Mirror of Literature,  11 (1828), 47.

Up with the Sun and Down with the Sun



Extract, Drollery

Publications extracted:

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine



    Argues against the practice described in the article title: 'Because an immense globe of fire, or luminous matter, of one kind or other, ever so many millions of miles off, chances to set at a given hour, is that any reason why you must set too, who are close at hand, and not of luminous matter? We hold that it is as reasonable to sit up with the stars, as to lie down with the sun [...] nothing like a general system of rules for the guidance of human life can be deduced from the motions of the heavenly bodies'.

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