Friday, 17 August 2007

Montaigne on Prognostications

In On Prognostications, we have Montaigne quoting Lucan with the following:
O Ruler of Olympus, why did it please thee to add more care to worried mortals by letting them learn of future slaughters by means of cruel omens! Whatever thou hast in store, do it unexpectedly; let the minds of men be blind to their future fate: let him who fears, still cling to hope!

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