On the Number 45

45 in Mathematics
1) The 23rd odd number = 45
2) The 9th triangular number = 45
3) The 5th hexagonal number = 1, 6, 15, 28, 45
4) The 21st Harshad number = 45
5) The 30th composite numbers = 45
6) Sum of the 1st & 14th prime numbers= 2 + 43 = 45
7) Sum of the 3rd & 6th square numbers = 9 + 36 = 45
8) Sum of the 11th odd & 12th even numbers = 21 + 24 = 45
9) Sum of the 12th odd & 11th even numbers = 23 + 22 = 45
10) Sum of the 12th & 14th composite numbers = 21 + 24 = 45
11) Sum of the 3rd, 7th, & 9th prime numbers = 5 + 17 + 23 = 45
12) Sum of 4th, 6th, 9th Fibonacci numbers = 3 + 8 + 34 = 45
(Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci, 1170-1250)
13) 3 x 3 x 5 = 45
14) 3 x 15 = 45
15) 5 x 9 = 45
16) 45 appears in 7th pair of amicable numbers;
12285 and 14595
17) 45 appears in 11th pair of amicable numbers;
67095 and 71145
18) Mystic Rose of 45 lines
drawn by placing 10 marks around
a circle & joining the marks together
— Richard Phillips
Numbers: Facts, figures and fiction (1994), p. 41
19) Isoceles Right Triangle
with 45 degrees
in the two acute angles
adding to 180o
Source of image: byjus.com
20) Magic Square
with rows, columns,
diagonals adding to 45
— Derrick Niederman,
Number Freak: From 1 to 200—:
Hidden Language of Numbers Revealed
(2009), p. 137
Source of image: bbc.com
21) Square root of 45 = 6.708203932
22) Cube root of 45 = 3.556893304
23) ln 45 = 3.80666249 (natural log to the base e)
24) log 45 = 1.65321514 (logarithm to the base 10)
25) Sin 45o = 0.7071
Cos 45o = 0.7071
Tan 45o = 1.000
26) 1/45 expressed as a decimal = 0.022222222
27) The 10th & 11th digits of e = 45
The 14th & 15th digits of e = 45
The 81st & 82nd digits of e = 45
e = 2.7182818284 5904523536 0287471352 6624977572 4709369995
        9574966967 6277240766 3035354759 4571382178 5251664274
        2746639193 2003059921 8174135966 2904357290 0334295260
(Note: The 99th-108th digits of e = 7427466391 is the first 10-digit prime in
consecutive digits of e. This is the answer to the Google Billboard question
that may lead to a job opportunity at Google.com, San Jose Mercury News, 7-10-2004)
28) The 60th & 61th digits of pi, π = 45
The 157th & 158th digits of pi, π = 45
The 251st & 252nd digits of pi, π = 45
29) The 21st & 22nd digits of phi, φ = 45
Phi or φ = 1.61803 39887 49894 84820 45868 34365 63811 77203 09179 80576
                      28621 35448 62270 52604 62818 90244 97072 07204 18939 11374
                      84754 08807 53868 91752 12663 38622 23536 93179 31800 60766
                      72635 44333 89086 59593 95829 05638 32266 13199 28290 26788
1.61803398874989484820 is an irrational number,
also called the Golden Ratio (or Golden number).
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) first called it the sectio aurea,
(Latin for the golden section) and related it to human anatomy.
Ratios may be found in the Pyramids of Giza & the Greek Parthenon.
30) Binary number for 45 = 101101
(Decimal & Binary Equivalence; Program for conversion)
31) ASCII value for 45 is =
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
32) Hexadecimal number for 45 = 2D
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
33) Octal number for 45 = 055
(Octal #, Hexadecimal #, & ASCII Code Chart)
34) The Greek-based numeric prefix tetracontakaipenta- means 45.
35) The tetracontakaipentagon is a polygon with 45 straight sides.
36) The tetracontakaipentahedron is a solid polyhedron with 45 planar faces.
37) The Latin Quadraginta quinque means 45.
38) The Latin-based numeric prefix quadrage- means 40.
A person who is from 40 to 49 years old is a quadragenarian.
39) The Roman numeral for 45 is XLV.
40) Sì Shí Wu (4, 10, 5) is the Chinese ideograph for 45.
41) is the Babylonian number for 45.
Georges Ifrah, From One to Zero: A Universal History of Numbers,
Penguin Books, New York (1987), pp. 326-327
42) 45 is expressed in Hebrew as Mem He
Hebrew alphabet has numerical equivalence.
In Hebrew Gematria 45 means "force, might, energetically".
#45 means "father of strength"
43) 45 in different languages:
Dutch: vijfenveertig, French: quarante-cinq, German: fünfundvierzig, Hungarian: negyvenöt,
Italian: quarantacinque, Spanish: cuarentay cinco, Swedish: fyrtiofem, Turkish: kirk bes
44) 45 x 45 = 2025 (3 years from now 2022);
44 x 44 = 1936 (89 years past from 2025);
46 x 46 = 2116 (91 years future from 2025).

45 in Science & Technology

45) Atomic Number of Rhodium (Rh) = 45 (45 protons & 45 electrons); Atomic weight = 102.9
It is a very rare, silvery-white, hard, corrosion-resistant, and chemically inert
transition metal. It is a noble metal and a member of the platinum group.
It has only one naturally occurring isotope, 103Rh. Naturally occurring rhodium
is usually found as a free metal, as an alloy with similar metals, and rarely as
a chemical compound in minerals such as bowieite and rhodplumsite. It is one
of the rarest and most valuable precious metals.
46) Compounds with molecular weight = 45:
Carbon Dioxide, 13C16O2, MW = 44.993
Hydrocarboxyl radical, CHO2, MW = 45.0174
Nitrous oxide, 14N15NO, MW = 45.0026
Cyanogen fluoride, CFN, MW = 45.0158
47) 45th amino acid in the 141-residue alpha-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Histidine (H)
45th amino acid in the 146-residue beta-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Serine (S)
Single-Letter Amino Acid Code
Alpha-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
Beta-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
48) The 45th amino acid in the 153-residue sequence of sperm whale myoglobin
is Arginine (R). It is next to Aspartic Acid-44 & Phenylalanine-46.
Arginine-45 is adjacent to the 6th residue of the 7-residues C-helix.
[A.B. Edmundson, Nature 205, 883-887 (1965)]
Richard E. Dickerson & Irving Geis, Structure and Action of Proteins (1969), p. 52
49) The 45th amino acid in the 124-residue enzyme Bovine Ribonuclease
is Threonine (T). It is next to Asparagine-44 and Phenylalanine-46.
[C. H. W. Hirs, S. Moore, and W. H. Stein, J. Biol. Chem. 238, 228 (1963)]
50) "A 45-Amino-Acid Scaffold Mined from the PDB for High-Affinity Ligand Engineering"
Max A Kruziki, et. al., Chem Biol., Vol. 22, 946-956 (2015)
51) "The First 45 Amino Acids of SopA Are Necessary for InvB Binding and SPI-1 Secretion",
Wendy Higashide & Daoguo Zhou, Journal of Bacteriology, Vol. 188, 2411-2420 (2006)
52) "The roles of amino acid residues at positions 43 and 45 in microsomal
contents and enzymatic functions of rat CYP2D1 and CYP2D2"
Shizuo Narimatsu, et. al., Biochem Biophys Res Commun, Vol. 324, 627-633 (2004)
53) "Role of the Amino Acid 45 Residue in Reduced Folate Carrier Function
and Ion-Dependent Transport as Characterized by Site-Directed Mutagenesis"
Rongbao Zhao, et. al., Molecular Pharmacology, Vol. 57, 317-323 (2000)
54) "A 45 amino acid residue domain necessary and sufficient for proteolytic
cleavage of the MAP1B polyprotein precursor"
Martin Tögel, et. al., FEBS Letters, Vol. 451, 15-18 (1999)
55) Messier M45 also known as The Pleiades, The Seven Sisters,
and other names by different cultures, is an asterism and an
open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars in
the north-west of the constellation Taurus. At a distance of
about 444 light years, it is among the nearest star clusters to
Earth. It is nearest Messier object to Earth, and is the most
obvious cluster to the naked eye at night. It will survive for
about another 250 million years, after which it will disperse
due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.
56) NGC 45 is a low surface brightness spiral galaxy in the equatorial constellation of Cetus.
It was discovered on 11 November 1835 by the English astronomer John Herschel.
The galaxy is located at a distance of 22 million light years and is receding with
a heliocentric radial velocity of 466 km/s. It is located in the vicinity of the
Sculptor Group, but is most likely a background galaxy. (Digital Sky Survey Image)
57) Asteroid 45 Eugeniae is a large asteroid of the asteroid belt. It is famed as one of the first asteroids to be
found to have a moon orbiting it. It was also the second triple asteroid to be discovered, after 87 Sylvia.
It has a mass of 5.8 x 10 kg. It has a period of 4.49 years (1638 days) with dimension of 232x193x161 km.
58) Firecatcher F-45 is a single-turboprop aircraft designed for aerial firefighting, air freight and commuter airline. It is financed by UK start-up Arcus Fire, designed by New Zealand firm Flight Structures and built by NZ's Pacific Aerospace. First flight planned for 2023 & first delivery for 2024. Air tanker is designed to carry 1,190 US gallons of water or fire retardant. Passenger model will have a full stand-up cabin seating 19 people. Cruise at speeds of 220 mph and have a range of 1,151 miles. Photo Source: Firecatcher F-45 (wikipedia.org);
59) North American B-45 Tornado Bomber was an early American jet-powered bomber designed and manufactured by aircraft company North American Aviation. It has the distinction of being the first operational jet bomber to enter service with United States Air Force (USAF), as well as being the first multiengine jet bomber in the world to be refueled in midair. First flight (3-17-1947); retired 1959; 143 built. During the Korean
War (1950), B-45 proved its value both as a bomber and as a reconnaissance aircraft.
Photo Source: B-45c Tornado Bomber (wikimedia.org).
60) C-45 Indiana Wing: The Beech SNB is a US Navy/Marine variant of the civilian Model 18 Twin Beech. Over half of the 10,000 produced from 1937 and 1970 were for to the US Military. Military variants include C-45, AT-7, AT-11, SNB, F-2, and JRB. Uses included light transport, photo-reconnaissance, and navigation, bombing, and gunnery training. Twin Beech aircraft survive today after serving post-military as relative inexpensive, reliable light cargo aircraft. Length 34 ft 2 in Height: 9 ft 8 in; Wingspan: 47 ft 8 in;
Range: 1,200 miles. Photo Source: C-45 Indiana Wing (commemorativeairforce.org)
61) McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk is a highly modified version of the British BAE Systems Hawk land-based training jet aircraft. Manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and British Aerospace (now BAE Systems), the T-45 is used by the United States Navy as an aircraft carrier-capable trainer. Produced; 1988-2009; Number built: 221; Crew: 2; Length: 39 ft 4 in; Wingspan: 30 ft 9.75 in; Height: 13 ft 6 in; Gross weight: 12,750 lb; Fuel capacity: 432 US gallons; Maximum speed: 625 mph; Range: 810 miles.
Photo Source: T-45 Goshawk (orbxdirect.com).
62) Learjet 45 aircraft is a mid-size business jet aircraft produced by the Learjet Division of Bombardier Aerospace. The Model 45 was the first all-new design since the original Learjet, and significantly altered the Learjet line. Through its four primary variants—
the original Model 45, the Model 45XR, Model 40 and Model 40XR— it was the Learjet Division's principal product from the 1990s until introduction of the Model 75 variant in 2012. Produced: 1995-2012; Number built: 642; Capacity: 9 passengers; Length: 58 ft 0 in; Maximum speed: 533 mph; Range: 1,968 miles. Photo Source: Learjet 45 (wikipedia.org)
63) USS S-45 was a third-group (S-42) S-class submarine of the United States Navy. Her keel was laid down on 29 December 1920 by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation's Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was launched on 26 June 1923 sponsored by Mrs. Charles Hibbard, and delivered and commissioned on 31 March 1925 with Lieutenant Edwin F. Cochrane in command. Length: 225 ft 3 in; Beam: 20 ft 8 in; Speed: 14.5 knots (16.7 mph). Complement: 42 officers and men; Service in World War II.
Photo Source: SS S-45 Submarine (wikipedia.org)
64) The T-45 was a Soviet WWII light tank project, meant as a stop-gap measure until the
T-70 could enter production. It was based on the lesser T-60, but with a new gun, turret and engine. While the T-45 didn't have any glaring deficiencies and was superior to the T-60. Factory #37 installed the 45mm gun, a new turret, and increase the armor thickness of the hull. This became known as the T-45. Mass: 7 tons; Length: 14 ft 2 in.; Width: 7 ft 7 in; Height: 5 ft 9 in; Crew: 2; Speed 23 mph.
Photo Source: T-45 Russian Tank (worldoftanks.com).
65) DRG Class 45 Locomotive: German Class 45 steam locomotives were standard locomotives (Einheitslokomotiven) designed by the Deutsche Reichsbahn for hauling goods trains. The Class 45 engines were the most powerful steam locomotives ever operated in Germany. They were built between 1936 and 1937 by the firm of Henschel. Number(s): 45 001-45 028; Quantity: 28; Retired: 1946-1968; Length: 84 ft 1.75 in; Driving wheel diameter: 5 ft 3 in; Service weight: 123.5 long tons;; Top speed: 56 mph.
Photo Source: DRG Class 45 Locomotive (wikipedia.org).
66) The British Rail Class 45 or Sulzer Type 4 were diesel locomotives built by British Railways' Derby and Crewe Works between 1960 and 1962. Along with the similar
Class 44 and 46 locomotives, they became known as Peaks. The Class 45s became the main traction on the Midland Main Line from 1962, and their introduction allowed considerable acceleration of the previous steam-powered service. Build date: 1960-1962; Total produced: 127; Length 67 ft 11 in; Width: 8 ft 10.5 in; Height: 12 ft 10 in; Loco weight: 133 long tons; Maximum speed: 90 mph.
Photo Source: British Rail Class 45 (fineartamerica.com)
67) Engine 45 of Chicago Fire Department is located at 4602 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Fire Department is the 3rd largest in the U.S, after New York & California. It was established on August 2, 1858, with 5143 employees. There were 739,867 calls in 2013. There are 98 stations. Engine 45-Ambulance 57 is in the 1st District and is the 5th Battalion. The Logo of Engine 45 & Ambulance 57 has a fiery skull head with cap. "Get Down" & "Get Dirty" are slogans in the logo.
Photo Source: Fire Engine 45 ()chicagoareafire.com)
68) Nascar 45John Andretti driving a Dodge "Tire Kingdom" in the 2007 Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway (July 7, 2007) with Nascar 45. In 2007, Andretti
drove four races for Petty Enterprises in the No. 45 car, where he filled in for
Kyle Petty, who was working as a broadcaster for Turner Network Television's
race coverage. John Andretti finished 28th while Jamie McMurray won the race.
In 1997 Pepsi 400 at Daytona when John Andretti won for Cale Yarborough,
he drove the No. 98 RCA Ford. Photo Source: Nascar 45 (twitter.com)
69) Lagonda 4.5 Litre M 45 Sports Tourer (1933)— Lagonda is a British luxury car brand established in 1906, by American-born Wilbur Gunn (1859-1920), a former opera singer. A new model for 1933 was the 16-80 using a two-litre Crossley engine with preselector gearbox from 1934. In 1938 the car was fitted with a later & rarer LG6 Sanction 1V engine, which was a Meadows 4.5 liter engine that was developed by W. O. Bentley during his stint at Lagonda. The company has been owned by Aston Martin since 1947. Photo Source: M45 Touer (classic-trader.com)
70) Colt 45 Revolver (1872)— The .45 Colt, also referred to as .45 Colt Government,
.45 Long Colt, .45 LC, is a rimmed straight-walled handgun cartridge dating to 1872.
It was originally a black-powder revolver round developed for Colt Single Action
Army revolver. This cartridge was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1873 and served
as an official US military handgun cartridge for 14 years. Cost of gun is $549.
Photo Source: Colt 45 Revolver (thehunter.fandom.com)
71) 45 rpm gramophone record: In February 1949, RCA Victor released the first 45 rpm single,
7 inches in diameter with a large center hole. The 45 rpm player included a changing mechanism that allowed multiple disks to be stacked, much as a conventional changer handled 78s. The short playing time of a single 45 rpm side meant that long works, such
as symphonies, had to be released on multiple 45s instead of a single LP, but RCA Victor claimed that the new high-speed changer rendered side breaks so brief as to be inaudible or inconsequential. Early 45 rpm records were made from either vinyl or polystyrene. They had a playing time of eight minutes. The 45-RPM record at left "Love Letters" was owned by Elvis Presley, and is selling for £296.91 Photo Source: Elvis 45-RPM record (presleycollectibles.com)
72) Doris Day Rose: Floribunda
Pure even gold yellow
Blooms with 45 petals
Diameter: 4.5 inches
Height: 3 to 5 feet
Bred in 2015, USA
by Christian Bédard
Parentage: Julie Newmar x Julia Child
(Photo Source: etsy.com)
73) Beverly Rose:
Hybrid Tea
Pink blend
Blooms with 45 petals
Diameter: 3.75 inches
Height: 6 feet 7 inches
Bred in 1999, Germany
by Wilhelm Kordes III
(Photo Source: helpmefind.com)

45 in Mythology & History

74) 45th Wedding Anniversary Gift is Sapphire. The name sapphire is derived from Latin
"saphirus" and Greek "sapheiros", both of which mean blue. This precious gemstone,
a variety of the mineral corundum, consisting of aluminium oxide (Al2O3) with trace
amounts of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, vanadium, or magnesium.
Sapphire is the birthstone for September. An Italian superstition holds that sapphires
are amulets against eye problems, and melancholy.
75) Paper 45 of The Urantia Book (1924) is titled "The Local System Administration".
Topics covered include Transitional Culture Worlds, The System Sovereign, The System Government,
The Four & Twenty Counselors, Material Sons, Adamic Training of Ascenders, Melchizedek Schools.
76) The 45th day of the year = February 14 (Valentine's Day ♥)
Italian painter, poet, philosopher, Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), born February 14, 1404;
Irish-American author & journalist Frank Harris (1855-1931), born February 14, 1855;
American actor John Barrymore (1882-1942), born February 14, 1882;
American comedian Jack Benny (1894-1974), born February 14, 1894;
American actress Thelma Ritter (1902-1969), born February 14, 1902;
American sportscaster Mel Allen (1913-1996), born February 14, 1913;
American football coach Woody Hayes (1913-1987), born February 14, 1913;
American chemist Herbert A. Hauptman (1917-2011), born February 14, 1917;
American actress Florence Henderson, (1934-2016), born February 14, 1934;
American journalist Carl Bernstein, born February 14, 1944
77) 45 B.C.
• A Julian Calendar of 365.25 days is introduced on January 1, 45 BC,
    by Julius Caesar. He has commisioned the Greek astronomer-mathematician
    Sosigenes of Alexandria to reform the calendar. The first day of the year
    falls on January 1 under the new calendar.
Julius Caesar (100 BC-44 BC) adopts his great-nephew
    Gaius Octavius (Octavian) as his son.
— James Trager, The People's Chronology, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, NY, 1979, p. 32
78) 45 A.D.
Servius Sulpicius Galba becomes the leader of Legio III Augusta
Claudius (10 BC-54 AD) expels the Jews from Rome.
Paul the Apostle (5 AD-67 AD) and Barnabas journeyed to Jerusalem
    to deliver financial support from the Antioch community during a famine.
Statius (5 AD-96 AD), Greco-Roman poet was born
    He was a guide in the Purgatory section of Dante's Divine Comedy.
Fact-Index.com & Wikipedia AD 45
79) Utah is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western U.S.
Utah is a landlocked U.S. state bordered to its east by Colorado,
to its northeast by Wyoming, to its north by Idaho, to its south by
Arizona, and to its west by Nevada. Utah also touches a corner of
New Mexico in the southeast. Of the fifty U.S. states, Utah is the
13th-largest by area; with a population over three million. Utah
has highest total birth rate and accordingly, youngest population
of any U.S. state. Mormons are the largest religious group in Utah.
Utah was the 45th State admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896.
80) Donald Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American politician,
media personality, and businessman who served as the 45th
President of the United States
from 2017 to 2021. He entered 2016
presidential race as a Republican & was elected in an upset victory
over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton while losing the popular
vote, becoming the first U.S. president with no prior military or
government service. Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to
Joe Biden but refused to concede. On January 6, 2021, Trump urged
his supporters to march to the Capitol, which hundreds then attacked,
resulting in multiple deaths and interrupting the electoral vote count.
Trump is the only federal officeholder in American history to have
been impeached twice. Photo Source: Donald Trump (wikimedia.org)
81) At Age 45:
Plato (428 BC-347 BC) was an Athenian philosopher during
the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist
school of thought and the Academy, the first institution of higher
learning in the Western world. At age 45, he wrote The Symposium
(383 BC), a treatise on love. He is continuosly productive throughout
his life. In his youth attached himself to the leading philosopher,
Socrates, until the latter's death at 70. In Plato's book on cosmology,
Timaeus, he writes about the Platonic Lambda, "soul of the universe".
Photo Source: Plato by Raphael in "School of Athens" (greatminds.tv)

