• What a wonderful faculty is memory! -- the most mysterious and inexplicable in the great riddle of life; that plastic tablet on which the Almighty registers with unerring fidelity the records of being, making it the depository of all our words, thoughts and deeds -- this faithful witness against us for good or evil.

    Susanna Moodie (1853). “Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush”, p.304, London : R. Bentley