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Alpha ancient Andromeda appearance astronomers atmosphere attention attractive August Bear Beta body bright bright stars brilliant Cassiopeia celestial chief colour comet comparatively considerable considered constellation contains dark determined diagram direction disk distance Earth easily east eclipse equal fixed four Gamma give greater half heavens hemisphere Herschel horizon hour increased interesting known latter less light London looking lower magnitude March meridian meteors midnight miles Milky Minor minute months Moon motion nearly nebula night northern noticed November objects Observatory observed occupied orbit Orion pass Pegasus period Perseus planet Polaris pole portion position present principal stars probably recorded reference remarkable ring Royal seen side similar Sirius situated solar southern space supposed surface telescope third upper Ursa Major Vega Venus viewed visible zenith
Página 131 - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, Or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Página 223 - Less than archangel ruined, and the excess Of glory obscured ; as when the sun, new risen, Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams, or from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs.
Página 313 - Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens and stretched them out ; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein...
Página 313 - Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things ; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone ; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself...
Página 313 - The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
Página 313 - Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Página 100 - It is a time-piece that advances very regularly near four minutes a day, and no other group of stars exhibits, to the naked eye, an observation of time so easily made. How often have we heard our guides exclaim in the savannahs of Venezuela, or in the desert extending from Lima to Truxillo, 'Midnight is past, the Cross begins to bend!
Página 313 - It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers ; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing ; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Página 315 - ... insecurity. We differ from the leaf only in this circumstance, that it would require the operation of greater elements to destroy us. But these elements exist. The fire which rages within may lift its devouring energy to the surface of our planet, and transform it into one wide and wasting volcano.
Página 315 - A breath of wind tears it from its stem, and it lights on the stream of water which passes underneath. In a moment of time the life, which we know by the microscope it teems with, is extinguished ; and an occurrence so insignificant in the eye of man, and...