Julius Caesar (100 BC-44 BC) was a Roman general and statesman.
A member of the First Triumvirate, Caesar led the Roman armies
in the Gallic Wars before defeating his political rival Pompey in a
civil war, and subsequently became dictator of Rome from 49 BC
until his assassination in 44 BC. He played a critical role in the
events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise
of the Roman Empire. He invaded Britain (55 BC and 54 BC) at
age 45, landing on the coast of Kent. Second invasion consisted
of 628 ships, five legions and 2,000 cavalry. British warlord
Cassivellaunus surrendered. Photo Source: Julius Caesar (mentalfloss.com)

Kublai Khan (1215-1294) was the fifth khagan-emperor of
the Mongol Empire, reigning from 1260 to 1294, although
after division of the empire this was a nominal position.
He also founded the Yuan dynasty of China in 1271, and
ruled as first Yuan emperor. At age 45 (1260), he becomes
the Great Khan, or Chief, at Shang-tu, "Xanadu". He now
becomes most enlightened & conciliatory of the Mongol
rulers.of China. Continues in office until his death at 79.
Marco Polo (1254-1324) met Kublai Khan at 17 in 1271,
and stayed 17 years in China as his ambassador.
[Photo Source: Kublai Khan (wikimedia.org)

George Washington (1732-1799), was an American soldier,
statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first
president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. In 1777,
at age 45, he was appointed by the Continental Congress as
commander of the Continental Army. At 45,Washington sets
up winter quarters at Valley Forge at a time when the war
seems indecisive and endless. It was not until 1781 with
surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, that revoltionary
forces have triumphed. Photo Source: Washington (wikipedia.org)

André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836) was a French physicist and mathematician
who was one of the founders of the science of classical electromagnetism,
which he referred to as "electrodynamics" in 1820 at age 45. He is also the
inventor of numerous applications, such as the solenoid and the electrical
telegraph. As an autodidact, Ampère was a member of the French Academy
of Sciences and professor at École polytechnique and the Collège de France.
The SI unit of measurement of electric current, the ampere, is named after him.
His name is also one of the 72 names inscribed on the Eiffel Tower. Probably
the highest recognition came from James Clerk Maxwell, who in his "Treatise
on Electricity and Magnetism", named Ampère "the Newton of electricity".
Photo Source: Ampère (in.pinterest.com)

John Constable (1776-1837) was an English landscape painter in the Romantic
tradition. Born in Suffolk, he is known for revolutionising the genre of landscape
painting with his pictures of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home—
now known as "Constable Country"— which he invested with an intensity of
affection. "I should paint my own places best", he wrote to his friend John Fisher
in 1821, "painting is but another word for feeling". His most famous paintings
include "Wivenhoe Park" (1816), "Dedham Vale" (1802), "The Hay Wain" (1821)
painted at age 45, "Salisbury Cathedral" (1825). His paintings are now among
the most popular & valuable in British art, but he was never financially successful.
Elected to Royal Academy of Arts at age 52. His work was embraced in France,
and inspired the Barbizon school. Photo Source: John Constable (wikiart.org)

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was an American lawyer & statesman who
served as the 16th U.S. President (1861-1865). Lincoln led the nation through
the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing
slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing U.S. economy.
At age 45 in 1854, Lincoln changes his central attention from his statewide legal
work to a career in politics. He is aroused by controversy over the Missouri
Compromise. The speech he made at Peoria, Illinois on October 16, 1854,
running over three hours, is considered to be the most seminal in Lincoln's
career, containing most of the ideas that informed his politics and presidency
ever after. Photo Source: Lincoln in 1854 (legallegacy.wordpress)

Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) was an English poet. He was the Poet Laureate
during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular
British poets. "Claribel" & "Mariana", which remain some of Tennyson's most
celebrated poems, were included in his first solo collection, Poems Chiefly Lyrical,
in 1830. Although described as overly sentimental, his verse soon proved popular
and brought Tennyson to the attention of well-known writers of the day, including
Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Tennyson's early poetry, with its medievalism & powerful
visual imagery, was a major influence on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. At age 45,
he wrote "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1854). His "Locksley Hall" (1842) was
a visionary poem, prophesizing aerial combat & the United Nations.
Photo Source: Tennyson (commons.wikimedia.org)

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist,
and journalist. His literary works explore the human condition in troubled political,
social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety
of philosophical and religious themes. His most acclaimed novels include Crime and
(1866) written at age 45, The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872), and The Brothers
(1880). Dostoevsky's body of works consists of 12 novels, four novellas,
and 16 short stories. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest novelists in
world literature, as many of his works are considered highly influential masterpieces.
His 1864 novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature; this has resulted in Dostoevsky being looked upon as both a philosopher and theologian as well. Photo Source: Feodor Dostoevsky (wikipedia.org)

Leland Stanford (1824-1893) was an American industrialist and politician.
A member of the Republican Party, he served as 8th governor of California
(1862-1863) and represented California in the United States Senate from
1885 until his death in 1893. He and his wife Jane were also the founders
of Stanford University, which they named after their late son. Prior to his
political career, Stanford was a successful merchant and wholesaler who
built his business empire after migrating to California during the Gold Rush.
As president of Central Pacific Railroad & later Southern Pacific (1885-1890),
he held tremendous power in the region and a lasting impact on California.
At age 45, Stanford presided at the ceremonial driving of "Last Spike" in
Promontory, Utah
on May 10, 1869. Photo Source: Leland Stanford (wikipedia.org)

Henry Ford (1885-1930) was an American industrialist, business magnate,
founder of the Ford Motor Company, and chief developer of the assembly line
technique of mass production. By creating first automobile that middle-class
Americans could afford, he converted automobile from an expensive curiosity
into an accessible conveyance that profoundly impacted the landscape of the
20th century. His introduction of the Ford Model T automobile revolutionized
transportation & American industry. As Ford Motor Company owner, he became
one of the richest and best-known people in the world. Credited with "Fordism",
the mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.
At age 45 (1908), he introduced the Model T and sold 10,000 cars in the first year
at $850 each. Photo Source: Henry Ford (wikipedia.org)

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who
founded analytical psychology. Jung's work has been influential in psychiatry,
anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, psychology & religious studies.
He disagreed with his mentor Sigmund Freud. Jung emphasized individuation—
the lifelong psychological process of differentiation of the self out of each individual's
conscious & unconscious elements. Jung considered it to be the main task of human
development. He created some of the best known psychological concepts, including
synchronicity, archetypal phenomena, the collective unconscious, the psychological
complex and extraversion & introversion. Jung was also an artist, craftsman, builder
and a prolific writer. Jung's Psychological Types (1920) was written at age 45.
(Photo Source: hekint.org)

Martin Buber (1878-1965) was an Austrian Jewish and Israeli philosopher best known
for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction
between the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship. Born in Vienna, Buber came
from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies
in philosophy. In 1902, he became the editor of the weekly Die Welt, the central organ of
the Zionist movement, although he later withdrew from organizational work in Zionism.
In 1923, at age 45, Buber wrote his famous essay on existence, Ich und Du (later translated
into English as I and Thou, and in 1925, he began translating the Hebrew Bible into the
German language reflecting the patterns of the Hebrew language.
Photo Source: Martin Buber (wikipedia.org)

Arnold J. Toynbee (1889-1975) was an English historian, a philosopher of history,
an author of numerous books and a research professor of international history
at the London School of Economics & King's College London. From 1918 to 1950,
Toynbee was considered a leading specialist on international affairs. He is best
known for his 12-volume A Study of History (1934-1961), began at age 45 and
completed at age 72. He had a prodigious output of papers, articles, speeches
and presentations, and numerous books translated into thirty languages.
Wrote Man's Concern with Death (1968) at age 79. Toynbee appeared on
the front cover of Time magazine, 17 March 1947.
Photo: Arnold Toynbee (mcgill.ca)

Paul Robeson (1898-1976) was an American bass baritone concert artist, stage
and film actor, athlete, and activist who became famous both for his cultural
accomplishments and for his political stances. In 1920, Paul Robeson met
Eslanda Goode at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, they eloped and she
encouraged him in acting, in 1936 he starred in film version of Show Boat,
singing "Ol' Man River", listed by AFI as the 24th Best Song in film history.
At age 45 (1943), he appeared in the title role of Othello on Broadway, NY.
This performance is perhaps the high point of his stage career, and the
production runs for almost a year. Between 1925 & 1961, Robeson recorded
& released some 276 songs. including Americana, classical music, folk songs,
poetry and plays. Photo Source: Paul Robeson (business.ucf.edu)

Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) was an American film and stage actor. His performances
in Classical Hollywood cinema films made him an American cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute selected Bogart as greatest male star of classic American cinema.
After many gangster films, Bogart played his first romantic lead in Casablanca (1942): Rick Blaine, an expatriate nightclub owner hiding from a suspicious past and negotiating a fine
line among Nazis, French underground, Vichy prefect and unresolved feelings for his ex-girlfriend (Ingrid Bergman). Casablanca won the 1943 Academy Award for Best Picture.
At age 45, Bogart meets Lauren Bacall (1944), age 19, in making To Have and Have Not.
They are married in the following year— his fourth and last marriage. Other memorable
films are The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Key Largo (1948),
and The African Queen (1951). Photo Source: Humphrey Bogart (wikipedia.org)

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) was an American politician & 40th U.S. President (1981-1989).
At age 45 (1956), continues to work for the "General Electric Theater" on TV, in which
he is the host & sometimes a player. Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor
& union leader before serving as 33rd California governor (1967-1975). Speaking at the
Berlin Wall (6-12-1987), Reagan challenged Gorbachev, "if you seek peace, if you seek
prosperity for the Soviet Union & Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here
to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Berlin
Wall fell
on Nov. 9, 1989, with many crediting Reagan in ending the Cold War. Reagan
graduated from Eureka College, & gave 1957 Commencement Address there. Invoked
the Los Angeles occultist Manly P. Hall's story of "Secret Destiny of America" (Book).
[Photo Source: U.S.3897 Ronald Reagan (colnect.com), issued 2-9-2005]

Walter Cronkite (1916-2009) was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962-1981). He began this role at age 45. During the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll. Cronkite reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War; the Dawson's Field hijackings; Watergate; Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon. He was also known for his extensive coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. He was the only non-NASA recipient of an Ambassador of Exploration award. Cronkite is known for his departing catchphrase, "And that's the way it is", followed
by the date of the broadcast. Photo Source: Walter Cronkite (wikipedia.org)

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) writes comic opera Don Pasquale (1843) at 45;
Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934) made sculpture of Eros, Piccadilly Circus (1899) at 45;
Richard Strauss (1864-1949) writes comic opera Der Rosenkavalier (1911) at 45;
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) writes symphonic poem Pines of Rome (1924) at 45;
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) writes novel To the Lighthouse (1927) at 45;
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was first Amercan to win Literature Nobel Prize (1930) at 45;
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) composed children's symphony Peter and the Wolf (1936) at 45;
Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) regained World Chess Championship (1937) at 45;
Jean Renoir (1894-1979) directs The Rules of the Game (1939) at 45;
John Ford (1894-1973) directs The Grapes of Wrath (1940) at 45;
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) first slender sculptures in his mature style (1946) at 45;
Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) first major portrait painting "Somerst Maugham" (1949) at 45;
Alan Paton (1903-1988) writes Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) at 45;
John Huston (1906-1987) directs The Red Badge of Courage (1951) at 45;
Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965) TV CBS broadcasts See It Now (1953-1958) at 45;
Ian Fleming (1908-1964) publishes Casino Royale (1953) at 45;
James Stewart (1908-1997) stars in The Glenn Miller Story (1954) at 45;
Francis Bacon (1909-1992) paints portrait of a pope with meat in background (1954) at 45;
Broderick Crawford (1911-2086) stars in TV series Highway Patrol (1955-1959) at 45;
Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) directs Winter Light & The Silence (1963) at 45;
Walter Matthau (1920-2000), stars in play The Odd Couple (1965) at 45;
Arthur Penn (1922-2010) directs Bonnie and Clyde (1967) at 45;
Franco Zeffirelli (1923-2019) directs Romeo and Julliet (1968) at 45;
Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) novelist commits seppuku, ritual suicide (1969) at 45;
Sam Peckinpah (1925-1984) directs Straw Dogs (1971) at 45;
Robert Altman (1925-2006) directs M*A*S*H (1970) at 45;
John Schlesinger (1926-2003) directs Midnight Cowboy (1968) at 45;
Norman Jewison (born 7-21-1926) directs Fiddler on the Roof (1971) at 45;
Barbara Walters (born 9-25-1929) moves to ABC TV (1976)
    from NBC and earns $1 million per year at 45.
Rupert Murdoch (born 3-11-1931) buys New York Post (1976) for $30.5 million at 45;
[Sources: Jeremy Baker, Tolstoy's Bicycle (1982), pp. 318-328; and Wikipedia Web Links.]

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was an English Romantic poet who, with
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch Romantic Age in English literature
with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798). Wordsworth's magnum opus
is The Prelude, a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years that he revised
a number of times. Wordsworth was Britain's poet laureate (1843-1850).
At age 45 (1815), he publishes first collection of his poems, with a new preface.
His long poem The Excursion was also published in 1815. Wordsworth poem
"Tintern Abbey" (1798) is my favorite. In his book Cosmic Consciousness (1901),
Richard Bucke includes Wordsworth with poets Blake, Dante, and Whitman
who had a transcendental experience. Photo: William Wordsworth (wordsworth.org.uk)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a German composer and pianist.
Beethoven remains one of the most admired composers in the history of
Western music; his works rank amongst the most performed of classical
music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the
Romantic era in classical music. In KDFC's 2021 Classical California
Ultimate Playlist
of 250 polled favorites, four of Beethoven's symphonies
ranked in the top 10— #1: Symphony #9. #3: Symphony #7, #6: Symphony #6,
#7: Symphony #5. At age 45 (1816), Beethoven composed Piano Sonata No. 28
in A major Op. 101
. Photo Source: Beethoven (wikipedia.org)

Harold A. Scheraga (1921-2020), American physical chemist of proteins and
macromolecules, Cornell University Todd Professor Emeritus in Chemistry was still active
at age 98 (2020), doing both experimental & theoretical research on protein structure folding. Scheraga has published over 1300 scientific articles, and was an active editorial & advisory board member of nine scientific journals. In 2005, he received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Gdansk. "My 65 years in protein chemistry" [Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics 48, 117-177 (May 2015)] published at age 94. "A Conversation with Harold A. Scheraga" is an Oral History Project of Cornell's Department of Chemistry with extended interviews with senior faculty members. Scheraga shared his life's journey, professional interests and reflections about his department and its nurturing environment. (Web). Scheraga's book Protein Structure was published by Academic Press (1961) at age 39.
He had 35 publications in 1966 at age 45, five with Douglas Poland. He was Chairman of Cornell's Chemistry Department (1960-1967), when I chose him as my Ph.D. advisor in physical chemistry & mentor (1963-1970), where 40 scientists worked in his research lab.

