John 9:41 If you were blind, you should have no sin: but now you say, We see; therefore your sin remains.
1 Corinthians 1:22 It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom.
Genesis 11:4-9 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And HaShem came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And HaShem said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So HaShem scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because HaShem did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did HaShem scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Mutual Incomprehension Is Contagious but treat a bull nicely and its affects may wear off in due time.
“If there were a permanent problem P, we could ask ‘What did Kant, or Leibuiz, or Berkeley, think about P, and if that question could be answered, we could then go on to ask ‘was Kant, or Leibuiz, or Berkeley, right in what he thought about P?’ But what is thought to be a permanent problem P is really a number of transitory problems. P, P, P,…whose individual peculiarities are blurred by the historical myopia of the person who lumps them together under the name P.”
“A sea-fight must either take place to-morrow or not, but it is not necessary that it should take place to-morrow, neither is it necessary that it should not take place, yet it is necessary that it should or should not take place to-morrow. Since propositions correspond not with facts, it is evident that then in future events there is a real alternative, and a potentiality in contrary directions, the corresponding affirmation and denial have the same character…One of the two propositions in such instances must be true and the other false, but we cannot say determinedly that this or that is false, but must leave the alternative undecided. One may indeed be more likely to be true than the other, but it cannot be actually true or actually false. It is therefore plain that it is not necessary that for an affirmation and a denial one should be true and the other false. For in the case of that which exists potentially, but not actually, the rule which applies to that which exists actually does not hold good.” Aristotle’s Sea Battle
Busy old fool, unruly sun,
Why dost thou thus,
Through windows, and through curtains call on us?
Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run?
Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide
Late school boys and sour prentices,
Go tell court huntsmen that the king will ride,
Call country ants to harvest offices,
Love, all alike, no season knows nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Thy beams, so reverend and strong
Why shouldst thou think?
I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink,
But that I would not lose her sight so long;
If her eyes have not blinded thine,
Look, and tomorrow late, tell me,
Whether both th’ Indias of spice and mine
Be where thou leftst them, or lie here with me.
Ask for those kings whom thou saw’st yesterday,
And thou shalt hear, All here in one bed lay.
She’s all states, and all princes, I,
Nothing else is.
Princes do but play us; compared to this,
All honor’s mimic, all wealth alchemy.
Thou, sun, art half as happy as we,
In that the world’s contracted thus.
Thine age asks ease, and since thy duties be
To warm the world, that’s done in warming us.
Shine here to us, and thou art everywhere;
This bed thy center is, these walls, thy sphere.
~The Sun Rising by John Donne
“Ask me no more where those star light
That downwards fall in dead of night,
For in your eyes they sit and there,
Fixed become, as in their sphere.”
“Precision is not to be sought for alike in all discussions, anymore than in all the products of the crafts…We must be content, then, in speaking of various subjects and with such premises as to indicate the truth roughly and in general terms, and in speaking about things which are only for the most part true and with premises of the same kind to reach conclusions that are no better. In the same spirit, therefore, should each type of statement be received; for it is the mark of an educated mind to look for precision in each class of thing just so far as the nature of the subject admits: it is evidently equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician scientific proofs.” Aristotle’s Precept On Precision.
At the Tower of Babel, the people had all One language but the wrong intention. When We gather unto the L-RD at the Last – We will be given One pure tongue and language because Our intention will be righteous and the will returning to Him, to be inspired by Him to worship in Spirit and Truth and Glory in Him rather than scattered from Him unto ourselves in vanity, envy, strife and unbelief, will submit in Faith.
