The Sun: Its Planets and Their Satellites: A Course of Lectures Upon the Solar System. Read in Gresham College, London, in Years 1881 and 1882, Pursuant to the Will of Sir Thomas Gresham

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E. Stanford, 1882 - 432 páginas
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Página 393 - Sans check, to good and bad: but when the planets In evil mixture to disorder wander, What plagues, and what portents, what mutiny, What raging of the sea. shaking of earth, Commotion in the winds, frights, changes, horrors, Divert and crack, rend and deracinate The unity and married calm of states Quite from their fixture!
Página 155 - The star that bids the shepherd fold Now the top of heaven doth hold; And the gilded car of Day His glowing axle doth allay In the steep Atlantic stream...
Página 121 - that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force whose direction is that of the line joining the two, and whose magnitude is directly as the product of their masses, and inversely as the square of their distances from each other.
Página 1 - Thou material God, And representative of the Unknown — Who chose thee for His shadow ! Thou chief star, Centre of many stars ! which mak'st our earth Endurable, and temperest the hues And hearts of all who walk within thy rays! Sire of the seasons ! Monarch of the climes, And those who dwell in them! for near or far, Our inborn spirits have a tint of thee Even as our outward aspects; —thou dost rise, And shine, and set in glory.
Página 137 - What if the sun Be centre to the world, and other stars, By his attractive virtue and their own Incited, dance about him various rounds...
Página 417 - tis to be forgiven, That in our aspirations to be great, Our destinies o'erleap their mortal state, And claim a kindred with you; for ye are A beauty and a mystery, and create In us such love and reverence from afar, That fortune, fame, power, life, have named themselves a star.
Página 106 - 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.
Página 69 - Shows her broad visage in the crimson east. Turn'd to the sun direct, her spotted disk, Where mountains rise, umbrageous dales descend, And caverns deep, as optic tube descries, A smaller earth, gives us his blaze again, Void of its flame, and sheds a softer day.
Página 48 - I MARVEL not, O Sun ! that unto thee In adoration man should bow the knee, And pour his prayers of mingled awe and love ; For like a god thou art, and on thy way Of glory sheddest, with benignant ray, Beauty and life and joyance from above.
Página 82 - It is the very error of the moon; She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, And makes men mad.

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