45 in Geography

82) In geography, the latitude of a location on the Earth is the angular distance of that location south or north of the Equator. The latitude is an angle, and is usually measured in degrees (marked with o). The equator has a latitude of 0o. The North Pole has a latitude of 90o north (written 90o N or +90o). The South Pole has a latitude of 90o south (written 90o S or -90o).
83) Cities located at 45o west longitude:
São José dos Campos, Brazil: 45o 53' W longitude & 23o 11' S latitude
84) Cities located at 45o north latitude:
Minneapolis, MN, USA: 44o 59 N latitude & 93o 16' W longitude
Krasnodar, Russia: 45o02 N latitude & 38o 58' E longitude
Turin, Italy: 45o 04' N latitude & 07o 42' E longitude
Novi Sad, Serbia: 45o15 N latitude & 19o 51' E longitude
St. John, Canada: 45o 17' N latitude & 66o 05' W longitude
Wakkanai, Hokkaido, Japan: 45o 25' N latitude & 141o 40' E longitude
Ottawa, Canada: 45o 25' N latitude & 75o 41' W longitude
Venice, Italy: 45o 26' N latitude & 12o 20' E longitude
Milan, Italy: 45o 28' N latitude & 09o 11' E longitude
Montreal, Canada: 45o 30' N latitude & 73o 34' E longitude
Portland, Oregon, USA: 45o 31' N latitude & 122o 41' E longitude
85) 45 is used as the country code for telephones in Denmark.
86) European Route E45 is an E-road going from
Alta, Norway and Gela, Italy, through Finland,
Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Austria.
With a length of about 3,225 miles, it is the
longest north-south European route.
86a) U.S. Route 45 is a major north-south U.S. highway and a border-to-border route, from
Lake Superior to Gulf of Mexico. A sign at highway's northern terminus notes distance
as 1,297 miles. US 45is notable for incorporating, in its maiden alignment, the first paved
road in the South, a 49-mile segment in Lee County, MS. As of 2006, highway's northern
terminus is in Ontonagon, MI, at corner of Ontonagon & River Streets, a few blocks from
Lake Superior. US 45's southern terminus is in Mobile, AL, at intersection with U.S. Route 98.
87) I-45 (Interstate 45) is a major Interstate Highway located entirely within the U.S. state of Texas.
While most Interstate routes which have numbers ending in "5" are cross-country north-south
routes, I-45 is comparatively short, with the entire route located in Texas. It connects the cities
of Dallas and Houston, continuing southeast from Houston to Galveston over the Galveston
Causeway to Gulf of Mexico. Its length is 284.913 miles, and has been in existence since 1971.
88) California State Route 45 is a state highway in the U.S. State of California that travels in
a north-south direction in the Sacramento Valley from Route 113 in Knights Landing to
Route 32 in Hamilton City. Its length is 70 miles, and has been in existence since 1934.
SR 45 is part of California Freeway & Expressway System, but is not part of National
Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's
economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.
89) Louisiana Highway 45 is a state highway located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. It runs
22.08 miles in a north-south direction from a dead end at Bayou Barataria in Lafitte to a
junction with LA 18 in Marrero. The route connects Marrero, an unincorporated suburb
of New Orleans, with several small communities located along Bayou Barataria. It provides
access to Barataria Unit of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve, which, among
its many functions, features walking trails through its vast swamps and marshes.
90) King's Highway 45 was a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province
of Ontario. The 33.6 miles-long route connected Highway 2 in downtown Cobourg with
Highway 7 in Norwood. In addition to the towns at either end, it bisected the communities
of Baltimore, Fenella, Alderville, Roseneath and Hastings. Established in 1937 along existing
county roads, the highway generally maintained the same route throughout its existence,
aside from minor realignments. In 1997, it was downloaded and transferred to the counties
of Northumberland and Peterborough, both of which designated it as County Road 45.
91) Japan National Route 45 is a national highway of Japan connecting Aoba-ku,
Sendai and Aomori, Aomori. Alongside Japan National Route 6, it is a main route
along the Pacific coast of eastern Japan. It is paralleled closely by the incomplete
Sanriku Expressway between Sendai and Hachinohe. National Route 45 has
a total length of 516.9 kilometers (321.2 miles). It has existed since 1963.
Photo Source: Japan Route 45 (commons.wikimedia.org)
92) New Zealand State Highway 45 is a New Zealand state highway which has
the moniker of the Surf Highway due to the number of prominent surfing breaks
that are accessible from it. It is two-line single carriageway for most of its length,
with at-grade intersections and property access' in both urban and rural areas.
Length: 65 miles; North End: SH 3 (Leach Street/Courtenay Street)
South End: SH 3 (Waihi Road) at Hawera
93) National Highway 45 (NH 45) is a primary national highway in India.
This highway runs in the states, sagartola of Madhya Pradesh and
Chhattisgarh. The route of NH-45 was extended from Jabalpur to
Bilaspur in June 2016. Length: 593.5 km (368.8 miles);
West end: Obaidullaganj; East end: Bilaspur.
94) 45-story St. Petersburg Hotel (4th Street & 1st Avenue, St. Petrsburg, Florida)
will be built by Red Apple Group for $300 million. Work begins Spring 2020.
The 45-story tower (515 feet tall) will have a 20-story hotel and a 842-space
parking garage. The 45-story condo tower rises at an angle on the east side
of the block. The corner of Fourth Street and First Avenue S would become
a large, landscaped pedestrian area with room for outdoor restaurant seating..
Photo Source: St. Petersburg Hotel (ampabay.com)
95) Chicago River Point Tower is a 45-story office tower on the Chicago River.
The joint venture of Houston-based Hines, Montreal-based real estate
company Ivanhoe Cambridge and local developer Larry Levy is set to
announce (May 15, 2012) that it has financing in place and plans to move
forward with the 900,000-square-foot office tower at 444 West Lake Street.
The new building would end a downtown development drought brought
on by the real estate crash and recession. The last office tower to hit the
downtown market was the 45-story, 1.2-million-square-foot high-rise at
353 N. Clark St., which opened in late 2009. Photo Source: (chicagobusiness.com)
96) Yangtze River Hotel is a 45-story hotel built by LA-based international
architecture and design firm Morphosis. It has announced (12-17-2021)
completion and opening of the Yangtze River International Conference
Center in Nanjing Jiangbei New District, an emerging epicenter for global
business in China. The multi-use complex features a 387,500-square-foot
conference space and is attached to a tower with a 340-room, four-star
hotel that offers scenic views of the river. The building's podium is
bisected by a central 200-meter arcade. Photo: Yangtze River Hotel (pinterest.com)
97) East 45th Street Sign, New York City
1st Ave: United Nations Headquarters;
2nd Ave: U.S. Mission to the United Nations (East 45th St);
3rd Ave: Parade Magazine, Inc. (711 3rd Ave, East 45th St);
5th Ave: The Brearly School for Girls, (1884-1900) (6 East 45th St);
Madison Ave: Roosevelt Hotel, Guy Lombardo (45 East 45th St).
Photo Source: East 45th Street Sign NYC (123rf.com/)
98) West 45th Street, New York City
10th Ave: Sweets Compny of America factory Tootsie Rolls (414 W. 45th St.);
8th Ave: Al Hirschfeld Theatre, originally Martin Beck Theatre (302 West 45th St);
8th Ave: Jacobs Theatre, Mae West in 1928 (242 West 45th St):
Broadway: Oscar Hammerstein's Olympia Theatre (West 45th Street);
Times Square: Peppermint Lounge 1960-61 Twist Craze (128 West 45th Street);
Photo: West 45th Street, NYC (alamy.com)
99) 45th Street Subway Station is a local station on the BMT 4th Avenue Line of NYC
Subway. Located at 45th Street & 4th Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, it is served
by the R train at all times. The N train also stops here during late nights, and some
rush-hour W trains stop here in the peak direction. It opened September 22, 1915.
Traffic in 2019 was 2,461,410 passengers, ranking 195 out of 424 stations.
Photo Source: 45th Street Subway Station (dreamstime.com)
100) MIT Building NE45 address is 300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139. Inside this building
is Lincoln Beaver Works, initiated in 2010 to conduct research and educational programs that
strengthen and expand collaborative efforts between Lincoln Laboratory and MIT campus.
101) NIH Natcher Building 45 completed in 1994, includes office space
for 600 NIH extramural staff, a 1,000-seat auditorium, a state-of-the-art
multiuse Conference Center with nine conference rooms, a 300-seat
cafeteria, and below grade employee parking for 450 vehicles.
The nearest NIH Shuttle Stop is at the main entrance to the building.
Photo Source: Natcher Building 45 (orf.od.nih.gov<>/A>)
102) 45 Rue de Richelieu, Paris is the home of Izakaya Issé, a Japanese restaurant with
4 stars of 5 (206 reviews Trip Advisor). Ranked #81 of 965 Japanese Restaurants in
Paris, and #1,880 of 15,768 Restaurants in Paris. One reviewer wrote: "I read about
this restaurant in Patricia Wells's book The Food Lover's Guide to Paris, we booked a
late dinner reservation for two on a Saturday night. I'm so glad that we did! Service
was attentive & my husband found his sashimi to be very fresh and of good quality.
The miso-glazed black cod was delicious & I ordered a side of rice, which was nice
and not sweet. I liked their soy and garlic edamame too." It is located only 0.1 mile
from the Louvre Museum. Photo Source: 45 Rue de Richelieu, (commons.wikimedia.org)
103) 45 Rue Saint-Roch, Paris is home of Head Office of the French cooks' benefit society.
Atlantes Engainés is the name of the two sculptures that adorn the entrance porch.
Architect Bruno Pélissier designed the building in 1917, in full war, for the Society
of mutual help & retirement of cooks of Paris. Decoration of the facade is not only
lavish, but also full of symbolism. In Greek mythology, the Altanteans were Titans,
primordial giant deities. They were children of Gaia, the Earth Goddess & Uranus,
Father Sky, & existed long before Gods of Olympus. Zeus defeated Atlas who revolted
against him & was sentenced to bear for eternity the celestial vault on his shoulders.
Photo Source: 45 Rue Saint-Roch, (travelfranceonline.com)
104) 45 Rue Custine, Paris is in the 18th arrondissement, known as Butte-Montmartre,
located on the right bank of the River Seine. Known for hosting Montmartre district
which contains a hill known for its artistic history, Bateau-Lavoir where Pablo Picasso,
Georges Braque, and Amedeo Modigliani lived and worked in early 20th century.
The prominent Sacré Coeur basilica sits atop the hill. Rue Custine is just 8 minutes
(1 mile) away from Rue Victor Massé where Erik Satie played the piano at cabaret
Le Chat Noir entertaining numerous poets, musicians, and artists including
Apollinaire, Claude Debussy, Jean Cocteau (who introduced him to Picasso).
Photo Source: 45 Rue Custine (pinterest.com.au)
105) Stanford Bronze Plaque 45 on the ground to the right of
Stanford's Memorial Church, is 18 paces from front door
of Building 60 (classrooms of Physics Learning Center).
It is dedicated to the Class of 1945. The first graduating
class at Stanford was 1892. In 1980, Stanford Provost
Don Kennedy strolled around the Inner Quad and
calculated that it would take 512 years for the bronze
class plaques embedded in the walkways to circle
the entire area ending with the Class of 2403.
45 in Sports & Games
106) Baseball's 45th World Series (1948):
Cleveland Indians (AL) beats Boston Braves (NL) 4-2
Superstar pitcher Bob Feller failed to win either of his two starts (Game 1 & 5).
(Dates: Oct. 6-11, 1948). Game 1: Boston 1 Cleveland 0; Game 2: Cleveland 4 Boston 1;
Game 3: Cleveland 2 Boston 0; Game 4: Cleveland 2 Boston 1; Game 5: Boston 11 Cleveland 5 (Satchel Paige appeared for Indians, becoming first black pitcher to take the mound
in World Series history. Spahn pitched 5-⅔ shutout innings of relief for the win);
Game 6: Cleveland 4 Boston 3 (Bob Lemon won his second World Series Game.)
— Joseph L. Reichler (Ed.) The Baseball Encyclopedia, 7th Ed.,
Macmillian, NY (1988), p. 2761. Photo Source: 1948 World Series Program (sports.ha.com)
107) NFL's 45th Super Bowl (2011):
Green Bay Packers (NFC) beats Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC)
31-25 at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas.
Packers held 3 Super Bowl championships, while
Steelers held the most Super Bowl championships with 6.
Super Bowl XLV was initially dominated by Green Bay, jumping
to a 21-3 lead before Pittsburgh cut it down to 21-10 just before
halftime. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named
Super Bowl MVP, completing 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards,
3 touchdowns, & no interceptions. Photo Source: Super Bowl XLV (wikipedia.org)
108) 45th NBA Finals (1992) was the championship round of the 1991-92 NBA season,
and the conclusion of the season's playoffs. The defending NBA champion and
Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bulls took on Western Conference champion
Portland Trail Blazers for the title, with Chicago having home court advantage.
The Bulls would go on to win the series 4-2, becoming the fourth NBA team
to win back-to-back championships after the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers,
and Detroit Pistons. Michael Jordan was named Finals Most Valuable Player for
the second year in a row, to go with his sixth straight regular season scoring title.
Photo Source: 1992 NBA Finals Logo (wikipedia.org)
109) Even though the Stanley Cup Finals was first awarded in 1893, it did not
become official until 1914 Stanley Cups Finals. So the 45th NHL Finals
is the 1959 Stanley Cup Finals. It was contested between three-time
defending champion Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Montreal was making its 9th consecutive appearance in the Final series.
It was Toronto's first appearance since their 1951 win over Montreal.
The Canadiens won the series, 4-1, for their 4th straight Cup victory. The 1959 Stanley Cup was
presented to Canadiens captain Maurice Richard by NHL President Clarence Campbell following
Canadiens 5-3 win over Maple Leafs in game five. Photo Source: 1959 NHL Champions (nhl.com)
110) Joe DiMaggio got 91 hits during his 56-game hitting streak.
His 45th consecutive hit game was on July 2, 1941 with homer
and 3 RBI off Dick Newsome of Boston Red Sox.
111) Rickey Henderson had his 45th stolen base (3rd base)
in the 9th inning against Dwight Bernard of Milwaukee Brewers
on May 26, 1982 in his season stolen base record of 130 in 1982.
112) Highest On Base Percentage in a Season by a Switch-hitter
.450: Tommy Tucker, AA, Baltimore, 1889
Lance Berkman, NL, Houston, 2004 (5th)
(1st: Mickey Mantle .512)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 108
113) Most Consecutive Games with a Hit over Two Seasons
45: Willie Keeler, NL, Baltimore, 1896-1897
Sept. 26, 1896 to June 18, 1897
(1 game to end 1896 & 44 to begin 1897)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 148
114) 40 Home Runs with Fewer than 100 RBI in a Season—
Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota Twins (1963): 45 Homers, 96 RBI;
Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giantss (2003): 45 Homers, 90 RBI;
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 154
115) Most Home Runs by a Switch Hitter in a Season
45: Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves, 1999 (3rd)
45: Lance Berkman, Houston Astros, 2006 (3rd)
(#1: Mickey Mantle 54, NY Yankees 1961)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 165
116) Most Home Runs by a First Baseman in a Season
45: Jim Gentile, Baltimore Orioles 1961 (28th)
45: Willie McCovey, San Francisco Giants, 1989 (28th)
45: Rickie Sexson, Milwaukee Brewers, 2001 (28th)
45: Rickie Sexson, Milwaukee Brewers, 2003 (28th)
(#1: Mark McGwire 69, St. Louis Cardinals 1998)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 166
117) Most Home Runs by a Third Baseman in a Season
45: Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies 1979 (8th)
45: Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves, 1999 (8th)
(#1: Mike Schmidt 48, Philadelphia Phillies 1980)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 167
118) Most Home Runs by a Shortstopin a Season
45: Ernie Banks, Chicago Cubs 1959 (5th)
(#1: Alex Rodriguez 57, Texas Rangers 2002)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 168
119) Most Home Runs by a Left Fielder in a Season
45: Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota Twins 1962 (18th)
45: George A. Bell, Toronto Blue Jays, 1987 (18th)
45: Kevin Mitchell, San Francisco Giants, 1989 ((18th)
45: Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants, 2002 (18th)
45: Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox, 2005 (18th)
(#1: Barry Bonds 71, San Francisco Giants 2001)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 168
120) Most Home Runs by a Center Fielder in a Season
45: Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants 1964 (14th)
(#1: Hack Wilson 56, Chicago Cubs 1920)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 169
121) Most Home Runs by a Right Fielder in a Season
45: Reggie Jackson, Oakland A's, 1969 (10th)
45: Manny Ramirez, Cleveland Indians, 1998 (10th)
(#1: Sammy Sosa 65, Chicago Cubs 1998)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 169
122) Most Career Shutouts by a Pitcher
45: Doc White (29th rank)
45: Whitey Ford (29th rank)
45: Robin Roberts (29th rank)
45: Red Ruffing (29th rank)
45: Phil Niekro (29th rank)
45: Addie Joss (29th rank)
(#1: Walter Johnson 110, #2: Grover Cleveland Alexander 90)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 205
123) Biggst Blowout in Super Bowl
45 points— San Francisco 49ers beats Denver Broncos 55-10
in Super Bowl XXIV (January 28, 1990) at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans.
San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana was named the Super Bowl MVP.
He completed 22 of 29 passes for 297 yards and a Super Bowl record 5 TDs.
He also set a record by completing 13 consecutive passes during the game.
Jerry Rice finished the game with 7 receptions for 148 yards
and a Super Bowl record 3 receiving touchdowns.
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 53.
124) Longest Punt Returns in Super Bowl
45 yards— John Taylor of San Francisco 49ers vs Cincinnati Bengals
in Super Bowl XXIII (1-22-1989) at Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida.
(Taylor's Super Bowl record for longest punt return stood for 27 seasons
until Super Bowl 50, when Denver Broncos' return specialist Jordan Norwood
had a 61-yard return.) —Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 57.
125) Most Rebounds in a Single Game
45 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia vs Syracuse (2-6-1960) (5th)
45 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia vs LA Lakers (1-21-1961) (5th)
(#1 Wilt Chamberlain 55, Philadelphia vs Boston (11-24-1960)ts;
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 110
126) Most Goals by a Rookie in NHL Season
45 by Dale Hawerchuk, Winnepeg Jets, 1981-82
45 by Luc Robitaille, Los Angeles Kings, 1986-87
(#1 Teemu Selanne, 76, Winnipeg Jets, 1992-93)
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 128
127) All-Time Boxing Heavyweight Upsets
George Foreman, age 45, knocks out Michael Moorer, age 26
in 10th Round in Las Vegas (November 5, 1994)
Foreman, at age 45, became the oldest fighter
ever to win the world heavyweight title.
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 214.
128) 45th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: René Lacoste beats Jean Borotra
(6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 86) on July 4, 1925.
129) 45th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs
(6-3, 6-1) on July 1, 1932.
130) 45th Kentucky Derby was won by Sir Barton in 2.09.8
with Jockey Johnny Loftus aboard (May 10, 1919).
Sir Barton went on to win in Preakness & Belmont Stakes,
becoming the first winner of the American Triple Crown.
131) 45th Preakness Stakes was won by Man o' War in 1:51.6
with Jockey Clarence Kummer aboard (May 18, 1920).
132) 45th Belmont Stakes was won by Prince Eugene in 2:18.0
with Jockey Roscoe Troxler aboard (June 13, 1913).
133) 45th U.S. Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284,
three strokes better than Denny Shute's 287,
at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. (June 7, 1941)
134) Baseball Players with Uniform #45

Bob Gibson #45
St. Louis Cardinals

Johnny Podres #45
Brooklyn Dodgers

Pedro Martinez #45
Boston Red Sox (1998-2004)
New York Mets (2005-2008)

Tug McGraw #45
New York Mets (1965-1974)
Philadelphia Phillies (1975-1984)
Bob Gibson (1935-2020): was an American professional baseball pitcher who played 17 seasons in MLB for
St. Louis Cardinals (1959-1975). Nicknamed "Gibby" and "Hoot" (after actor Hoot Gibson), Gibson tallied
251 wins, 3,117 strikeouts, 2.91 ERA during his career. A 9-time All-Star & two-time World Series champion,
he won two Cy Young Awards and the 1968 National League MVP Award. Known for a fiercely competitive
nature and for intimidating opposing batters. Elected in 1981 to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Cardinals retired his uniform #45 in Sept. 1975 and inducted him into team Hall of Fame in 2014.
Johnny Podres (1932-2008): was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played in
the majors from 1953 to 1969, spending most of his career with the Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers.
Podres won four World Series titles with the Dodgers. He is best known for pitching a shutout in game 7
of 1955 World Series to give Dodgers their first championship. He was given first-ever World Series MVP
Award. Also won the Babe Ruth Award and was later named the Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated.
In his 15-year MLB career, Podres had a 148-116 record, 3.68 ERA, 1,435 strikeouts. He was at his best in four
World Series, with a 4-1record, a 2.11 ERA and 18 strikeouts.
Pedro Martinez (born 10-25-1971): is a Dominican-American former professional baseball starting pitcher,
who played in MLB from 1992 to 2009, for five teams— most notably the Boston Red Sox from 1998 to 2004.
At the time of his retirement as an active player, his career record of 219 wins and 100 losses placed him fourth-highest in winning percentage in MLB history, and was the highest such achievement by a right-hander since the modern pitching era began, in 1903. Martinez ended his career with an earned run average (ERA) of 2.93, the sixth-lowest by a pitcher with at least 2,500 innings pitched, since 1920. He reached the 3,000 strikeout mark in fewer innings than any pitcher except Randy Johnson, and is the only pitcher to compile over 3,000 career strikeouts with fewer than 3,000 innings pitched; Martinez' career strikeout rate of 10.04 per 9 innings trails only Johnson (10.61) among pitchers with over 1,500 innings. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 in his first year of eligibility, His uniform number 45 was retired by the Red Sox in a ceremony, two days after his Hall induction.
Tug McGraw (1944-2004): was an American professional baseball relief pitcher and long-time Major League Baseball (MLB) player, often remembered for coining the phrase "Ya Gotta Believe", which became the rallying cry for the 1973 New York Mets. He recorded the final out of the 1980 World Series against the Kansas City Royals, via a strikeout of Willie Wilson, thereby bringing the Philadelphia Phillies their first such championship and ending a 97-year drought. He was the last active big league player to have played under legendary manager Casey Stengel.
Reference: Sporting News, Best By Number: Who Wore What With Distinction (2006), pp. 138-141;
Photo Sources: Bob Gibson (baseballhall.org); Johnny Podres (https://media.gettyimages.com);
Pedro Martinez (si.com); Tug McGraw (i.ytimg.com);
135) Basketball & Football Players with Uniform #45

Michael Jordan #45
Chicago Bulls (1984-1998)
Washington Wizards (2001-03)

A.C. Green #45
Los Angeles Lakers (1985-1993)
Phoenix Suns (1993-1996)

Rik Smits #45
Indiana Pacers

Emblen Tunnell #45
New York Giants (1948-1958)
Green Bay Packers (1959-1961)
Michael Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is an American former professional basketball player who is a businessman. His biography on the offici basketball player of all time." He was integral in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon in the process. Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. He is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA and of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. He holds the NBA records for career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). He has six NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten scoring titles (both all-time records),
A. C. Green (born October 4, 1963) is an American former professional basketball player. Nicknamed "Iron Man", he holds a National Basketball Association (NBA) record for most consecutive regular-season games played with 1,192. Green played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. He found most success with the Lakers, with whom he won three championships in 1987, 1988 and 2000, and was named an NBA All-Star in 1990.reer with the Milwaukee Bucks. He was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019.
Rik Smits (born 23 August 1966) nicknamed "The Dunking Dutchman" is a Dutch former professional basketball player who spent his entire career with the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) The 7-foot-4-inch center was drafted by the Pacers out of Marist College[1] with the second overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft. An NBA All-Star in 1998, Smits reached the NBA Finals in 2000. Career statistics: 12,871 points 14.8 ppg), Rebounds 5277, Blocks 1111.
Emblen Tunnell (1924-1975) sometimes known by the nickname "The Gremlin", was an American professional football player and coach. He was the first African American to play for the New York Giants and also the first to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was a defensive halfback and safety for the New York Giants (1948-1958) and Green Bay Packers (1959-1961). He was a member of NFL championship teams in 1956 and 1961. When he retired as a player, he held NFL career records for interceptions (79), interception return yards (1,282), punt returns (258), and punt return yards (2,209).
Reference: Sporting News, Best By Number: Who Wore What With Distinction (2006), pp. 138-141;
Photo Sources: Michael Jordan (media.popculture.com); A.C. Green (excelsior.com.mx);
Rik Smits (pm1.narvii.com); Emlen Tunnel (theeagleswire.usatoday.com).

