This author notes the overcrowding of London, the sparse population in the countryside, and suggests: "I have also noticed... the large number of ladies, with little or nothing to do, who become submerged in flats, boarding-houses and hotels in London. As I watch them, lost in London, with little aim in life, of no importance, position, and in many cases, of little or no value to anyone, I imagine how different their lives might be, and how much happier they might be, if, by living in the country, they tried to bring amusement, culture and life into the villages." (This does tend to suggest the notion that villages don't already have any of the above...)
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