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Excerpt from An Australian in GermanyFor many years the writer of the following pages has been a student of the trend of thought and policy in Germany. In the course of two visits to the country extending altogether a little over two years he hasMoreExcerpt from An Australian in GermanyFor many years the writer of the following pages has been a student of the trend of thought and policy in Germany. In the course of two visits to the country extending altogether a little over two years he has been able to gain first-hand impressions as well as to correct or confirm those second-hand ones which had previously been formed from books and newspapers or from intercourse with English tourists and German residents in England and Australia. A man who is whirled through Europe in his post-chaise and the pilgrim who walks the grand tour on foot will form very different conclusions, wrote Goldsmith a century and a half ago. So, I may add, will the visitor who stays only at first-class hotels and the man who earns his living in the country, sees something of its officials, and makes it his aim to mix with all classes. If the book as a whole seems to lack unity, the explanation is that it is made up of notes written in the intervals between the soul-withering occupations of teaching boys and setting and correcting examination papers.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.