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"Guabiiian" Office. February 27, 1914.

The man who has travelled—travelled wisely and with discrimination, that is —is a paragon of reticence. What his journeyings have revealed to him aro locked safely in tho innermost cloisters of his mhul, and on the rare occasions that he is induced to toll of his wanderings he is careful to suit his revelations to tho taste of his audience. •Blatant voyagers there are who skim over the s-maco of a trip Home, .seeling just what guides are.paid to show •them, and glorifying in "the thought ithat tho pyramids and the sphinx and the Taj "Mahal r;.::d all the rest of the " sights, '■' as per schedule, were specially constructed for* the edification of such as they. But if travel widens a. .man's :iloi)tal horizon, and induces a critical'soll-annlysis, it has the draw-' "back of shattering many cherished beliefs and making life sensibly pooreYfor the want of thorn. This is the conclusion that Canon Hannay (" G. A. Birmingham") ha:, come . to'"after - a tour through America ""I have discovered, for instance," he says, "that the French are not any more immoral than any one else. A delightful myth perished when I went to France, and { am almost sorry I did not stay at

home. The Italian woman is not particularly, beautiful. I found that out by going to Italy,, and nothing I"saw there has quite made up for the loss of my illusion. ■But no previous experience prepared" me-for'the disappointment I suffered in America. I was quite ceritain beforehand that New ,York was a City of Hustle. I have seen the Belfast man going to business in the mbm-j ing, and enjoyed the spectacle. I have seen the Strand and Fleet Street at luncheon time, and enjoyed that, just as the Latin poet enjoyed watching a sea-tossed boat- when he himself was safe on dry land. "Here," .1 have said to myself, "is human energy working at high pressure. These men: have not a moment to lose. They are hustling, and it is delightful to watch them.' Some day I shall go to New York, aud stroll' along Broadway ; at Thei:e ; I ; shall .see hustling; com-pared-with which all L have seen before wuLseeni like dignified calm/- ' ;:

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914

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