Thursday, December 3, 2015

Other Worlds: December 3, 2015

Looking upwards, she speculates still more ambitiously upon the nature of the moon, and if the stars are blazing jellies; looking downwards she wonders if the fishes know that the sea is salt; opines that our heads are full of fairies, "dear to God as we are"; muses whether there are not other worlds than ours, and reflects that the next ship may bring us word of a new one.  In short, "we are in utter darkness".  Meanwhile, what a rapture is thought!

"The Duchess of Newcastle
 The Common Reader

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