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NOTES AND REFLECTIONS

DURING A

*RAMBLE IN GERMANY.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

« RECOLLECTIONS IN THE PENINSULA,"

" SKETCHES OF INDIA,"

« SCENES AND IMPRESSIONS IN EGYPT AND ITALY,”

AND - STORY OF A LIFE.”

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW,

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PREFACE.

of Bacon,

As I walked about my chamber at Frankfort, pronouncing, with no very felicitous accent, the “ Ich,Mich," Sich," of the German grammar, I remembered the saying

66 He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel." Nevertheless, the unsatisfied eye demanded of me that it might gaze on Germany, pleading with me that it spoke all languages, and could interpret

and that there was much in all countries intelligible to the eye, and to the eye alone. With the exception of the celebrated work of Madame de Stael, and

all ;

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