Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The heavens themselves, the planets, and this centre
Observe degree, priority, and place.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Ulysses, in Troilus and Cressida, act 1, sc. 3, l. 85-6.
Appealing to a hierarchical concept of the universe, with the earth at the center, as in the Ptolemaic concept of astronomy.