Thought for the Day

 From Bill Mead's 'Towards a Commonplace Geography'

"Geography furnishes entertainment for the young and gay and is a pleasing companion for the old and studious... [it] excites the admiration, interests the passions, entertains the fancy, eradicates prejudice and enlarges the faculties of the soul."

From the Introduction to G A Baldwyn's 'System of Geography' (dated 1797)