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NOR THE WISHES OF MY HEART.

THEN SUDDENLY THERE WAS A GREAT LIGHT—

“LET ME INTO THE DARKNESS AGAIN.”

Xlv

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TRADITION, THOU ART FOR SUCKLING CHILDREN,

THOU ART THE ENLIVENING MILK FOR BABES;

BUT NO MEAT FOR MEN IS IN THEE.

THEN—

BUT, ALAS, WE ALL ARE BABES.

Xlvi

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MANY RED DEVILS RAN FROM MY HEART

AND OUT UPON THE PAGE,

THEY WERE SO TINY

THE PEN COULD MASH THEM.

AND MANY STRUGGLED IN THE INK.

IT WAS STRANGE

TO WRITE IN THIS RED MUCK

OF THINGS FROM MY HEART.

Xlvii

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“THINK AS I THINK,” SAID A MAN,

“OR YOU ARE ABOMINABLY WICKED;

“YOU ARE A TOAD.”

AND AFTER I HAD THOUGHT OF IT,

I SAID, “I WILL, THEN, BE A TOAD.”

Xlviii

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ONCE THERE WAS A MAN,—

OH, SO WISE!

IN ALL DRINK

HE DETECTED THE BITTER,

AND IN ALL TOUCH

HE FOUND THE STING.

AT LAST HE CRIED THUS:

“THERE IS NOTHING,—

“NO LIFE,

“NO JOY,

“NO PAIN,—

“THERE IS NOTHING SAVE OPINION,

“AND OPINION BE DAMNED.”

Xlix

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I STOOD MUSING IN A BLACK WORLD,

NOT KNOWING WHERE TO DIRECT MY FEET.

AND I SAW THE QUICK STREAM OF MEN

POURING CEASELESSLY,

FILLED WITH EAGER FACES,

A TORRENT OF DESIRE.

I CALLED TO THEM,

“WHERE DO YOU GO? WHAT DO YOU SEE?”

A THOUSAND VOICES CALLED TO ME.

A THOUSAND FINGERS POINTED.

“LOOK! LOOK! THERE!”

I KNOW NOT OF IT.

BUT, LO! IN THE FAR SKY SHONE A RADIANCE

INEFFABLE, DIVINE,—

A VISION PAINTED UPON A PALL;

AND SOMETIMES IT WAS,

AND SOMETIMES IT WAS NOT.

I HESITATED.

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THEN FROM THE STREAM

CAME ROARING VOICES,

IMPATIENT:

“LOOK! LOOK! THERE!”

SO AGAIN I SAW,

AND LEAPED, UNHESITANT,

AND STRUGGLED AND FUMED

WITH OUTSPREAD CLUTCHING FINGERS.

THE HARD HILLS TORE MY FLESH;

THE WAYS BIT MY FEET.

AT LAST I LOOKED AGAIN.

NO RADIANCE IN THE FAR SKY,

INEFFABLE, DIVINE;

NO VISION PAINTED UPON A PALL;

AND ALWAYS MY EYES ACHED FOR THE LIGHT.

THEN I CRIED IN DESPAIR,

“I SEE NOTHING! OH, WHERE DO I GO?”

THE TORRENT TURNED AGAIN ITS FACES:

“LOOK! LOOK! THERE!”

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AND AT THE BLINDNESS OF MY SPIRIT

THEY SCREAMED,

FOOL! FOOL! FOOL!”

L

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YOU SAY YOU ARE HOLY,

AND THAT

BECAUSE I HAVE NOT SEEN YOU SIN.

AYE, BUT THERE ARE THOSE

WHO SEE YOU SIN, MY FRIEND.

Li

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A MAN WENT BEFORE A STRANGE GOD,—

THE GOD OF MANY MEN, SADLY WISE.

AND THE DEITY THUNDERED LOUDLY,

FAT WITH RAGE, AND PUFFING,

“KNEEL, MORTAL, AND CRINGE

“AND GROVEL AND DO HOMAGE

“TO MY PARTICULARLY SUBLIME MAJESTY.”


THE MAN FLED

THEN THE MAN WENT TO ANOTHER GOD,—

THE GOD OF HIS INNER THOUGHTS.

AND THIS ONE LOOKED AT HIM

WITH SOFT EYES

LIT WITH INFINITE COMPREHENSION,

AND SAID, “MY POOR CHILD!”

Lii

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WHY DO YOU STRIVE FOR GREATNESS, FOOL?

GO PLUCK A BOUGH AND WEAR IT.

IT IS AS SUFFICING.

MY LORD, THERE ARE CERTAIN BARBARIANS

WHO TILT THEIR NOSES

AS IF THE STARS WERE FLOWERS,

AND THY SERVANT IS LOST AMONG THEIR SHOE-BUCKLES.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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