Augusta Triumphans

Or, the Way to Make London the Most Flourishing City in the Universe

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Author: Daniel Defoe
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,075 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 836
Added to site: 2010.05.18
mnybks.net#: 27784
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Satire
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If there were no receivers, there would be no thieves; if there were no bawdyhouses, there would be no whores; and though persons letting lodgings be not actual procurers, yet, if they connive at the embraces of a couple, whose marriage is doubtful, they are no better than bawds, and their houses no more than brothels.

Now should anybody ask how shall this hospital be built? how endowed? to which I answer, follow the steps of the Venetians, the Hamburghers, and other foreign states, &c., who have for ages past prosecuted this glorious design, and found their account therein. As for building a house, I am utterly against it, especially in the infancy of the affair: let a place convenient be hired. Why should such a considerable sum be sunk in building as has in late public structures, which have swallowed up part of the profits and dividend, if not the capital, of unwary stockmongers?

To my great joy I find my project already anticipated, and a noble subscription carrying on for this

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