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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
From a Curious Youth—Philocomus to Thestylus
By Alciphron (Second Century)
 
From the ‘Epistolæ,’ iii. 31.

SINCE I have never yet been to town, and really don’t 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
 
 
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