Talk:Twilight Hours (1868)/The Old Astronomer

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I have loved the stars too truly[edit]

A more commonly cited abridged version (the first four stanzas only) was anthologized in "Best Loved Poems of the American People", Hazel Felleman, ed. (Garden City Publishing Co., Garden City NY: 1936, pp. 613-614) That abridged version (with the incorrect title) seems first to have been printed in The Monthly Evening Sky Map, October 1920. (notes from old {{textinfo}}


See p. 69 of [1], published in 1868 which is the source of this copy.

The line there is published as "I have loved the stars too truly to be fearful of the night." --EncycloPetey (talk) 19:21, 3 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Many other sources give "too fondly" not "too truly." Did she perhaps change the wording. This is the best line of the poem! Someone set me straight!

No, she did not change the wording. The poem was published shortly after her death, so there is no possibility that she later changed it. --EncycloPetey (talk) 19:40, 26 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not in TOC; duplicate pages[edit]

This poem is on pp. 68–71 of the volume shown in images. It is not listed in the Google Books Table of Contents for this edition, which goes directly from "COMRADES UNCHOSEN 63" to "SLEIGHING SONG 72".

The image also reproduces part of the front matter ("Memoir") twice.

--Thnidu (talk) 20:20, 24 February 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's listed in the Contents on page xxxvi of the Google Books scan you linked to. Search the contents of the book for "Astronomer" to find it. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:39, 24 February 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]