(urth) Possible Source for the "White Fountain"
andywrobertson at clara.co.uk
Sun Mar 12 01:03:00 PST 2006
David F. Driscoll writes:
> "O sun," cried the prophet, "O star that art too great to be allowed among
> the stars! O fountain that flowest quietly in that secret space that is
> called space. White Father of all white unwearied things, white flames and
> white flowers and white peaks. Father, who art more innocent than all thy
> most innocent and quiet children; primal purity, into the peace of
> which--" (G.K. Chesteron, "The Eye of Apollo," in _The Father Brown
> Omnibus_ p. 181).
Interesting catch. I do wonder if Wolfe would not have flagged such a
referent a bit more explicitly - but it might be the case.
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