…lies a fountain fed by an underground aquifer. Library employees call it the Pierian Spring, after the fountain of Greek mythology that was supposed to impart knowledge to those who tasted its waters. No one dare drink from it, for they remember Alexander Pope’s admonishment on the subject:
"A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring…."
Everyone forgets the next two lines:
"There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again."
…Which imply that a long, strong drink of Pierian water would do no harm. Anyway, like the book wyrm, the Pierian Spring remains a legend among library denizens, most of whom don’t go belowstairs [for fear of getting lost in the many passageways!]. There are rumors, however, that certain drinking fountains in the library are fed by the same spring, although no one can specify quite which ones.
This set was made from pieces of Caligo Fanum [the floor and back walls], Daz’ free Mansion Staircase [the pillars around the spring] [login needed] and Daz’ free Fonte Aretusa [the fountain and cobbles around it] [login needed]. Caligo Fanum is getting quite a workout these days. I never thought I’d use a product that I downloaded for free [many months ago] so frequently.