I wish you some miraculous and consoling intimations that feel like Helen’s hand laid across your brow.

‘… an intimation as miraculous and consoling as the hand of Argive Helen laid across his brow…’

Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, introduction by Michael Gorra, New York: New York Review of Books, 2006 (1958), p. 15

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