The Ecphorizer

Technoverse

Issue #23 (July 1983)

A classic case of unintentional "poetic prose" can be found in Whewell's Mechanics, a nineteenth-century technological work. Rendered as a quatrain, the sentence reads:

There is no force, however great,
    Can stretch a cord, however fine,
    Into a horizontal line
Which is accurately straight.

A classic case of unintentional "poetic prose" can be found in Whewell's Mechanics, a nineteenth-century technological work. Rendered as a quatrain, the sentence reads:

There is no force, however great,
    Can stretch a cord, however fine,
    Into a horizontal line
Which is accurately straight. 

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