The Stargazer by Unknown Author









The Stargazer

by Unknown Author

A stargazer out late at night,

With eyes and thoughts turned both upright,

Tumbled by chance into a well

(A dismal story this to tell);

He roared and sobbed and roared again,

And cursed the 'Bear' and 'Charles's Wain.'


His woeful cries a neighbor brought,

Less learned, but wiser far in thought:

'My friend,' quoth he, 'you're much misled,

With stars to trouble thus your head;

Since you with these misfortunes meet,

For want of looking to your feet.'