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Quotation by M. E. W. Sherwood
The radical changes in society from the small, well-considered hundreds to the countless thousands have of course destroyed the neighborly character of the strange conglomerate. It is more ornamental and much more luxurious now than then.
M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 11 (1897).
Comparing New York "society" of the 1870s and the 1890s.
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