Mudcat Café message #1088531 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65856   Message #1088531
Posted By: Steve Parkes
08-Jan-04 - 04:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: We Three Kings of Orient Are
Subject: RE: We Three Kings of Orient Are
For "bippin", read "pipping"; or if you prefer, "beeping".

Id have expected "light" to be more apposite for the star: after all, it was extemely bright. All stars are normally only visible at night ... but then, all stars give off light, I suppose. Pity we can't ask Hopkins what he had in mind when he wrote it: maybe he had a better idea, but couldn't rhyme it!