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Sarah Williams (1837–1868) was an English poet, most famous as the author of "The Old Astronomer", also known as "The Old Astronomer to His Pupil".

A segment of her poem is used in the introduction to Ian Rankin's novel Set in Darkness.

Though my soul may set in darkness,
:it will rise in perfect light.
I have loved the stars too fondly
:to be fearful of the night.


Poem
The Old Astronomer to His Pupil


Reach me down my Tycho Brahe, I would know him when we meet,
When I share my later science, sitting humbly at his feet;
He may know the law of all things, yet be ignorant of how
We are working to completion, working on from then to now.


Pray remember that I leave you all my theory complete,
Lacking only certain data for your adding, as is meet,
And remember men will scorn it, 'tis original and true,
And the obliquy of newness may fall bitterly on you.


But, my pupil, as my pupil you have learned the worth of scorn,
You have laughed with me at pity, we have joyed to be forlorn,
What for us are all distractions of men's fellowship and smiles;
What for us the Goddess Pleasure with her meretricious smiles.


You may tell that German College that their honor comes too late,
But they must not waste repentance on the grizzly savant's fate.
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.


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Total Books: 67
Cases  Materials on International Law
2016 - Cases Materials on International Law (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780198727644
ISBN-10: 019872764X
Genre: Law
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The Practice Educator's Handbook
2013 - The Practice Educator's Handbook [Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781446266618
ISBN-10: 1446266613
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Cases and Materials on International Law
2011 - Cases and Materials on International Law (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199562718
ISBN-10: 0199562717
Genres: Reference, Law
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Twilight Hours A Legacy of Verse
2009 - Twilight Hours a Legacy of Verse (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150322853
ISBN-10: 1150322853
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wilight hours a legacy of verse
2009 - Wilight Hours a Legacy of Verse (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781117561264
ISBN-10: 1117561267
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Letters written by John Chamberlain during the reign of Queen Elizabeth
The prima donna
2009 - The Prima Donna (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217632553
ISBN-10: 0217632556
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Through the year with birds and poets
2009 - Through the Year with Birds and Poets [poems] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217644396
ISBN-10: 0217644392
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The Prima Donna V1
2008 - The Prima Donna V1 [1884] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781437377125
ISBN-10: 1437377122
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The Prima Donna Volume II
2008 - The Prima Donna Volume II (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780559827914
ISBN-10: 0559827911
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Backside of the Country
2007 - Backside of the Country (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781424172405
ISBN-10: 1424172403
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Der Flug der Lerche
2006 - Der Flug Der Lerche (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783765539053
ISBN-10: 3765539058
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Ride A Cock-Horse
2006 - Ride a Cock-horse (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780192754752
ISBN-10: 0192754750
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Ride A Cock-Horse Knee-Jogging Rhymes and Lullabies
2006 - Ride a Cock-horse Knee-jogging Rhymes and Lullabies (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780192763204
ISBN-10: 0192763202
Genre: Children's Books
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Pudding and Pie Favourite Nursery Rhymes
2006 - Pudding and Pie Favourite Nursery Rhymes [Book & CD] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780192754776
ISBN-10: 0192754777
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Round and Round the Garden
2006 - Round and Round the Garden [Book & CD] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780192754783
ISBN-10: 0192754785
Genre: Children's Books
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Round and Round the Garden Play Rhymes for Young Children
2006 - Round and Round the Garden Play Rhymes for Young Children (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780192763211
ISBN-10: 0192763210
Genre: Children's Books
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The Last Exit
2005 - The Last Exit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781413772203
ISBN-10: 141377220X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Carol Vorderman's 30-Day Cellulite Plan Lose 30 of Your Cellulite and 8lb in 30 Days
Rough Collie
2003 - Rough Collie [Pet Owner's Guides] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781860541582
ISBN-10: 1860541585
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Patchwork Quilts for the Dolls' House
2002 - Patchwork Quilts for the Dolls' House (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781861083050
ISBN-10: 186108305X
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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2001 - 101 Facts About Iguanas [101 Facts About Pets] (Other)Hardcover
2001 - 101 Facts About Tropical Fish [101 Facts About Pets] (Hardcover)
Hybrid and Internationalised Criminal Tribunals [Studies in International & Comparative Criminal Law] (Hardcover)