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COMETS
[ Also see Sun ]

Lone traveller through the fields of air,
  What may thy presence here portend?
    Art come to greet the planets fair,
      As friend greets friend?
        Whate'er thy purpose, thou dost teach
          Some lessons to the humble soul;
            Though far and dim-thy pathway reach,
              Yet still thy goal
                Tends to the fountain of that light
                  From whence thy golden beams are won;
                    So should we turn, from earth's dark night,
                      To God our sun.
      - Mrs. Sarah Josepha (Buell) Hale

Stranger of Heaven I bid thee hail!
  Shred from the pall of glory riven
    That flashest in celestial gale--
      Broad pennon of the King of Heaven
        Whate'er portends thy front of fire
          And streaming locks so lovely pale;
            Or peace to man, or judgments dire
              Stranger of Heaven, I bid thee hail.
      - James Hogg ("The Ettrick Shepherd")

Comets importing change of times and states,
  Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky
    And with them scourge the bad revolting stars.
      - William Shakespeare

Lo! from the dread immensity of space
  Returning, with accelerated course,
    The rushing comet to the sun descends:
      And as he sinks below the shading earth,
        With awful train projected o'er the heavens,
          The guilty nations tremble.
      - James Thomson (1)

Hast thou ne'er seen the comets flaming light?
  Th' illustrious stranger passing, terror sheds
    On gazing nations, from his fiery train
      Of length enormous, takes his ample round
        Through depths of ether; coasts unnumber'd worlds,
          Of more than solar glory; doubles wide
            Heaven's mighty cape; and then re-visits earth,
              From the long travel of a thousand years.
      - Edward Young


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