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Page 250 - Aries the Ram, Taurus the Bull, Gemini the Twins, Cancer the Crab, Leo the Lion, Virgo the Virgin, Libra the Balance, Scorpio the Scorpion, Sagittarius the Archer, Capricornus the Goat, Aquarius the Waterbearer, and Pisces the Fishes...
Page 255 - Equinox fall on the 21st of March, as it did at the time of that council. And to prevent the like variation for the future, he ordered that, three days...
Page 14 - Thousands of thousands of suns, multiplied without end, and ranged all around us, at immense distances from each other, attended by ten thousand times ten thousand worlds, all in rapid motion, yet calm, regular, and harmonious, invariably keeping the paths prescribed them ; and these worlds peopled with myriads of intelligent beings, formed for endless progression in perfection and felicity.
Page 2 - ANSLEY, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the title of which is in the words following, to wit : " Elements of Literature ; or, an Introduction to the Study of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres.
Page 43 - After the lapse of years, we perceive it again returning to our system, and tracing a portion of the same orbit round the sun, which it had formerly described.
Page 11 - ... by their influences. Whoever imagines that they were created only to give a faint glimmering light to the inhabitants of this globe, must have a very superficial knowledge of Astronomy, and a mean opinion of the Divine Wisdom...
Page 119 - Moon, °.jthe,. is extended as far as the Earth ; and draws the wa- cov^red'by tcrs under the torrid zone, acting upon places where KEPLER. it is vertical, insensibly on confined seas and bays, but sensibly on the ocean, whose beds are large, and the waters have the liberty of reciprocation ; that is, of rising and falling.
Page 106 - ... so as to bestow more or less light on all parts of the earth, as their several circumstances and seasons render it more or less serviceable. About the equator, where there is no variety of seasons, and the weather...