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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
City of Palaces (The).
 
Agrippa, in the reign of Augustus, converted Rome from “a city of brick huts to one of marble palaces.” (Cf. Suetonius.)   1
   Calcutta is called the “City of Palaces.” Modern Paris well deserves the compliment of being so called.   2
 


 City of Lanterns (The).City of Refuge (The). 

 
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