Excerpt from A Summer in Europe In the accompanying letters I have endeavored to give an honest and unprejudiced description of sights and scenes abroad, avoiding in a measure the stereotyped praise heaped upon everything foreign. My observations have mostly been confined to the people, their habits and modes of living. The four months spent in the Old World were rich in instruction and full of enjoyment, but I feel that a hasty glance was too often given where there should have been careful study. A most fortunate train of circumstances combined to render the trip a success. My companion and myself were blessed with the traveler's best capital, - good health, good weather, and good spirits. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.