for the world is full of trickery

How do you know that this text, found on walls and on the interwebs, ...



... was not written in 1692 - without consulting Google or your knowledge of Old English grammar?

6 comments:

Lee said...

>> You are a child of the universe

wolfgang said...

Yes, stars were still the quint essence in 1692 and not the universe.
The text was indeed written in 1927.

Anonymous said...

Lee - Excellent! I'm impressed.

Anonymous said...

Though the online dictionary of Etymology cites a 1580 use of universe in seemingly the modern sense.

Anonymous said...

And Lucretius used the Latin cognate in the modern sense before 55 BC.

wolfgang said...

And multiverse was used already in 1895 ...