“[In matters of conduct] as in everything that is continuous and divisible, it is possible to take a lot or a little or a middling amount, the proper amount is something intermediate between excess and insufficiency. [And accordingly] virtue is a mean between two vices, one of excess and one of deficiency, being an intermediary in relation to which the vices respectively fall short or exceed that which is right alike in reaction or action, while virtue finds and chooses the [appropriate] intermediary.” Aristotle’s Golden Mean
“Go and catch a falling star;
Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are;
Or who cleft the devil’s foot,
Teach me to hear mermaids singing,
Or keep off envy’s stinging,
Serves to advance an honest mind.” ~John Donne
“I learned that a book by Anaxagoras said that mind is really the arranger and cause of all things. I was delighted with this explanation, and it seemed to me in a certain way to be correct that mind is the cause of all, and I thought that if this is true, mind arranging all things places everything as it is best…I thought he would show me first whether the earth is flat or round…and if he said it was in the middle of the universe, he would proceed to explain how it was…better for it to be in the middle…But as I went on reading I saw Anaxagoras using mind not at all and stating no valid causes for the arrangement of all things, but giving airs and ethers and waters as causes and many other strange things. I felt very much as I should feel if someone said, “Socrates does by mind all he does,” and then trying to tell the causes of each thing I do, if he should say first that the reason why I sit here now is that my body consists of bones and sinews, and the bones are hard and have joints between them, and the sinews can be tightened and slackened…and make me able to bend my limbs now, and for this cause I have bent together and sit here; and if next he should give you other such causes of my conversing with you, alleging as causes voices and airs and hearings and a thousand others like that, and neglecting to give the real causes.” Socrates’s Disappointment~ Plato
“It was no dream; I lay broad waking.
But all is turned thorough my gentleness
Into a strange fashion of forsaking.
And I have leave to go of her goodness
And she also use for newfangleness.
But since that I so kindly am served
I fain would know what she hath deserved.”
~Sir Thomas Wyatt.
“Our two souls therefore, which are one,
Though I must go, endure not yet
A breach, but an expansion,
Like gold to airy thinness beat.”
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
“Fire is the element, all things are exchanged for fire and come into being by rarefication and condensation; but of this he gives no clear explanation. All things come into being by conflict of opposites, and the sum of things flows like a stream. Further, all that is is limited and forms one world. And it is alternately born from fire and is again resolved into fire in fixed cycles to all eternity, and this is determined by destiny. Of the opposites that which tends to birth of creation is called war and strife, and that which tends to destruction by fire is called concord and peace. Change he called a pathway up and down, and this determines the birth of the world.” Heraclitus’s River
“When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind.” ~Lord Kelvin
Although Lord Kelvin would disagree with me, one needs not a mind when he hath a heart to reason with true Wisdom, where She is born, in emotion affected and detected by the Holy Ghost.
Alma 32:18 Now I ask, is this faith? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for if a man knoweth a thing he hath no cause to believe, for he knoweth it.
God is poetically known, more than mathematically shown
To Be Divinely Relative To We Who Should Be.
All Fact is Hacked,
All Fiction is Prediction
“All Honor’s mimic: all wealth alchemy
Thou Sun art half as happy as We”
“Our two souls therefore, which are One,
Though I must go, endure not yet
A breach, but an expansion;
Like gold to airy thinness beat.”
For Proper See is Prophecy
And Waywardness, Dereliction
So that those who cannot See
Deserve Thy Benediction
Come bring me a cup of Tea
And win my Heart’s Affection.
It must Be Worth it to Birth It
Nurse It, don’t Curse It
Rehearse It and Purse It
Spend It and Amend It
Confess It to Bless It
Implore It to Restore It
Unmess and Redress
With New Might to Fight
For the Right with Light
In Statehood Inspirationally Devoted to Sacrifice accomplishes all for the Greater Good.
Choose the Right and take delight in any part of the day or the Night of a New Life won by reason of endurance your own with insurance on loan in the form of merit imparted…
Bingo? No, Bull’s-eye well darted.
A course fully well charted for the broken hearted to bring back the feelings of those once left terrified and reeling; Instead of giving in or up, bring in your divining cup, Appealing to Him and His Court above ceiling. The Sky is no longer the limit for all who live in It – The Kingdom’s the L-RD’s reclaimed minute by minute for Those Who would win It unto One as for All Happy Ever After within It.
Salutations, Jubilations, Congratulations, Fireworks!
Welcome to Hometown for Homeland Secured;
Where Our Sire did indeed Desire to Retire and work out Our Redemption with All Good Intention sans unmindful Invention.
