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The to witness the should expect to see a society regulated by elective and authoritative institutions gradually become bureau- and same time every branch of political and administrative powers with the tight bonds of rigid juridical principles. This will be a slow, cratic at the fetter but profound transformation, in the course of which many things will change their position and value. Perhaps the inexhaustible public munificence of the millionaires will grow in prestige become exhausted, and the State and influence, if not in power.

Studies to and my Why, if I was willing to leave books for one moment, did I my not repair much of the history Romans have left so or the East, the scene of so Egypt I had recounted, where the which many traces of the world which has passed away, and where so many important excavations, tending to enrich history with new documentary evidence, are in progress? I answered my questioners by pointing out that I was 21 Ancient 22 Rome and Modern America not a bookworm, whose interest was confined to ancient books and archaeological parchments; that in all life aspects interested me, and that I was, therefore, its curious, after devoting so much attention to ancient modern peoples, to study awhile the most of nations, the newest comers in the history of our civilisation.

In the historical the new cities, parts are horrible, and form a strange contrast with the older.

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