No Woman without Vizard in the Nation Can see it twice, and keep her reputation That's certain, Forgetting That he himself, in every gross Lampoon, Her leuder Secrets spread about the Town; Whilst their feign'd Niceness is but cautious Fear, Their own Intrigues should be unravel'd here. Our next Recourse was dwindling down to Farce, Then Zounds, what Stuff's here?
And as the young man kiss'd them, and dropp'd a tear upon them, it seem'd to him that he had found pity and sympathy from Heaven itself. Only to say that the murderer soon departed for a new field of action that he is still living and that this is but one of thousands of cases of unravel'd, unpunish'd crime left, not to the tribunals of man, but to a wider power and judgment.
It was a fatalist view of life, a dim and obscurantist groping after truth induced by the overpowering nature of present difficulties. The famous Tentmaker of Naishapur blindly sought the unending purpose when he wrote: "Up from Earth's Centre through the Seventh Gate I rose, and on the throne of Saturn sate, And many a Knot unravel'd by the Road; But not the Master-Knot of Human Fate.