Centuries of Meditation1908
The world is a mirror of infinite beauty, yet no man sees it. It is a Temple of Majesty, yet no man regards it. It is a region of Light and Peace, did not men disquiet it. It is the Paradise of God.
Thomas Traherne (1637-1674) Centuries of Meditation, ed. by Bertam Dobell (1908), London, I 31.