A Quote by John Tillotson on books, chance, good, poetry, prose, and world

How often might a man, after he had jumbled a set of letters in a bag, fling them out upon the ground before they would fall into an exact poem, yea, or so much as make a good discourse in prose. And may not a little book be as easily made by chance as this great volume of the world.

John Tillotson (1630 - 1694)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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