The Astronomers

"The Astronomers" was written in New York City in September, 1959 and is included in Eight Songs, published by Boosey & Hawkes (1981). It is dedicated to Hundley's grandmother.

--Esther Jane Hardenbergh
The Astronomers (An Epitaph)

Susan Campbell 1863-1910
Brian Campbell 1862-1909

We have loved the stars too deeply
To be afraid of the night.

Based upon an inscription found in Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

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