Excerpt from Garden Cities of to-Morrow (Being: Second Edition of to-Morrow a Peaceful Path to Real Reform) There is thought of pride associated in my mind with the idea of London. I am always haunted by the awfulness of London: by the great appalling fact of these millions cast down, as it would appear by hazard, on the banks of this ble stream, working each in their own groove and their own cell, without regard or kwledge of each other, without heeding each other, without having the slightest idea how the other lives - the heedless casualty of unnumbered thousands of men. Sixty years ago a great Englishman, Cobbett, called it a wen. If it was a wen then, what is it w? A tumour, an elephantiasis sucking into its gorged system half the life and the blood and the bone of the rural districts. - March, 1891. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.