Bit earlier than the Moody Blues :–) but along the same lines and for
your interest, is the colophon from the Catholicon of Johann Balbus of
Genoa, which is thought by some scholars as possibly the sole surviving
statement of Johann Gutenberg:
By the assistance of the Most High, at whose bidding the tongues of
children become eloquent, and who often reveals to the lowly what He
conceals from the wise, this noble book, Catholicon, in the year of our
Lord’s incarnation, 1460, in the mother city of Mainz (which belongs to
the illustrious German nation, and which God has deigned to prefer and
to raise with such an exalted light of the mind and of free grace above
the other nations of the earth), was perfected, not by means of quill,
reed, or stylus, but by the admirable concord, proportion, and measure
of _patronae_ and _formae_...
So... try out the old road.
>(I realize you have already gone down this road, but do
>you remember the Moody Blues song 'Through the Eyes of a Child'?)
> Think happy thoughts.