(urth) Possible Source for the "White Fountain"

Andy Robertson 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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