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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Infinite
By John Boyle O’Reilly (1844–1890)
 
THE INFINITE always is silent:
  It is only the Finite speaks.
Our words are the idle wave-caps
  On the deep that never breaks.
We may question with wand of science,        5
  Explain, decide, and discuss;
But only in meditation
  The Mystery speaks to us.
 
 
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