|Ralph Waldo Emerson|
|"The sound is civilization"|
The sheer size of a locomotive is overwhelming.
|"I hear the whistle of the locomotive in the woods. Wherever that music comes it has its sequel. It is the voice of the civility of the Nineteenth Century saying, 'Here I am.' I is interrogative: it is prophetic: and this Cassandra is believed: 'Whew!Whew!Whew! How is real estate here in the swamp and wilderness? Ho for Boston! Whew! Whew! . . .
I will plant a dozen houses on this pasture next moon, and a village anon; . . . .*