The Geography of the Heavens and Class Book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a Celestial Atlas
Huntington & Savage, 1843 - Astronomy - 305 pages
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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 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 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 - Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands : so that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought ; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth. And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.
Page 158 - And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day, and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Page 146 - To God's eternal house direct the way ; A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold, And pavement stars, as stars to thee appear, Seen in the galaxy, that milky way, Which nightly as a circling zone thou seest Powdered with stars.
Page 61 - And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; and the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
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 163 - ... and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Page 91 - The raven once in snowy plumes was drest, White as the whitest dove's unsully'd breast, Fair as the guardian of the Capitol, Soft as the swan ; a large and lovely fowl ; His tongue, his prating tongue had chang'd him quite To sooty blackness from the purest white.
Page 152 - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Page 100 - Cleaves to his back; a famish'd face he bears; His arms descend, his shoulders sink away, To multiply his legs for chase of prey. He grows a wolf, his hoariness remains, And the same rage in other members reigns.
Page 167 - While earnestly listening for the cause, I heard a faint voice near the door calling my name. I arose, and taking my sword, stood at the door. At this moment, I heard the same voice still beseeching me to rise, and saying ' O my God, the. world is on fire...