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...indeed, star differs from star in glory.
This is just a footnote, though a microcosmic one perhaps, to the greater curve
Of the elaboration; it asks no place in it, o
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The apples are all getting tinted
In the cool light of autumn.
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"To my thinking" boomed the Professor, begging the question as usual, "the greatest triumph of the human mind was the calculation ...
With us ther was a doctour of phisik;
In al this world ne was ther noon hym lik,
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Let me arrest thy thoughts; wonder with me,
Why plowing, building, ruling and the rest,
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The world was a huge ball then, the universe a might harmony of ellipses, everything moved mysteriously, incalculable distances th ...
It is noticed, that the consideration of the great periods and spaces of astronomy induces a dignity of mind, and an indifference ...
I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me. But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars.
The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible.
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