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: The condition of the Roman Emperors has never yet been fully appreciated ;nor has it been sufficiently perceived in what respects it was absolutely unique. There was but oneR ome :no other city, as we are satisfied by the collation of many facts, either of ancient or modern times, has ever rivalled this astonishing metropolis in the grandeur of magnitude; and not many if we except the cities of Greece, none at all in the grandeur of architectural display. Speaking even of London, we ought in all reason to say theN ation of London, and not the City of London ;but of Rome in her palmy days, nothing less could be said in the naked severity of logic.
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