Careful Words

space (n.)

space (v.)

Ye Gods! annihilate but space and time,

And make two lovers happy.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744): Martinus Scriblerus on the Art of Sinking in Poetry. Chap. xi.

Thus would I double my life's fading space;

For he that runs it well, runs twice his race.

Abraham Cowley (1618-1667): Discourse xi. Of Myself. St. xi.