|CHAPTER 11 The Words of the Prognosticator, aNostradammus, Muse of the Wise in the Lands of the Chosen:
2 bInanity of inanities, said the Seer, inanity of inanities; all is inanity.
3 cWhat profit comes from the labors of men, however long they toil in the noonday sun?
4 dNew generations come, and old generations go; eyet all men have their own appointment in Samarra.
5 All of them will have a flong day's journey into night, from the gage of innocence to the hend of the affair.
6 The ibeautiful and damned will ride together, on a streetcar named jdesire, to the lighthouse on the beach, kwhere all the vile bodies are lwaiting for Godot.
7 mAnd from here there will be no exit; nno second coming will arrest the course of the oclockwork orange, which rises from under the pvolcano, and arcs like qgravity's own rainbow toward rdeath in the afternoon.
8 Yes, all men are doomed to inanity: the srabbit may run from the tanimal farm, but I have learned that all roads lead to the ubullet park, and all journeys end in a vhandful of dust.
9 wFor I have been a Seer in the Lands of the Chosen: xand I have seen all that has been, and all that will be, and all of it is inanity.
||10 yWhat will be will be; and what has already been will be again.
11 zNeither is there any name which will not be spoken again; nor any number which will not be counted more.
12 aaAnd of all the names and numbers that ever were, they all add up to inanity.
CHAPTER 21 I called out with the words from my own mouth for the bbnames of the wise, who would come in their time to ccilluminate the ways of men; and they were writ large for me on the wall of my cell; and they glowed like fire.
2 And I read them with burning eyes, and in my vision I knew that all of them were ddinane, from the least to the most, without exception.
3 I besought the names to give me laughter, but the eecomedians hid themselves inside the cabinet of ffDr. Caligari, and only ggthe imp of the perverse came forth, grinning with black mischief, to play hhcat and mouse with iicannibals and jjchristians.
4 Thereupon kkI fled the house of mirth, and prayed the names for wisdom, lland knelt in dread of answered prayers.