
Classic and Contemporary Poetry
THE COLLEGIAN TO HIS BRIDE: BEING A MATHEMATICAL MADRIGAL, by ANONYMOUS First Line: "charmer, on a given straight line" Last Line: "equal,  o, divine ecstatics,  / based on hutton's mathematics!" Subject(s): Ingenuity;mathematics  
CHARMER, on a given straight line And which we will call B C, Meeting at a common point A, Draw the lines A C, A B. But, my sweetest, so arrange it That they're equal, all the three; Then you'll find that, in the sequel, All their angles, too are equal. Equal angles, so to term them, Each one opposite its brother! Equal joys and equal sorrows, Equal hopes, 't were sin to smother, Equal,  O, divine ecstatics,  Based on Hutton's mathematics!  Discover our Poem Explanations and Poet Analyses!Other Poems of Interest...GEOMETRY IS THE MIND OF GOD by JAMES GALVIN ST. FRANCIS EINSTEIN OF THE DAFFODILS (FIRST VERSION) by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS 
