Quotation by John Dos Passos

He hung out of the window a long while looking up and down the street. The world's second metropolis. In the brick houses and the dingy lamplight and the voices of a group of boys kidding and quarreling on the steps of a house opposite, in the regular firm tread of a policeman, he felt a marching like soldiers, like a sidewheeler going up the Hudson under the Palisades, like an election parade, through long streets towards something tall white full of colonnades and stately. Metropolis.
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. View of Ed Thatcher in Manhattan Transfer, Houghton Mifflin Company (1925 and 1953).
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