Quotation by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Is it a fact—or have I dreamt it—that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864), U.S. author. Clifford Pyncheon, in The House of the Seven Gables, ch. 17 (1851).
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