Amelia Opie (12 November 1769 – 2 December 1853 / Norwich)
Poems of Amelia Opie
The Moon and the Comet
This fact is clear....Both man and woman
Prize not what's good, but what's uncommon ;
And most delighted still they are,
Not with the excellent, but rare,....
I could of this give proofs most stable,
But, par exemple , take a fable.
'T was night....but still a mimic day
Shone softly forth from milky way;