A Frenchman, an enthusiastic Parisian, as witty as he was bold, asked to be enclosed in the projectile, in order that he might reach the moon
, and reconnoiter this terrestrial satellite.
is stronger than man who looks on her, nor can she vary in her courses.
cat-like doth the moon
come along, and dishonestly.
In 1649 a Frenchman, one Jean Baudoin, published a `Journey performed from the Earth to the Moon
by Domingo Gonzalez,' a Spanish adventurer.
He sat lifeless on the steps: the morning-star,* that is to say, the heavy wooden staff, headed with iron spikes, and which had nothing else in common with its sparkling brother in the sky, had glided from his hand; while his eyes were fixed with glassy stare on the moon
, looking for the good old fellow of a spirit which still haunted it.
I have told you," answered the man of science, "that they are the Moon
, Mars and the Sun.
And what more natural that eventually he came to attribute to the sun and the moon
personalities as real as his own?
Presently the moon
rose up behind some of those sky-piercing fingers or pinnacles of bare rock of which I have spoken--they were a little to the left of the crest of Mont Blanc, and right over our heads--but she couldn't manage to climb high enough toward heaven to get entirely above them.
THE Director of an Observatory, who, with a thirty-six-inch refractor, had discovered the moon
, hastened to an Editor, with a four-column account of the event.
For as to what we have heard you affirm, that there are other kingdoms and states in the world inhabited by human creatures as large as yourself, our philosophers are in much doubt, and would rather conjecture that you dropped from the moon
, or one of the stars; because it is certain, that a hundred mortals of your bulk would in a short time destroy all the fruits and cattle of his majesty's dominions: besides, our histories of six thousand moons make no mention of any other regions than the two great empires of Lilliput and Blefuscu.
Either the moon
or the planet Mercury was passing across the sun's disk.
For a time in sheer exuberance of animal spirit he raced swiftly through the middle terrace, swinging perilously across wide spans from one jungle giant to the next, and then he clambered upward to the swaying, lesser boughs of the upper terrace where the moon
shone full upon him and the air was stirred by little breezes and death lurked ready in each frail branch.
I've been showing her a valley in the moon
where she expects to go farming," he laughed.
When we had made the whole circuit, and were passing among the houses on the further side of the town, the moon
came out splendidly, but we no longer feared the light.
The stars twinkled in the heavens, like the last glimmerings of distant fire, so much were they obscured by the overwhelming radiance of the atmosphere; the rays from the moon
striking upon the smooth, white surfaces of the lake and fields, reflecting upward a light that was brightened by the spotless color of the immense bodies of snow which covered the earth.