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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Saturday Rest:: Hymn to Diana by Ben Jonson

Diana is the goddess of today's gorgeous moon.

Queen and huntress, chaste and fair,
Now the sun is laid to sleep,
Seated in thy silver chair,
State in wonted manner keep:
Hesperus entreats thy light,
Goddess excellently bright.

Earth, let not thy envious shade

Dare itself to interpose;
Cynthia's shining orb was made
Heaven to clear when day did close:
Bless us then with wishéd sight,
Goddess excellently bright.

Lay thy bow of pearl apart,

And thy crystal-shining quiver;
Give unto the flying hart
Space to breathe, how short soever:
Thou that mak'st a day of night - 
Goddess excellently bright.

Words to make the moon more beutiful yet.

(Hesperus is the evening star, and Cynthia is another name for Diana.)

Word To Use Today: moonlight. The word moon comes from the Old English mōna.

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