Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

—The man who has stood on the Acropolis,
And looked down over Attica; or he
Who has sailed where picturesque Constantinople is,
Or seen Timbuctoo, or hath taken tea
In small-eyed China's crockery-ware metropolis,
Or sat amidst the bricks of Nineveh,
May not think much of London's first appearance—
But ask him what he thinks of it a year hence!
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. Don Juan.

EBEV. The Poems of Byron. Paul E. More, ed. (1933) Houghton Mifflin.
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