Excerpt from Margaret: A Tale of the Real and the Ideal, Blight and Bloom, Vol. 1 of 2: Including Sketches of a Place Not Before Described, Called Mons Christi
Another day Mr. Evelyn came to the Pond. Margaret watched his approach with composure, and returned his greeting without confusion. "You have been on the Head," said she, "and I must take you to other places to-day. First the Maples."
"This is a fine mineralogical region," said he, as they entered the spot. "I wish I had a hammer."
"I will get one," said she.
"Let me go for it."
"You are not in health, you told me, and you do not look very strong. I must go, by all means. I must go, by all means. I will be back in a trice. You will have quite as much walking as you can master before the day is through."
"I fear I shall be more tired wondering than in going."
"See this," said he, exposing a hollow stone filled with rare crystals, which he found and broke during her absence.
"I thank you, I thank you," she replied. "The Master has given me an inkling of geology, but I never imagined such beauty was hidden here."
"With definite forms and brilliant texture these gems vegetate in the centre of this rough, rusty stone."
"Incomparable mystery! New Anagogies! I begin to be in love with what I understand not."
"Humanity is like that."
"What is Humanity?"
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