Quotation by Oscar Wilde

There is no country in the world where machinery is so lovely as in America.
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), AngloIrish playwright, author. Lecture 10, July 1883. "Personal Impressions of America."

Wilde continued: "It was not until I had seen the water-works at Chicago that I realised the wonders of machinery; the rise and fall of the steel rods, the symmetrical motion of the great wheels is the most beautiful rhythmic thing I have ever seen."
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