|C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the Worlds Best Literature.|
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.
|From a Curious YouthPhilocomus to Thestylus|
|By Alciphron (Second Century)|
From the Epistolæ, iii. 31.
|SINCE I have never yet been to town, and really dont know at all what the thing is that they call a city, I am awfully anxious to see this strange sight,men living all in one place,and to learn about the other points in which a city differs from the country. Consequently, if you have any reason for going to town, do come and take me with you. As a matter of fact, I am sure there are lots of things I ought to know, now that my beard is beginning to sprout; and who is so able to show me the city as yourself, who are all the time going back and forth to the town?|| 1|