Toward democracy

Edward Carpenter, Towards democracy, Manchester, John Heywood, 1885, p. 12.

The Caddis worm leaves the water and takes on wings and flies in the upper air; the walking mud becomes amorous of the winged sunlight and behaves itself. In an abandonner manner. The Earth (during its infancy) flies around the sun from which it sprang, and the mud flies round the pond from which it sprang. The earth swims in space, the fish swim in the sea, the bird swims in the air, and the soul of man in the Ocean of Equality-towards which all the other streams run. .