Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy in Leisure and Obscurity

A good poem from Bemerton's second greatest poet (the first, of course, being George Herbert), the philosopher and British Malebranchean, John Norris.

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A Collection of Miscellanies Consisting of Poems, Essays, Discourses and Letters, Occasionally Written By John Norris

UPDATE: Michael Gilleland gives the Latin (from Seneca) on which Norris's poem is based. You can also compare it with Andrew Marvell's riff on the same.

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