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Traits of Travel, or Tales of Men and Cities (Classic Reprint)

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Traits of Travel, or Tales of Men and Cities (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Traits of Travel, or Tales of Men and CitiesAurnons of what is intended to be (like the present volumes) light reading, are sometimes temptel to make prefatory acknowledgments that illness and other de pressing circumstances have attended the progress of their work. I doubt the policy Of this plan either in propitiating the critic or in interesting the public. It is very questionable whether the state of mind or body ia fluences the pen when it is able ting the public. It is very questionable whether the state of mind or body ia fluences the pen when it is able to move at all. Many a farce has been composed m moods of hypochondria, and the deepest tragedies have Often been the produc tions of the merriest fellows. But even admitting the contrary of my theorems, the captions reader is too fond of his privilege of finding faults, to receive a warn ing that he is to meet with them at every turn; while the most tolerant must be prejudiced against an efl'ort to amuse, prefaced by a desponding face or a suit of mourning. The better way' is, surely, to let readers be cheerful and contented while they may. On this prin ciple, I hope mine will believe that the following pages were written in high health, high fortune, and high spirits. With a friendly few, who may find reason to imagine the contrary, I have little fear of its doing any mischief.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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. read more