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He [Caesar Augustus] found a city built of brick; he left it built of marble.
  [Lat., Urbem lateritiam accepit, mamoream relinquit.]
      - Caius Tranquillus Suetonius,
        Caesar Augustus (28), adapted

The city of dreadful night.
      - James Thomson (2) (known as B.V. or Bysshe Vanolis),
        Current Literature for 1889 (p. 492)

This poor little one-horse town.
      - Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens),
        The Undertaker's Story

Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities.
  [Lat., Divina natura dedit agros, ars humana aedificavit urbes.]
      - Marcus Terentius Varro, De Re Rustica
         (III, 1)

We have been Trojans; Troy was.
  [Lat., Fuimus Troes; fuit Ilium.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        The Aeneid (II, 324)

A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
      - Walt Whitman

Like Melrose Abbey, large cities should especially be viewed by moonlight.
      - Nathaniel Parker Willis


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