Mirror of Literature,  3 (1824), 153.

The Comet



Poetry, Drollery


Astronomy, Gender

    Chiefly concerns the supposed effects of the comet. The final two stanzas relate to the reactions of a maiden to the comet: 'How clear, how bright, I see it move, / 'Tis more than I'd expected, / Yon radiant star? that's Venus, love, / Your own fair self reflected'.

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