Be lowly wise:
Think only what concerns thee and thy being;
Dream not of other worlds
Milton, Paradise Lost, Book VIII, 173-175
Dream not of other worlds, instead revel in this one;
Trust that I and my silver tongue speak truth.
Why would you question that this were the finest place,
All hemispheres and constellations mere ornaments,
Baubles suspended in heav’n to delight the holy night,
With worlds revolving ’round them unlike your own.
For there is only one world, and only one God;
Think not of leaving this one in sight of your God’s throne.
Those of you who have read this blog for a while will probably be able to guess that the instruction ‘dream not of other worlds’ irks me – it is simply a demand for ignorance.
The Hapless Neo-Romantic