The tulip and the butterfly
Appear in gayer coats than I:
Let me be dressed fine as I will,
Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
Isaac Watts was a theologian and a philosopher. My reason for liking him is that he led the way for inclusion of new songs in the Protestant worship service. New poetry, in fact, put to music. And, he wrote about logic. A contemporary of John Locke, Watts was later a subject of C.S. Peirce, the American philosopher and originator of Pragmatism here in the U.S.
I’m reading about the history of Pragmatism and actually tried to write about it a few weeks ago in a post about Jonathan Edwards. So my line of characters now runs from Isaac Watts to Wallace Stevens. That should keep the blogger busy for awhile.