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Old 02-14-2005, 06:41 AM   #112
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boromir88
the belief that everything that's written now adays, or produced is never COMPLETELY original
Sound idea, I daresay. Find support in the words of the Man himself (excerpt from Mythopoeia, poem addressed at C.S.Lewis)

The heart of man is not compound of lies,
but draws some wisdom from the only Wise,
and still recalls him. Though now long estranged,
man is not wholly lost nor wholly changed.
Dis-graced he may be, yet is not dethroned,
and keeps the rags of lordship one he owned,
his world-dominion by creative act:
not his to worship the great Artefact.
man, sub-creator, the refracted light
through whom is splintered from a single White
to many hues, and endlessly combined
in living shapes that move from mind to mind.
Though all the crannies of the world we filled
with elves and goblins, though we dared to build
gods and their houses out of dark and light,
and sow the seed of dragons, 'twas our right
(used or misused). The right has not decayed.
We make still by the law in which were made.


emphasis mine
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