45 in Collectibles, Coins & Postage Stamps

136) 1945 Coins in U.S. Currency: Washington Quarter 25¢, Mercury Dime 10¢, Jefferson Nickel 5¢, Lincoln Penny 1¢

Note: Wartime composition of the Jefferson Nickel: 1945 was the last year that Jefferson nickels were struck
in the 56% copper, 35% silver, 9% manganese composition that was first used in 1942;
Image sources: Washington Quarter (coinauctionshelp.com); Mercury Dime (usacoinbook.com );
Jefferson Nickel (usacoinbook.com); Lincoln Penny (usacoinbook.com)
137) 1945 U.S. Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Obverse: Lady Liberty walking, holding branches, sunrise ahead
Reverse: Bald Eagle rising from a mountaintop perch
U.S. 1945 Walking Liberty Half Dollar was a silver 50-cent piece
or half dollar coin issued by the U.S. Mint from 1916 to 1947.
Designed by Adolph A. Weinman. Obverse resembles Oscar Roty's "Sower" design for French coins. Art historian Cornelius Vermeule regarded Walking Liberty half dollar to be "one of the greatest United States coins— if not of the world". American Silver Eagle (1986-present) uses Weinman's original "Walkimg Liberty" design. Image source: Walking Liberty Half Dollar (usacoinbook.com)
138) 1845 U.S. Seated Liberty Silver Half-Dollar
Obverse: Seated Liberty with 13 Stars & Coinage Year
Reverse: Bald Eagle with Olive Branches & Arrows
U.S. 1845 Liberty Seated Dollars were designed by U.S. Mint engraver
Christian Gobrecht who also designed the Half-Dollar. Silver dollars
were struck from 1840-1873. 589,000 of the 1845 Half-Dollars were
minted with No Motto. $3,807 for uncirculated coins.
Image source: 1845 Half-Dollar (usacoinbook.com)
139) 1845 U.S. Braided Hair Large Cent
Obverse: Lady Liberty with Braided Hair & Coinage Year
Reverse: One Cent surrrounded by Olive Branches
U.S. 1845 Braided Hair Lady Liberty was designed by U.S. Mint engraver
Christian Gobrecht. Coin was 100% copper with diameter of 28.5 mm
(1.12 inch). 1845 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny) features a smaller
and petite liberty head on the obverse & large letters on the reverse side.
Image source: 1845 Braided Hair Large Cent (usacoinbook.com)
140) 1845 Canada Bank Half Penny
Obverse: Bank of Montreal; Reverse: X Logo with Shamrock, Thistle, Beaver.
New Brunswick, was established as a separate colony in 1784. By 1840s its population & trade had expanded to the point where there was a real need
for a local currency, and in 1843 the legislature issued copper penny and halfpenny tokens. British authorities ordered to abandon plans immediately, but the coins (dated 1843) were in circulation. Only 8 coins of 1845 are known. More details. Image source: 1845 Half-Penny (coinsandcanada.com)
141) 1845 Spain 8 Maravedis Isabella
Obverse: Queen Isabella II facing right divides 8 M value
Reverse: Central oval with 3 fleurs-de-lis, lion in two quarters,
castle in two quarters, divided by a swirl shape
Denomination: 8 maravedis; Composition: Copper
Diameter: 28 mm; Thickness: 2 mm; Price: $22.00
Image source: 1845 Spain Isabella (mages.vcoins.com)
142) 1845 Peru Limae 8 Real
Obverse: Lady Liberty with Spear & Shield
Reverse: 1845 Date, 8 Real, Perus's Coat of arms: Holm oak civic crown
on top; Seal has Vicuna at left & Cinchona tree at right; Cornucopia
with coins at bottom; Palm leaves on legt & Laurel leaves on right;
Early Republic coin, Silver, Multicolored surface tone
with minor nicks on edge. Scarce. VF. Price: 95 Euros
Image source: 1845 Peru Limae 8 Real (numisbids.com)
143) 1845 James Knox Polk "Indian Peace Medal"
Obverse: Bust of President James Knox Polk
Reverse: Two hands clasped in token of amity;
above crossed hands, pipe of peace & tomahawk.
Original issue by the U.S. mint. Sold for $48.00.
Designed by John Gadsby Chapman & John Reich.
Bronze, Plain smooth edge, 76 mm, 207.9 grams;
Image source: 1845 Polk Peace Medal (vcoins.com)
144) There are 100 Marvel Value Stamps
issued 1974-1976 in Marvel Comic Books
Stamp #45 Mantis
from Avengers #114, Artist: Rich Buckler
Comic Issues containing this stamp:
Marvel Spotlight #17, September 1974, p.19.
Marvel Two-in-One #7, January 1975, p.19.
Marvel Two-in-One #12, November 1975, p.19.
Strange Tales #173, April 1974, p.32.(affects story)
Tomb of Dracula #31, April 1975, p.19.
145) There are 200 cards in Wings: Friend or Foe (Topps 1952)
Card #45 is U.S. Air Force Fighter F-82 Twin Mustang
146) There are 160 cards in World on Wheels (Topps 1953)
Card #45 is Franklin 1904, Rear Entrance Touring Car
147) There are 135 cards in Look 'n See (Topps 1952)
Card #45 is Amelia Earhart (Aviatrix) (Source)
148) There are 156 cards in Scoop (Topps 1954)
Card #45 is Custer's Last Stand (June 25, 1876)
149) There are 64 cards in Firefighters (Bowman 1953)
Card #45 is 1938 Combination (Source)
150) There are 80 cards in Flags of the World (Topps 1956)
Card #45 is Nicaragua
151) There are 48 cards in Antique Autos (Bowman 1953)
Card #45 is Stoddard-Dayton Racer
(Back of card with 3-D drawing viewed with 3-D glasses in gum packs)
152) There are 80 cards in Davy Crockett (Topps 1956, orange back)
Card #45 is Reach Crockett
153) United States Postage Stamps with 45¢ denominations
U.S. First class mail postage rate: 41¢ (5-14-2007 to 5-11-2008),
42¢ (5-12-2008 to 5-10-2009), 44¢ (5-11-2009 to 1-21-2012).
45¢ (1-22-2012 to 1-26-2013).
Note: Stamps were downloaded from the web; Click on catalogue # for their source.

U.S. C120, 45¢
French Revolution Bicentennial
(issued 7-14-1989)

U.S. C127, 45¢
Tropical Coast
(issued 10-12-1990)

U.S. 2481, 45¢
Pumpkinseed Sunfish
(issued 12-2-1992)

U.S. E22, 45¢
Special Delivery Arrows
(issued 11-21-1969)

U.S. 4613, 45¢
Rooster on Perch
(issued 1-20-2012)

U.S. 4614, 45¢
Cow Weathervane
(issued 1-20-2012)

U.S. 4615, 45¢
Eagle Weathervane
(issued 1-20-2012)

U.S. 4616, 45¢
Rooster Weathervane
(issued 1-20-2012)

U.S. 4617, 45¢
Centaur Weathervane
(issued 1-20-2012)
154) Canada Postage Stamps with 45¢ denominations

Canada 1172, 45¢
(issued 1-12-1990)

Canada 1360, 45¢
Queen Elizabeth II
(issued 7-31-1995)

Canada 1396, 45¢
Canadian Flag
(issued 7-31-1995)

Canada 1708, 45¢
Year of the Tiger
(issued 1-8-1998)

Canada 1563, 45¢
Monarch Butterfly
(issued 8-15-1995)

Canada 1564, 45¢
Belted Kingfisher
(issued 8-15-1995)

Canada 165, 45¢
Northern Pintail
(issued 9-26-1995)

Canada 1566, 45¢
Hoary Bat
(issued 8-15-1995)

Canada 1579, 45¢
Superman Comics
(issued 10-2-1995)

Canada 1580, 45¢
Johnny Canuck
(issued 10-2-1995)

Canada 1581, 45¢
Superheroes: Nelvana
(issued 10-2-1995)

Canada 1582, 45¢
Captain Canuck
(issued 10-2-1995)

Canada 1583, 45¢
Superheroes: Fleur-de-Lys
(issued 10-2-1995)

Canada 1591, 45¢
American Kestrel
(issued 1-9-1996)

Canada 1592, 45¢
Atlantic Puffins
(issued 1-9-1996)

Canada 1593, 45¢
Pileated Woodpecker
(issued 1-9-1996)

Canada 1594, 45¢
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
(issued 1-9-1996)
155) France Postage Stamps with 45 Francs denominations

France 122, 45 Francs;
(issued 10-8-1906)

France 143, 45 Francs;
Sower with Sun
(issued 11-1-1926)

France 190, 45 Francs;
Louis Pasteur
(issued 8-7-1924)

France 363, 45 Francs;
Mercury & Caduceus
(issued 1-17-1939)

France 1244, 0.45 Franc;
International Flower Show
(issued 4-14-1969)

France 1288, 0.45 Franc;
Battle of Garigliano, Italy
(issued 5-10-1969)

France 1383, 40.45 Franc;
Liberation of Provence
(issued 8-23-1969)

France 1286, 0.45 Franc;
Cardinal Richilieu
(issued 10-17-1970)

France 1288, 0.45 Franc;
Emperor Louis XIV
(issued 10-17-1970)

France 1383, 0.45 Franc;
Civil Code
(issued 11-3-1973)
156) Foreign Postage Stamps with 45 denominations

Albania 937,
45 Qindarke
(issued 5-10-1966)

Albania 968,
45 Qindarke
Persian Cat
(issued 9-20-1966)

Albania 1054,
45 Qindarke
Woman Spinner
(issued 8-20-1967)

Albania 1090,
45 Qindarke
(issued 11-25-1967)

Albania 1371,
45 Qindarke
Rock Thrush
(issued 8-15-1971)
Australia 570, 45¢
Needle Bottlebrush
(issued 8-27-1975)
Australia 736, 45¢
Masked Woodswallow
(issued 7-1-1980)
Australia 1577, 45¢ Red Roses
(issued 1-29-1997)
Australia 2031, 45¢
Queen Elizabeth II
(issued 2-6-2002)
Australia 2037, 45¢
Auto Racing Sandman
(issued 2-27-2002)

Austria 320,
45 Groschen
Golden Eagle
(issued 1-30-1930)

Austria 367,
45 Groschen
Tyrol Farmer & Wife
(issued 8-15-1934)

Austria 472,
45 Groschen
Harenstein Castle
(issued 12-9-1947)

Austria B253,
30+15 Groschen
Salzburg Cathedral
(issued 8-6-1948)

Austria P41,
45 Groschen
(issued 3-1921)

Austria P48,
45 Heller
(issued 12-1921)

Chad 546, 45 Francs
Henri Dunant
(issued 5-25-1985)

Chad 449, 45 Francs
Captive Balloon De Rozier
(issued 5-30-1983)

Chad 451B, 45 Francs
1913 Torpedo Martini
(issued 7-15-1983)

Chad 575, 45 Francs
Barbary Sheep
(issued 12-1-1988)

China C3, 45 Cents
Plane over Great Wall
(issued 7-1-1921)

China C8, 45 Cents
Plane over Great Wall
(issued 7-5-1929)

Chile 943, 45 Pesos
Export Grapes
(issued 2-1-1991)

Chile 944, 45 Pesos
Export Apples
(issued 2-1-1991)

Cyprus 37, 45 Piastre
Queen Victoria
(issued 8-14-1894)

Cyprus 122, 45 Cents
St. Nicholas Church
(issued 2-1-1928)

Cyprus 135, 45 Piastre
Cypress Tree
(issued 12-1-1934)

Cyprus 336, 45 Milliemes
Nativity Fresco
(issued 11-24-1969)

Czech 832, 45 Háler
Bohemia Costume
(issued 12-18-1957)

Denmark B17, 40+5 Øre
Danish Flag
(issued 5-4-1947)

Finland C7, 45 Markka
Aircraft Convair
(issued 11-2-1959)

Niger 135, 45 Francs
Red Jasmine
(issued 1965)

German East Africa 28,
45 Heller
Kaiser's Ship
(issued 4-1--1905)

Germany 550,
45 Pfenning
(issued 4-20-1946)

Germany 1523,
45 Pfenning
Rastatt Caste
(issued 6-21-1990)

Saar 118,
45 Centimes
(issued 4-9-1925)

Saar 275,
45 Francs
Theodore Heuss
(issued 3-16-1957)

Italy Turkey Office 42,
45 Piastre
45 Piastre on 5 Lira
(issued 1922)

Italy 2247,
0.45 Euro
Venus of Urnino
(issued 1-27-2004)

Italy 2589,
0.45 Euro
Lantern of Genoa
(issued 2-21-2004)

Italy 2594,
0.45 Euro
Francesco Petrarca
(issued 3-18-2004)

Italy 2600,
0.45 Euro
Isole Egadi
(issued 4-10-2004)

Japan 390,
45 Sen
(issued 5-1-1947)

Japan 566,
45 Yen
Nikko Yomei Gate
(issued 10-15-1952)

Japan 884,
45 Yen
Skunk Cabbage
(issued 5-15-1967)

Laos 1015D,
45 Lao Kip
Kouprey Bull
(issued 9-15-1990)

Laos 98,
45 Lao Kip

Mozambique Co. C167, 45 Centavos
Triangle Plane over Beira
(issued 10-5-1935)

Mozambique Co. C7
45 Centavos, Plane over Beira
(issued 11-1-1935)

Mozambique Co. C182, 45 Centavos
Lion in Triangle
(issued 5-16-1937)

Netherlands 520, 45 cents
Seagull & NATO
(issued 9-10-1974)

Netherlands B505,
30+15 cents
Boy with Hoop
(issued 11-12-1974)

Netherlands SG1230b,
45 cents
(issued 1-2-1981)

Netherlands 613,
45 cents
Bells & Europa
(issued 9-1-1981)

Nethrlands 298,
45 cents
Queen Wilhelmina
(issued 1948)

Poland 488, 45 Grosz
Picasso's "Peace Dove"
(issued 11-13-1950)

Poland 498, 45 Grosz
Woman & Doves
(issued 3-2-1951)

Poland 644, 45 Grosz
(issued 11-8-1954)

Poland 660, 45 Grosz
European Bison
(issued 12-22-1954)

Poland 673, 45 Grosz
Marie Curie Statue
(issued 5-17-1955)

Monaco 2308b,
0.45 Euro
Saint Dévote
(issued 9-29-2003)

Russia 5392,
45 Ruble
Goitered Gazelle
(issued 1985)

Russia 7796,
45 Ruble
Siberian Crane
(issued 1-22-2019)

Ryukyu Islands C12,
45 Yen
Maiden Playing Flute
(issued 8-1-1957)

Spain 2409, 45 Peseta
National Youth Orchestra
(issued 5-3-1985)

Spain 2451, 45 Pta
Hoop Exercise
(issued 10-9-1985)

Spain 2457, 45 Peseta
Adoration of the Magi
(issued 11-27-1985)

Spain 2745, 45 Peseta
Martorell Railway
(issued 7-4-1993)

Sweden 205, 45 Øre
World Postage Congress
(issued 7-4-1924)

Sweden 221, 45 Øre
Universal Postal Union
(issued 8-16-1924)

Sweden 783, 45 Øre
Wood Anemone
(issued 6-4-1968)

Sweden 784, 45 Øre
Wild Rose
(issued 6-4-1968)

Sweden 811, 45 Øre
Paul Heyse, Nobelist
(issued 12-10-1970)
Note: Postage stamps with 45 denomination were found on the web. Consulted 2022 Scott Standard Postage Stamp
Catalogue Volumes 1A-6B
(Los Altos Library) for Scott Catalogue #s. All stamps shown above were downloaded
from the web using Google Images & eBay searches. Click on catalogue #s for image source where stamp appears.
Some stamps were retouched in Adobe Photoshop for centering and perforations with black background added.
The dates of issue were found in Scott Catalogues as well as the Scott Catalogue #s. Click on stamp to enlarge.

45 in Books & Quotes
157) Quotes on 45:
Mrs. Deborah no sooner observed this than she fell to squeezing and
kissing, with as great raptures as sometimes inspire the sage dame
of forty and five towards a youthful and vigorous bridegroom.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754),     Tom Jones (1749)
Cited in William Hartston,
The Book of Numbers (2000), p. 95
On the other hand, we have:
'A maiden of 'forty-five, exceedingly
starched, vain, and ridulous.'

Tobias Smollett (1721-1771)
    "Humphrey Clinker" (1771)
Cited in William Hartston,
The Book of Numbers (2000), p. 95
158) He was a man of forty-five,
Forty-five! In five more
years fifty. Then sixty— then
seventy— then it was finished.
My God— and one still was
so unestablished!
D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930), The Rainbow (1915)
Cited in 100 Years (Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life),
Joshua Prager (selections) & Milton Glaser (visualizations),
W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 2016
159) Bollingen Series XLV is Collected Works of Paul Valéry
The Art of Poetry (1989); Complete 15 volumes set
(Princeton University Press, NJ, 1989)
160) Volume 45 of Time Magazine runs from
January 1, 1945, XLV, No. 1
(Eisenhower, Man of the Year)
to June 25, 1945, XLV, No. 26
(Lt. General Lucius Clay)
Maj. Gen. Ridgway (4-2-1945, XLV.14)
Lt. General Patton (4-9-1945, XLV.15)
Harry S Truman (4-23-1945, XLV.17)
Emperor Hirohito (5-21-1945, XLV.21)
Lt. General Wedemeyer (6-4-1945, XLV.23)
Photo Source: Eisenhower (time.com)
161) Volume 45 of Dictionary of Literary Biography
is titled "American Poets, 1880-1945"
published by Gale Research, Detroit, 490 pages
Edited by Peter Quartermain (December 6, 1985)
The history of American writing (and especially poetry) in the 20th century
can be read as the history of a language gradually acquiring native speakers,
when there were none before, states this DLB volumes foreword. This second-of-three
series profiles 47 American poets who helped to define the cultural language of the
nation as it struggled to secure an active role in world affairs. 47 entries include:
Kay Boyle, Sterling Brown, Stanley Burnshaw, e.e. Cummings, Edward Dahlberg,
Langston Hughes, Stanley Kunitz, James Laughlin, Thomas Merton, Frederic Prokosch,
Evelyn Scott, Jesse Stuart and Robert Penn Warren..
162) Books with 45 in the Title

Alexander Dumas
Forty-Five Guardsmen (1848)

Peter Brandvold
.45-Caliber (2014)

L.D. Hicks
Trump 45(2022)

Victoria L. Schmidt (2012)
45 Master Characters

K.A Barson
45 Pounds (2013)
Click on book cover for source of photo image
163) Books, CDs, DVDs with 45 in the Title

Yoshiki Nakamura
Skip Beat! 45 (2021)

Clauspeter Becker (2012)
AMG 45: The Story The Cars

Eric Records (2010)
Hard to Find 45s on CD, Vol. 12

Andrew Haigh
45 Years DVD (2016)

