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A Surprising Quotation


"There is an indefinite expectation of seeing something very strange, which however often it may be balked, never fails with me to recur on each successive attempt. Every one must know the feeling of triumph and pride which a grand view from a height communicates to the mind. In these little frequented countries there is also joined to it some vanity that perhaps you are the first man who ever stood on this pinnacle or admired this view.” Would you guess the source?—Charles Darwin in Voyage of the Beagle.

J. Monroe Thorington