Astronomical and Geographical Essays: Containing a Full and Comprehensive View, on a New Plan, of the General Principles of Astronomy, the Use of the Celestial and Terrestrial Globes ... the Description and Use of the Most Improved Planetarium, Tellurian, and Lunarium, and Also an Introduction to Practical Astronomy
Printed for, and sold by W. & S. Jones, 1812 - 518 páginas
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Página 515 - Charge will be made if this card is mutilated or not returned with the book GRADUATE LIBRARY THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN GL DO NOT REMOVE OR MUTILATE CARD...
Página 361 - And nightly to the list'ning earth Repeats the story of her birth : Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.
Página 222 - If both the places be situated on the same parallel of latitude, their bearing is either east or west from each other ; if the'y be situated on the same meridian, they bear north and south from each other ; if they be situated on the same rhumb-line, that rhumbline is their bearing : if they be not situated on the same rhumb-line, lay the quadrant of altitude over the. two places, and that rhumb-line which is the nearest of...
Página 52 - Our views of Nature, however imperfect, serve to represent to us, in the most sensible manner, that mighty power which prevails throughout, acting with a force and efficacy that appears to suffer no diminution from the greatest distances of space or intervals of time...
Página 195 - To make this circle answer the purpose, a semicircular wire is placed over it, carrying two indices, one on the east, the other on the west side of the strong brass circle.
Página 309 - As the terrestrial globe by turning on its axis represents the real diurnal motion of the earth ; so the celestial globe, by turning on its axis, represents the apparent motion of the heavens.
Página 412 - The grand transition, that there lives and works A soul in all things, and that soul is God. The beauties of the wilderness are His, That make so gay the solitary place Where no eye sees them. And the fairer forms That cultivation glories in are His. He sets the bright procession on its way, And marshals all the order of the year ; He marks the bounds which winter may not pass, And blunts his pointed fury ; in its case, Russet and rude...
Página 303 - Only double the time of the sun's rising that day, and it gives the length of the night ; double the time of its setting and it gives the length of the day.