-sewer of Paris and of Rome!
With eager thirst, by folly or by fate,
Sucks in the dregs of each corrupted state.
Dr. Johnson.    
  1
        Here malice, rapine, accident, conspire,
And now a rabble rages, now a fire;
Their ambush here relentless ruffians lay
And here the fell attorney prowls for prey;
Here falling houses thunder on your head,
And here a female atheist talks you dead.
Dr. Johnson.    
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        A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping,
  Dirty and dusty, but as wide as eye
Could reach, with here and there a sail just skipping
  In sight, then lost amidst the forestry
Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping
  On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy,
A huge, dun cupola, like a foolscap crown
On a fool’s head—and there is London Town.
Byron.    
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