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The Base of All Metaphysics.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

The Base of all Metaphysics.

1AND now, gentlemen, A word I give to remain in your memories and minds, As base, and finale too, for all metaphysics. 2(So, to the students, the old professor, At the close of his crowded course.)   [ begin page 130 ]ppp.00270.132.jpg 3Having studied the new and antique, the Greek and  
 Germanic systems,
Kant having studied and stated—Fichte and Schelling  
 and Hegel,
Stated the lore of Plato—and Socrates, greater than  
And greater than Socrates sought and stated—Christ  
 divine having studied long,
I see reminiscent to-day those Greek and Germanic  
See the philosophies all—Christian churches and tenets  
Yet underneath Socrates clearly see—and underneath  
 Christ the divine I see,
The dear love of man for his comrade—the attraction  
 of friend to friend,
Of the well-married husband and wife—of children and  
Of city for city, and land for land.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

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