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TWELVE MONTHS IN EUROPE.
BY HORATIO KING,
Ex-POSTMASTER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES.
An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told. — Shakspeare.
PUBLISHED BY J. BRADLEY ADAMS.
“SCHOOL OF MUSIC” PRESS.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1878,
By HORATIO KING,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Printed at the “School of Music,”
707 8th street, N. IV.,
WRITING A BOOK is one of the last things I ever contemplated; and it was not until nearly a year after our return from Europe that I even thought of penning, for weekly publication, this running account of our pleasant trip. Otherwise I should have taken much fuller notes and have had to depend less upon my memory and books of reference. In all essential particulars, what I have taken from other writers is indicated by quotation marks. I have never set up any claim to literary merit. I make no such claim now. I have not strained after originality, but have only sought to give a plain, unpretending sketch of our travels. It takes now the form of a book on the advice and expressed desire of many friends. I hope it may prove fortunate.