Jürgen Böttcher
Born in '45 Film (1966)
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45 in Art, Music, & Film
Krishna Print 45
shows a young Krishna with a calf.
Darshan Art Gallery featuring
122 paintings of Lord Krishna.
Source: Krishna (stephen-knapp.com)
165) Woodblock Print 45 of 100 Views of Edo (1856-1858)
by Japanese painter & printmaker Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858)
is titled "Yatsumi Bridge" (1856). Notes from Brooklyn Museum:
Although Yatsumi Bridge literally means "Eight-View Bridge", a more accurate
translation would be "Eight-Bridge View" since from it one could see eight
different bridges, including Yatsumi itself, on which the viewer is standing.
This bridge was one of the busiest in Edo and joined mouth of the Nihonbashi
River with the outer moat of Edo Castle. So heavily traveled was the bridge
that its southern approach served as the site of a stone post on which notices
of lost children were pasted. The only allusion to this bustling site in an
otherwise placid scene is the two parasols moving along at the lower left.
No. 45 (Blue Divided by Blue) (1966) by Mark Rothko (1903-1970)
is an acryic painting on paper (25.59" x 33.46"); Sotheby Auction 2007
(Sold 2,652,500 GBP). Exhibited: Kawamura, Memorial Museum of Art;
Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma, Museum of Contemporary Art; Nagoya,
City Art Museum; Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Mark Rothko, 1995-96,
pp. 152-153, No. 45, Untitled (Blue Divided by Blue) of 1966 is a rare & outstanding
painting by Mark Rothko, believed to be one of only four recorded works on paper
from this year. The date signifies the inception of the artist's obsession with this
medium in the later 1960s. This work stands at the beginning of that extraordinary
project which occupied him until his death in 1970: the pioneering exploration of the absolute limits
of painting on paper. Biographically, it is rooted in a highly portentous time in his life, replete with
the onset of despair, which was reflected in Rothko's palette shifting towards ominous darker tones.
By contrast, Untitled (Blue Divided by Blue) emerges as an incandescent ray of light in these dark years
and encapsulates Rothko's revolution in Abstraction in the most perfectly serene terms. This painting
is testament that although Rothko's troubled mindset was beset by depression, it also harboured the
inspiration for a painted chink of optimism, expressed as the consummate colour field multiform.
Source: Rothko No. 45 (Blue Divided by Blue) (sothebys.com/)
167) Napa Valley #45 (2018) is an acrylic painting on canvas
by contemporary Canadian artist Peter Triantos.
The painting shows splashes and bursts of white
fireworksin a blue background. The artwork is
shown on the wall next to a glass door leading
to an outdoor corridor with valley views.
Photo Source: Napa Valley #45 (pinterest.ca)
168) Johann Sebastian Bach's Church Cantata #45 (BWV 45)
was composed in Leipzig for eighth Sunday after
Trinity and first performed on 11 August 1726.
The readings are from Epistles to the Romans 8:12-17,
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
they are the sons of God". The cantata in seven
movements is scored for 3 vocal soloists (alto, tenor,
and bass), a four-part choir, two flauti traversi,
two oboes, two violins, viola and basso continuo.
169) Joseph Haydn's Symphony #45 in F# minor, known
as the "Farewell" Symphony. It is dated 1772 on the
autograph score. A typical performance of the symphony
lasts around 25 minutes. The piece is written for two oboes,
bassoon, two horns (in A and E), and strings (violins in two
sections (four in final Adagio), violas, cellos & double basses).
The work is probably one of the more familiar and frequently
performed of the Haydn symphonies. Musicologist James
Webster says the work deserves its fame as superlative music.
170) Beethoven's Opus #45 is 3 Marches, Piano, Four Hands,
These three marches are not very well known but are absolutely wonderful pieces.
They are all extremely unusual and show Beethoven's brilliance in the duet format.
Beethoven fans, you will not be disappointed! Includes complete printed music
score with both primo and secondo piano parts, and a compact disc featuring the
duets in two formats: split-channel stereo with secondo part on the left channel,
primo on the right, so you can play either part; & then again with just the secondo
part in stereo so you can perform the primo part alongside. Performed by Sondra
Bianca, piano Accompaniment: Harriet Wingreen, piano.
171) Frederic Chopin's Opus #45 is Prelude in C-sharp minor.
It was composed in 1841, dedicated to Princess E. Czernicheff,
one of Chopin's pupils. This is a work, a consummate masterpiece—
about which pianists all too seldom remember, born entirely of the
spirit of improvisation. The charms of pure sonority are brought
by the cadenza, but that too swells towards emotional ecstasy.
Opening theme returns, before dissolving away in softening strains.
(YouTube: Arthur Rubinstein; Garrick Ohlsson: Maurizio Pollini)
Image Source: Chopin Op. 45 (discogs.com)
172) Johannes Brahms' Opus #45 is A German Requiem,
to Words of the Holy Scriptures
for voice and piano
is a large-scale work for chorus, orchestra, a soprano
and a baritone soloist, composed between 1865 & 1868.
It comprises seven movements, which together last
65 to 80 minutes, making this work Brahms's longest
composition. A German Requiem is sacred but non-liturgical.
(YouTube: Herbert von Karajan; Pär Fridberg; Colin Davis)
Image Source:: Brahms Op. 45 (allmusic.com)
173) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Opus #45
is Capriccio Italien. a fantasy for orchestra composed
between January and May 1880. It premiered 12-18-1880
(New System) in Moscow, conducted by Nikolay Rubinstein.
A typical performance of the piece lasts about 15 minutes.
Tchaikovsky soaked up Italian street music and folk songs
which he then incorporated into his Capriccio Italien.
(YouTube: Michail Jurowski; Antony Hermus; Leonard Bernstein)
Image Source:: Tchaikovsky Op. 45 (amazon.com/A>)
174) Sergei Rachmaninoff's Opus #45 is Symphonic Dances,
an orchestral suite in 3 movements. Completed in 1940, it is Rachmaninoff's last major
composition. Symphonic Dances allowed him to indulge in a nostalgia for the Russia he
had known, much as he had done in the 3rd Symphony as well as to effectively sum up
his lifelong fascination with ecclesiastical chants. In the first dance, he quotes opening
theme of his 1st Symphony, itself derived from motifs characteristic of Russian church
music. In finale he quotes both Dies Irae & chant "Blessed art thou, Lord" (Blagosloven
yesi, Gospodi
) from his All-Night Vigil. (YouTube: Edward Gardner; Yuri Temirkanov;
Andrés Orozco-Strada) Image Source:: Rachmaninoff Op. 45 (discogs.com)
175) Jean Sibelius's Opus #45 is The Dryad & Tanz-Intermezzo.
The two pieces for orchestra were composed 1904-1910.
"The Dryad" (mythical Greek tree nymph), was composed
in 1910 as an impressionistic tone poem or, as Jean Sibelius
described it, a "tone picture for orchestra"; The second piece,
"Tanz-Intermezzo" was composed in 1904, revised three years
later, and then set aside to await its counterpart, "The Dryad"
(more popular of the two pieces). (YouTube: Pietari Inkinen;
Osmo Vänskä) Image Source:: Sibelius Op. 45 (youtube.com)
176) 45 Fathers is a 1937 American comedy film directed by James Tinling,
written by Frances Hyland and Albert Ray, and starring Jane Withers,
Thomas Beck, Louise Henry, Richard Carle, Nella Walker and Andrew
Tombes. It was released on November 26, 1937, by 20th Century Fox.
The plot is built around a group of old men that decide to adopt an
orphan girl, once adopted she dances, sings and does whatever she
can to help around. The story of this 70-minutes film was written by
Mary Bickll. While I don't recognize any of the main characters, I see
Leon Ames as Vincent and Hattie McDaniel as Belah in minor roles.
Hattie won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Gone With the Wind
(1939), and Leon Ames starred in musical Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).
Image Source:: 45 Fathers (wikipedia.org)
177) 45 Minute from Broadway is a three-act musical by George M. Cohan
written about New Rochelle, New York. The title refers to the 45-minute
train ride from New Rochelle to Broadway. Musical debuted on 1-1-1906
at New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway and ran for 90 performances
before closing on March 17. The role of Mary Jane Jenkins was created
by Fay Templeton and Kid Burns was played by Victor Moore. Lyrics:
"Only forty-five minutes from Broadway / Think of the changes it brings /
For the short time it takes / What a diff'rence it makes / In the ways of the
people and things."
Image Source:: 45 Minutes from Broadway (Amazon.com)
178) Rockin 45s Band
From Long Island, New York, the Rockin45s set
the gold standard for party bands. Featuring the
most interactive and engaging show that includes
everyone in the crowd in the singing, dancing,
laughter and all around good times, the 45's are
in demand for private parties, clubs, beaches,
wineries and corporate events.
(YouTube: It's a Party!; Rockin 45s Performing)
Image Source:: Rockin45s Band (atchogue.com)
179) 45th Academy Awards were presented on March 27, 1973, at the Dorothy
Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, to honor the best films of 1972. Awards
presentations were by Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Charlton Heston,
and Rock Hudson. Ceremony was marked by Marlon Brando's boycott
of the Oscars and his sending of Sacheen Littlefeather to explain why
he couldn't show up to collect his Best Actor award for The Godfather.
Best Picture: The Godfather (Albert S. Ruddy, producer);
Best Director: Bob Fosse for Cabaret;
Best Actor: Marlon Brando for The Godfather;
Best Actress: Liza Minnelli for Cabaret;
Best Supporting Actor: Joel Grey for Cabaret;
Best Supporting Actress:: Eileen Heckart for Butterflies Are Free.
Image Source:: 45th Academy Awards (wikipedia.org)

45 in the Bible
180) 45 occurs in the Bible 15 times:
And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
Genesis, 18:28 (1898 BC)
Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Gad,
were forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty.
Numbers, 1:25 (1490 BC)
And now, behold, the Lord hath kept me alive, as he said, these
forty and five years, even since the Lord spake this word unto Moses
, 14:10 (1444 BC)
And it was covered with cedar above upon the beams,
that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.
I Kings, 7:3 (1905 BC)
The children of Zattu, nine hundred forty and five
Ezra, 2:8 (538 BC)
The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five
Ezra, 2:34 (538 BC)
Their horses were seven hundred thirty and six;
their mules, two hundred forty and five
Ezra, 2:66 (538 BC)
The children of Zattu, eight hundred forty and five
Nehemiah, 7:13 (536 BC)
they had two hundred forty and five singing men and singing women.
Nehemiah, 7:67 (536 BC)
In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzaradan
the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Jews
seven hundred forty and five persons: all the persons
were four thousand and six hundred.
Jeremiah, 52:30 (588 BC)
The Complete Concordance to the Bible (New King James Version)
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN (1983), p. 325
181) 45th word of the King James Version of the Bible's Old Testament Genesis = be
1: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
    And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
    And the evening and the morning were the first day.
    — Genesis I:1-3 (translated 1611)
182) In the 45th Psalm, Prophet David praises majesty of Christ's kingdom:
  1. My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things
      which I have made touching the king:
      my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
  2. Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured
      into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
  6. Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:
      the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
  8. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia,
      out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
  13. The king's daughter is all glorious within:
        her clothing is of wrought gold.
  15. With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought:
        they shall enter into the king's palace.
  17. I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations:
        therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.
      — Psalms 45 (1023 BC),
183) Isaiah: Ch. 45: The Lord speaks of his righteousness and strength (712 BC)
45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and
hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I,
the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west,
that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.
45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace,
and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.
45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down
righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation,
and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it.
45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands,
have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even
to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
45:25 In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
184) Jeremiah: Ch. 45: Jeremiah the prophet comforts Baruch (607 BC)
45:1 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spake unto Baruch
the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book
at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim
the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying,
45:2 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch:
45:3 Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the Lord hath added grief
to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.
45:4 Thus shalt thou say unto him, The Lord saith thus; Behold,
that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have
planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.
45:5 And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for,
behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord: but thy life
will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.
185) Ezekiel: Ch. 45: Land for priests & make offerings to God (574 BC)
45:2 Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length,
with five hundred in breadth, square round about; and fifty cubits
round about for the suburbs thereof.
45:3 And of this measure shalt thou measure the length of five and
twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand: and in it shall be
the sanctuary and the most holy place.
45:4 The holy portion of the land shall be for the priests the ministers
of the sanctuary, which shall come near to minister unto the Lord: and
it shall be a place for their houses, and an holy place for the sanctuary.
45:21 In the first month, in the 14th day of the month, ye shall have
the passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.
45:22 And upon that day shall the prince prepare for himself and for
all the people of the land a bullock for a sin offering.
186) 45th Book of Enoch on Lot of the Apostates: New Heaven & New Earth.:
2. And into the heaven they shall not ascend,
    And on the earth they shall not come:
    Such shall be the lot of the sinners
    Who have denied the name of the Lord of Spirits,
    Who are thus preserved for the day of suffering and tribulation
3. On that day Mine Elect One shall sit on the throne of glory
    And shall try their works,
    And their places of rest shall be innumerable.
    And their souls shall grow strong within them
    when they see Mine Elect Ones,
    And those who have called upon My glorious name:
4. Then will I cause Mine Elect One to dwell among them.
    And I will transform the heaven and make
    it an eternal blessing and light
5. And I will transform the earth and make it a blessing:
    And I will cause Mine elect ones to dwell upon it:
    But the sinners and evil-doers shall not set foot thereon.
6. For I have provided and satisfied with peace My righteous ones
    And have caused them to dwell before Me:
    But for the sinners there is judgement impending with Me,
    So that I shall destroy them from the face of the earth.

Book of Enoch, XLV.1-6 (circa 105 B.C.-64 B.C.)
     translated by R. H. Charles, S.P.C.K., London, 1917, pp. 62-63
187) 45th Saying of Gospel of Thomas:
Jesus said, "Grapes are not harvested from thorn trees, nor are figs gathered
from thistles, for they yield no fruit. Good persons produce good from what
they've stored up; bad persons produce evil from the wickedness they've
stored up in their hearts, and say evil things. For from the overflow
of the heart they produce evil."

Gospel of Thomas Saying #45 (114 sayings of Jesus, circa 150 A.D.)
     (trans. Marvin Meyer, 1992; adapted by Elaine Pagels, Beyond Belief, p. 238)
188) Chapter 45 of Pistis Sophia (circa 150 A.D.):
It came to pass then, when Jesus had finished speaking these words unto his disciples,
that he said unto them: "Understand ye in what manner I discourse with you?"
Andrew came forward and said: "My Lord, concerning the solution of the 6th repentance
of Pistis Sophia, thy light-power prophesied aforetime through David in the 129th Psalm, saying:
  1. Out of the depths I have cried unto thee, O Lord.
  2. Hearken unto my voice; let thine ears give heed to the voice of my supplication.
  4. For pardon is in thy hands; for the sake of thy name have I waited for thee, O Lord.
  5. My soul hath waited for thy word.
  6. My soul hath hoped in the Lord from the morning until the evening.
      Let Israel hope in the Lord from the morning until the evening.
  7. For grace standeth by the Lord and with him is great redemption.
Jesus said unto him: "Well said, Andrew, blessed one. This is the solution
of her repentance. Amen, amen, I say unto you: I will perfect you in all
mysteries of the Light... Mary said: "Yea, Lord, I have understood the word which
thou hast spoken. Concerning then the word which thou hast said: At the dissolution
of the whole Mixture thou shalt take thy seat on a light-power and thy disciples,
that is ourselves, shall sit on the right of thee.

Pistis Sophia, Chapter 45
     (Translated by Violet MacDermott, Edited by Carl Schmidt,
     Nag Hammadi Studies, IX: Pistis Sophia, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 1978, pp. 63-64)
189) In Chapter 45 of The Aquarian Gospel, Jesus teaches the Greek masters.
Goes with Apollo to Delphi and hears the Oracle speak.
  1. For many days the Grecian masters listened to the clear incisive words
      that Jesus spoke, and while they could not fully comprehend
      the things he said, they were delighted and accepted his philosophy.
  2. One day as Jesus and Apollo walked beside the sea, a Delphic courier came
      in haste and said, Apollo, master, come; the Oracle would speak to you.
  3. Apollo said to Jesus, Sir, if you would see the Delphic Oracle, and hear
      it speak, you may accompany me. And Jesus did accompany him.
  5. And when Apollo stood before the Oracle it spoke and said:
  6. Apollo, sage of Greece, the bell strikes twelve;
      the midnight of the ages now has come.
  9. The Delphic sun has set; the Oracle will go into decline;
      the time is near when men will hear its voice no more.
10. The gods will speak to man by man. The living Oracle now stands
      within these sacred groves; the Logos from on high has come.
11. From henceforth will decrease my wisdom and my power; from
      henceforth will increase the wisdom and the power of him, Immanuel.
12. Let all the masters stay; let every creature hear and honour him, Immanuel.
16. [Apollo:] Pray tell me what it is that speaks. Is it an angel, man, or living god?
17. And Jesus said, It is not angel, man, nor god that speaks. It is the matchless
      wisdom of the master minds of Greece, united in a master mind.
20. But when the master minds of Greece shall perish from the land, this giant
      master mind will cease to be, and then the Delphic Oracle will speak no more.
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Chapter 45
     Transcribed from the Akashic Records by Levi H. Dowling
     DeVorss & Co., Santa Monica, CA, 1908, Reset 1964, pp. 85-86

45 in Books on Philosophy and Religion

Book of the Dead
Chapter 45
for not putrefying in the God's Domain
in The Papyrus of Ani, Egyptian Book of the Dead:
"Weary, weary are the members of Osiris!
The shall not be weary, they shall not putrefy,
they shall not decay, they shall not swell up!
May it be done to me in the manner, for I am Osiris.
As for him who knows this chapter, he shall not
putrefy in Osiris's God's Domain."
Egyptian Book of the Dead: Book of Going Forth by Day
    Complete Papyrus of Ani, Chapter 45, Plate 16 (circa 1250 B.C.)
    (translated by Raymond Faulkner), Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1994
    Image Sources:: Book Cover (wisdomportal.com)
191) Hymn 45 in Book 3 of the Rig Veda is a song to Indra, the God of Strength:
1. COME hither, Indra, with Bay Steeds, joyous, with tails like peacocks' plumes.
    Let no men cheek thy course as fowlers stay the bird: pass o'er them as o'er desert lands.
2. He who slew Vrtra, burst the cloud, brake the strongholds and drave the floods,
    Indra who mounts his chariot at his Bay Steeds' cry, shatters e'en things that stand most firm.
3. Like pools of water deep and full, like kine thou cherishest thy might;
    Like the milch-cows that go well-guarded to the mead, like water-brooks that reach the lake.
4. Bring thou us wealth with power to strike, our share, 'gainst him who calls it his.
    Shake, Indra, as with hooks, the tree for ripened fruit, for wealth to satisfy our wish.
5. Indra, self-ruling Lord art thou, good Leader, of most glorious fame.
    So, waxen in thy strength, O thou whom many praise, be thou most swift to hear our call.
Rig Veda Book 3, 45.1-5, (circa 1500 B.C.)
192) 45th Hexagram of the I Ching: Ts'ui/Gathering Together (Contraction) (1000 B.C.)
Upper Trigram: Tui, The Joyous, Lake
Lower Trigram: K'un, The Receptive, Earth
Gathering Together: Success.
The king approaches his temple.
It furthers one to see the great man.
This brings success. Perseverance furthers.
To bring great offerings creates good fortune.
It furthers one to undertake something.
Over the earth, the lake:
The image of Gathering Together.
Thus the superior man renews his weapons
In order to meet the unforeseen.
I Ching: The Book of Changes, Wilhelm/Baynes translation,
Princeton University Press, 3rd Ed., 1968, pp. 174-175
Image Source:: Hexagram 45 (psychic-revelation.com)
Lao Tzu (604-517 BC), Tao Te Ching, Verse 45:

True perfection seems imperfect,
yet it is perfectly itself.
True fullness seems empty,
yet it is fully present.
True straightness seems crooked.
True wisdom seems foolish.
True art seems artless.
The Master allows things to happen.
She shapes events as they come.
She steps out of the way
and lets the Tao speak for itself.

— translated by Stephen Mitchell
    Tao Te Ching, Harper Perennial, N.Y. (1994)

Lao Tzu
(604 B.C.-517 B.C.)
Chinese silk painting
from British Museum
194) Lao Tzu (604-517 BC), Hua Hu Ching Verse 45:
If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.
This is true because the mind is the governing aspect of a human life.
If the river flows clearly and cleanly through the proper channel, all will
be well along its banks. The Integral Way depends on decreasing, not increasing;
To correct your mind, rely on not-doing. Stop thinking and clinging to complications;
keep your mind detached and whole. Eliminate mental muddiness and obscurity; keep your
mind crystal clear. Avoid daydreaming and allow your pure original insight to emerge.
Quiet your emotions and abide in serenity. Don't go crazy with the worship of idols,
images, and ideas; this is like putting a new head on top of the head you already have.
Remember: if you can cease all restless activity, your integral nature will appear.

(translated by Brian Walker, Hua Hu Ching: Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu,
Harper San Francisco 1992)
Confucius (551 BC-479 BC), Confucian Analects, Book 14, Chapter 45
Tsze-lu asked what constituted the superior man. The Master said,
"The cultivation of himself in reverential carefulness."
"And is this all?" said Tsze-lu. "He cultivates himself
so as to give rest to others," was the reply. "And is this all?"
again asked Tsze-lu. The Master said, "He cultivates himself
so as to give rest to all the people:— even Yao and Shun
were still solicitous about this."
Confucius (551 BC-479 BC), Confucian Analects, 14:45
translated by James Legge (1893); Hong Kong Ed. (1962), pp. 130-131

China #741 Confucius
(issued 8-27-1946)
196) Verse 45 of Pythagoras's Golden Verses:
Practise thoroughly all these things; meditate on them well;
thou oughtest to love them with all thy heart.

