'Faith' is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see—
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency.
by Emily Dickinson
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(beliefs Poem) A Controversy In Terms (Read At Your Own Risk)
(beliefs Poem) An Absolute That's Never The Same
If My Poem Upset You, I'M Just So Sorry
(dilemma Poem) A Devils Dominion
06 Sep 2016 10:29
Whoever wrote it, it is not a bad motto for life.
14 Apr 2016 05:16
As a further comment, I believe that age in the last line has the meaning of lifetime, which it could bear in those days. It makes better sense. To get this sense in Latin, read vita for saecla in the last line.
10 Dec 2015 02:40
Yes, Scott did not claim it, but people thought it was one of the things that he wrote without claiming them. He used it as a chapter-heading. I've put it into Latin: Flet lituus, pleno flet nuntia tibia cornu: accipiat, cuicui sensus in orbe datus: PLUS VALET HORA BREVIS CLARAE CELEBERRRIMA VITAE QUAM QUAE LONGA SUO NOMINE SAECLA CARENT.
04 Jul 2015 04:57
Don't want to be a party pooper, but this poem wasn't written by SWS. He quoted it in a novel he wrote. It was actually written by Thomas Osbert Mourdant 1700's.