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Henry Fox Talbot
Book cover for "Sun Pictures in Scotland" by William Henry Fox Talbot
[Sun Pictures in Scotland]
St. Andrews University Library, Special Collections / The Photographic Collection
St. Andrews University Library, The Photographic Collection (ALB.000021)
The Latin quotation comes from VirgilGeorgics
Sed me Parnasi deserta per ardua dulcis
Raptat amor; juvat ire jugis, qua nulla priorum
Castaliam molli devertitur orbita clivo.
But the commanding Muse my chariot guides,
Which o'er the dubious cliff securely rides;
And pleas'd I am, no beaten road to take,
But first the way to new discov'ries make.
Book III, lines 291–293 (translated by John Dryden).