Moon Lore, by Timothy Harley, , at sacred-texts.com
"I beheld the moon walking in brightness."--Job xxxi. 26.
"The moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained."--Psalm viii. 3.
Who is she that looketh forth, fair as the moon?"--Solomon's Song vi. 10.
The precious things put forth by the moon."--Deuteronomy xxxiii. 14.
Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale."--Addison's Ode.
In fall-orbed glory, yonder moon Divine
Rolls through the dark-blue depths."--Southey's Thalaba.
"Queen of the silver bow! by thy pale beam,
Alone and pensive, I delight to stray,
And watch thy shadow trembling in the stream,
Or mark the floating clouds that cross thy way;
And while I gaze, thy mild and placid light
Sheds a soft calm upon my troubled breast:
And oft I think-fair planet of the night--
That in thy orb the wretched may have rest;
The sufferers of the earth perhaps may go--
Released by death-to thy benignant sphere;
And the sad children of despair and woe
Forget in thee their cup of sorrow here.
Oh that I soon may reach thy world serene,
Poor wearied pilgrim in this toiling scene!"