Charles Homer Haskins

21 December 187014 May 1937

The historian must at least travel in his imagination, and for most of us it is safer first to travel in the flesh. As a New Jersey private remarked at the close of the late war, "Thereís a hell of a lot of difference between Trenton, New Jersey, and Paris, France, and you donít know it till you get to Paris, France!"

"European History and American Scholarship," American Historical Review 28 (1923) 215-227 at 217.