Of mechanics and astronomy

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H.C. Carey & I. Lea, M'Carty & Davis, Kimber & Sharpless, Lydia R. Bailey, Benjamin &Thomas Kite, Bennett & Walton, Marot & Walter, and Anthony Finley, 1825 - Science

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Page 172 - Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale ; She all night long her amorous descant sung; Silence was pleas'd: now glow'd the firmament With living sapphires; Hesperus, that led The starry host, rode brightest, till the moon Rising in clouded majesty, at length Apparent queen unveil'd her peerless light, And o'er the dark her silver mantle threw.
Page 96 - To ask or search I blame thee not, for heaven Is as the book of God before thee set, Wherein to read his wondrous works, and learn His seasons, hours, or days, or months, or years.
Page 180 - 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.
Page 195 - On earth join all ye creatures to extol Him first, him last, him midst, and without end. Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, If better thou belong not to the dawn, Sure pledge of day, that crown'st the smiling morn With thy bright circlet, praise him in thy sphere, While day arises, that sweet hour of prime.
Page 162 - 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 53 - These are usually accounted six in number, viz. the Lever, the Wheel and Axle, the Pulley, the Inclined Plane, the Wedge, and the Screw.
Page 160 - I do : twice only in the year, a line drawn' from the centre of the sun to that of the earth passes through those points where the equator and ecliptic cross one another; at all other times,- it passes through some other part of that oblique circle, which is represented on the globe by the ecliptic line. Now when it passes through the equator or the tropics, which are...
Page 194 - Lebanon's extended wood Was destin'd only for his walk and food ; The vilest cockle, gaping on the coast That rounds the ample seas, as well may boast The craggy rock projects above the sky, That he in safety at...
Page 193 - Even in the depth of polar night, they find A wondrous day; enough to light the chase, Or guide their daring steps to Finland fairs.
Page 222 - How distant some of these nocturnal suns ! So distant (says the sage) 'twere not absurd To doubt if beams, set out at Nature's birth, Are yet arrived at this so foreign world, Though nothing half so rapid as their flight.

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