Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy Happy Birthday

"Travel to a large and generous nature is as a new birth.  Its legitimate tendency is to teach profound personal humility, while it enlarges the sphere of comprehensive benevolence till it includes the whole human race."
--From Herman Melville's 1859-1860 lecture on "Traveling:  Its Pleasures, Pains, and Profits" as reconstructed by Merton M. Sealts, Jr., in Melville as Lecturer (Cambridge, Massachusetts:  Harvard University Press, 1957).

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