Excerpt from Three Years in Roumania Recent events in the East have brought Roumania prominently to the front. Much interest has therefore been excited in the public mind with regard to a principality hitherto almost unkwn. To the best of my belief, book on the country has ever been written by an Englishman in the English language. It is with a view to supplying a want admittedly felt that I have penned this work. I have been encouraged in this attempt by the attention vouchsafed to certain Articles of mine which have appeared in Temple Bar and the University Magazine, and short extracts from which are to be found in these pages from time to time. My object has been throughout to give my readers a general idea of the country, without going too much into detail, which might have proved wearisome to many. 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.