As an astronomer in the true sense of the term, Sir John Herschel stood before all his contemporaries. Nay, he stood almost alone.
"Sir John Herschel", p.1
An air of mystery surrounds his researches, lying, as they do, chiefly in depths to which the far-seeing eye of the telescope alone penetrates.Richard Anthony Proctor
The whole system has been long since swept away, and its records merely remain as illustrations of perverted ingenuity.Richard Anthony Proctor