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" What I left open fields, producing hay and corn, I now find covered with streets and squares, and palaces and churches. I am credibly informed, that, in the space of seven years, eleven thousand new houses have been built in one quarter of Westminster,... "
The expedition of Humphry Clinker. By the author of Roderick Random - Page 119
by Tobias George Smollett - 1820
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Language @t work: language learning, discourse and translation studies in ...

Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 325 pages
...me [...] as the Irish man said, 'London has gone out of town,' [...] I am credibly informed, that in the space of seven years, eleven thousand new houses...daily added to other parts of this unwieldy metropolis [...] If this infatuation continues for half a century, 142 This urban spread is what eventually did...
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Rural Urbanism: London Landscapes in the Early Nineteenth Century

Dana Arnold - History - 2005 - 206 pages
...now find covered with streets, and squares and palaces, and churches. I am credibly informed that in the space of seven years, eleven thousand new houses have been built in new quarter of Westminster. (...) [T]here is no distinction or subordination left - The different departments...
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Romantic Women Poets: Genre and Gender

Lilla Maria Crisafulli, Cecilia Pietropoli - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 271 pages
...its growth: Smollett's Matt Bramble, who envisioned it as "an immense wilderness", exclaimed testily: "Pimlico and Knightsbridge are now almost joined to...the whole county of Middlesex will be covered with brick".20 Seward might be expected to present her own version of such anxieties yet her local patriotism...
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