"What here I’ve said from fancy’s wing
A sense supporting, at my need
You may deny – say – no such thing
T’is all wrong every bit indeed.
Well! To your judgment I must bow
Freely it’s exercise allow
You perhaps to such are more inured.
Your notions may be more endured
But whether it be or be not so
You can afford to let this go
For nought as nothing it explains
And nothing from nothing nothing gains."
Richard Dadd, 1865
#the fairy-feller's master-stroke