Toward a Critical Appraisal of the
Middle English Religious Lyric.
The soul truly becomes better . . . when it turns away from the carnal senses and is reformed by the divine numbers of wisdom. For thus it is said in Holy Scripture: "I have made the circuit in order to know and contemplate and seek wisdom and number."
-- St. Augustine, De Musica, VI-iv.7
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS · Lincoln · 1962