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" And oft, before tempestuous winds arise, The seeming stars fall headlong from the skies, And, shooting through the darkness, gild the night With sweeping glories, and long trails of light... "
The Geography of the Heavens: And Class-book of Astronomy : Accompanied by a ... - Page 155
by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt - 1860 - 345 pages
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The gallery of nature: a tour through creation, Volume 28

Thomas Milner - 1860 - 896 pages
...first book of the Georgics, mentions the shooting stars as prognosticating weather changes : — " And oft, before tempestuous winds arise, The seeming...darkness, gild the night With sweeping glories and long trains of light." Various hypotheses have been framed to explain the nature and origin of these remarkable...
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The home tutor, a treasury of self-culture

Home tutor - 1862 - 532 pages
...a change of weather : — "And oft, before tempestuous winds arise, The seeming s'ars fall swiftly from the skies, And shooting through the darkness, gild the night With sweeping glories, and long trains of light." But what are they, and whence do they proceed ? Obscurity rests upol this question,...
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The Christian Witness and Congregational Magazine, Volume 3

Congregational churches - 1867 - 588 pages
...connects an unusual display aloft with atmospheric commotions below, as their common precursor : — " And oft, before tempestuous winds arise, The seeming...darkness, gild the night With sweeping glories and long trains of light." Homer compares the hasty passage of the goddess from the peaks of Olympus to break...
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The Geography of the Heavens: And Class-book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a ...

Elijah Hinsdale Burritt - Constellations - 1873 - 360 pages
...winds arise, The Kfeming stars fall headlong from the skies. And shooting through the darkness, gitd the night With sweeping glories and long trails of...falling in " showers " — when every star in the fi/mameut seems loosened from its sphere, and moving in lawless flight from one end of the heavens...
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The heavens and the earth; or, Familiar illustrations of astronomy

Thomas Milner - 1873 - 336 pages
...old Anchises; and mentions the phenomenon, when frequent, as a prognostic of stormy weather : — " And oft, before tempestuous winds arise, The seeming...darkness, gild the night With sweeping glories and long trains of light." Modern observations show that these and other objects of the same class — the shooting...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1875 - 794 pages
...celestial bliss, Thou tread'st with seraphims the vast abyss. DRYDEN. Before tempestuous wings arise, Stars shooting through the darkness gild the night With sweeping glories and long trails of light. DRYDEN. Fair Leda's twins, in time to stars decreed, One fought on foot, one curb'd the fiery steed....
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Women of the Century

Phebe Ann Hanaford - United States - 1876 - 686 pages
...midnight heavens, and win the trophies of science, while the stars blaze and the planets burn I — "And oft, before tempestuous winds arise, The seeming...the night With sweeping glories and long trails of light."1 GRACE ANNA LEWIS, another descendant of the Quakers, is to be numbered with our women-scientists....
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1878 - 788 pages
...celestial bliss, Thou tread'st with seraphims the vast abyss. DRYDEN. Before tempestuous wings arise, Stars shooting through the darkness gild the night With sweeping glories and long trails of light. DRYDEN. Fair Leda's twins, in time to stars decreed, One fought on foot, one curb'd the fiery sleed....
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Daughters of America: Or Women of the Century

Phebe Ann Hanaford - United States - 1882 - 746 pages
...scan the midnight heavens, and win the trophies of science, while stars blaze and planets burn ! — "And oft, before tempestuous winds arise, The seeming...the night With sweeping glories and long trails of light."3 GRACE ANNA LEWIS, another descendant of the Quakers, is to be numbered with our women-scientists....
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Moses and Geology, Or, The Harmony of the Bible with Science

Samuel Kinns - Bible and geology - 1883 - 556 pages
...stars as prognosticating weather changes : — " And oft, before tempestuous winds arise, The teeming stars fall headlong from the skies, And, shooting...darkness, gild the night With sweeping glories and long trains of light.'. Livy relates that a shower of stones fell at Rome in the reign of Tullus Hostilius,...
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