The Fourth Dimensional Reaches of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Cora Lenore Williams
The Fourth Dimensional Reaches
of the Panama-Pacific
International Exposition

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Title: The Fourth Dimensional Reaches of the Panama-Pacific
International Exposition
Author: Cora Lenore Williams
Release Date: April 13, 2004 [EBook #12010]
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The Fourth-Dimensional Reaches of the Exposition
San Francisco, 1915
By Cora Lenore Williams, M. S. Author of "As If" and Essays on


Paul Elder and Company Publisher - San Francisco

Copyright, 1915 By Paul Elder and Company San Francisco

To My Father and Mother

Lines on "Fourth-Dimensional Insight" by Ormeida Curtis Harrison.
(Tissue Facing Frontispiece.) A Fourteenth Century Legend Essay on
the Fourth-Dimensional Reaches of the Exposition. By Cora Lenore
Williams: General Status of the Fourth-Dimensional Theory
Fourth-Dimensional Aspects of the Panama-Pacific International
Exposition Bibliography: Books and Poems having
Fourth-Dimensional Insight
An Unborn Space. The Court of Four Seasons. From an etching by
Gertrude Partington (Frontispiece) A Structure Brave. Palace of Fine
Arts. From an etching by Gertrude Partington A Building Inside Out.
The Court of Ages. From an etching by Gertrude Partington A
Four-Dimensional Cover Design. By Julia Manchester Mackie.

Time is, and all the detail of the world confounds The plastic mind.
With multitude of shapes and sounds Do the swift elements of thought
contend To form a whole which life may comprehend. Only to those of
high intent Is life revealed, and quick dreams sent - Half glimpsed
truths omnipotent. Out of the silence of an unborn space A spirit moves,
and thought comes face to face With the immutable, and time is past,
And the spent soul, done, meets truth at last. Chance, fate, occasion,
circumstance, In interfused radiance Are lost. Past, present, future, all
combined In one sure instantaneous grasp of mind, And all infinity
unrolls at our command, And beast and man and God unite, as worlds
expand. - Ormeida Curtis Harrison.

A Fourteenth Century Legend
Friar Bacon, reading one day of the many conquests of England,
bethought himself how he might keep it hereafter from the like
conquests and so make himself famous to all posterity. This (after great
study) he found could be no way so well done as one; which was to
make a head of brass, and if he could make this head to speak (and hear
it when it spoke) then might he be able to wall all England about with
brass. To this purpose he got one Friar Bungey to assist him, who was a
great scholar and magician (but not to be compared to Friar Bacon);
these two with great study and pains so formed a head of brass that in
the inward parts thereof there was all things like as in a natural man's
head. This being done they were as far from perfection of the work as
they were before, for they knew not how to give those parts that they
had made motion, without which it was impossible that it should speak.
Many books they read, but yet could not find out any hope of what they
sought, that at the last they concluded to raise a spirit and to know of
him that which they could not attain by their own studies.
The spirit straight obeyed, and appeared unto them, asking what they
would. He told them that with a continual fume of the six hottest
simples it should have motion, and in one month space speak: the time
of the month: or the day he knew not. Also he told them that if they
heard it not before it had done speaking, all their labor should be lost.
Then went these two learned Friars home again and prepared the
simples ready and made the fume, and with continual watching
attended when this Brazen Head should speak. Thus watched they for
three weeks without any rest, so that they were so weary and sleepy
that they could not any longer refrain from rest. Then called Friar
Bacon his man Miles, and told him that it was not unknown to him
what pains Friar Bungey and himself had taken for three weeks space
only to make and to hear the Brazen Head speak, which if they did not,
then had they lost all their labor, and all England had a great loss
thereby. Therefore he entreated Miles that he would
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