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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume IX. Tragedy: Humor.  1904.
 
Humorous Poems: IV. Ingenuities: Oddities
Physics
William Whewell (1794–1866)
 
(The Unconscious Poetizing on a Philosopher)

THERE is no force however great
  Can stretch a cord however fine
  Into a horizontal line
That shall be accurately straight.
 
 
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