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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. I–II: Colonial Literature, 1607–1764
 
Of the Heavenly Bodies
By Roger Williams (1604?–1683)
 
[A Key into the Language of America. 1643.]

WHEN Sun doth rise the Stars do set,
  Yet there ’s no need of Light,
God shines a Sun most glorious,
  When Creatures all are Night.
 
The very Indian Boys can give        5
  To many Stars their name,
And know their Course and therein do
  Excel the English tame.
 
English and Indians none inquire,
  Whose hand these Candles hold,        10
Who gives these Stars their Names, himself
  More bright ten thousand-fold.
 
 
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