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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
 
Denmark: Huen, the Island
Huen
Pierre Daniel Huet (1630–1721)
 
        
Translated by J. Duncombe
  This island was given to Tycho Brahe, for his life, by Frederick II., King of Denmark, together with a large pension. And on August 8, 1576, this great astronomer laid the foundation of his famous observatory, or castle, called Uranienburg, where he resided twenty-one years. He died at Prague, to which city he went on the invitation of the Emperor Rodolphus II. in 1601, aged 55.

ONCE sacred to the starry skies,
In the mid ocean Huen lies;
Now lost to fame, the fisher’s guile
Is all the study of the isle.
Thither I fled; with pious awe        5
I there great Tycho’s mansion saw;
And midst his structures, now decayed,
With musing melancholy strayed.
 
 
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