A Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy: The sun, planets, and comets

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Page 490 - For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God...
Page 490 - And there appeared another wonder in heaven ; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth...
Page 109 - While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Page 206 - I do not know what to say in a case so surprising, so unlocked for, and so novel. The shortness of the time, the unexpected nature of the event, the weakness of my understanding, and the fear of being mistaken, have greatly confounded me.
Page 374 - December 37 for the sake of convenience. This inclination is ever varying, as well from the effect of its mean diminution, as of the nutation of the earth's axis: it is an important element in deducing...
Page 287 - I did not remark any beams projecting from it which deserved notice as much more conspicuous than the others ; but the whole was beamy, radiated in structure, and terminated (though very indefinitely) in a way which reminded me of the ornament frequently placed round a mariner's compass. Its colour was white, or resembling that of Venus.
Page 324 - The sudden darkness was looked upon as an unfavourable omen, and threw them into the greatest consternation. Pericles, observing that the pilot was much astonished and perplexed, took his cloak, and having covered his eyes with it, asked him; " If he found anything terrible in that, or considered it as a sad presage ? " Upon his answering in the negative, he said, " Where is the difference, then, between this and the other, except that something bigger than my cloak causes the eclipse ? " But this...
Page 254 - We see it as Columbus saw America from the shores of Spain. Its movements have been felt, trembling along the far-reaching line of our analysis, with a certainty hardly inferior to that of ocular demonstration.

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