Next to the advantages which have just been enumerated, those of docks, commercial and insurance companies, the post-offices, canals, &c., advantages that so materially contribute to the celebrity of a mercantile nation like England;—next to such splendid benefits may be mentioned that solid comfort of having an excellent, and wonderfully constant and regular, supply of the various MARKETS of the metropolis. It may be truly said, however high-priced are provisions from slight apprehensions of scarcity, that WANT is not experienced in any portion of the country; but if an exquisite, as well as a full supply, of the various articles of human sustenance or convenience, the requisites of existence or the delicacies of taste, be desired, LONDON is the place in which those articles are sure to be found, if money can procure them.
Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819