-> ->

And I rejoiced to think that I has found in Anaxagoras a teacher of the causes of existence such as I desired, and I imagined that he would tell me first whether the earth is flat or round; and then he would further explain that this position was the best, and I should be satisfied... and not want any other sort of cause. And I thought that I would then go and ask him about the sun and moon and stars, and he would explain to me their comparative swiftness, and their returnings and various states, and how their several affections, active and passive, were all for the best. For I could not imagine that when he spoke of mind as the disposer of them, he would give any other account of their being as they are, except that this was best; and I thought when he had explained to me in detail the cause of each and the cause of all, he would go on to explain to me what was best for me and what was best for all. ...I seized the books and read them as fast as I could in my eagerness to know the better and the worse.

Tags:

And

I

rejoiced

to

think

that

I

has

found

in

Anaxagoras

a

teacher

of

the

causes

of

existence

such

as

I

desired



and

I

imagined

that

he

would

tell

me

first

whether

the

earth

is

flat

or

round



and

then

he

would

further

explain

that

this

position

was

the

best



and

I

should

be

satisfied







and

not

want

any

other

sort

of

cause



And

I

thought

that

I

would

then

go

and

ask

him

about

the

sun

and

moon

and

stars



and

he

would

explain

to

me

their

comparative

swiftness



and

their

returnings

and

various

states



and

how

their

several

affections



active

and

passive



were

all

for

the

best



For

I

could

not

imagine

that

when

he

spoke

of

mind

as

the

disposer

of

them



he

would

give

any

other

account

of

their

being

as

they

are



except

that

this

was

best



and

I

thought

when

he

had

explained

to

me

in

detail

the

cause

of

each

and

the

cause

of

all



he

would

go

on

to

explain

to

me

what

was

best

for

me

and

what

was

best

for

all









I

seized

the

books

and

read

them

as

fast

as

I

could

in

my

eagerness

to

know

the

better

and

the

worse





 Good Luck!