Robert Bridges, ed. (18441930). The Spirit of Man: An Anthology. 1916.
|Mortal Though I Be|
Ptolemy, the Astronomer (c. 90c. 168)
|MORTAL 1 though I be, yea ephemeral, if but a moment|
| I gaze up to the nights 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]|