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"Be cheerful, sir;

Our revels now are ended: these our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

Are melted into air, into thin air:

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And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, -
The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve;
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind: we are such stuff
As dreams are made of, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."


1. Name and thing, principle and fact, subject and object coincide.

2. Mind and matter, ideal and real, species and individual, word and flesh, masculine and feminine coosculate.

3. Infinite and finite, eternal and temporal, positive and negative, macrocosm and microcosm conglobulate. 4. Nature and spirit, philosophy and poetry, science and religion, equilibrate and unite.

5. Prophecy and history meet. Language is the world in solution.

6. The Shakespearean drama, comedy and tragedy, is set in scene on the stage of earth.

7. The Miltonian theology and Newtonian cosmogony are expressed in terms of the nineteenth century and eighth decennium.

8. The Goethean Faust is illuminated, and the Pollokian Course of Time is run.

9. Positivism is located and Darwinism accounted for.

10. The ultimate generalization and final classification are approaching.

11. The book of life is written up, and the world is waiting for its opening.

"Christ is arisen,

Out of Corruption's womb:

Burst ye the prison,

Break from your gloom!

Praising and pleading him,

Lovingly needing him,
Brotherly feeding him,

Preaching and speeding him,

Blessing, succeeding Him:

Thus is the Master near,

Thus is He here!"

[Chorus of Angels, GOETHE'S "Faust:" BAYARD TAYLOR's translation.]

"Some fifty years hence - this man's thinking will govern the world.” — CARLYLE: Goethe's Portrait, 1832. (32 + 50 = 82).



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