Thomas Traherne Quotes

Is it not strange, that an infant should be heir of the whole world, and see those mysteries which the books of the learned never unfold?
Thomas Traherne (1636-1674), British clergyman, poet, mystic. "Third Century," no. 2, Centuries (1908, written c. 1672).
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And are not men than they more blind, Who having eyes yet never find The bliss in which they move: Like statues dead They up and down are carried, Yet neither see nor love.
Thomas Traherne (1636-1674), British poet. To Walk Abroad (l. 13-18). . . Treasury of Great Poems, English and American, A. Louis Untermeyer, ed. (Rev. and enl. Ed., 1955) Simon and Schuster.
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