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God the Geometer: Frontispiece of Bible Moralisee, Codex Vindobonensis 2554 (French, ca. 1250)
Timeline for the compass:
Mythical invention of basic drafting compasses by Talos (or Perdix) the nephew of Daedalus
Refinements invented in the 16th century, culminating with the versions of Galileo, facilitated calculations
Used as an image in Guarinis madrigal
Taken up by Thomas Carew in "An Excuse of Absence"
And then used by Donne in "Valediction, Forbidding Mourning"
on a Works Cited Page for an article retrieved from a database:
Stuart, Christopher. "William Maxwell's So Long, See You Tomorrow and the Autobiographical Impulse." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 47, no. 3, 2006, pp. 261-73. MLA International Bibliography. Accessed 17 January 2013.
Thus the pattern is: