‘A Girl’s Wanderings in Hungary’

05. “awesome nearness”

A mantle of cold grey and dark green seemed to wrap you round on every side, and the sky felt close to your head, almost within reach of your outstretched hand at first, but by degrees this feeling of awesome nearness to Infinity wore off.

– H. Ellen Browning: ‘A Girl’s Wanderings in Hungary’, 1896

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