Here I know I am in good company; here is the
world, its centre and metropolis, and all the palms of
Asia and the laurels of Greece and the firs of the
Arctic Zone incline thither . Here I can read Homer, if
I would have books, as well as in Ionia, and not wish
myself in Boston, or New York, or London, or Rome, or
Greece. In such place as this he wrote or sang.