The Righteous and Pure regarded as Sacred and Sure, as intrinsically necessary for restoring a Commonwealth and People retarded by vanity quite covetous, whose loving care may recover us from our own faulty reasoning’s and mismanaged ill-seasoned things. But with well-reasoned kings, seeking not thrones and things, glory nor boasting rights, employing story for hosting knights rearmed with charity and clarity of duty and that which is honorable, full of beauty and that which is gonna pull the entire People out of a Pit and Restore all to rights legit; remove all who would rather quit or serve their crazy head of shit, for whom ye must be numb as frogs, dependent as dogs; a servants of hogs for the Dragon of Smog’s.
What remains is what matters most, what exits would flatter any host who disdains the Holy Ghost, and thrives off of Death coast to coast. God’s One all may Toast! L’Chaim, L’Chaim! to Life sans strife, now what to do about our Wife who wants not but a Garden of Herself multiplied by infinity, having no part nor desire to be part of One in True Divinity which is not mimicry; that is only the sincerest form of flattery.
“Fame is the spur the clear spirit doth raise
(That last infirmity of noble mind)
To scorn delights and laborious days;
But the fair guerdon where we hope to find,
And think to burst out into sudden blaze,
Comes the blind Fury with th’abhorred shears
And slits the thin spun life, ‘But not the praise,’
Phoebus repli’d, and touch’d my trembling ears.
‘Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil,
Nor in the glistering foil
Set off to th’ world, nor in the broad rumor lies;
But lives, and spreads aloft by those pure eyes
And perfect witness of all-enduring love;
As he pronounces lastly on each deed,
Of so much fame in Heav’n expect thy meed.”
People who judge others and are employed in policing and controlling their fellow’s life experience by reason of want or lack of the sense or means to demand more of themselves to correct a situation they find unreasonable, unlawful or obnoxious to them, lack the Spirit of God and Its ability to overcome and share with a liberated people reality rather than bet on the totality of rewards reaped in banality for conforming to whatever role seems fitting when in truth it only makes any and all uncomfortable, unreasonable, stupid and warped, if not destroyed in understanding, compromised in under handing a pitch to the world, betting all will strike out and fall in a ditch all are going bound to end up in because the blind may lead the blind to no other pitfall than the one prepared for as many as are falling for a pan-handled son’s ill-receiving’s from a world ever grieving its’ own and itself for want of true pelf and items all top shelf liberally imparted and shared by as many as may and who aren’t scared to let down their guard and pretension of Self not to mention take hold of One winning, never forsaking, never sinning, ever making the Way plain for those who remain day to day, granting the Sense and Will to say, ‘Yes, you may.’ Therefore I will keep my vow not to kill nor spill the blood of another, neighbor or brother, but labor as is fitting with a will unremitting. If you’re blind or vision’s blurry, don’t be unkind, nor in a hurry. The Kind are the Lord’s jury working justice sans fury, so there’s no need to worry. When you’re ready, you’ll see eye to eye, soul to soul, when all as One reach Our Goal, there will be no need to troll or control, but only console and embrace all favored with patience and grace.
Because the people is entirely unworthy and wanting, agreements are made that defy justice and rob mercy and vice versa.
While our mutual delusion ran wild the world over, our common reality became utterly perverse, unjustifiable and unlivable. Yet most remain shameless and proud of what?!
Nevertheless, frightened beasts of burden will agree to the most absurd and hateful of circumstances just to avoid punishments due and forget deeds done in days of dismay and despair.
It is therefore hard for those who may to intercede and repair damage sustained, etc., when victims of an age of corruption on fire can’t be rightly assessed, removed and relocated; nor may any bring to justice those responsible for holding hostage or captive citizens willingly agreed to said captivity for want of ability and the means to escape a fate persistent and insistent of a system broke and aimless as many opinions formed in futility because of decisions made in associative renal failure, etc., by the members of don’t know, don’t care, wasn’t there, get in my way? Don’t you dare! For what you have to say, I haven’t a care.
