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(1924) [MARC] Author: Fredrika Bremer
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that the subject ought to be thoroughly investigated;
that he considered the views of the speaker
to be erroneous; and that on the following Sunday
he would take up the question in that same place,
and show them in what the errors of these views
consisted.

Westborough, December 2, 1849. New York
appears to me outwardly a dreary, noisy city, without
beauty and interest. There are pretty and
quiet parts, with beautiful streets and dwellings;
but there the life in the streets is dead. On Broadway
again, there is an endless tumult and stir,
crowd and bustle, and in the city proper people
throng as if for dear life, and the most detestable
fumes poison the air. New York is the last city
in the world in which I would live. But then it is
to be regarded merely as a vast hotel, a caravanserai
both for America and Europe. Besides, it is
true that there I always felt in such a state of
combat and so fatigued, that I had no time to look
around for anything beautiful. But, thank
Heaven! I know Brooklyn, and there I can both
live and sleep.

And now let us proceed on our way through the
valleys of Connecticut to the small homes of New
England, the home-land of the earliest Pilgrims.

In the afternoon we reached Hartford. We

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