Monday, March 17, 2008

Middlesex -

It is a pleasure to me to know that I was even born in so sweet a village as Southgate ... Middlesex in general ... is a scene of trees and meadows, of 'greenery' and nestling cottages; and Southgate is a prime specimen of Middlesex. It is a place lying out of the way of innovation, therefore it has the pure, sweet air of antiquity about it... Leigh Hunt, 1850

An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia. T. B. Macaulay, 1837

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