Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams

My favorite figure of the American author is that of a man who breeds a favorite dog, which he throws into the Mississippi River for the pleasure of making a splash. The river does not splash, but it drowns the dog.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Letter, March 12, 1909, to Barrett Wendell. Henry B. Adams and His Friends, p. 645, ed. Harold Dean Cater.
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