Till a silence fell with the waking bird,
And a hush with the setting moon.
– Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Maud.”
the Moone alwaies in her encreasing,
hath the tips of her hornes turned from the Sunne toward the East:
but in the waine, contrariwise Westward.
Also that shee shineth… [increases],
and so riseth in proportion the second day forward unto the full:
and likewise decreaseth in the same manner to the change [new moon].
– Pliny’s “Natural History,” Philemon Holland’s trans.