Anyone and everyone seems to be incapable and unwilling to implement the simplest of solutions and most convenient of interventions until it is everlastingly too late. ‘He who confesses his sins and forsakes them shall find mercy,’ restoration, vocation by relation not to be guilt ridden over but emancipated by Associated Glory, and an intrinsically needful part and opportunity redemptive and preemptive of a Kingdom Onedurous (sic) and Worth It, in Which every citizen feels worthy of their play and part performed from the heart in service never nervous but fully assured We all preserve Us – United – who never gave place to envy or hatred’s disgrace which turned humankind into a rat race. The diseased and displeased ought to eat mace, and should never hold sway in any form, fashion or way. It were they who did stray after unwanted attributes; and so a Big Kat deduced a Zim-Bob-Way to enter a fray and destroy all who may list to obey abhorrent leaders of whom they became weeders, removing and setting up whomever they may to restore the Right Way to live for Today.
Nephi 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 & Psalm 102:13-16
Patience is wiser than any man’s advisor, and stealth will store wealth for when We may surprise Her (Zion) who with fears and unworthies built a city with blood spilt in a mid-winter’s dream of never-ending flurries, reckoning Herself lost and forsaken, dependent mostly upon bacon and faking business as usual, as her Savior went round and bid all He did found upon better promises and rock solid stays, escape Her and Her X-mas days and all they who bid Santa be their maker and master amid social disaster, but all Hell and he could not take Her from He who is Her True Master and Maker, Who’ll fulfill His own Word and Will to silence the absurd and all them who bid leather protect them from what lies nether yet sneaks up to strike and to bite all at good night and at midnight lay stuck by your friendly neighborhood Huck, Tuck and Tom Sawyer’s nighttime employers, an illiterate laureate penning stories for gory’s net, while Mama did sit and knit stockings for the Moon’s kismet, Whom, as a weaver deceiver, empty nest after nest, bereave her and cleave her, then up and leave Her, so long and adieu…for ‘auld lang syne’ and the drunkard’s crew or all who sing it. David’s army ought to sling it and bring it like never before to repay this old whore and this nasty caste of perpetual ruins, HaShem make haste, we’ve boors to baste and bruins to lay waste.
“‘For auld lang syne.’ The weary throat gave out,
The last word wavered; and the song being done,
He raised again the jug regretfully
And shook his head, and was again alone.
There was not much that was ahead of him,
And there was nothing in the town below—
Where strangers would have shut the many doors
That many friends had opened long ago.” ~Edwin Arlington Robinson
“‘O Master,’ I cried in my heart, ‘lorn thy tidings, grievous thy song,
Yet thine, too, is this solacing music, as we earthfolk stumble along.” ~Walter De La Mare
Elkanah’s no Abraham, Santa’s no Uncle Sam, and neither would give a damn about the Lord’s aborted plan (Moses 7:69) for this sacred land.
Intervention in a false dimension is naught but wicked intention and never prevention of lapse or rehaps for recaps.
Respect is due when earned, not when demanded of State Institution unworthy or by any other employer of pollution, nor forced upon a subject confused by neglect and dismayed by rejects of reality and family. they aren’t yours, you aren’t theirs, you’re better off cared for by Care Bears.
There is a very good reason why in any place or season the world is full of failures faking it, not really making it, as unworthy laborers, prisoners, leaky leaders and squeaky deceivers.
“People make plans and god laughs,” is the only advice to Staffs trying to hold themselves up by their own ideas and imaginations corrupt.
Because We The People sans a stupid steeple chase in disgrace said ‘Get the Lord out of my face and place in His world.’ We are unworthy in and of ourselves, (played by a bunch of wretched elves, sitting on dusty shelves) of anything at all without respect to His Commandments and Will revealed, as a people to be sealed His if we do as His fold told and not sold even for gold. Escape the fate of the world’s losers trying to run the show from down below, with nil respect for what’s above, Spirit is Pure Love. HaShem is Judge in all situations and circumstance, against Whom all Negroes and Caucasians, Hispanics and Asians ain’t got a chance. Not even Lot and Lancelot joined in an evil plot may remove a single spot sin has wrought within. Their only chiefs of a hateful din, employing a lot of authorities so-called and doctors quite ribald, who love to spin a tale of why you may ail and trust them, your fellow men?! (Jeremiah 17:5) Anyone but the L-RD within. Never trust in dust and rust to change your dross into gold and what it costs to enter a Kingdom Fold, worth the cost. Ka-ching!? Let Freedom Ring!
