"A phaenomenon was observed, on the 11th past, between three and four in the morning, at Hochst, about two leagues from Frankfort on the Mayne. The heavens seemed to emit a torrent of fire, which was so bright, that the smallest characters might have been read. It continued about five minutes. After this it assumed a serpentine form, then a globular one, and lastly was divided into a number of little stars, which gradually disappeared."
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