The Geography of the Heavens, and Class-book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a Celestial Atlas

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Huntington and Savage, Mason and Law, 1850 - Astronomy - 324 pages

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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 91 - Coronis and the favour'd youth. The God was wroth; the colour left his look, The wreath his head, the harp his hand forsook : His silver bow and feather'd shafts he took, And lodg'd an arrow in the tender breast, That had so often to his own been prest.
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.
Page 165 - It gradually settled towards the horizon, until it disappeared. At Niagara Falls, a large, luminous body, shaped like a square table, was seen near the zenith, remaining for some time almost stationary, emitting large streams of light.

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