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Page 74 - Their names are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces; the whole occupying a complete circle, or broad belt, in the heavens, called the Zodiac.
Page 228 - 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...
Page 56 - 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...
Page 201 - 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.
Page 310 - By subtracting this from twenty-four hours, we have the length of the shortest night. If we bring the first degree of Capricorn to the brass meridian' and proceed in all respects as before, we shall have the length of the longest night and shortest day. Thus, at Delhi, the...
Page 314 - 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.
Page 212 - ... than the hour at the given place, turn the globe eastward till the index has passed over as many hours as are equal to the given...
Page 287 - ... equal parts or degrees, as in the figure. Because the hour-lines are less distant from each other about noon, than in any other part of the dial, it is best to have the centres of these quadrants at a little distance from the centre of the dial-plane...
Page 422 - 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...