A Glance at the Physical Sciences, Or, The Wonders of Nature, in Earth, Air, and Sky
John Allen, 139 Nassau St., 1844 - Astronomy - 352 pages
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Page 200 - ... the sum of the three angles of a triangle is equal to two right angles, that is a theorem, the truth of which is demonstrated by geometry.
Page 278 - ... wisdom of man ye mock, With your sand-based structures and domes of rock : Your columns the fathomless fountains lave, And your arches spring up to the crested wave ; Ye're a puny race, thus to boldly rear A fabric so vast, in a realm so drear.
Page 279 - Like the tribes whom the desert devoured in their sin : From the land of promise ye fade and die, Ere its verdure gleams forth on your weary eye ; As the kings of the cloud-crowned pyramid, Their noteless bones in oblivion hid, Ye slumber unmarked 'mid the desolate main, While the wonder and pride of your works remain.
Page 278 - TOIL on ! toil on ! ye ephemeral train, Who build in the tossing and treacherous main ; Toil on, — for the wisdom of man ye mock, With your sand-based structures and domes of rock ; Your columns the fathomless fountains...
Page 7 - ... of creation which sweep immeasurably along, and carry the impress of the Almighty's hand to the remotest scenes of the universe. The other...
Page 166 - It was not until the summer of 1752, that he was enabled to complete his grand and unparalleled discovery by experiment. The plan which he had originally proposed was, to erect, on some high tower or other elevated place, a sentry-box, from which should rise a pointed iron rod, insulated by being fixed in a cake of resin. Electrified clouds passing over this would, he conceived, impart...
Page 279 - Ye build — ye build — but ye enter not in, Like the tribes whom the desert devoured in their sin : From the land of promise ye fade and die, Ere its verdure gleams forth on your...
Page 33 - Strombolo, and Volcano, with their smoking summits, appear under your feet; and you look down on the whole of Sicily as on a map; and can trace every river through all its windings, from its source to its mouth. The view is absolutely boundless on every side; nor is there any one object within the circle of vision to interrupt it, so that the sight is every where lost in the immensity...
Page 6 - The one led me to see a system in every star. The other leads me to see a world in every atom. The one taught me, that this mighty globe, with the whole burden of its people, and of its countries, is but a grain of sand on the high field of immensity.
Page 278 - neath the billows dark, The wrecking reef for the gallant bark? There are snares enough on the tented field, 'Mid the blossomed sweets that the valleys yield; There are serpents to coil, ere the flowers are up; There's a...