| Quote #1
Earth has not anything to show more fair: (line 1)
Hear that, Lake District? Wordsworth totally dissed you behind your back. (Lost? See "In a Nutshell.")
| Quote #2
This City now doth, like a garment, wear (line 4)
Rather than contrasting two regions, you could see the poem as integrating two regions – the natural and the man-made. The city "wears" the pure sunlight like a shirt or jacket.
| Quote #3
the smokeless air. (line 8)
The beauty of the city is praised for things that people usually associate with the countryside instead: pure fresh air, silence, and bright skies.