Richard Blackmore Quote
Mercurius nearest to the Central Sun,
Does in an Oval Orbit circling run:
But rarely is the Object of our Sight,
In Solar Glory sunk and more prevailing Light.
The Poetical Works of Sir R. Blackmore: Containing Creation: A Philosophical Poem, in Seven Books, Book II, l. 511-514, Printed for C. Cooke. 1797