Excerpt from Pencil Sketches
While traveling in Europe, I kept a journal of each day’s doings, sending home every week from twenty to forty pages. This was written early in the morning, late at night, between courses at dinner, on boats, on the cars, in railroad stations, in catacombs, in dungeons, among ruins, in palaces and on mountain tops. After returning home, at the request of my husband, I gathered these frag ments together and rewrote them, but with no thought of publication. The earnest solicitations of my friends led me to think that what has afforded me so much delight and profit, might possibly give pleasure to others; hence this humble volume.
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