The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world. EmersonEssays. Circles.
As on the smooth expanse of crystal lakes The sinking stone at first a circle makes; The trembling surface by the motion stirrd, Spreads in a second circle, then a third; Wide, and more wide, the floating rings advance, Fill all the watery plain, and to the margin dance. PopeTemple of Fame. L. 436.