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    The Spacious Firmament on high,
    With all the blue Ethereal Sky,
    And spangled Heav’ns, a Shining Frame,
    Their great Original proclaim:
    Th’ unwearied Sun, from day to day,
    Does his Creator’s Pow’r display,
    And publishes to every Land
    The Work of an Almighty Hand.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    The utmost extent of man’s knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
    —Joseph Addison (1672–1719)