Monthly Archives: January 1665

The blazing star, or, A discourse of comets, their natures and effects

a blazing light like a star was seen in the sky, rehearses a brief history of comets and their significations, then describes the astronomical details of the comet, states that all comets bring with them drought, bareness, and pestilence because of their physical effects, this one specifically will bring war because the air is dry, which bring heat, and heat makes men angry, the position of the sun is good news for the king