Elements of Astronomy, Descriptive and Physical: In which the General Phenomena of the Heavenly Bodies and the Theory of the Tides are Familiarly Explained, and Illustrated by Numerous Diagrams from Engravings on Copper Plates ... Intended for Schools, Academies, Seminaries for Young Ladies, Lyceums, and for Private Reading
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Page 108 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
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Page 105 - Hitherto shalt thou come and no farther, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
Page 63 - evidence of things not seen," in the fulness of Divine grace ; and was profound on this, the greatest concern of human life, while unable even to comprehend how the " inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit" could be the cause of the change of the seasons.
Page 119 - Rectify the globe to the latitude of the place; bring the sun's place in the ecliptic to the meridian, and set the index to XII.
Page 26 - THERE is not, perhaps, another object in the heavens that presents us with such a variety of extraordinary phenomena as the planet Saturn. A magnificent globe, encompassed by a stupendous double ring, attended by seven satellites, ornamented with equatorial belts, compressed at the poles; turning...
Page 84 - The squares of the periods of revolution of any two planets are proportional to the cubes of their mean distances from the sun.
Page 69 - In northern Latitudes, the smallest angle made by the Ecliptic and horizon, is when Aries rises, at which time Libra sets ; the greatest, when Libra rises, at which time Aries sets.