A perfect collective noun for a mass of marvels. There are good reasons the first of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s duo of travel books is entitled A Time of Gifts.One of the most beautifully wrought recollections of a youthful stride across Europe, also capturing places and ways of life which were soon bull-dozed out of existence by the juggernauts of war.
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May you be endowed with prodigalities of marvels and spared the juggernauts.
‘I felt that I had been let loose among a prodigality of marvels.’
Source: A Time of Gifts: On foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (London: Penguin Books, 1977), p. 166
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