Emerson on Stonehenge

Stonehenge, pictured by a member of the family in August, 2010.

Stonehenge, in virtue of the simplicity of its plan, and its good preservation, is as if new and recent; and, a thousand years hence, men will thank this age for the accurate history it will yet eliminate. We [Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Carlyle] walked in and out, and took again and again a fresh look at the uncanny stones.

Emerson, The Collected Works (1856), p. 157

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