04 December 2010

Margaret Cavendish - The Arithmetic of Passions

With Numeration Moralists begin
Upon the Passions, putting Quotients in;
Numbers divide with Figures, and Subtract,
And in their Definitions are exact;
As for Subtracting, take but one from three,
Add it to four, and it makes five to be:
Thus the odd Numbers to the even joyned,
Will make the Passions rise within the mind.


Kay Dennison said...

hmmmmmm . . .

jams o donnell said...

You've gotta love Mad Madge!