For why is all around us here As if some lesser god had made the world, But had not force to shape it as he would?1
Idylls of the King: The Passing of Arthur. Line 13.
Note 1. FitzGerald: Omar Khayyám (1859) xcix. Ah Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire, Would we not shatter it to bitsand then Re-mould it nearer to the Hearts Desire! [back]