Realometer reads

Whosoever with anxious thought examines the universe and searches out the origin of things — the reason of the sun’s and moon’s eclipse, the causes of comets’ red and baneful fires, the source of the winds, the motion that makes the earth to quake, the force that splits the heavens in twain, the noise of the thunder, the brilliance of the rainbow, let this man (if man’s mind has any power to conceive the truth) explain to me something I would fain to understand.

Claudian: The Magnet XXIX (XLVIII). In: Carmina Minora of Claudian published in the Loeb Classical Library, 1922

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