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I shall cite two remarkable eclipses of the Sun, which happened in my own time and thus not long ago. ... There was darkness in some manner greater than night; neither could one see where one stepped. Stars appeared in the sky and (marvellous to behold) the birds fell down from the sky to the ground in terror of such horrid darkness.
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University of St Andrews, Scotland