Mark Akenside

(1721-1770 / England)

Mark Akenside Quotes

    Hymn To Science

    Science! thou fair effusive ray
    From the great source of mental day,
    Free, generous, and refin'd!
    Descend with all thy treasures fraught,
    Illumine each bewilder'd thought,
    And bless my lab'ring mind.

    But first with thy resistless light,
    Disperse those phantoms from my sight,