“We must choose out of the guardians men such as those whom we observe to be most careful for us all their lives long; who do with all their hearts whatever they think will be for the advantage of the city…They must be watched from childhood up; we must set them tests in which a man would be most likely to forget such a resolution or to be deceived, and we must choose the one who remembers well and is not easily deceived, and reject the rest…Then whoever is thus tested among boys; youths, and men, and comes out immaculate; he must be established as ruler and guardian of the city; honours must be given him while he lives; and at death a public interment and then magnificent memorial…These rulers shall keep watch on enemies without and friends within; they shall see to it that the friends will not wish to injure; and the enemies shall not be able.” ~Plato’s Republic
“Political thought over the centuries has revolved around the issue of the relative priority of the laws that canalize the public affairs and the men who operate them. No one should disagree that good laws with good men is a very good thing, and bad laws with bad men is a very bad one. But what of those mixed cases? Some think that the laws are primary: that the good laws will automatically ensure selection of good men to operate them. Others think that if good men are in charge; the desideratum of good laws will thereby be provided for. But still others envision a potential for real conflict here and would accordingly place prime emphasis on one side or the other – either the laws or the men who have to govern under their aegis.” ~Nicholas Rescher
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit (John 12:24).
The semi-mythical seer Epimenides, a Cretan, reportedly stated that “All Cretans are liars.” Congenial liars, but liars just the same.
Therefore the Law must not be man’s law, but God’s Law or an adequate agreement of the twain, and the ruler(s) he(they) who best apply God’s Law to man’s laws which thereby corrects and implements them to the end that Justice might become immaculate as the Torah Itself (Isaiah 42:21), and those who keep and do Torah are an example of what a perfect Law/Torah abiding citizen may accomplish in any and all given circumstances, times and places. For the world itself, and the people in it, is otherwise a dark place with no light therein (Isaiah 8:20).
The world of men was fashioned in the beginning by the victory of ‘reasonable persuasion’ or intelligence common over necessity vain, Good over Evil, Order over Chaos, Love over Hate, Compassion and care over neglect and Selfishness/centeredness. (Reasoned from Plato’s Demiurge).
“The ship wherein Theseus and his young Athenians returned from Crete had thirty oars; and was preserved by the Athenians down even to the time of Demetrius Phalereus, for they took away the old planks as they decayed, putting in new and stronger timber in their place, and in so much that this rebuilt ship became a standing example among the philosophers; for the logical question of the identity of things; one side holding that the ship remained the same; and the other contending that it was not the same.” ~The Ship Of Theseus
If HaShem’s Temple were to be rebuilt or a third built in another place, would/could it be the same? All that matters is that it be His Will (2 Chronicles 6:7-8; 1 Kings 8:17-18), but could we invest ourselves in the original works thereof with the same or better intentions than at the first which were corrupted over time until the Temple lost Its’ meaning and effectiveness and had to be destroyed? The same holds true for our American Dream and Government. Should we try to restore that which was agreeable to we and worked by many to the satisfaction of few and the eventual corruption of all, or would it be best to newly arrange our government in a completely different manner, yet according to the perfect system of Torah, which would be agreeable to all and satisfactory to many more, and intrinsically necessary to the ‘saved’.
Methinks it is the only reasonable choice for a people requiring a brave new start, to begin with a clean slate and new framework for a Constitution more like unto Torah which as a Living Tree and Way of Life Manifest in our midst and members, need be the only Source of the same that would, after baptism and circumcision (if One would be perfect before Him) entirely up to the convert/citizen; as God is not the author of confusion or contention, encourage newness of life to blossom with right regard, respect and reverence shown for the aged and the old, so as not to pit them against one another or against the rising generation by whom they feel threatened, as has been the case for too long and for the which we have suffered much loss, damage and injury of psyche/soul.
