general causes, and her greatness is not jeopardized by the failure of a dozen industries.
Men now living in Walnut Street remember a time when Philadelphia
was not so large as Croydon
She is now bigger than Berlin
— nearly as big as New York.
Only fifty years ago she was about the size of Edinburgh
Ten years later she was as big as Dublin
In another ten years she had outgrown Manchester
Fifteen years ago she was ahead of Liverpool
At the present moment Philadelphia
is more than equal to Manchester
, and Sheffield
If the population of Dublin
, and Chester
were counted in one list they would hardly make up half the number of people who house in Philadelphia
at this present day. If size is but another name for power the City of Brotherly Love
Leaving out Chinese
claims to be the fourth city in the world, admitting no superiors save London
, and New York.
She over-caps all other rivals.
She is bigger than Moscow
and St. Petersburg
, the two capitals of Russia
, put together.
The three capitals of the Astrologer Monarchy
, Pesth, and Prague