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Excerpt from Her Boston Experiences a Picture of Modern Boston Society and People
The difference between the Boston spirit and that of other localities is that a Bos tonian feels an exclusive pride intimating satisfaction, minus invitation, while the Westerner blows his trumpet calling every body else to have a finger in the best pie ever made, thus revealing the touch of metropolitan provincialism in one and the remnant of pioneer spirit in the other.
And so I went to Boston confirmed in Henry Ward Beecher's creed, New Eng land is a good place in which to be born, but the West is the place in which to grow, and I Observed at once the reason for the sage's truism. Bostonians have no desire to sprout. As for me, i am by nature a sprouter, born with an interrogation point behind me.
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