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  • CHAPTER III — VERY DECIDED THE indefatigable Mrs. Sparsit, with a violent cold upon her, her voice reduced to a whisper, and her stately frame so racked by continual sneezes that it seemed in danger of dismemberment, gave chase to her patron until she found him in the metropolis; and there, majestically sweeping in upon him at his hotel in St. James’s Street, exploded the combustibles with which she was charged, and blew up.

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  • The town is on it’s way to becoming a 21st century metropolis.
  • The first request I made, after I had obtained my liberty, was, that I might have license to see Mildendo, the metropolis;
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels

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