Quotation by James Boswell

I ... walked to the Abbey of Holyroodhouse once to the Palace itself, once to the crown of Scotland above the gate in front, and once to the venerable old Chapel. I next stood in the court before the Palace, and bowed thrice to Arthur Seat, that lofty romantic mountain on which I have so often strayed in my days of youth and felt the raptures of a soul filled with ideas of the magnificence of God and his creation. Having thus gratified my agreeable whim and superstitious humour, I felt a warm glow of satisfaction.
James Boswell (1740–1795), Scottish author. London Journal, journal, November 15, 1762, pp. 41-42, McGraw-Hill (1950).

Description of his ritualistic departure from Edinburgh for London.
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