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HOMES OF THE LONDON POOR.

we may, if our upper class were to become extravagant, improvident, and showy, it would be aped by those below it, even though as surely it would be despised. And if we desire to be the leaders of our poor into the ways of happy prosperity, we must order our homes in exactly the same spirit as theirs must be ordered, in simplicity, industry, and providence.

I have, etc. 
Octavia Hill.

To the Right Honorable
 James Stansfeld, M. P.