Quotation by Thomas Traherne

All appeared new, and strange at first, inexpressibly rare and delightful and beautiful. I was a little stranger, which at my entrance into the world was saluted and surrounded with innumerable joys. My knowledge was divine. I knew by intuition those things which since my Apostasy, I collected again by the highest reason.
Thomas Traherne (1636–1674), British clergyman, poet, mystic. Centuries of Meditations, "Third Century," no. 2 (written c. 1672, first published 1908).
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