Prometheus

photograph by National Cancer Institute via Unsplash

“Nymphs! your soft smiles uncultured man subdued,
And charm’d the savage from his native wood;
You, while amazed his hurrying hoards retire
From the fell havoc of devouring fire,
Taught the first art! with piny rods to raise
By quick attrition the domestic blaze,
Fan with soft breath, with kindling leaves provide…

— Erasmus Darwin, The Botanic Garden, Canto I

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