only fails, alas! the spirit - band. This process, chemists name, in learned
thesis, Mocking themselves, Naturae encheiresis.
Your words I cannot full comprehend.
In a short time you will improve, my friend, When of scholastic forms you
learn the use; And how by method all things to reduce.
So doth all this my brain confound, As if a mill - wheel there were turning
And next, before aught else you learn, You must with zeal to metaphysics
turn! There see that you profoundly comprehend, What doth the limit of man's