of the poem is always brightened by a dehberate andnartificial appeal to the myth of the Golden Age, the didacticnpassages are carefully informed by the best scientific knowledgenof the time.nBut that may have been a necessary mistake. Nothingnquaintifies so quickly as scientific knowledge, and ourncentury, which has deceived itself . . .
January 1975April 21, 2022By The Archive
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