Lamp of Heaven

(The). The moon. Milton calls the stars “lamps.”

Why shouldst thou ...
In thy dark lantern thus close up the stars,
That Nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps
With everlasting oil, to give due light
To the misled and lonely traveller?

Comus, 200-204.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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