Author: Nike (---.donpac.ru)
Date: 01-15-06 10:27
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Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a
The sculptor, and the painter also, should be trained in these
arts: grammar, geometry, philosophy, medicine, astronomy,
perspective, history, anatomy, theory of design, arithmetic.
If there be nothing new, but that which is
Hath been before, how are our brains beguil\'d,
Which labouring for invention bear amiss
The second burthen of a former child!
O! that record could with a backward look,
Even of five hundred courses of the sun,
Show me your image in some antique book,
Since mind at first in character was done!
That I might see what the old world could say
To this composed wonder of your frame;
Wh\'r we are mended, or wh\'r better they,
Or whether revolution be the same.
O! sure I am the wits of former days,
To subjects worse have given admiring praise.
We boil at different degrees.