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Quote about Glasgow

I need help.  I recall reading in a book about the history of Glasgow some years ago a quote by someone describing Glasgow (in the late 18th and early 19th centuries) as something like (and I'm paraphrasing here) 'the most beautiful small town in Europe'.  

I've tried googling, but my recollection of the words isn't quite right, obviously.  And I don't recall who said or wrote it.  I thought it was Daniel Defoe, but googling that didn't help.

Anyone have any idea?
Vinny the Mackem


Vinny the Mackem wrote:

Hm.  Thank you.  Sounds close, but I thought the reference was to a 'small town', specifically.  Maybe I'm mixing up two quotes?

If anyone can think of a quote something like that, please let me know!

Quote about Glasgow

The quotation is from Daniel Defoe in his book "A tour through the whole island of great Britain". I haven't got it to hand so this may not be correct but it goes something like 'Glasgow is the beautifullest little city in the kingdom'. As well as writing "Robinson Crusoe" Defoe was also a spy for the Government and toured the kingdom sniffing out signs of unrest etc. Forum Index -> Glasgow From The Past
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