January 11th, 2010

my sorrows they learned to swim

the scepter, learning, physicke must / all follow this and come to dust

every wearied body must, like undertakers, come to dust.

he felt that life was changeful, fluid, active, and that to allow it to be stereotyped into any form was death. he saw that people should not be too serious over material, common interests: that to be unpractical was to be a great thing: that one should not bother too much over affairs. the birds didn't, why should man? he is charming when he says, 'take no thought for the morrow; is not the soul more than meat? is not the body more than raiment?' a greek might have used the latter phrase. it is full of greek feeling.
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