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Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,555 / 149 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 306
Added to site: 2007.05.27 17111

perhaps, oysters, apples, and scats in street-cars; Put these edibles alone will not satisfy all constitutions; and, if a man could lodge on the tramways, he must still be clothed in civilized fashion. The tariff at some hotels and boarding-houses does not sound soexorbitant; but liquors rule fabulously high; and 'quenchers,' at fifty cents, will tell at the year's end. After careful calculation, you realise that a dollar about represents an English shilling rather an upsetting of one's ideas of exchange.

At every turn, you meet evidences of overweening wealth and luxury. Taking up the 'Ledger' a serious journal, specially adapted for the perusal of families and schools you find its proprietor proffering sums that might have bought Favonius, before a leaf dropped from his chaplet, for any trotter that can beat Dexter's time; and this is no gambler,, remember, but a decent 'sponsible burgess, setting his face against public matches and wagering like a very flintstone. Calling in Fifth Avenue, you learn



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