Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams

Positively I sit here, and look at Europe sink, first one deck disappearing, then another, and the whole ship slowly plunging bow-down into the abyss; until the nightmare gets to be howling. The Roman Empire was a trifle to it.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Letter, April 22, 1901, to Elizabeth Cameron. Letters, Vol. 2, p. 328, ed. Worthington Chauncy Ford, Houghton Mifflin (1938).
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