In the past, nations and people have given their thoughts and their feelings to the world in material things. Each nation, as it has followed the last preceding it, has recorded its thoughts and its feel ing in stone, wood, metal, cloth, and what not, and through these objects we know the thoughts and something of the feelings of those who have long preceded us.
Source: Art and Progress, Vol. 2, No. 10 (Aug., 1911), pp. 291-294
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