Certainly, in no other great community, that ever existed upon the face of the globe was there so little daily
ebb and flow as in this. Dull as an ordinary Town or City may be; however monotonous, eventless, even
stupid the lives of its citizens, there is yet, nevertheless, a flow every day of its life-blood--its population
towards its heart, and an ebb of the same, every evening towards its extremities. These recurring tides mingle
all classes together and promote the general healthfulness, as the constant motion hither and yon of the ocean's
waters purify and sweeten them.