Body of Knowledge

  • Body of Knowledge

    Leadership Through Public Speaking

    - by Joseph Paris

    “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass “When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the chards and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them… When I was sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture room, How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick, Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself, In the mystical moist night air, and from time to time, Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.” One of my…

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