—Pythagoras (580-500 B.C.), Golden Verses, Verse 45
(translated by A.E.A., Collectanea Hermetica, Vol. V, 1894)
reprinted in Percy Bullock, The Dream of Scipio, Aquarian Press,
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK, 1983, p. 55
197) Aphorism 45 of Symbols of Pythagoras:
Ne sinefarina sacrificato.
Never sacrifice without meal (or flour). — Dacier.
Barley flour was sprinkled over the heads of animals
before sacrifice. It has been suggested that the meaning
is to substitute vegetable offerings for animal sacrifices.
Or perhaps, as was done in Egypt, to offer a cast or mould
of flour, shaped like a certain animal, rather than a living being.
—Pythagoras (580-500 B.C.), Symbols of Pythagoras
(translated by Sapere Aude, Collectanea Hermetica, Vol. V, 1894)
reprinted in Percy Bullock, The Dream of Scipio, Aquarian Press,
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK, 1983, p. 78
198) Fragment 45 of Heraclitus (540 B.C.-480 B.C.):
Soul has its own principle of growth.
— Philip Wheelwright, Heraclitus,
Athenum, New York (1964), p. 58
First published by Princeton University Press, 1959
Romania #1442, 10 Bani stamp
honoring 2500th anniversary
of birth of Heraclitus of Ephesus
(issued October 25, 1961)
Image Source: Heraclitus Romanian Stamp (stampsoftheworld.co.uk)
199) Section 45 of Plato's Philebus— Socrates to Protarchus on pleasure & pain:
Socrates: Then if we wished to discover what the nature of pleasure is,
we should look, not at the smallest pleasures, but at those which are
considered most extreme and intense.(45a).
Protarchus: I understand you, and I see that there is a great difference.
For the self-restrained are always held in check by the advice of the
proverbial expression "nothing too much", which guides their actions;
but intense pleasure holds sway over the foolish and dissolute even
to the point of madness and makes them notorious. (45de).
Plato (428-348 BC), Philebus 45a, 45de (360 BC)
(trans. R. Hackforth), Edited by Edith Hamilton & Huntington Cairns,
Plato: The Collected Dialogues, Bollingen Series LXXI,
Princeton University Press, 1961, pp. 1125-1126
200) Section 45 of Plato's Timaeus— Timaeus to Socrates on the eyes & eyesight:
And of the organs they constructed first light-bearing eyes, and these
they fixed in the face for the reason following. They contrived that all such
fire as had the property not of burning but of giving a mild light should form
a body akin to the light of every day. For they caused the pure fire within us,
which is akin to that of day, to flow through the eyes in a smooth and dense stream;

Plato (428-348 BC), Timaeus 45b (360 BC)
(trans. Benjamin Jowett), Edited by Edith Hamilton & Huntington Cairns,
Plato: The Collected Dialogues, Bollingen Series LXXI,
Princeton University Press, 1961, p. 1173
201) 45th Verse of Buddha's Dhammapada: Canto IV— The Flowers
The disciple will gain victory over the earth and the realm of Yama
together with its gods. The true disciple will indeed find the well-proclaimed
Dhammapada, even as the expert gardener selects the choicest flower.

Dhammapada Verse 45 (240 B.C.)
(translated by Harischandra Kaviratna, Dhammapada: Wisdom of the Buddha, 1980)
202) 45th Verse of Chapter 2 of Bhagavad Gita
(Krishna's lecture to Arjuna on karma yoga):
The three Gunas of Nature are the world of the Vedas.
Arise beyond the three Gunas, Arjuna! Be in Truth eternal,
beyond earthly opposites. Beyond gains and possssions,
possess thy own soul.
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Verse 45
(Translated by Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1962, p. 52)
203) 45th Verse of Chapter 6 of Bhagavad Gita
(Krishna's lecture to Arjuna on karma yoga):
And thus the Yogi ever-strivig, and with soul pure
from sin, attains perfection through many lives
and reaches the End Supreme.
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6, Verse 45
(Translated by Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1962, p. 73)
204) 45th Verse of Chapter 11 of Bhagavad Gita
(Krishna shows Arjuna his manifold celestial forms):
Arjuna: In a vision I have seen what no man has seen before:
I rejoice in exultation, and yet my heart trembles with fear.
Have mercy upon me, Lord of gods. Refuge of the whole niverse;
show me again thine own human form.
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11, Verse 45
(Translated by Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1962, p. 94)
205) 45th Verse of Chapter 18 of Bhagavad Gita
(Krishna's lecture to Arjuna on renunciation & surrender):
They all attain perfection when they find joy in their work.
Hear how a man attains perfection and finds joy in his work. (18:45)
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18, Verse 45
(Translated by Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1962, p. 119)
206) 45th Verse in Chapter 18 of Ashtavakra Gita
(Sage Ashtavakra's dialogue with King Janaka):
Encountering the tigers of sense-objects, frightened ones,
seeking refuge enter he cave of the mind, for the attainment
of control and concentration..

Ashtavakra Gita Chapter 18, Verse 45 (circa 400 B.C.)
Translated by Swami Chinmayananda (1972), pp. 305-306
Chinmayananda's Commentary: Whenever you run, you are
still a captive of your mind. Only by lifting ourselves—
in the vertical movement to the Higher-plane of
Consciousness— can we rise above shackles of the mind.
Online translation by John Henry Richards (2015)
207) 45th Aphroism Patanjali's Yoga Sutra:
Perfection in samadhi [arises] from dedication to Isvara.
Patanjali (circa 200 B.C.), Yoga Sutra I.45: Aphroism 45 (circa 200 B.C.)
And the province o.f the subtle reaches up to the noumenal.
translated by Rama Prasada, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi, 1998, p. 78
208) 45th Aphroism in Book 4: of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations:
Just as the things already in existence are all harmoniously
coordinated, things in the act of coming into existence exhibit
the same marvel of concatenation, rather than simply the bare
fact of succession.
45th Aphroism in Book 6: All that befalls
the individual is for the good of the whole. That by itself is
warrant enough for us; but if you look closely you will also
notice that, as a general rule, what is good for one man is
good for his fellow-men as well.
45th Aphroism in Book 8:
Take me and cast me where you will; I shall still be possessor
of the divinity within me, serene and content so long as it can
feel and act as becomes its constitution. Is the matter of such
moment that my soul should be afflcted by it, and changed for
the worse, to become a cowering craven thing, suppliant and
spiritless? Could anything at all be of such consequence as that?

Marcus Aurelius (121-180), Meditations
4:45, 6:45, 8:45: Aphroism 45 (circa 161-180)
translated by Maxwell Staniforth, Penguin Books,
Baltimore, MD, 1964, pp. 73, 101-102, 131
Image Source: Marcus Aurelius (rationalwalk.com)
209) 45th Trigraph of the Ling Ch'i Ching: Te Lu / Obtaining Blessings.
Obtaining Blessings
The image of rising fortune
Yin dwells below yang.
Li (Fire) * True south.
Ruler and subject exchanging positions,
are about to give rise. to great profits.
Post horses run throughout the day;
people attain unbridled freedom.
Like a boat crossing a great river,
Or in a drought expectantly watching for frost and rain
The four seas united as a single family,
The enlightened ruler obtains excellent support.
—Tung-fang Shuo,
Ling Ch'i Ching (circa 222-419)
(trans. Ralph D. Sawyer & Mei-Chün Lee Sawyer, 1995, pp. 119-120)
210) Text 45 of On Prayer: 153 Texts
of Evagrios the Solitary (345-399 AD)
When you pray, keep close watch on your memory,
so that it does not distract you with recollections
of your past. But make yourself aware that you are
standing before God. For by nature the intellect is
apt to be carried away by memories during prayer.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 61)
211) Text 45 of On Those who Think that They are Made Righteous by Works: 226 Texts
of Saint Mark the Ascetic (early 5th century AD)
He who suffers affliction in his intellect but
relaxes physically is like one who suffers affliction
in his body while allowing his intelect t be dispersed.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 129)
212) Text 45 of On Watchfulness and Holiness
of Saint Hesychios the Priest (circa 7th century AD)
Just as it is impossible for fire and water to pass through
the same pipe together, so it is impossible for sin to enter
the heart without first knocking at its door in the form
of a fantasy provoked by the devil.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 170)
213) Text 45 of On Spiritual Knowledge and Discrimination: 100 Texts
of Saint Diadochos of Photiki (400-486 AD)
When heavy with over-eating, the body makes the intellect spiritless
and sluggish; likewise, when weakened by excessive abstinence, the body
makes the contemplative faculty of the soul dejected and disinclined to
concentrate. We should therefore regulate our food according to condition
of the body, so that it is appropriately disciplined when in good health and
adequately nourished when weak. The body of one pursuing the spiritual
way must not be enfeebled; he must have enough strength for his labors,
so that the soul may be suitably purified through bodily exertion as well.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, pp. 266-267) Full Text; Google Text
214) Text 45 of For the Encouragement of the Monks in India who had Written to Him: 100 Texts
of Saint John of Karpathos (circa 680 AD)
In one place it is said that the Father 'will give good things
to those that ask Him (Matt. 7:11); elsewhere, that He will
'give the Holy Spirit to those that ask Him' (Luke 11:13).
From this we learn that those who pray to God with steadfast
faith in these promises receive not only remission of sins but also
heavenly gifts of grace. The Lord promised these 'good things' not to
the righteous but to sinners, saying: 'If you then, being evil, know how
to give good gifts to your children, how much more will you heavenly
Father give the Holy Spirit to those that ask Him?' (Luke 11:13).
Ask, then, unremittingly and without doubting, however poor
your efforts to gain holiness, however weak your strength; and
you will receive great gifts, far beyond anything that you deserve.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 308)
215) Text 45 of On the Character of Men: 170 Texts
of Saint Anthony of Egypt (251-356 AD)
If we make every effort to avoid death of the body, still more should
it be our endeavor to avoid death of the soul. There is no obstacle for
a man who wants to be saved other than negligence and laziness of soul.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 336)
216) 45th Verse of Chapter 3 in Lankavatara Sutra:
The Buddhas do not discriminate the world as subject
to the chain of origination; but they regard the causation
which rules this world as something like the city of Gandharvas.

The Lankavatara Sutra (before 443 AD)
(translated from the Sanskrit by D. T. Suzuki, 1932, p, 138)
217) Names of Allah: 45th name is Al-Wasi': The Vast, The All-Embracing,
The All-Sufficient, The All-Pervading, The Boundless.
Cited in Koran 2:115
"And Allah's is the East and the West, therefore, whither you turn,
thither is Allah's purpose; surely Allah is Amplegiving, Knowing."
218) Chapter 45 of Mohammed's Holy Koran is titled "The Kneeling"
[45.1] Ha Mim.
[45.2] The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.
[45.3] Most surely in the heavens and the earth there are signs for the believers.
[45.12] Allah is He Who made subservient to you the sea that the ships may run therein
by His command, and that you may seek of His grace, and that you may give thanks.
[45.15] Whoever does good, it is for his own soul, and whoever does evil,
it is against himself; then you shall be brought back to your— Lord.
they would most certainly say: The Mighty, the Knowing One, has created them;.
[45.20] These are clear proofs for men, and a guidance and a mercy for a people who are sure.
[45.22] And Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth and that every soul
may be rewarded for what it has earned and they shall not be wronged.
[45.27] And Allah's is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; and on the day
when the hour shall come to pass, on that day shall they perish who say false things.
[45.36] Therefore to Allah is due (all) praise, the Lord of the heavens
and the Lord of the earth, the Lord of the worlds.
[45.37] And to Him belongs greatness in the heavens and the earth,
and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
— Mohammed, Holy Koran Chapter 45 (7th century AD)
(translated by M. H. Shakir, Koran, 1983)
219) 45th Verse of Chapter 5 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
My desire is gone, because of destroying manifold
chatterings, frequent turnings, all curiosities.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
V.45 (Guarding of Total Awareness: Samprajanyaraksana) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 166)
220) 45th Verse of Chapter 6 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
I do not desire sorrow. I desire the cause of sorrow,
I am a fool. Since sorrow comes from my own offense,
why should I be angry elsewhere?

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
VI.45 (Perfection of Patience: Ksanti-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 177)
221) 45th Verse of Chapter 9 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
The root of religion is the life of the monk (bhikpu);
and for thethought which depends upon props, Nirvana is as
difficult as the life of the monk is difficult..

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
IX.45 (Perfection of Wisdom: Prajña-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 215)
222) 45th Verse of Chapter 10 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
May the ill-behaved be terrified, always devoted to the
diminution of evil. Those who would find Buddhahood,
may their vows be unbroken.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
X.45 (Consummation: Parinamana) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 231)
223) Record 45 of Rinzai, aka Linji Yixuan (died 866):
One day the master and the two old teachers Kayo and Mokuto
were sitting in the hearth pit of the meditation hall. The master
remaarked: "Every day Fuke plays the fool in he street markets.
Does anyone know whether he is a vulgar fellow or a sage?"
Before he had finished speaking, Fuke came in. Master asked him:
"Are you a vulgar fellow or a sage?" Fuke replied: "Say it yourself
whether I am a vulgar fellow or sage." The master gave a Katsu.
Fuke, indicating each wth his poining finger, said: "Kajo's style
of the newly wed bride, Mokuto's grandmotherly Zen, Rinzai's
little servant— all three have he single eye." The master
remarked: "The robber." Fuke left, shouting "robber, robber."
Rinzai (d. 866), The Zen Teaching of Rinzai
translated with notes by Irmgard Schloegl,
Shambhala, Berkeley, 1976, p. 67
Image Source: Rinzai (greatthoughtstreasury.com)

Koan 45 of Joshu aka Chao-Chou (778-897):
Someone asked: "According to Buddhism, the truth is eternal.
How then should we apply ou minds?"
Joshu's answer;, "Look the emperors of Zenkan and Gokan
reigned over the whole land, but at the hour of death they
could not make use of even half a penny."
Note: If change is not eternal, what is?
Chao-Chou (778-897), Radical Zen: The Sayings of Joshu
translated with commentary by Yoel Hoffman,
Autumn Press, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1978, p. 29

Record 45 of The Wan Ling Record of Zen Master Huang Po
Q: 'Vimalakirti dwells in silence. Manjusri offers praise.
How can they have really entered the Gateway of Non-Duality?'
A: The Gateway of Non-Duality is your original Mind.
Speech and silence are relative concepts belonging to the ephemeral
sphere. When nothing is said, nothing is manifested. [Cf. St. John:
'In the beginning was the WORD.'] That is why Manjusri offered praise.
Q: Vimalakirti did not speak. Does this imply that sound is subject to cessation?
[This seems to mean: Is sound purely samsaric? But I am puzzled.]
A: Speech and silence are one! There is no distinction between them.
Therefore is it written: 'Neither the true nature nor the root of Manjusri's
hearing are subject to cessation.' Thus, the sound of the Tathagata's voice
is everlasting, nor can there be any such reality as the time before he
began to preach or the time after he finished preaching. The preaching
of the Tathagata is identical with the Dharma he taught, for there is
no distinction between the preaching and the thing preached; just as
there is none between such varied phenomena as the Glorified & Revealed
Bodies of a Buddha, the Bodhisattvas, the Sravakas, the world-systems
with their mountains and rivers, or water, birds, trees, forests and
the rest. The preaching of the Dharma is at one and the same time both
vocal and silent. Though tne talks the day long, no word is spoken.
This being so, only silence belongs to the Essential.
Huang Po (d. 850), The Zen Teaching of Huang Po
(On the Transmission of Mind)
Translated by John Blofeld, Grove Press, New York, 1958, pp. 121-122
Image Source: Huang Po (1sphere1people.com)

Huang Po
Chapter XLV of The Little Flowers of St. Francis
Of the conversion, life, miracles and death of the holy Friar John of Penna
    When Friar John of Penna was still a boy and a scholar in the Province
of the March, one night there appeared unto him a very beautiful Child
and called him, saying: "John, go to Santo Stefano Church, where one of
My minor friars is preaching; believe his doctrine, and give ear unto his
words, for I have sent him thither; and, when thou hast so done, thou
hast a long journey to make; and thereafter thou shalt come to Me"...
Friar John lived in very great honesty and sanctity, ever setting a good
example and growing in favour with God and man; and he was greatly
beloved by the friars and by the laity... Friar John was a man of cheerful
and quiet mind, and rarely spake; he was constant in prayer and in
devotion... And lo! Christ the Blessed came with very great splendour
and with an exceeding sweet fragrance, even as He had promised him that
He would appear to him a second time when he should have greater need
thereof: and so He healed him thoroughly from all his sickness.
Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)
The Little Flowers of St. Francis and Other Franciscan Writings
Translation by Serge Hughes, Mentor-Omega Book,
New York, 1964, pp. 128-132

227) Case 45 of Mumonkan: Hoen's 'Who Is He?"
Hoen of Tozan said, 'Even Shakya and
Maitreya are servants of another.'
I want to ask you, who is he?"
Mumon's Comment:
If you can really see this "another" with perfect clarity,
it is like encountering your own father at a crossroads.
Why should you ask whether you recognize him or not?
Mumon's Verse:
Don't draw another's bow,
Don't ride another's horse,.
Don't discuss another's faults,.
Don't explore another's affairs.

—Mumon Ekai; (1183-1260), Mumonkan, 45
(translated by Katsuki Sekida, Two Zen Classics, 1977, pp. 127-128)
228) Case 45 of Hekiganroku: Joshu's Seven-pound Hempen Shirt
Engo's Introduction: If he wants to speak, he speaks, and none
can rival him thoughout the whole universe. When he wants to act,
he acts, and his activty is peerless. The one is like shooting stars
and flasing lightning, the other like crackling flames and flashing
blades. When he sets up his forge to discipline his disciples lay down
their arms and lose their tongues. I will give an example. See the following.
MAIN SUBJECT: A monk asked Joshu, "All the Dharmas are reduced to
oneness, but what is oneness reduce to?" Joshu said, "When I was in
Seishu I made a hempen shirt. It weighed seven pounds."

Setcho's Verse:
You brought a piece of logic
to trap the old gimlet,
But do you know the meaning
Of the seven-pound hempen shirt?
Now I have thrown it away
Into Lake Seiko,
And sail before the wind.
Who will share the coolness with me?
—Setcho (980-1052), Hekiganroku, 45 (Blue Cliff Records)
(translated by Katsuki Sekida, Two Zen Classics, 1977, pp. 271-273)
229) Chang Tsai (1020-1077), Correcting Youthful Ignorance, Section 45:
Because they have departed from their nature too far,
the most intelligent and the most stupid cannot change.

(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, p. 513)
Ch'eng Hao (1032-1085), Selected Sayings, "On Understanding
the Nature of Jen (Humanity)" Section 45:
"Heaven and earth have their fixed positions and yet the system of Change
operates in them." This is nothing but seriousness. With seriousness, there
will be no interruption. To form the substance of all things and nothing can be
without it means nothing but sincerity and seriousness, for "without sincerity
there will be nothing." The Book of Odes says "The Mandate of Heaven,
how beautiful & unceasing. How shining is it, he purity of King Wen's virtue!"
"Purity is also unceasing." With purity, there will be no interruption..

(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, p. 538)

Ch'eng Hao
231) Ch'eng I (1033-1107), Selected Sayings Section 45:
Self-cultivation requres seriousness; the pursuit
of learning depends on the extension of knowledge.
Comment: Huang Tsung-hsi said that Ch'eng Hao
substituted seriousness for Chou Tun-I's tranquillity
because he felt tranquillity was an extreme. Likewise,
Ch'eng I felt that seriousness alone was not enough and
therefore he supplemented it with extension of knowledge.
(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, p. 562)
232) Section 45 of Chu Hsi's Chin-ssu lu:
If one is on guard against depravity, that of course constitutes
[concentration on] one thing. But if one concentrates on one thing,
there will be no need to speak of being on guard against depveness.
With these the mind will be concentrated. As it is concentrated,
it will naturally not do anything wrong. If one cultivates the mind
for a long time, the Principle of Nature will become clear to him.

Chu Hsi (1130-1200), Reflections on Things at Hand (Chin-ssu lu)
Chapter IV: Preserving One's Mind & Nourshing One's Nature
translated by Wing-Tsit Chan,
Columbia University Press, NY, 1967, p. 142
Koan 45 of Master Kido's Every End Exposed
Who Rang the Bell?
One day Master Yusei rang the bell for lectue. When everyone
had gathered, he asked,"Who rang the bell?" A monk said,
"The ino [title of the monk in charge of formal functions
such as chanting the sutras, ringing the summons bell].
"Yusei said, "Come forward." When the monk drew near,
Yusei gave him a slap. Then Yusei returned to his room.
Master Kido
Astonishingly well done.
Master Hakuin
To grip strongly, leaving no escape.
Plain Saying
Oh, I didn't knw that at all.

