What has been done is little—scarcely a beginning; yet it is much in comparison with the total blank

What has been done is little—scarcely a beginning; yet it …

What has been done is little—scarcely a beginning; yet it is much in comparison with the total blank of a century past. And our knowledge will, we are easily persuaded, appear in turn the merest ignorance to those who come after us.

Agnes Mary Clerke