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Henry James, Jr.


There __ not an accessory, not a touch of architectural fancy, ___ the narrowest concession to beauty. If I were a _________ it would make me rabid; being an Anglo-Saxon I ____ in it what Thackeray found in Baker street ---- _ delightful proof of English domestic virtue, of the sanctity __ the British home. There are miles and miles of _____ edifying monuments, and it would seem that a city ____ up of them should have no claim to that ______ effectiveness of which I just now spoke. London, however, __ not made up of them; there are architectural combinations __ a statelier kind, and the impression moreover does not ____ on details. London is picturesque in spite of detailsfrom ___ dark-green-, misty parks, the way the light comes down _______ and filtering from its cloudy skies, and the softness ___ richness of tone which objects put on in such __ atmosphere as soon as they begin to recede. Nowhere __ there such a play of light and shade, such _ struggle of sun and smoke, such aerial gradations and __________. To eyes addicted to the picturesque this is a ________ entertainment, and yet this is only part of it. ____ completes the effect of the place is its appeal __ the feelings, made in so many ways, but made _____ all by agglomerated immensity. At any given point London _____ huge; even in narrow corners you have a sense __ its hugeness, and petty places acquire a certain interest ____ their being parts of so mighty a whole. Nowhere, ____ is so much human life gathered together and nowhere ____ it press upon you with so many suggestions. These ___ not all of an exhilarating kind; far from it. ___ they are of every possible kind, and this is ___ interest of London. Those that were most forcible during ___ showery Easter season were certain of the more perplexing ___ depressing ones; but even with these was mingled a ________ strain.