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By W. K. Thomas

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Wordsworth depicted Newton, as Roubiliac might have performed in his statue of him, as voyaging, in ecstasy, via God's sensorium. within the Prelude passage from which the name A brain For Ever Voyaging is derived, and in a number of others portraying Newton and technology, Wordsworth turns out to have written for 2 audiences, most people and a way smaller, deepest viewers, whereas trying to bring up the minds of either to God. Like Pope ahead of him, Wordsworth accomplished "What oft was once wrought, yet ne'er so good exprest."

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At first by the immediate hand of the Creator. . " Mallet in turn describes Newton's soul, "a pure intelligence," as after release from mortality it enjoys clear vision from all darkness purg'd, For God himself shines forth immediate there, Through those eternal climes, the frame of things, In its ideal harmony, to him Stands all reveal'd. The Excursion, Mallet's poem in which these passages appear, was reprinted in volume 9 of Anderson's Works of the British Poets which Wordsworth's brother John left with him in September of 1800.

Condensed... at first by the immediate hand of the Creator. . " Mallet in turn describes Newton's soul, "a pure intelligence," as after release from mortality it enjoys clear vision from all darkness purg'd, For God himself shines forth immediate there, Through those eternal climes, the frame of things, In its ideal harmony, to him Stands all reveal'd. The Excursion, Mallet's poem in which these passages appear, was reprinted in volume 9 of Anderson's Works of the British Poets which Wordsworth's brother John left with him in September of 1800.

23 Richard Owen Cambridge described the effort of a gentleman to "give the demigod a shrine," and Francis Fawkes, this time translating the Latin of Edmund Halley which we quoted earlier, wrote, somewhat more felicitously: Newton, by every favouring Muse inspir'd, With all Apollo's radiations fir'd: Newton, that reach'd th' insuperable line, The nice barrier 'twixt human and divine. 24 No wonder either, especially in view of this kind of language, that Fontenelle, as Wren's son was careful to point out, observed that Sir Isaac "had the extraordinary Fortune to see his own Apotheosis.

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