Bourdillon, Francis William

The night has a thousand eyes, And the day but one; Yet the light of the bright world dies, With the dying Sun.

Among the Flowers, and Other Poems The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

Deutsch, Armin J.

The face of the sun is not without expression, but it tells us precious little of what is in its heart.

Scientific American The Sun (p. 38) Volume 179, Number 5, November 1948

Dryden, John

The glorious lamp of heaven, the radiant sun, Is Nature's eye;...

The Poetical Works ofDryden The Fable of Acis, Polyphemus, and Galatea from the Thirteenth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses (p. 405)

Ecclesiastes 11:7

Truly the light is sweet,

And it is pleasant for the eyes to behold the sun. . .

The Bible

Falconer, William

High in his chariot glow'd the lamp of day.

The Poetical Works ofBeattie, Blair, and Falconer

The Shipwreck Canto I, L. 334

Gilbert, William Sullivan, Arthur

The Sun, whose rays

Are all ablaze

With ever-living glory,

Does not deny

His majesty—

He scorns to tell a story!

The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan


In G.S Kirk and J.E. Raven The Presocratic Philosophers Fragment 228 (p. 202)

Kelvin, Lord

Now, if the sun is not created a miraculous body, to shine on and give out heat forever, we must suppose it to be a body subject to the laws of matter (I do not say there may not be laws which we have not discovered) but, at all events, not violating any laws we have discovered or believe we have discovered. We should deal with the sun as we should with any large mass of molten iron, or silicon, or sodium.

On Geological Time (p. 18)

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Down sank the great red sun, and in golden glimmering vapours Veiled the light of his face, like the Prophet descending from Sinai.

The Poetical Works ofHenry Wadsworth Longfellow

Evangeline Part I, section 4

Macpherson, James

Whence are thy beams, O sun! thy everlasting light! Thou comest forth in thy awful beauty; the stars hide themselves in the sky; the moon, cold and pale, sinks in the western wave; but thou thyself movest alone.

The Poems of Ossian Carthon (p. 233)

Muir, John

The sun, looking down on the tranquil landscape, seems conscious of the presence of every living thing on which he is pouring his blessings, while they in turn, with perhaps the exception of man, seem conscious of the presence of the sun as a benevolent father and stand hushed and waiting.

Steep Trails Chapter XVII (p. 226)

Nietzsche, Friedrich

...the Moon's love affair has come to an end!

Just look! There it stands; pale and dejected—before the dawn!

For already it is coming, the glowing Sun—its love of the Earth is coming!

All sun-love is innocence and creative desire!

Just look how it comes impatiently over the sea! Do you not feel the thirst and hot breath of its love?

Thus Spoke Zarathustra Of Immaculate Perception (p. 146)

The riddles the sun presents are signposts to new horizons.

Scientific American The Sun (p. 50) Volume 233, Number 3, September 1975

Pascal, Blaise

Let man contemplate the whole of nature in her full and grand mystery, and turn his vision from the low objects which surround him. Let him gaze on that brilliant light, set like and eternal lamp to illumine the universe.

Pensées Aphorism 72

Starr, Victor P. Gilman, Peter A.

It has always been easier to record and describe solar events than to provide theoretical explanations for them.

Scientific American The Circulation of the Sun's Atmosphere (p. 100) Volume 218, Number 1, January 1968

Swift, Jonathan

These people are under continual disquietudes, never enjoying a minute's peace of mind; and their disturbances proceed from causes which very little affect the rest of mortals. Their apprehension arises from several changes they dread in the celestial bodies. For instance...that the sun, daily spending its rays without any nutriment to supply them, will at last be wholly consumed and annihilated; which must be attended with the destruction of this earth, and all the planets that receive their light from it.

Gulliver's Travels A Voyage to Laputa Chapter II (p. 98)

Thoreau, Henry D.

It is true, I never assisted the sun materially in his rising; but doubt not, it was of the last importance only to be present at it.

Walden Chapter 1 (p. 15)

...the sun, red and very large, halted motionless upon the horizon, a vast dome glowing with a dull heat, and now and then suffering a momentary extinction...[it] grew larger and duller in the westward sky, and the life of the old earth ebbed away. At last, more than thirty million years hence, the huge red-hot dome of the sun had come to obscure nearly a tenth part of the darkling heavens.

Seven Famous Novels By H.G. Wells The Time Machine Chapter 11 (p. 59, 61)


The sun comes into being each day from little pieces of fire that are collected. . .

In G.S Kirk and J.E. Raven The Presocratic Philosophers Fragment 178 (p. 172)

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