Date: Jul 24, 2013 12:58 PM
Author: Roland Franzius
Subject: G. E. Lessing on a Matheologican
Satirical of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
taunting a swabian theologist with mathematical ambitions
[ Please blame the **-translator ]
On the Mister M **
the inventor of the squaring of the circle
The mathematical theologian,
Who never cheated others or himself,
Sitting inbetween two by two walls,
With archimedian murkiness,
was working on - a task so simple!
The squaring of the unit circle.
He boldly taunts those x + z
(Since what is easier than taunting?)
when subtly pride sparks to begin
himself and all his numbers spin??.
Like on one foot a little child
Turns round and round, turns lastly stupid,
Around his head the tetragonic study
begun to spin with chair and table.
O wonder he cried, O Nature!
Thats it, circles quadrature.
The name of the matheologican, Lessings target,
was Merkel, not WM.