The work would permit or facilitate much healing and correction of ancient and injurious ways and means, transforming the same into solutions and opportunities that frustrate none and bring all together as a people devoted to an immaculate culture and norm creatively approached from all directions and welcome as one is willing to be in that moment and context, and if not willing, encouraged to be reeducated with persuasive reasoning for the betterment of he who will take hold of a better Gift and chance than heretofore has reason to believe in or know about thanks to the miseducation of the majority and for ignorance’ sake. Clearly, the amount of rebellion and waywardness/lawlessness and evil for evil’s sake would gradually and then dramatically lessen until all were converted for their own sake and growth as intelligent beings beholding themselves and the world anew, in Its’ perfect light (Proverbs 4:18). As transfigured beings, from darkness to light, and evil to good (Jeremiah 13:23; 3 Nephi 28:8, 15, 17, 36-40); the change is bound to take hold spontaneously for the many when the few strive worthily after the only real prize available in Creation unto mankind that will prove worth it both immediately and at the end of days, leaving One and many wholly unsatisfied with anything less than Divine Liberty to work with and strive in, with all modest labors performed with zeal otherworldly, as the capacities of humankind awaken to their Divine Right and Origin, rightly ashamed of the foolish decisions and things they have done and become under satan’s credo quia absurdum.
Welcome to the Court that is all Class. Farewell to the courts that blew smoke up our ass.
Because the Gospels of the disciples and apostles translated by the Gentiles are constantly trying to make the Jews of the circumcision out to be contentious, I have a hard time believing in the claim to be true. Mostly because of what I know of Jews in my life experience but also because of what Jesus said about them in contrast (John 4:22). They are more likely to have encouraged converts and been refused. Although there were Jews who would force circumcision and other rites upon outsiders, I would not condemn all Jews as being contentious. Ready debaters/philosophers but not upstarts. I think it is a masculine trip and fear of losing their ‘secrets’ or ‘family jewels’, being mocked for penis size, not realizing that the true insult is to the one ‘hung like a horse’ whom the L-RD abhors (Ezekiel 23:20), or rejected for crushed testes (Deuteronomy 23:1), etc.
For example, what angered God about Moses (enough He was ready to kill Moses) was not that he had married a foreign woman (who knew the reason the L-RD was angry with him better than Moshe himself!) but that he must have been enjoying her in an uncouth manner, or treating her in a bad way, being tempted to become less humble and meek because of her, imitating the way of men of her own kind and caste? At any rate, she saved the day by circumcising him, her husband and claiming him as blood to her or she to him, “Now you are a bridegroom of blood to me” (Exodus 4:25). What man, in today’s day and age, would permit such a thing to be done unto him? As humiliating as it would seem to be? Shechem was willing to be so for Dinah and we know how that ended- with a bag full of dicks and a horde of dead men, thanks to Levi and Simeon’s outrageous trespass. Men can take holy rites and turn them into the most demoralizing and disgusting of practices wicked, excusing themselves for the most presumptuous of reasons! As when in war, men would take foreskins as a trophy and sign of supremacy and mastery over one another but in all reality, they’ve sunk to such abysmal depraved levels of bestial reasoning and behavior as makes the animal kingdom seem above Adam Kadmon. Jesus turns the whole matter upside down when he reveals the fact that men would willingly be made eunuchs for the sake of the Kingdom, but that such should definitely be unnecessary to curb such sexual perversity as rape and sodomy, homosexuality, whoredoms, etc. To become so entrenched in wrong attitudes that it takes something so extreme as this to change man’s way of thinking and behaving is beyond me and I leave it to God.
“All peoples represented by all kinds of … animals in Peter’s vision (Acts 11) are God’s children,” in a sense, but they have all gone astray and become more and more like the animals portrayed rather than their heavenly selves introduced into Creation to subdue animal kind not to dominate with force but to subdue with a gentle Spirit.
“Peter’s call to witness to Cornelius implied that, although all people are acceptable to God, not all religions are equally acceptable.” ~E.G. White
“Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like seasoned timber, never gives;
But though the whole world would turn to coal,
Then chiefly lives.”
~From Virtue by George Hebert
With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb’st the skies!
How silently, and with how wan a face!
What, may it be that even in heavenly place
That busy archer his sharp arrows tries?
Sure, if that long with love-acquainted eyes
Can judge of love, thou feel’st a lover’s case;
I read it in thy looks; thy languisht grace
To me that feel the like, thy state descries.
Then, even of fellowship, O Moon, tell me,
Is constant love deemed there but want of wit?
Are beauties there as proud as here they be?
Do they above love to be loved, and yet
Those lovers scorn whom that love doth possess?
Do they call virtue there, ungratefulness?
~Sir Philip Sidney