The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

Crambe repetita (7)

What, bred at home! Have I taken all this pains for a creature that is to lead the inglorious life of a cabbage, to suck the nutritious juices from the spot where he was first planted? No, to perambulate this terraqueous globe is too small a range; were it permitted, he should at least make the tour of the whole system of the sun. Let other mortals pore upon maps, and swallow the legends of lying travellers…

—Alexander Pope,
Memoirs of Martinus
Scriblerus
, Ch. 2.


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