When I heard the learn’d astronomer

When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me

When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them

When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room

How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick

Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself

In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time

Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars