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" Jupiter a moderate-sized orange, in a circle nearly half a mile across; Saturn a small orange, on a circle of four-fifths of a mile... "
Astronomy - Page 275
by sir John Frederick W. Herschel (1st bart.) - 1833
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 21

1833
...Ceres, Vesta, and Pallas, grains of sand, in orbits of from 1000 to 1200 feet; Jupiter a moderate sized orange, in a circle nearly half a mile across; Saturn...upon the circumference of a circle more than a mile aud a half in diameter. As to getting correct notions on this subject by drawing circles on paper,...
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A Compendium of Natural Philosophy: Being a Survey of the Wisdom ..., Volume 3

John Wesley - Natural history - 1836
...mile across; Saturn, a small orange, on a circle of fourfifths of a mile ; and Uranus, a full-sized cherry, or small plum, upon the circumference of a...notions on this subject by drawing circles on paper, it is out of the question. To imitate the motions of the planets in the abovementioned orbits, Mercury...
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A Treatise on Astronomy

Mrs. L. H. Tyler - Astronomy - 1837 - 288 pages
...mile across ; Saturn a small orange on a circle of four-fifths of a mile ; and Uranus a full-sized cherry or small plum, upon the circumference of a...toys called orreries, it is out of the question." (270.) The analogical evidence of the earth's annual motion arising from the revolution of these bodies...
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The Young Disciples

Christian Tract Society - 1838 - 72 pages
...in a circle nearly half a mile across ; Saturn, a small orange, on a circle four-fifths of a mile j and Uranus, a full sized cherry, or small plum, upon...a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter." — Treatise on Astronomy, by Sir JOHN FW HERSCHEI, p. 287. B 13 " Yet, mamma," said Mary, after a...
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The Boston School Compendium of Natural and Experimetal Philosophy ...

Richard Green Parker - Physics - 1838 - 213 pages
...Saturn, a small orange, on a circle of four fifths of a mile in diameter, and Herschel a full-sized cherry or small plum, upon the circumference of a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter. " To imitate the motions of the planets in the above mentioned orbits, Mercury must describe its own...
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Youth's Book of Astronomy

John Lee Comstock - Astronomy - 1838 - 256 pages
...orange, in a circle of four fifths of a mile ; and Uranus (Herschel) a full sized cherry, or small plumb, upon the circumference of a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter." To imitate the motions of the planets, in the above Suppose the sun be represented by a ball of two...
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A sketch of the the life of the rev. John Brown, sometime minister ... in ...

Thomas Lockerby - 1839
...Vesta, Pallas, grains of sand in orbitsoffrom 1000 to 1200 feet— Jupiter a moderate sized orange on a circle nearly half a mile across — Saturn a small...a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter. To imitate the motions of the planets, in the above mentioned orbits, Mercury must describe its own...
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Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons: Illustratring the Perfections of ..., Volume 1

Henry Duncan - Natural history - 1839
...mile across ; Saturn, a small orange on a circle of four fifths of a mile ; and Uranus, a full-sized cherry or small plum, upon the circumference of a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter." t Whewell's Bridgewater Treatise, pp. 273, 274. which it consists, we may imagine that we make perceptible...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 14

1839
...a mile across; Saturn a small orange, on a circle of four-fifths of a mile; and Uranus a full-sized cherry, or small plum, upon the circumference of a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter." • See Saturday Magağine, Vol. XII., p. KB. But when the student of Astronomy shall have come to...
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Peter Parley's Illustrations of the Animal Kingdom: Beasts, Birds, Fishes ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Zoology - 1840 - 199 pages
...Ceres, Vesta and Pallas, grains of sand, in orbits of from 1000 to 1200 feet; Jupiter, a moderate sized orange, in a circle nearly half a mile across ; Saturn,...circle more than a mile and a half in diameter.' As the different members of this system are particularly described under the proper heads we shall only...
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