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Browning

Robert Browning, friend to Bloomfield-Moore.

"Of him who will not believe in Soul because his scalpel cannot detect it, Browning wrote:

To know of, think about-
Is all man's sum of faculty effects,
When exercised on earth's least atom.
What was, what is, what may such atoms be?-
Unthinkable, unknowable to man.
Yet, since to think and know fire through and through
Exceeds man, is the warmth of fire unknown?
Its uses - are they so unthinkable?
Pass from such obvious power to powers unseen,
Undreamed of save in their sure consequence:
Take that we spoke of late, which draws to ground
The staff my hand lets fall; it draws at least -
Thus much man thinks and knows, if nothing more.

These lines were written in reference to Keely's discovery of the infinite subdivision of the atom; for not until a much later period was Browning influenced by a New York Journalist to look upon Keely as "a modern Cagliostro." Keely's discovery was the key note of "Ferishtah's Fancies," written by Browning before he met this journalist." [Bloomfield-Moore, A Pioneer in an Unknown Realm]

Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came See Etheric Force Identified as Dynaspheric Force

See Also

Two Poems to John Keely
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