" 'Tis true my form is something odd, But blaming me is blaming God;
Could I create myself anew I would not fail in pleasing you.
If I could reach from pole to pole Or grasp the ocean with a span,
I would be measured by the soul; The mind's the standard of the man."
Joseph Carey Merrick, 1862 – 1890 (also known by some as The Elephant Man)