• Time has three dimensions and one positive pitch or direction. It is therefore not so much like any river or any sea as like the Sea of Galilee, which has the Jordan running through it and giving a current to the whole.

    1881 'Creation and Redemption: The Great Sacrifice'. Collected in C Devlin (ed) The Sermons and Devotional Writings of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1959), ch.8.