The Prelude (Warning: Literature Content)

I promised at the onset of this website that I would provide content for people who classify themselves as mathematically-challenged. So I’ll take a break from the discussion of mathematics and process theology to give you an excerpt from William Wordsworth’s poem The Prelude. Also, I’m extremely busy this week and it is easy to cut and paste a blog post. So we’ll return to “math in process” next week.

Long time in search of knowledge did I range
The field of human life, in heart and mind
Benighted; but, the dawn beginning now
To re-appear, ’twas proved that not in vain
I had been taught to reverence a Power
That is the visible quality and shape
And image of right reason; that matures
Her processes by steadfast laws; gives birth
To no impatient or fallacious hopes,
No heat of passion or excessive zeal,
No vain conceits; provokes to no quick turns
Of self-applauding intellect; but trains
To meekness, and exalts by humble faith;
Holds up before the mind intoxicate
With present objects, and the busy dance
Of things that pass away, a temperate show
Of objects that endure

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