Kido Chigu
aka Xutang Zhiyu
NOTE: This koan strikes the same note as koan 42, "I Will
Have Nothing to Do with Buddha." Asked for one's identity,
one should respond not with one's title but with one's name.
In slapping the monk, Yusei had delivered the lecture of the day.
Master Kido (1189-1269), Koan 45,
Every End Exposed (100 Koans
of Master Kido with the Answers of Hakuin-Zen)
Translated with Commentary by Yoel Hoffman,
Autumn Press, Brookline, MA, 1977, p. 66
Image Source: Kido (terebess.hu)
Letter 45 (De anima: On the Soul) of Letters of Marsilio Ficino:
Marsilio Ficino to philosophers and teachers of sophistry: greetings.
Of all the powers of the soul that are concerned with knowing the highest
are intellect and reason, and the lowest are taste and touch. The last two
lead down to bodily nature, while the first two lead up to divine substance,
which is not of the body... as the sky is to the light of the sun, so is the mind
to the light of truth and wisdom... Plato writes to the Syracusans [Letter 7]:
"from continued focus on the divine, suddenly, as if from a leaping spark,
a light is kindled in the mind and thereafter nourishes itself."... Learn from
Pythagoras and Plato that wisdom of mind is nothing but the light of the
highest good, diffused everywhere through minds that are truly good,
like mirrors of spotless purity. Therefore, as soon as you have become
wholly good, you will shine forth with the splendor of the highest good,
that is, with wisdom... And as the mind is illumined with the brilliant
rays of truth, so does it overflow with true joy without limit.
Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), Letter to philosophers
Meditations on the Soul: Selected Letters of Marsilio Ficino,
Inner Traditions, Rochester, VT, 1996, pp. 84-86

Marsilio Ficino
Section 45 of Wang Yang Ming's Instructions for Practical Living:
{The Teacher said,] "It should not be said that all ordinary persons
have attained the state of equilibrum before the feelings are aroused.
For 'substance & function come from one source.' Given the substance,
there is the function, and given the equilibrium before the feelings are
aroused, there is the harmony in which the feelings are aroused and all
attain due measure and degree. Since people of today do not possess this
harmony, accordingly we should know that they have not completely
attained equilibrium.".

Wang Yang Ming (1472-1529),
Instructions for Practical Living or Ch'uan-hsi lu (1518), I.43
translated by Wing-tsit Chan,
Columbia University Press, NY, 1963, p. 39

Wang Yang Ming
Harvard Fogg Museum
Page 45 of The Book of Angelus Silesius (1976):
Time is of your own making,
its clock ticks in your heart.
The moment you stop thought
time too stops dead.

Just one step out of time—
I enter God's eternity,
and I am wholly freed
from human transiency.
Angelus Silesius (1624-1677),
The Book of Angelus Silesius,
(translated from German by Frederick Franck,
Vintage Books, New York, 1976, p. 45)

Angelus Silesius
aka Johannes Scheffler
45th Section of Swedenborg's Worlds in Space (1758):
They were also asked what the sun of our world looks like from
their world. They assured me that it was large and looked bigger
there than from other worlds. They said they knew this by reference
to the idea other spirits had of the sun. They went on to say that
their climate was temperate, neither too hot nor too cold. I was
allowed to tell them that this was the Lord's providence, to prevent
an excess of heat due to their world being nearer the sun than the
other planets. Heat is not the result of proximity to the sun, but
depends on the thickness and density of the atomosphere, as is plain
from high mountains being cold even in hot climates. Temperature is
also regulated by the directness or obliquity of the incidence of the
sun's rays, as is evident from the seasons of winter and summer in any
one region. This is what I have been allowed to learn about the spirits
and inhabitants of the world of Mercury.
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), The Worlds in Space, 45
(translated by John Chadwick, Swedenborg Society, London, 1997, p. 45-46)
Image Source: Swedenborg (publicdomainreview.org)

Emanuel Swedenborg
Section 45 of Sage Ninomiya's Evening Talks:
"Eat Much, Work Much"—
On the occasion of masses held for the repose of the dead,
Buddhists repeat chantng "Hodonmban-nam-samada". I was told
that this means, "Eat much, eat to the full." These masses then
are held to please he spirits of the dead by asking them to eat
much. In order to stimulate low-class people they should be told
to work much by eating much, to work as hard as they can by eating
to heart's content. By encouraging them in this way, underdeveloped
land should be brought under cultivation, rice harvested and products
produced in more quantities. If man-power is increased, more land will
be developed & more goods produced, resulting in prosperity coming
to merchants & artisans, This is the right way of enriching a country.
Sontoku Ninomiya (1787-1856),
Sage Ninomiya's Evening Talks, Section 45
translated by Isoh Yamagata,
The Tokuno Kyokai, Tokyo, 1937, pp. 94-96,

Sontoku Ninomiya
239) Aphorism 45 of Franklin Merrell-Wolff's
Philosophy of Consciousness Without an Object (1973)
But Consciousness-without-an-object is neither Action nor Rest.

Commentaries: Both Action and Rest are rooted in THAT,
but of THAT as a whole neither Action nor Rest can be predicated.
THAT is all embracing but unconditioned. Thus, since any positive
predication is a conditioning because it defines, and gives, to that
extent, a delineation of nature or character, thereby implying an Other
that is different, it follows that no such predication can be valid.
On the other hand, negative predication iis valid if it is clearly
understood that it is a restriction that is denied, and not a Power..

Franklin Merrell-Wolff
Franklin Merrell-Wolff
Franklin Merrell-Wolff (1887-1985),
Philosophy of Consciousness Without an Object
(Reflections on the Nature of Transcendental Consciousness)
(Julian Press, NY, 1973, p. 114, p. 248)
Verse 45 in Jack Kerouac's Sutra,
Scripture of the Golden Eternity (1960):
When you've understood this scripture, throw it away.
If you can't understand this scripture, throw it away.
I insist on your freedom.

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)
The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
Totem/Corinth Book, NY, 1970, p. 45
241) Chapter 45 of Wei Wu Wei's Ask the Awakened (1963)
is titled "Explanations 3": Non-reality
Everything we can know is a concept
based on a precept, sensotial or imagined.
But no concept can be real, for by definition
reality is immutable or that which is always
identical with itself.
Reality, as such, however, is itself a concept
and, therefore, unreal, devoid of reality.
It is evident that the Void of Reality
should not mean the Void that is Reality, but that
which is void of reality (devoid of the concep of reality).
So that a concept is void of reality, and
void-of-reality is voidness of concept.
Non-reality only can be real.
Such being the situation as seen by split-mind
(reasoning by comparison of opposites), that is
why reality can only be non-reality— as far as
we are concerned— so that they are identical.
Their identity lies in this— that if that which
appears as reality to the divided aspect of mind
is inevitably non-reality, to whole-mind that
non-reality must necessarily be real.
Wei Wu Wei (1895-1986), Ask The Awakened (1965),
    p. 102 (Archive, Ask the Awakened)

        Paul Brunton

Notebooks of
Paul Brunton

Volume XVI,
Paras #45
from various chapters
Volume 16:
Enlightened Mind,
Divine Mind

Larson Publications
Burdett, NY, 1988,
Part 1:
pp. 9, 36, 82, 156, 196;
Part 2:
pp. 8, 44, 63
Part 3:
p. 9, 19, 29
Part 4:
pp. 8, 26

• Poem: "What a Soap
Box Taught Me
About Sage & Sin"

before my first
meeting with PB
in Montreux
Visit with PB
at his home,
Corseaux sur Vevey
in September 1979
PB Conversation
"Can a Cow Be Self-Realized?"
Para #45 from Volume 16, Part 1
of Paul Brunton's Enlightened Mind, Divine Mind
Notebooks: "World-Mind in Individual Mind—
    Socrates got his wisdom from within himself. He had no master. (1.45)
    All aspects of human nature need to be illumined and equably
balanced if the illumination itself is to be total, pure, and reliable.
This statement is no more, and no less, than the truth. Yet ignorance of
it is widespread among would-be mystics and even among real mystics.
If there is contradiction between their results, it is because they too often
experience the illumination fully through their feelings, to a limited
extent through their wills, and hardly at all through their intellects. (2.45)
    Through such illumined men there has been constant expression of truth,
and through this individual expression it has been able to survive socially. (3.45)
    The sage approaches them with compassion balanced by comprehension. (4.45)
    The danger of the ego accepting an homage which belongs only
to the Overself, provides the successful teacher with his next test. To let
disciples make his personality all-important and overlook the Overself
which uses it, is to fall into error. Humility is here his only safeguard. (5.45)
Para #45 from Volume 16, Part 2 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "World-Idea"—
    He looks at the universe with reverent eyes. What he sees is an
infinitely variable manifestation of divine intent, divine Idea, hidden
behind the conflict of opposites, the clash of yin and yang. The point of
equilibrium brings the struggle to an end, revealing harmony instead. (1.45)
    In the end, a man must recognize that there are two forces at work
in Nature— and therefore in his own life— the one benign, the other hostile. (3.45)
    How can men be so blind to the truth of their very being?
Their quality of consciousness provides the clue, but it must be followed
up, which few— and no animals— do. This is no shame for the animals,
for they cannot, whereas men can but do not. (4.45)
Para #45 from Volume 16, Part 3 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "World-Mind"—
    Neither thinking nor any other kind of human activity can grasp
the full truth about the World-Mind. Not even at the height reached
by sage or adept is this possible. (1.45)
    The World-Mind enters into the consciousness of all beings
at one and the same time. (2.45)
    The movement which brings the universe into being out of the
World-Mind's stillness is a spontaneous, not a deliberate, one.
It just happens because it is the very nature of the World-Mind
to make this movement. (3.45)
Para #45 from Volume 16, Part 4 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "The Alone"—
    Mind is the essence of all conscious beings. Their consciousness
is derivative, borrowed from it; they could know nothing of their own power;
whereas Mind alone knows all things and itself. When it knows them in time,
it is World-Mind; when it knows itself alone, it is the unknown to man
and unknowable Godhead. (1.45)
    We can know as much, and as little, of God as the wave dashing against the
Californian coastline can know of the immense ocean stretching so many thousand miles
to the Australian shore: such is human insignificance in relation to that activity of God
which is directed to this universe. But in relation to that non-activity which is God-in-itself,
at rest, we can know absolutely nothing. For here is Being without end, Mind without individualization of any kind, and Life without any bottom or top to it (2.45)
243) "Realization Requires Will" is Lesson 45
of Subramuniyaswami's Merging with Siva (1999):
    Work with willpower, awareness and energy as three separate items first.
Feel awareness and discover what it is. Use willpower and discover what it is. Feel energy
and analyze energy and discover what it is. Then separate the three of them in your intellectual
mind and experiential pattern. Then, after you've gotten that done, you will begin to see inside
yourself that the three are one and the same. And it is actually the beautiful, pure intelligence
of the immortal soul body, that body of light of you, on its path inward into its last phase of
maturity on this planet. This inner body of light has been maturing through many different
lives... Here are the ingredients: attention, concentration, meditation, contemplation, samadhi.
Willpower is the fuel. It does not take time... You have to go into the elements of the physical body,
into the elements of that, and into the energy of that, and into the vast inner space of that, and into
the core of that, and into the that of that, and into the that of that, and finally you realize that you
have realized the Self. And you've lost something. You lost your goal of Self Realization. And you come back into
the fullness of everything, and you are no longer looking, and you are no longer asking, and you are no longer wanting. You just are." When you get tired of the external area of the mind that you are flowing through, you simply dive in again.
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001)
Merging with Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Metaphysics
Himalayan Academy, Kapaa, Hawaii, 1999, pp. 92-94.
244) Koan 45 of Zen Master Seung Sahn— Quiet Night, the Geese Cry
Sitting silently in a mountain temple in the quiet night,
Extreme quiet and stillness are original naturalness.
Why does the Western wind shake the forest?
A single cry of he cold-weather geese fills the sky.
1. "Extreme quiet and stillness are original naturalness."
What does this mean?
2. "Why does the Western wind shake the forest?"
What does this mean?
3. "A single cry of he cold-weather geese fills the sky"
What does this mean?

Commentary: Bodhidharma came from the West. The Eastern world
had many problems, so he sat in Sorim for nine years. That was a big mistake.
But this mistake fixed all human beings' mistake. For cold sickness,
use cold medicine; hot sickness, use hot medicine. So Bodhidharma's mistake
fixed all human beings' mistake. What kind of mistake did Bodhidharma make?
Three years after he died, he was alive again, and returned to the West.
Where is Bodhidharma now? In front of you the pine tree is green.
Seung Sahn (1927-2004),
The Whole World Is A Single Flower
365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life
Tuttle, Boston, 1992, pp. 37-38

45 in Poetry & Literature
245) Poem 45 of Su Tung-p'o (1036-1101)
is titled "Overgrown Garden Deserted in Fall" (1074):
Overgrown garden deserted in fall
lonely flowers dark in the evening;
the mountain town is far away—
farther still, here beyond the walls,
What did I come for?
I stay awhile to watch cloudy peaks,
Not finding my hardworking poet friend,
what use is the jug of clear wine I brought?

translated by Burton Watson,
Selected Poems of Su Tung-p'o,
Copper Canyon Press, 1994, p. 63)

Su Tung-p'o
246) Verse 45 of Rubáiyát, of Omar Khayyam (1048-1122):
'Tis but a Tent where takes his one day's rest
A Sultan to the realm of Death addrest;
The Sultan rises, and the dark Ferrash
Strikes, and prepares it for another Guest.

(translated by Edward Fitzgerald,
London, 1st Ed. 1859, 2nd Ed. 1868)
247) Verse 45 of Rumi's Daylight
If you dig a pit for others to fall into,
you will fall into it yourself.
Don't weave yourself a silkworm's cocoon
and don't dig that pit so deep.
Don't think the weak have no protector
and say the words of the Qur'an,
When the help of God shall come.
Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273),
Mathnawi, I.1311.3, — Rumi Daylight,
(Translated Camille & Kabir Helmminski, 1999, p. 39)

Chapter 45 of Attar's The Conference of the Birds
is titled "The Attitude of the Birds"
When the birds had listened to ths discourse of the Hoopoe, their heads
drooped down, & sorrow pierced their hearts... Then flashed the lightning
of fulfilment, & a hundred worlds were consumed in a moment. They saw
thousands of suns each more respledent than the other, thousands of moons
and stars all equally beautiful, and seeing all this they were amazed and
agitated like a dancing atom of dust... The sun of majesty sent forth his
rays, and in the reflection of each other's faces these 30 birds (si-murgh)
of the outer world, contemplated he face of the Simurgh of the inner world...
they realized that they were the Simurgh and that the Simurgh was the
thirty birds... And perceiving both at once, themselves and Him, they
realized that they and the Simurgh were one and the same being.

Farid al-Din Attar (1145-1221), Conference of the Birds
(Mantiq al-tayr) (translated by C. S. Nott,
Shambhala, Boston, 1993, pp. 128-133)

Folio 11r: Conference
of the Birds
Image Source: Folio 11r (commons.wikimedia.org)

Dante's journey in 45th line of Paradiso:
Fatto avea di là mane e di qua sera
tal foce, e quasi tutto era là bianco
quello emisperio, e l'altra parte nera,
Its entry from that point of the horizon
brought morning there and evening here; almost
all of that hemisphere was white— while ours.
Paradiso I.43-45 (Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984)
Image Source: Mexico #C308 airmail: Dante (issued 11-23-1965)
honoring the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth (colnect.com)
250) Verse 45 of The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master:
is "Some Fill With Each Good Rain"
There are different wells within you heart.
Some fill with each good rain,
Others are far too deep for that.
In one well
You have just a few precious cups of water,
That "love" is literally something of yourself,
It can grow as slow as a diamond
If it is lost.
Your love
Should never be offered to the mouth of a
Only to someone
Who has the valor and daring
To cut pieces of their soul off with a knife
Then weave them into a blanket
To protect you.
There are different wells within us.
Some fill with each good rain,
Others are far, far too deep
For that.

Hafiz (1320-1389)
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master, Verse 45
translated by Daniel Ladinsky, Penguin Press, NY, 1999, p. 76
251) Line 45 from the Pearl Poet's Pearl: "Though they were seemly to be seen"
Zif hit watzsemly on to sene,
A fayre flayr zet fro hit flot,
Per wonys pat worpyly, I wot and wene,
My precious perle wythouten spot,
Bifore pat spot my honde I spennd
Though they were seemly to be seen
No less in their scent my sense caught;
And there that jewel long has been,
My precious pearl without a spot.
Before that spot I clasped my hand,
Pearl (c. 1370-1400) Lines 45-49
(Ed. Malcolm Andrew & Ronald Waldron, 1987, p. 59)
(This Pearl translation: by Bill Stanton, another by Vernon Eller)
252) Line 45 from the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:
With all the meat and the mirth that men could devise,
Such gaiety and glee, glorious to hear,
Brave din byday, dancing by night,
High were their hearts in halls and chambers,
hese lords and these ladies, for life was sweet.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (c. 1375-1400) Lines 45-49
Translated by Marie Borroff, Norton, NY, 2010, p. 4 (Part I)
Poem 45 of Kabir's 100 Poems of Kabir:
Who are you, and whence do you come?
Where dwells that Supreme Spirit,
and how does He have His sport
with all created things?
The fire is in the wood;
but who awakens it suddenly?
Then it turns to ashes, and
where goes the force of the fire?
The true guru teaches that He has
neither limit nor infinitude.
Kabir says: "Brahma suits His language
to the understanding of His hearer."
Kabir (1398-1518),
100 Poems of Kabir, Poem XLV
Translated by Rabindranath Tagore,
assisted by Evelyn Underhill,
Macmillan & Co., London, 1915, pp. 51-2

India #237 Kabir
(issued Oct. 1, 1952)
254) Chapter 45 of Wu Ch'eng-en The Journey to the West:
At the Three Pure Ones Abbey the Great Sage leaves his name;
At the Cart Slow Kingdom the Monkey King shows his power.

Dear Great sage! He pulled off a piece of hair and blew on it his immortal breath,
saying , "Change!" It changed at once into a spurious Pilgrim, standing next to the
Tang Monk. His true body rose with his primal spirit into midair, where he shouted,
"Who is in charge of the wind here?" He so startled the Old Woman of the Wind that
she hugged her bag while the Second Boy of the Wind pulled tight the rope at the
mouth of the bag (p. 292)... Cloud Boy and Mist Lad removed the clouds, so that
    The sun came out and shone most brilliantly;
    The sky was cloudless for ten thousand miles.
(p. 293)

As thick fog and dense clouds rolled in, Pilgrim Sun gave his golden-hooped
rod another twirl and pointed it upwards a third time. You saw
    The Squire of Thunder raging,
    The Mother of Lightning irate—
    Hu-la-la cracked the thunder,
    Shattering the Iron Fork Mountain;
    Xi-li-li flashed the scarlet sheets,
    Flying out of the Eastern Ocean.

