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- Though my soul may set in darkness,
- it will rise in perfect light.
- I have loved the stars too fondly
- to be fearful of the night.
The line "I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" has often been incorrectly attributed to Galileo.
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- E.A. Plumptre, 'Memoir', in Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours. A Legacy of Verse, 1st edition, London: Strahan & Co., 1868
- _Best Loved Poems of the American People_, Hazel Felleman, ed. Garden City Publishing Co., Garden City NY: 1936, pp. 613-614
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