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A Tramp's Wallet by William Duthie

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A TRAMP'S WALLET;

STORED BY AN ENGLISH GOLDSMITH DURING HIS Wanderings in Germany and France.

BY WILLIAM DUTHIE.

DEDICATED, BY PERMISSION, TO CHARLES DICKENS, ESQ.

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LONDON: DARTON AND CO., 58, HOLBORN HILL. MDCCCLVIII.

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[_The right of Translation is reserved by the Author_.]

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TO

CHARLES DICKENS, ESQ., This Volume IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED, IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF HIS SYMPATHY AND ENCOURAGEMENT DURING THE PUBLICATION OF THE GREATER PORTION OF ITS CONTENTS; AND AS A SLIGHT TRIBUTE OF ADMIRATION FOR HIS UNWEARYING LABOURS AS A PUBLIC WRITER, TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE WHOLE PEOPLE, BY HIS SINCERE ADMIRER,

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE.

During a stay of three years and a half in Germany and France, sometimes at work, sometimes tramping through the country, the Author collected a number of facts and stray notes, which he has endeavoured in these pages to present to the public in a readable shape.

Of the twenty-eight chapters contained in the volume, sixteen originally appeared in "Household Words." They are entitled THE GERMAN WORKMAN; HAMBURG TO LUBECK; LUBECK TO BERLIN; FAIR-TIME AT LEIPSIC; DOWN IN A SILVER MINE; A LIFT IN A CART; THE TURKS' CELLAR; A TASTE OF AUSTRIAN JAILS; WHAT MY LANDLORD BELIEVED; A WALK THROUGH A MOUNTAIN; CAUSE AND EFFECT; THE FRENCH WORKMAN; LICENSED TO JUGGLE; PERE PANPAN; SOME GERMAN SUNDAYS; and MORE SUNDAYS ABROAD. Several other chapters were published in a weekly newspaper; and the remainder, together with the Introductory Narrative, appear in print for the first time. For the careful and valuable revision of that portion of his book which has appeared in "Household Words," the Author here begs to express his sincere thanks; and to acknowledge, in particular, his obligation to some unknown collaborator, who, to the paper called "The French Workman," has added some valuable information.


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