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ENGLAND, RUSSIA, DENMARK, FRANCE, SPAIN, ITALY, MALTA,
TURKEY, MADEIRA, ETC.

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BY THE

REV. JOHN OVEETON CHOULES, D. D.,

AUTHOR OF THK u HISTORY OF MISSIONS," u YOUNG AMERICANS ABROAD," ETC.

BOSTON:

GOULD AN 13 LINCOLN.

NEW YORK:

EVANS AND DICKERSON.

1854.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1854, by

GOULD & LINCOLN,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts

Stereotyped by

H03ART k ROBBINS,

NEW ENGLAND TYPE J ND STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY,

BOSTON.

Printed by Geo. C. Rand, No. 3 Cornhill.

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GEORGE PEABODY, ESQ.,

THE

HONORED AND PATRIOTIC REPRESENTATIVE OF AMERICAN PRINCIPLES

IN LONDON,

®fcis fformtilrt of a Steura fratyt feHXSOT in $ra|*,

MADE BT
AN AMERICAN- MERCHANT,

I* XngcYi&cb foitfp great Megput,

BY HIS OBLIGED FRIEND,

J. O. CHOULES,

PREFACE.

I Had the opportunity afforded me, by an indulgent congregation, to spend the summer of 1851 in Europe; and, on my return, I published a small volume (on which I was aided by three young friends and pupils, who were the companions of my tour), entitled "Young Americans Abroad, or Vacation in Europe." This had a favorable reception by the public, and has passed into a fourth edition and been reprinted in London. I had no idea that I should again revisit the Old World; or, at least, supposed that many years would elapse ere such a gratification could be enjoyed.

LaSt February my valued friend, Mr. Vanderbilt, informed me that he proposed in May to take his family on a voyage to the principal seaports of Europe, in a steam

yacht then building for that purpose; and he most kindly

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