Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 7 (1834), 67.

The Little Girl's Dialogue with her Brother





Astronomy, Extra-Terrestrial Life, Wonder, Piety

    The little girl asks her brother about the purpose of the stars, moon, and Milky Way. He advises her that some think each star a sun with circling planets, that the moon may be inhabited, and that the Milky Way comprises 'A thousand rolling worlds' which may also be inhabited. He continues: 'But when, my dear, you're older grown, / And are those brilliant systems shown, / How will it kindle your surprise, / To learn the wonders of the skies!'. He asserts that the knowledge will prompt her to worship God.

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