We are apt to consider London as a consi derable city, and New Yorkers regard their village as an immense municipality. But if the Mayors of Nineveh and Babylon could re visit the earth they would laugh at the pre tensions of the moderns. The area of Baby- Ion was two hundred and twenty-five square miles, andjthat of Nineveh two hundred and sixteen square miles, while that of London and its environs is but one hundred and four teen square miles.