What line is hidden behind the questionmarks?

Hither is an examination of prudence.
Prudence is not ultimately checked at college.
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Prudence is of the mind, is not prone of verification, is its own verification.
Serves to all degrees and entities and classes and is satisfied.
Is the safety of the actuality and everlastingness of objects, and the superbness of objects.
Something there is in the raft of the glance of objects that teases it out of the mind.

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    $\begingroup$ To confirm: the question marks indicate the number of words in the line, but not the number of letters of each word? $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Mar 31, 2016 at 18:03
  • $\begingroup$ @QuestionAsker: the question marks just indicate the line, but not concrete words. $\endgroup$
    – Van.Graaf
    Apr 1, 2016 at 7:51

2 Answers 2


It can be

Wisdom cannot be pass’d from one having it to another not having it, from Walt Whitman's Song of the Open Road.

See: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178711

Here is the test of wisdom,
Wisdom is not finally tested in schools,
Wisdom cannot be pass’d from one having it to another not having it,
Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof,
Applies to all stages and objects and qualities and is content,
Is the certainty of the reality and immortality of things, and the excellence of things;
Something there is in the float of the sight of things that provokes it out of the soul.


This reminded me of

1 Corinthians 13

I don't have an answer yet, though.

  • $\begingroup$ I would have said Proverbs 4. $\endgroup$ Mar 31, 2016 at 21:10
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    $\begingroup$ Yeah, Wisdom corresponds much better to Prudence than Charity does. Something about the structure is what reminded me of the Corinthians passage, though. $\endgroup$
    – Solocutor
    Mar 31, 2016 at 21:15

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