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Excerpt from Spain and Her PeopleWe have written this book because we believe there is a legitimate place for such a work, and especially because of our recent relations with Spain. We have not sought to write up Spain nor to write her down, butMoreExcerpt from Spain and Her PeopleWe have written this book because we believe there is a legitimate place for such a work, and especially because of our recent relations with Spain. We have not sought to write up Spain nor to write her down, but we have written our impressions as an appreciative observer of her country and people, and from a conscientious study of her fascinating history.We are persuaded that it will be helpful to all who may visit Spain, and we hope that it may bring pleasure and instruction to that much larger number who cannot see for themselves this intensely interesting country, but who may be enabled to enjoy, through the description of another, the most unique country in Europe. We look upon the many rare objects of historic interest, the magnificent remains of Roman and Moorish architecture, the world renowned cathedrals, the famous galleries of art, the thousand scenes of picturesque beauty in the quaint cities, and the horrible spectacle of the bull ring, the indolence and pride of the people, such as characterized them when the most cultured, wealthiest and mightiest nation of Europe- for their national decadence, their loss of the colonial empire, and the recent destruction of their fleet, did not affect their pride.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.