Ping-ping, pang-pang, the thunder flashed and roared so ferociously that it
seemed as if mountains were toppling and the earth was splitting apart. (p. 296)

Lifting his face toward the air, the Great Sage cried out in a loud voice:
"Aoguang, where are you? All of you brothers, show your true selves!" When
those Dragon Kings heard this call, they at once reveald their original forms—
four dragons dancing through clouds and mists toward the Halls of Golden Chimes.
    Soaring and transforming,
    Encircling clouds and mists.
    Like white hooks the jade claws hang;
    Like bright mirrors the silver scales shine.
    Whiskers float like white silk, each strand dstinct;
    Horns rise ruggedly, each prong is clear...
    They, hidden or seen, can't be fathomed;
    They, flying or soaring, can't be described.
    Pray for rain, and rain comes instantly;
    Ask for fair sky, and it's here at once.
(pp. 298-299)

Wu Ch'eng-en

Journey to the West
Volume 2
Wu Ch'eng-en (1500-1582),
The Journey to the West or Hsi-yu chi (1518), Volume 2, Chapter 45
(translated by Anthony C. Yu, University of Chicago Press, 1980, pp. 284-299)
255) "Dark brightness and shadows of betrayed love"
in 45th Sonnet of William Shakespeare:
The other two, slight air and purging fire,
Are both with thee, wherever I abide;
The first my thought, the other my desire,
These present-absent with swift motion slide.
For when these quicker elements are gone
In tender embassy of love to thee,
My life, being made of four, with two alone
Sinks down to death, oppressed with melancholy;
Until life's composition be recured
By those swift messengers return'd from thee,
Who even but now come back again, assured
Of thy fair health, recounting it to me:
    This told, I joy; but then no longer glad,
    I send them back again and straight grow sad.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616),
Sonnets XLV, Commentary

Hungary CB3 William Shakespeare
(issued October 16, 1948)
256) 45th Haiku of Basho's Haiku (1678):
what a sprout
a dewdrop seeps down the nodes
of generations of bamboo
Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), Basho: The Complete Haiku, Haiku 45
(translated by Jane Reichhold, Kodansha International, Tokyo, 2008, p. 31)
"Almost suspended, we are laid asleep"
in Line 45 of Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey":
Of all this unintelligible world,
Is lightened:— that serene and blessed mood,
In which the affections gently lead us on,—

Until, the breath of this corporeal frame
And even the motion of our human blood
Almost suspended, we are laid asleep
In body, and become a living soul:
While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.
William Wordsworth (1770-1850),
"Tintern Abbey" (1798), Lines 40-49

William Wordsworth
by Benjamin R. Haydon
"Ah, me! this dungeon still I see," in Line 45
of Goethe's Faust:
Ah, me! this dungeon still I see,
This drear accursed masonry,
Where even the welcome daylight strains
But duskly through the painted panes
Hemmed in by many a toppling heap
Of books worm-eaten, gray with dust,
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832),
Faust (1806), Part I, Act I, Scene 1, Lines 45-50
(translated by Bayard Taylor, 1870,
Modern Library, New York, 1950, p. 16)

Germany B307: Goethe
(issued 8-28-1949)
259) Line 45 of Byron's "The Prisoner of Chillon":
"I lost their long and heavy score"
"Which have not seen the sun so rise"
With marks that will not wear away,
Till I have done with this new day,
Which now is painful to these eyes,
Which have not seen the sun so rise.
For years— I cannot count them o'er,
I lost their long and heavy score

Castle of Chillon
Montreux, Switzerland
Lord George Gordon Byron (1788-1824)
"The Prisoner of Chillon" (1816), Lines 40-45
260) "As she had heard old dames full many times declare"
in Line 45 of John Keats' "The Eve of St. Agnes":
Of old romance. These let us wish away,
And turn, sole-thoughted, to one Lady there,
Whose heart had brooded, all that wintry day,
On love, and wing'd St. Agnes' saintly care,
As she had heard old dames full many times declare.
John Keats (1795-1821),
"The Eve of St. Agnes" (1820), Lines 41-45
The Complete Poems of John Keats, Modern Library, NY, 1994, p. 174
Chapter 45 of Melville's Moby-Dick (1851):
First: I have personally known three instances where a whale,
after receiving a harpoon, has effected a complete escape; and,
after an interval (in one instance of three years), has been again
struck by the same hand, and slain... The Sperm Whale is in some
cases sufficiently powerful, knowing, and judiciously malicious,
as with direct aforethought to stave in, utterly destroy, and sink
a large ship; and what is more, the Sperm Whale has done it...
Again, it is very often observed that, if the sperm whale, once
struck, is allowed time to rally, he then acts, not so often with
blind rage, as with wilful, deliberate designs of destruction to
his pursuers; nor is it without conveying some eloquent indication
of his character, that upon being attacked he will frequently open
his mouth, and retain it in that dread expansion for several consecutive
minutes... so that for the millionth time we say amen with Solomon—
Verily there is nothing new under the sun.
Herman Melville (1819-1891), Moby-Dick,
Chapter 45: The Affidavit

Herman Melville
Moby Dick
262) 45th Poem of Emily Dickinson (1859):
There's something quieter than sleep
Within this inner room!
It wears a sprig upon its breast—
And will not tell its name.

Some touch it, and some kiss it—
Some chafe its idle hand—
It has a simple gravity
I do not understand!

I would not weep if I were they—
How rude in one to sob!
Might scare the quiet fairy
Back to her native wood!

While simple-hearted neighbors
Chat of the "Early dead"—
We— prone to periphrasis
Remark that Birds have fled!

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by Thomas H. Johnson, 1955), pp. 25-26
263) 45th New Poem of Emily Dickinson:
I notice where Death has been introduced,
he frequently calls.

— Emily Dickinson (Letter 311, Nov. 1865)
New Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by William H. Shurr,
University of North Carolin Press, 1993, p. 23)
"the pure sky, the level sand in the distance." in Line 45
of Walt Whitman's Passage to India (1871):
Passage to India!
I see the procession of steamships,
    the Empress Eugenie's leading the van,
I mark, from on deck, the strange landscape,
    the pure sky, the level sand in the distance.
I pass swiftly the picturesque groups,
    the workmen gather'd,
The gigantic dredging machines.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Passage to India Section 3, Lines 44-47
From Leaves of Grass
The "Death-Bed" Edition, Modern Library,
Barnes & Noble, Inc., New York, 1993, p. 343)

Czechoslovakia 726
Walt Whitman
45th Verse in Tagore's Gitanjali:
Have you not heard his silent steps?
He comes, comes, ever comes.
Every moment and every age, every day and
    every night he comes, comes, ever comes.
Many a song have I sung in many a mood of mind,
    but all their notes have always proclaimed,
"He comes, comes, ever comes."
In the fragrant days of sunny April through
    the forest path he comes, comes, ever comes.
In the rainy gloom of July nights on the thundering
    chariot of clouds he comes, comes, ever comes.
In sorrow after sorrow it is his steps that press
    upon my heart, and it is the golden touch
    of his feet that makes my joy to shine.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
Gitanjali: Song Offerings (1912), Verse 45

Rabindranath Tagore
264) Line 45 of Rilke's Duino Elegies VII [1923]
"Everything. Your veins flowed with being":
Hiersein ist herrlich. Ihr wusstet es, Mädchen, ihr auch,
die ihr scheinbar entbehrtet, versankt—, ihr, in den ärgsten
Gassen der Städte, Schwärende, oder dem Abfall
Offene. Denn eine Stunde war jeder, vielleicht nicht
ganz eine Stunde, ein mit den Massen der Zeit kaum
Messliches zwischen zwei Weilen—, da sie ein Dasein
hatte. Alles. Die Adern voll Dasein.
Truly being here is glorious. Even you knew it,
you girls who seemed to be lost, to go under—, in the filthiest
street of the city, festering there, or wide open
for garbage. For each of you had an hour, or perhaps
not even an hour, a barely measurable time
between two moments—, when you were granted a sense
of being. Everything. Your veins flowed with being.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926),
Duino Elegies, VII.39-45
(translated by Stephen Mitchell)
Random House, New York, pp. 188-189)
(Other translations: Edward Snow)
45th Page of A.E.'s Song and Its Fountains (1932)
One of these early imaginations was a tale I wrote as
The Cave of Lilith. It was born swiftly within me. There were
three beings in the tale, an enchantress who symbolized
that Maya in which we look outside ourselves and gaze on
the mirror of being rather than on being itself. There was
a sad singer who symbolized the psyche caught in that
Maya, and there was a Wise One who symbolized the
Spirit. In my imagination Lilith the enchantress was
exultant over the souls she kept in her cave, and
cried out to the Wise One: "My illusions are sweeter
to them than truth. I offer every soul its own shadow...
The stars and shining of heaven were illusions of the
infinite I wove about him."

A.E. aka George William Russell (1867-1935)
Larson Publications, Burdett, New York, 1991, Ch. 5, p. 45
Photo Source: A.E. (wikipedia.org)

George William Russell
45th Page lines in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, (11 samples):
going ladies from Hume Street in their chairs, the bearers baited, (43.1)
some wandering hamalags out of the adjacent cloverfields of (43.2)
scholars, four broke gents out of Simpson's on the Rocks, a (43.7)
portly and a pert still tassing Turkey Coffee and orange shrub in (43.8)
two or three or four from a window, and so on down to a few good (43.14)
old souls, who, as they were juiced after taking their pledge over at (43.15)
the uncle's place, were evidently under the spell of liquor, from the (43.16)
wake of Tarry the Tailor a fair girl, a jolly postoboy thinking off (43.17)
rough and red woodcut, privately printed at the rimepress of (43.25)
Delville, soon fluttered its secret on white highway and brown (43.26)
byway to the rose of the winds and the blew of the gaels, from (43.27)
James Joyce (1882-1941), Finnegans Wake, (1939), p. 43

James Joyce
267) Sonnet 45 in Edna St. Vincent Millay's Collected Sonnets (1941)
Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare.
Let all who prate of Beauty hold their peace,
And lay them prone upon the earth and cease
To ponder on themselves, the while they stare
At nothing, intricately drawn nowhere
In shapes of shifting lineage; let geese
Gabble and hiss, but heroes seek release
From dusty bondage into luminous air.
O blinding hour, O holy, terrible day,
When first the shaft into his vision shone
Of light anatomized! Euclid alone
Has looked on Beauty bare. Fortunate they
Who, though once only and then but far away,
Have heard her massive sandal set on stone

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950),
Sonnet 45, Collected Poems,
Harper Perennial, New York, 2011, page 605
Sonnet XLIII from The Harp-Weaver (1923)

Edna St. Vincent Millay

268) Poem 45 is "Bezhetsk"
in Anna Akhmatova's Selected Poems (2006)
To earthly solace, heart, be not a prey,
To wife and home do not attach yourself,
Take the bread out of your child's mouth,
And to a stranger give the bread away.

Become the humblest servant to the man
Who was your blackest enemy,
Call by your brother's name the forest wolf,
And do not ask God for anything.

Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966),
Poem 45 (1922), Selected Poems
translated by D.M. Thomas,
Penguin Classics, NY, 2006, p. 52

Anna Akhmatova

269) e. e. cummings, 1x1 (1944)
Poem XLV

i think you like"

a strawberry
bang this
blueeyed world(on
which are wintry


glued)updives pursued
by its wigglesome whisperful
body and

isn't(grabbed into skies of

flowers"(the humble
man than sunlight
older with ships than

dreams more hands are

offering jonquils)down again
who but zooms
one perfectly beautiful bow

"my home ionian isles

e. e. cummings
1x1 (1958), "Poem 44"
From E.E. Cummings,
Complete Poems 1904-1962
Edited by George J. Firmage,
Liveright, New York,1991, p. 585
270) e. e. cummings published 95 Poems in 1958 (Norton).
This was the last book of new poems published in Cummings's lifetime.
Poem 45

i love you much(most beautiful darling)

more than anyone on the earth and i
like you better than everything in the sky

—sunlight and singing welcome your coming

although winter may be everywhere
with such a silence and such a darkness
noone can quite begin to guess

(except my life)the true time of year—

and if what calls itself a world should have
the luck to hear such singing(or glimpse such
sunlight as will leap higher than high
through gayer than gayest someone's heart at your each

nearness)everyone certainly would(my
most beautiful darling)believe in nothing but love

95 Poems
e. e. cummings
95 Poems (1958), "Poem 45"
From E.E. Cummings,
Complete Poems 1904-1962
Edited by George J. Firmage,
Liveright, New York,1991, p. 717
271) e. e. cummings, 73 Poems (1963)
Poem 45

what time is it?it is by every star
a different time,and each most falsely true;
or so subhuman superminds declare

—not all their times encompass me and you:

when we are never,but forever now
(hosts of eternity;not guests of seem)
believe me,dear,clocks have enough to do

without confusing timelessness and time.

Time cannot children,poets,lovers tell—
measure imagine,mystery,a kiss
—not though mankind would rather know than feel:

mistrusting utterly that timelessness

whose absence would make your whole life and my
(and infinite our)merely to undie

e. e. cummings (1894-1962), 73 Poems (1963), "Poem 45", Liveright, New York, 2003, p. 59;
Complete Poems 1904-1962, Edited by George
J. Firmage, Liveright, New York,1991, p. 817

272) Sonnet 45 in Pablo Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets (1960)
Don't go far off, not even for a day, because—
because— I don't know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don't leave me for a second, my dearest,

because in that moment you'll have gone so far
I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?

Pablo Neruda
Nobel Prize 1971
Love Sonnet XLV, 100 Love Sonnets: Cien Sonetos de Amor
Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires, 1960 (trans. Stephen Tapscott, 1986, p. 97)
Poem 45 of The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch:
is "The Circus"—
A wind ruffled the surface of the lake
    and slightly rocked the boats.
Red and green fish swam beneath
    the surface of the water...
The soft wind of summer blew
    in the light green trees.
Kenneth Koch, (1925-2002)
The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2006, pp. 97-101
(Note: Koch was my Freshman English Professor at Columbia, 1959-60; He wasn't published then,but became a well known poet of the N.Y. School. He taught children to write poetry in NYC; inspired my CPITS teaching)

Kenneth Koch
274) Poem 45 in Tomas Tranströmer's The Half-Finished Heaven (1987)
(There are 70 poems in this edition; Poem 45 is "Along the Lines")
Along the Lines
(Far North)

Sun glints from the frozen river.
This is the roof of the earthball.

I sit on an overturned boat pulled up on shore,
and swallow the silence-potion,
I am slowly turning.

A wheel stretches out endlessly, is turning.
The hub is here, is nearly

Some movement farther out: tracks in the snow,
words that begin to slide
past building fronts.

There's a hum of traffic from the highway
as well as the silent traffic
of the dead as they return.

Farther out: tragic masks bracing the wind,
the road of accelerations. Still farther away
the rushing

where the last words of love evaporate—
raindrops that creep slowly
down steel wings ...

Profile shouting— empty earphones
clashing against each other—

The frozen river gleams and is silent.
Shadows here are deep
and have no voice.

My steps were explosions in the field
which are now being painted by silence
that paints them over.

— Tomas Tranströmer, The Half-Finished Heaven
Chosen & Translated by Robert Bly
Graywolf Press, Minneapolis 2001, pp. 62-63

Tomas Tranströmer
Nobel Prize 2011
275) There are 207 poems in Robert Creeley's Selected Poems, 1945-2005 (2008)
Poem #45 is "The Flower"

I think I grow tensions
like flowers
in a wood where
nobody goes.

Each wound is perfect,
encloses itself in a tiny
imperceptible blossom,
making pain.

Pain is a flower like that one,
like this one,
like that one,
like this one.

Robert Creeley (1926-2005),
Selected Poems, 1945-2005
    University of California Press,
Berkeley, 2008, p. 73

276) There are 284 poems in Robert Bly's Stealing Sugar from the Castle (2013)
Poem #45 is "August Rain"
After a month and a half without rain, at last, in late August,
darkness comes at three in the afternoon, a cheerful thunder
begins, and at last the rain. I set a glass out on a table to measure
the rain, and suddenly buoyant and affectionate go indoors to find my
children. They are upstairs, playing quietly alone in their doll-filled
rooms, hanging pictures, thoughtfully moving "the small things
that make them happy" from one side of the room to another. I feel
triumphant, without need of money, far from the grave. I walk over
the grass, watching the soaked chairs, and the cooled towels, and sit
down on my stoop, dragging a chair out with me. The rain deepens.
It rolls off the porch roof, making a great puddle near me. The bubbles
slide toward the puddle edge, are crowded, and disappear. The black
earth turns blacker, it absorbs the rain needles without a sound. The sky is low, everything
silent, as when parents are angry ... What has failed and been forgiven— the leaves from
last year unable to go on, lying near the foundation, dry under the porch, retreat farther
into the shadow, they give off a faint hum, as of birds' eggs, or the tail of a dog.
Robert Bly (born 12-23-1926)
Stealing Sugar from the Castle: Selected & New Poems 1950-2013
W.W. Norton & Co., New York, p. 71
(2008 Stanford Workshops, Reading)
277) There are 46 poems in Mary Oliver's
Evidence (2009), 45th poem is "The Singular and Cheerful Life"
The singular and cheerful life
of any flower
in anyone's garden
or any still unowned field—

if there are any—
catches me
by the heart,
by its color,

by its obedience
to the holiest of laws:
be alive
until you are not.

pale violet bull thistle,
morning glories curling
through the field corn;

and those princes of everything green—
the grasses
of which there are truly
an uncountable company,

on its singular stem
to rise and ripen.

What, in the earth world,
is there not to be amazed by
and to be steadied by
and to cherish?

Oh, my dear heart,
my own dear heart,
full of hesitations,
questions, choice of directions,

look at the world.
Behold the morning glory,
the meanest flower, the ragweed, the thistle.
Look at the grass.

Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver (1935-2019),
    Beacon Press, Boston, 2009, pp. 71-72
278) There are 229 poems in Kay Ryan's
The Best of It (2010), 45th poem
First the mind does something
to see if it can.
Then the mind does the same thing
because it can.
But there is mind left over:
the excited part.
This is the poison in repetition.
But it is a very weak poison
and no reason to forego
the deep abiding consolations
of repetition. The poison
may build up usefully,
as it built up in the Egyptians—
a preservative. What will ever
equal accretion's extravagance?
Take the grand conservative temples
to the golden Horus-headed pharoahs,
for instance.

Kay Ryan,
US Poet Laureate
Kay Ryan (born 9-21-1945),
    The Best of It (New & Selected Poems),
    Grove Press, NY, 2010, p. 55
    from Flamingo Watching (1994)
    (2010 Stanford Workshops)
In James Richardson's By the Numbers (2010)
the poem "Vectors 3.0: Even More Aphroisms
and Ten-Second Essays"
has 170 aphroisms.

Aphroism 45
Faith is broad.
It's Doubt that's deep.

James Richardson (born 1-1-1950),
    By the Numbers, Copper Canyon Press,
    Port Townsend, WA, 2010, p. 36

James Richardson
There are 173 poems in Jane Hirshfield's
Women in Praise of the Sacred (1994)
(43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women)
45th poem is "Late Indian summer" by Sun Bu-er (1124-1182),
Late Indian summer's
Soft breezes fanning out,
The sun shines
On the hidden cottage
South of the river.
December, and the apricots'
first flowers open.
A person looks,
The blossoms look back:
Plain heart seeing into plain heart.
(translated by Thomas Cleary, Immortal Sisters, (1996)

Jane Hirshfield
Jane Hirshfield (born 2-24-1953),
    Editor of Women in Praise of the Sacred
    (43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women)
    HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1994, p. 74
281) Numerology: words whose letters add up to 45

FIREFLY: 6 + 9 + 9 + 5 + 6 + 3 + 7 = 45

MARRIAGE: 4 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 9 + 1 + 7 + 5 = 45

SERAPHIMS: 1 + 5 + 9 + 1 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 4 + 1= 45

TCHAIKOVSKY: 2 + 3 + 8 + 1 + 9 + 2 + 6 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 7 = 45

TWILIGHT: 2 + 5 + 9 + 3 + 9 + 7 + 8 + 2 = 45

VINEYARDS: 4 + 9 + 5 + 5 + 7 + 1 + 9 + 4 + 1 = 45

APRIL SIX: (1 + 7 + 9 + 9 + 3) + (1 + 9 + 6) = 29 + 16 = 45

FIR TREE: (6 + 9 + 9) + (2 + 9 + 5 + 5) = 22 + 21 = 45

FOREST MIST: (6 + 6 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 2) + (4 + 9 + 1 + 2) = 29 + 16 = 45

JUNE EIGHT: (1 + 3 + 5 + 5) + (5 + 9 + 7 + 8 + 2) = 14 + 31 = 45

JULY EIGHT: (1 + 3 + 3 + 7) + (5 + 9 + 7 + 8 + 2) = 14 + 31 = 45

MARCH SEVEN: (4 + 1 + 9 + 3 + 8) + (1 + 5 + 4 + 5 + 5) = 25 + 20 = 45

MAY SIXTEEN: (4 + 1 + 7) + (1 + 9 + 6 + 5 + 5 + 5) = 13 + 32 = 45

OCTOBER TEN: (6 + 3 + 2 + 6 + 2 + 5 + 9) + (2 + 5 + 5) = 33 + 12 = 45

ROBERT BLY: (9 + 6 + 2 + 5 + 9 + 2) + (2 + 3 + 7) = 33 + 12 = 45

SQUARE SPACES: (1 + 8 + 3 + 1 + 9 + 5) + (1 + 7 + 1 + 3 + 5 + 1) = 27 + 18 = 45

TWO SIXTEEN: (2 + 5 + 6) + (1 + 9 + 6 + 5 + 5 + 5) = 13 + 32 = 45

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