FROM time immemorial the planet Venus has attracted the attention of mankind. Before the days when the “optic tube” began to be turned towards her disc, Venus, we might say, was still in myth, and she was hailed as Hesperus and Phosphorus, according as she was an evening or a morning star, the fact that the same object was in question being then unknown.
See Astr. Nachr. No. 3204, p. 190.