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...tourists who insist upon having the name, and, if possible, the history, of all the mountain canons and points of interest along the route.
One especially enthusiastic lady tourist had kept up her Gattling fire of questions until she had thoroughly mastered the geography of the country. Then she ventured to ask the brakeman how he had lost his finger:
"Cut off in making a coupling between cars, I suppose?"
"No, madam; I wore that finger off pointing out scenery to tourists."
Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof.--_Fuller_.
When I was at home, I was in a better place; but travelers must be content.--_Shakespeare_.
As the Spanish proverb says, "He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him." So it is in traveling: a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.--_Samuel Johnson_.
It was during the Parnell agitation in Ireland that an anti-Parnellite, criticising the ways of tenants in treating absentee... Fuller, Thomas
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