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3d magnitude according ancient angle appear astronomers attraction axis Bear bodies called cause celestial centre changes circle comet compared consequently constellation contains continue course declination Describe determined diameter direction distance distinguished Earth east ecliptic equal equator equinoctial equinox exhibit fact figure fixed four give globe half hand head heavens hemisphere Herschel horizon Jupiter known latitude length less light magnitude marked mean Mercury meridian miles millions minutes months Moon motion move nearly night northern objects observed opposite orbit passing period phenomena planets polar pole position present principal regard remarkable represented respect revolve right ascension rise says seasons seen side situated solar sometimes southern space square stars Sun's supposed surface tion triangle universe Venus visible whole Zodiac
Page 88 - Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?
Page 141 - ... a red and a green, or a yellow and a blue one — must afford a planet circulating about either; and what charming contrasts and "grateful vicissitudes," — a red and a green day, for instance, alternating with a white one and with darkness, — might arise from the presence or absence of one or other, or both, above the horizon.
Page 130 - Through pathless fields and lonely shores to range, And woods, made thicker by the sisters' change. Whilst here, within the dismal gloom, alone, The melancholy monarch made his moan, His voice was lessen'd, as he...
Page 146 - A way there is, in Heaven's expanded plain, Which when the skies are clear, is seen below, And mortals, by the name of Milky, know. The ground-work is of stars; through which the road Lies open to the thunderer's abode.
Page xvi - Whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to his will in the armies of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth...
Page 97 - But now her son had fifteen summers told, Fierce at the chase, and in the forest bold; When, as he beat the woods in quest of prey, He chanced to rouse his mother where she lay.
Page 267 - ... recess of others. The bright star of the Lesser Bear, which we call the pole star, has not always been, nor will always continue to be, our cynosure...
Page 45 - Rock, which stands on one side of the harbour's mouth, so nearly right ahead that we had not to alter our course above a point in order to hit the entrance of Rio. This was the first land we had seen for three months, after crossing so many seas and being set backwards and forwards by innumerable currents and foul winds.