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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
Mortal Though I Be

Ptolemy, the Astronomer (c. 90–c. 168)
MORTAL 1 though I be, yea ephemeral, if but a moment
  I gaze up to the night’s starry domain of heaven,
Then no longer on earth I stand; I touch the Creator,
  And my lively spirit drinketh immortality.
Note 1. Ptolemy, the Astronomer. End of second century A. D. [Trans. R. Bridges.] [back]
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