I can't tell you how excited I am to finally get a copy of this book for the library! More on this soon. :)
Is not human fantasy,
Wild Aurora, likest thee,
Blossoming in nightly dreams,
Like thy shifting meteor-gleams?
~Christopher Pearse Cranch, To the Aurora Borealis, 1840
But there are two quite distinct things - given the wonderful place he's in - that may have happened to him. One is that he may have got brutalized. The other is that he may have got refined.
~Henry James, The Ambassadors