On the Rotation of Mercury
|On the Rotation of Mercury (1882)
by , translated by Agnes Mary Clerke
|Quoted in Sky and Telescope, March 2011, p. 33|
Mercury on its axis turns like the Moon:
One side has lasting day, the other night;
One side in everlasting fire doth swoon;
While th'other hides forever from the light.
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