Celestial Scenery: Or, The Wonders of the Planetary System Displayed; Illustrating the Perfections of the Deity and a Plurality of Worlds

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Harper & brothers, 1838 - 422 páginas
 

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Página 121 - 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.
Página 275 - O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head ; Then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise, A flood of glory bursts from all the skies...
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Página 221 - The true cause of the variation of the seasons consists in the inclination of the axis of the earth to the plane of its orbit; or, in other words, to the ecliptic.
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Página 265 - ... it had a degree of brightness about as strong as that with which such a coal would be seen to glow in faint daylight.
Página 394 - Infinite goodness is of so communicative a nature, that it seems to delight in the conferring of existence upon every degree of perceptive being.
Página 51 - ... above forty-two thousand nine hundred years. Such is the order, and such are the ample dimensions of that system of which we form a part ; and yet it is but a mere speck in the map of the universe. The following diagram exhibits the order of the planets in the solar system : FIG.

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