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THE CONFESSIONS OF A PRIME MINISTER
Ful many a man hath he begiled er this,
Robert F. Williams
IN TWO VOLUMES.
PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS,
NO. 82 CLIFF-STRE E T,
AND SOLD BY THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS THROUGHOUT THE
Town versus the country; an argument in which all the interesting
peculiarities of streets and fields are separately considered, and their advantages fairly discussed, to the great profit of those who wish to give this subject a full and impartial investigation.
The observations of Mephistophiles on the subject of cookery were brought to a conclusion; and I became attentive to the conversation of my companions, who were arguing upon the advantages and peculiarities of a town and a country residence.
“There is no place,” said Mephistophiles, “in which human nature can be studied with so much advantage as a great city, for it contains almost every variety of character into which mankind are capable of being divided. In country villages, and places remote from general intercourse with the world, although good and bad may be found mingled together as they are at all times, in the proportion of
one halfpenny worth of bread to such a prodigious quantity of sack, they do not contain that diversity of either which may be discovered in densely populated districts. Some silly people are much influenced by what they call the beauty of the objects among which they move and