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Countless stars pass across the rich regions of the galaxy. Stars of all orders of brightness, from those resembling the leading glories of the firmament, to tiny points of light only captured by momentary twinklings seen in the far distance.
Come, let us speed on the wings of thought, across the unfathomable depths of space which extend between us and that distant shore, and wander for awhile by the Silver River of Heaven [Milky Way].
In vain do we strive to penetrate the mysteries which surround us on all sides, for around us and before us, and extending into the infinite depths of space, we find still greater mysteries.
When we gaze at the starlit heavens, and admire the silvery radiance of the Milky Way, we would fain believe that there is absolute silence and rest, a perfect haven of repose.
The music of the spheres that are swayed and held in bondage by our own sun, is echoed by that of ten million moving suns, singing their solemn chant - the grandest of epics - the Poem of the Universe, as they wing their flight through infinite space.
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September 11, 1957
Mary Proctor was an American popularizer of astronomy. She never became a professional astronomer but is widely known for numerous articles and books on the subject.
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