Zetetic Poetry from Lady Blount

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Zetetic Poetry from Lady Blount
« on: October 02, 2009, 08:24:20 PM »
Thanks to Daniel for retrieving scans of this from the British Library. Having a spare moment this evening, I felt compelled to provide a textual transcription of this pleasant verse, which I think reminds us all of some simple but important facts about one aspect of Natural Perspective, and offers perhaps the most ear-pleasing response to questions from globularist enquirers about the nature of the horizon. Soon I will also transcribe the prose which accompanies the poem, and prepare image copies of the PDF diagrams which come with it too.

In the mean time as a valuable part of our historical heritage as the purveyors of the truth, I invite Flat Earthers everywhere to recite it in public, teach it to their children, &c., and always be mindful that it imparts valuable knowledge about the phenomenon of horizons, and a humbling moral message about knowing our own limitations besides.

Wher'er a man's horizon be,
Not one yard further can he see.
Man's eye-formed tent is God's provision
To frame and encircle all his vision,
In all directions he can see,
His eye-line's length the same will be.
His horizontal line of sight
Is equal to its length upright:
That is, straight on before his eye
Is just the same up vertically.
Controlled by certain limits too,
The telescope extends his view:
But its extended line of gaze
Is also equal in all ways,
All mortal things have limit scopes,
Including man-made telescopes.
But globites think their eyes can trace
A hundred million miles in "space":
That is, when looking towards the sun
They say the stars are further on--
Some stars-they-see-are--so they say--
Five hundred million miles away !
But the Creator of the sky
Created too the human eye:
So doubtless, 'tis a wise decision
That man is limited in vision,
And each man's dome, formed by his eye
   (i.e., the limitation of his Sight-Sense)
Holds all he sees of earth or sky
   (i.e., simultaneously).
"For your own sake, as well as for that of our beloved country, be bold and firm against error and evil of every kind." - David Wardlaw Scott, Terra Firma 1901