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VILLAGE LIFE IN SWITZERLAND.
SOPHIA DUBERLY DELMARD.
LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, ROBERTS, & GREEN.
203. f. 9.
To publish a new work on Switzerland in the present day, would seem to argue primâ facie some degree of temerity on the part of the writer; since no country has found so many authors to write its praises, both in prose and verse. But having during a residence of nearly three years in a secluded Swiss village (where the principal inhabitant was the village apothecary) seen and heard much that, to me, was new and interesting in the habits and manners of the peasants among whom we lived; I have thought that a brief record of my impressions would prove equally novel to the public; since I am not aware that any other writer has treated exclusively of the life as it exists in the villages and hamlets scattered among the Alps, where the peasants see and hear but little of the world without their mountains.