Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.

Newton, Sir Isaac

Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in night:
God said, Let Newton be! and all was light.
Pope.—Epitaph for Sir Isaac.

Nature herself
Stood all subdued by him, and open laid
Her every latent glory to his view.

He also fix’d our wand’ring queen of night,
Whether she wanes into a scanty orb,
Or, waxing broad, with her pale shadowy light
In a soft deluge overflows the sky.