Ludgate Hill (1872)

It was a foggy day in London, and the fog was heavy and dark.

Gustave Doré's Lugate Hill (1872), City of London, EC4M

Animate London, with smarting eyes and irritated lungs, was blinking, wheezing, and choking; inanimate London was a sooty spectre, divided in purpose between being visible and invisible, and so being wholly neither.

From Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend (1865)

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