“Many will come to see the sights and depart. But here and there will be one who realises that the spirit…can only be absorbed slowly, even painfully, certainly quietly. As a counsel of perfection one should walk. Not on sunny days only, but in all weathers, at all times of the year, at every hour of the day or night. This is, too, one fruitful way of attaining tranquility and some sense of proportion. And, without these, all the scientific inventions of the modern world are but toys”

Extract from The Cotswolds: An Introduction by Kenneth Green, The Garland Press, 1947

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