Jeg har akkurat begynt på romanen The Mysteries of Udolpho av Ann Radcliffe. Jeg har ikke kommet langt, men allerede har jeg merket meg flere avsnitter som jeg har lyst til å dele.
"A well-informed mind" he would say, "is the best security against contagion of folly and vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness. Store it with ideas, teach it the pleasure of thinking; and the temptations of the world without, will be counteracted by gratifications derived from the world within. Thought, and cultivation, are necessary equally to the happiness of a country and a city life; in the first they prevent the uneasy sensations of indolence, and afford a sublime pleasure in the taste they create for the beautiful, and the grand, in the latter, they make dissipation less an object of necessity, and consequently of interest" .