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æther appeared April astro Astronomer Royal bright British Astronomical Association Cambridge Catalogue centre Crommelin d h d h d h David Gill determined diameter distance double stars Earth eclipse ephemeris equatorial error Greenwich Group Halley's Comet Herschel Hinks instrument interesting July June Jupiter latitude lines longitude lunar March Maunder mean measures Meeting meridian meteors method month Moon Moon's Mount Wilson nebulæ Newall Nova observations Observatory obtained orbit paper parallax perihelion period photographic magnitudes planets plates position present President probably Prof proper motions proposed reference remarks rotation Royal Astronomical Society Royal Observatory S. W. Burnham satellites Saturn seems Sept Sir David Gill Slow small spots South spectra spectroscopic spectrum stellar streaks suggested sun-spot Sun's Swift taken telescope theory tude Turner variable stars velocity visible XXXIV
Page 299 - Twilight gray had in her sober livery all things clad : Silence accompanied ; for Beast and Bird, they to their grassy couch, these to their nests, were slunk, — all but the wakeful nightingale; she, all night long, her amorous descant sung; Silence was pleased. Now...
Page 298 - Whispering new joys to the mild ocean, Who now hath quite forgot to rave, While birds of calm sit brooding on the charmed wave. The stars, with deep amaze, Stand fix'd in steadfast gaze, Bending one way their precious influence : And will not take their flight, For all the morning light, Or Lucifer that often warn'd them thence ; But in their glimmering orbs did glow, Until their Lord himself bespake, and bid them go.
Page 328 - That fires the length of Ophiuchus huge In the Arctic sky, and from his horrid hair Shakes pestilence and war.
Page 330 - 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...
Page 333 - Moon, that now meet'st the Orient sun, now fly'st With the fixed stars, fixed in their orb that flies ; And ye five other wandering fires, that move In mystic dance, not without song, resound His praise who out of darkness called up light.
Page 298 - He scarce had ceased, when the superior fiend Was moving toward the shore ; his ponderous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him cast ; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesole Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe.
Page 331 - And all the rule, one empire; only add Deeds to thy knowledge answerable; add faith, Add virtue, patience, temperance; add love, By name to come...
Page 329 - 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 328 - 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 ; And the slope sun his upward beam Shoots against the dusky pole ; Pacing toward the other goal Of his chamber in the east.