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    Default Sonnet to the Noble John Flamsteed



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    Sonnet to the Noble John Flamsteed
    Late and Famed Astronomer Royal
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    Behold the steed of thought that doth outrace
    The courses of the planets swift and true,
    Gaining a purchase on a farther place
    From whence the Earth's dual motions to pursue.

    For art doth smooth the inequality
    Of solar days by season and by zone,
    As music's just proportions altered be
    To craft an equal-tempered semitone.

    But when the day is done, the starry night
    Reveals the Earth's true period diurnal,
    Setting the Sun's inconstant transits right
    And raising our thoughts to orbs and realms supernal.

    Thus while the Sun doth shed her welcome rays,
    The distant stars do gauge our very days.

    Margo Schulter
    19 March 2009

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    Default Sonnet to the Noble John Flamsteed

    On Mar 19, 7:56 pm, Margo Schulter <mschul...@calweb.com> wrote:

    Bravo!



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    Default Sonnet to the Noble John Flamsteed



    Margo Schulter wrote:


    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! Try FOX





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    Default Sonnet to the Noble John Flamsteed

    Margo Schulter wrote:

    Thank you, Margo
    -Sam

 

 

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