Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Steam was till the other day the devil which we dreaded. Every pot made by any human potter or brazier had a hole in its cover, to let off the enemy, lest he should lift pot and roof and carry the house away.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).
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