An Astronomer used to go out at night to observe the stars. One
evening, as he wandered through the suburbs with his whole
attention fixed on the sky, he fell accidentally into a deep well.
While he lamented and bewailed his sores and bruises, and cried
loudly for help, a neighbor ran to the well, and learning what had
happened said: "Hark ye, old fellow, why, in striving to pry into
what is in heaven, do you not manage to see what is on earth?'
(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)