Sarah Williams – Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse

Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse, a book of poetry written by English poet and novelist Sarah Williams, was first published in late 1868. The collection included “The Old Astronomer” (also known as “The Old Astronomer to His Pupil”, as it was titled in a 1936 U.S. reprint), now the most famous of her poems. The second half of the fourth stanza is widely quoted: “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too truly to be fearful of the night.”

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