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The Deacon's Masterpiece Or, The Wonderful "One-Hoss Shay": A Logical Story

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Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss shay,
That was built in such a logical way
It ran a hundred years to a day,
And then, of a sudden, it -- ah, but stay,
I'll tell you what happened without delay,
Scaring the parson into fits,
Frightening people out of their wits, --
Have you ever heard of that, I say?

Seventeen hundred and fifty-five.

Georgius Secundus was then alive, --
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Viking Thrice 01 January 2014

I've read that the Wonderful One-Hoss Shay is a witty symbol for Calvinism. That is to say, it represents a logical theology which doesn't take into account the human heart.

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