Indeed, what is there that does not appear marvellous when it comes to our knowledge for the first time?1 How many things, too, are looked upon as quite impossible until they have been actually effected?
Natural History. Book vii. Sect. 6.
Note 1. Omne ignotum pro magnifico (Everything that is unknown is taken to be grand).Tacitus: Agricola, 30. [back]