The Astronomer’s Epitaph


I have loved the stars too fondly

to be fearful of the night

Epitaph on the grave of an unknown astronomer

The illustration is ‘Wonders of the night sky map 26’ from Popular Science Monthly Volume 47 1895, by an unknown author. Uploaded to Wikimedia by Ineuw

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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1 Response to The Astronomer’s Epitaph

  1. minidvr says:

    The once was an Astronomer from Lewes
    Who saw the night sky as fluid,
    His vision suffered impair,,
    From his over long hair,
    Until he died from the flue.

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