Flatland: Dedication

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
by Edwin A. Abbott
This World


The Inhabitance of Space in General
And H.C. in particular
This Work is Dedicated
By a Humble Native of Flatland
In the Hope that
Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries
Of Three Dimensions
Having been previously conversant
With Only Two
So the Citizens of that Celestial Region
May aspire yet higher and higher
To the Secrets of Four, Five or Even Six Dimensions
Thereby contributing
To the Enlargment of The Imagination
And the possible Development
Of that most and excellent Gift of Modesty
Among the Superior Races
Of Solid Humanity
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