Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wisdom from ages past

My wife just found this poem from 1598:

This idol which you term virginity
Is neither essence subject to the eye,
No, nor to any one exterior sense,
Nor hath it any place of residence,
Nor is’t of earth or mould celestial,
Or capable of any form at all.
Of that which hath no being, do not boast;
Things that are not at all, are never lost.

-Cristopher Marlowe, Hero and Leander

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