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And no matter how all this disappeared,
Or got where it was going, it is no longer
He could foretell whats'ever was
By consequence to come to pass.
The church cemetery contains the grave of David Young (1781-1852), the astronomer who is said to have charged the French Academy o ...
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
By being seldom seen, I could not stir
But like a comet I was wondered at.
Ah, like a comet through flame she moves entranced
Wrapt in her music no bird song, no, nor bough
Philosophy offers the rather cold consolation that perhaps we and our planet do not actually exist; religion presents the contradi ...
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