Wednesday, June 1, 2011

William W. Phelps on the Moon

The following is taken from William W. Phelps, Deseret Almanac, for the Year of Our Lord, 1852: Being Leap Year, and After the 6th of April, the 23rd Year of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; and the Second of the Last Half Century of This Dispensation (Great Salt Lake City, UT: Willard Richards), 23:
Every one, perhaps, is not aware how the earth appears to the inhabitants of the Moon. As more than three fifths of the earth is covered in water, and being nearly 13 times larger than the moon, a full earth must be a grand sight! The earth light there must be sufficient to read and work by. Again, as the moon always keeps the same side to the earth, those who live on the back side, must naturally enjoy themselves in taking pleasure rides to the Frontiers, to view through their telescopes, and Urim and Thumims, the earth's grandeur, and glory, and some of the curiosities of their next worldly neighbors.

If revelation is as prevalent there as it was here in the days of Enoch, there must be some joyful seasons, in preparing, like their friends the Mormons, for a general jubilee of all the worlds, or rather, all the sanctified resurrected creations of our Father's district of eternity.

It will considerably eclipse Queen Victoria's chrystal palace fair.

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