Carl Linnaeus Quote

My mind reels when, on this height, I look down on the long ages that have flowed by like waves in the sound and have left traces of the ancient world, traces so nearly obscured that they can only whisper now that everything else has been silenced.


In: A.G. Nathorst, Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 1908, Carl von Linné as a Geologist (p. 738)

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My mind reels when, on this height, I look down on the long ages that have flowed by like waves in the sound and have left traces of the ancient...

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My mind reels when, on this height, I look down on the long ages that have flowed by like waves in the sound and have left traces of the ancient...

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My mind reels when, on this height, I look down on the long ages that have flowed by like waves in the sound and have left traces of the ancient...

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My mind reels when, on this height, I look down on the long ages that have flowed by like waves in the sound and have left traces of the ancient...