a budget of letters or things which i saw abroad

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: tween them and the sea lay the city, with its churches, and palaces, and beautiful gardens. And now we are waiting for the boat to come and carry us off to a steamer that sails this evening for Naples. I have seized a few moments of rest to write you this hasty account. Fear not for us hereafter, for we have had trouble enough this time, to lead us to look out pretty closely for the future, that our passport is signed by every body and for every place, and that a due certificate of our good health is always ready ; and you certainly need have no anxiety for our health, since you see it is the object of so much care to those high in authority. Now adieu to Genoa, and adieu to thee. On board Steamer Francois I. Saturday eve. My DEAREST FniEND I " Once more upon the sea." From some cause to us unknown, we are deterred from getting off immediately, so with my usual propensity to occupy each passing moment, I seize my pen to write to you, not knowing when I shall be able to finish my letter. We have had a busy day to-day, and I hasten to give you an account of the " things which I saw." We arrived in Leghorn quite early this morning, and, without spending any time in looking around there, took a carriage and started for Pisa, about fifteen miles distant. We were fortunate enough to procure a guide who spoke Eng- glish, one too who has been in America, and in our own city. No sooner had we started than we were surrounded by beggars, the lame, the halt, and the blind; each had his pitiful story to relate, but as our horses were pretty quick, we should soon have left them in the back-ground, had it not been that the lame threw away their crutches, trusting to their own good feet and legs, and the blind suddenly recovered their eyesight, and the decrepid and infirm became, as b...
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