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Poem by Edward Rowland Sill


The Philosopher


HIS wheel of logic whirled and spun all day;
All day he held his system, grinding it
Finer and finer, till 't was fined away.

But the chance sparks of sense and mother-wit,
Flung out, as that wheel-logic spun and whirled,
Kindled the nations, and lit up the world.



Edward Rowland Sill


Edward Rowland Sill's other poems:
  1. Tempted
  2. Even There
  3. A BirdТs Song
  4. Five Lives
  5. Fertility


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Emily Brontë The Philosopher ("Enough of thought, philosopher!")
  • Edna Millay The Philosopher ("And what are you that, wanting you")

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