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The effect produced on the mind by travelling depends entirely on the mind of traveller and on the way he conducts himself The chief idea of every common traveller is to see as many objects of interest as he possibly can If he can only after his return home say that he has seen such and such a temple castle picture gallery or museum he is perfectly satisfied Therefore when he arrives at a famous city he rushes through it so that he may get over as quickly as possible the task of seeing its principal sights enter them by name in his note book as visited or in his own phraseology done and then hurry on to another city which he treats in the same unceremonious way Another kind of traveller in all he sees finds entertainment for his foolish spirit of ridicule the most hallowed any object is from historical or religious association or artistic beauty the more he delights to degrade it by applying to it familiar terms of vulgar slang that he mistakes for wit Such a one brings disgrace upon his nation by the rude insolence with which he laughs at foreigners and their ways and everything else that attracts the notice of his feeble understanding At the end of his wanderings he returns to his home a living example showing How much the fool that hath been taught to roam Excels the fools that hath been kept at home Far different is the effect of travels upon who leave their native country with minds prepared by culture to feel intelligent admiration for all the beauties of nature and
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