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account of America without mentioning Boston, I here beg to offer the amende honorable, by saying that owing to its prominent position as the Hub, it is so thoroughly known that it is superfluous to write about it. Almost everybody knows that it glories in the biggest organ in the United States; that it is naturally the capital of real America; that it has the highest culture; has produced the philosophers, poets, statesmen, and thinkers of the age; that its University of Cambridge, being a suburb, casts over it a literary shadow not to be met with in any other American city. There can be no doubt that if

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