An air of mystery surrounds his researches
Richard Anthony Proctor (23 March 1837 – 12 September 1888) was an English astronomer.
Astronomical Essays (1872)
- As an astronomer in the true sense of the term, Sir John Herschel stood before all his contemporaries. Nay, he stood almost alone.
- "Sir John Herschel", p. 1
Saturn and its System (2nd ed 1882)
- An air of mystery surrounds his researches, lying, as they do, chiefly in depths to which the far-seeing eye of the telescope alone penetrates.
- The whole system has been long since swept away, and its records merely remain as illustrations of perverted ingenuity.
- Of the Ptolemaic system
- Chapter 2, p. 32