Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden: During the Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden: During the Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808

The author of the following pages, while relinquishing them for the press, felt a thousand hesitations whether or not to commit himself so far to the mercy of the world, as to sub mit a simple familiar correspondence to its eyes.

He had engaged to accompany the drawings' in this work with some explanations, and a general sketch of the manners and customs of the people who form their subjects. There was matter in these letters to furnish what was required; but the peculiar circumstances of the writer on his return to Eng land, finding the friend to whom they had been addressed dying, would not allow him leisure nor spirits to throw them into any other shape. Hence the work appears with every imperfection; and three immovable ones, he fears, are prominent: continual egotism, an appearance of ostentation, and perhaps a too un reserved disclosure of his own situation and feelings.

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