Wednesday, April 13, 2011

There Are Mighty Energies Slumbering In These Masses

Duckworth Clough Mill, Haslingden, LancashireImage by mrrobertwade (wadey) via Flickr
“It is an aggregate of the masses…portentous and fearful…as of the slow rising and gradual swelling of an ocean which must, at some future and no distant time, bear all the elements of society aloft upon its bosom, and float them Heaven knows whither.  There are mighty energies slumbering in these masses.” W Cooke Taylor, Notes of a Tour in the Manufacturing Districts of Lancashire (1842) pp.4-6
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