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In books lies the soul of the whole past time

In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time: the articulate audible voice of the Past, when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.

 

Thomas Carlyle On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

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On the wall of the entrance to the Mitchell Library - State Library of New South Wales

 

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Taken on May 6, 2009