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ENGLAND'S METEOPOLIS. The author of that capital series of papers called "The Season Ticket," iujthe Dublin University Magazine, gives the following pen-and-ink photograph of London: "The more I see of this great capital," observed the senator, the more astorished I am at its population and wealth. Places of public resort, of every descrip- tion, are thronged with people, and the crowds that frequent and fill them do not perceptibly diminish the multitudes that are usually seen in the fashionable streets or business thoroughfares. The number of private carriages abroad during n, fine d",y in the season is almost incredible. There are every'hir,- ;;1', ices of great opulence in this metropolis that attract and astonish a stranger. The city appears to him like a large estuary, receiving tributary streams of wealth from all parts of the globe, and discharging an increasing flood of riches in return; the region between that and Bond-street as the emporium of everything that is = "coSly and rare, ar^ the"West-end aslhe^ta^y ab^k f of people of rank and fortune. AH this is perceptible aqWgLanC\ aiK a cu1rsory survey fills his mind with astonishment, but on closer inspection he finds that he has seen only the surxace of thmgs. As hfe pursues his for the cityis a vast warehouse nv- tl!;ifUK y otJke,W\°H world 5 that its merchants +-wjri the public stock of every civilised nation; that tnere are docks and depositories underneath the surface, containing untold and inconceivable wealth; and that the shop windows in the streets of fashionable resort, I tnough they glitter with gold and silver, or are decked wthsuks, sauins, laces, shawls, and the choicest and most expensive merchandise, convey but a very in- the hoards that are necessarily packed mto the smallest possible space, and stored away in the lofts above, or the vaults beneath. < w £ fUriwir!>g, ¥s in(luiries in what is called the i i? ke finds that the stately mansions he beholds there are the mere town residences during the season,' of a class who have enormous estates in the country, with princely palaces, castles, and halls, and that there are amongst them one thousand individuals, whose united property would more than extinguish the national debt. Such is the London of which he has read and heard so much, the centre of the whole commercial world, the exchange where potentates negotiate loans for the purpose of war and peace, the seat of the arts and sciences, and the > source of all the civilisation and freedom that is to be found m the world. But great, and rich, and powerful as it is it does not stand in the same relation to England as Paris does to France; it is independent but not omnipotent; there are other towns only second, to it in population and capital, such as Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham,'Glasgow, and others, of which K the wealth is almost fabulous. Well may an En -Hsu- "r n!a? proud his country. In every quarter of the globe he finds it is stamping the impress of its fang uage, ius institutions, and its freedom. You and I, who have travelled so far and seen so much, have beheld yonder British soldier at Gibraltar, Malta, and Corfu, at the Cape, the pores of the East Indies, Hongkong, Aus- tralia, and New Zealand, in the West Indies, and New- foundland, Halifax, Quebec, and the shores of the Pacmc. Great Britain fins but a small place on the map, but owns and occupies a large portion of the globe.