Author: DIJIDIROO (---.ipt.aol.com)
Date: 01-27-02 16:23
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God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates
empirically. --Albert Einstein
If the artist sees nothing within him, then he should also refrain
from painting what he sees before him.
Caspar David Friedrich
Henry David Thoreau
I do not wish to kill nor to be killed, but I can foresee circumstances in
which these things would be by me unavoidable.
Thus can my love excuse the slow offence
Of my dull bearer when from thee I speed:
From where thou art why should I haste me thence?
Till I return, of posting is no need.
O! what excuse will my poor beast then find,
When swift extremity can seem but slow?
Then should I spur, though mounted on the wind,
In winged speed n:motion shall I know,
Then can no horse with my desire keep pace;
Therefore desire, of perfect\'st love being made,
Shall neigh--no dull flesh--in his fiery race;
But love, for love, thus shall excuse my jade,--
\'Since from thee going, he went wilful-slow,
Towards thee I\'ll run, and give him leave to go.\'
So am I as the rich, whose blessed key,
Can bring him to his sweet up-locked treasure,
The which he will not every hour survey,
For blunting the fine point of seldom pleasure.
Therefore are feasts so solemn and so rare,
Since, seldom coming in that long year set,
Like stones of worth they thinly placed are,
Or captain jewels in the carcanet.
So is the time that keeps you as my chest,
Or as the wardrobe which the robe doth hide,
To make some special instant special-blest,
By new unfolding his imprison\'d pride.
Blessed are you whose worthiness gives scope,
Being had, to triumph; being lacked, to hope.