Quotation by M. E. W. Sherwood

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An Epistle to Posterity (1897)

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The sea frozen in a storm is the image which most nearly describes [Switzerland] to me. Whether you look up at its awful solitudes or down where it rests its icy tongue on the valley, with the pink crocus blossoming on the very edge; whether you examine its blue and broken ice or draw away from its fearful crevasse, or think of its cold, defined, steady, and silent course, with the immense boulders on its bosom—wherever and whenever you see it, it is the miracle of nature, the wonder of the Alpine world.
M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 10 (1897).
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