Notes for Emily Dickinson’s poetry | Fascicles and print, the poetic correlative with Webster 1828, Latin and Greek inspiration, an Aristotelian motif, Things perpetual — these are not in time, but in eternity. More→
A New People | Out of one, many, tells the sibyl by Virgil. Out of many, one, says the US Great Seal.
We are not developing a conspiracy theory, as Americans would have to have a regime in own country to try dictating the world, and to imagine the people willing is not only a little too hard. On the side of meaning: Virgil wrote for Octavian Augustus, who had Cicero proscribed and executed. The Framers might have used the poetry to learn Latin, but would they have followed it for the word sense in the US Great Seal? More→