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" Observer' at a salary of 100¬£ per annum, his duty being 'forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out the so much desired... "
The Principles of Hydrostatics: Designed for the Use of Students in the ... - Page 284
by Samuel Vince - 1820 - 151 pages
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Modern Geography: A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States ..., Volume 1

John Pinkerton - 1804 - 694 pages
...of the moon's motion, we might find the longitude, but not by the method of the Sieur de St. PIEREE. Upon this, Mr. FLAMSTEAD was appointed astronomer...places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the so much desired longitude at sea, for the perfecting of the Art of Navigation." 188. hi the year 17H,thc...
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The Elements of Astronomy: Designed for the Use of Students in the University

Samuel Vince - 1811 - 260 pages
...him; and the instructions to him and his successors were, " That they should apply themselves with die utmost care and diligence to rectify the tables of...places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the so much desired longitude at sea, for the perfecting of the art of navigation." 378. In ihe year 1714,...
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A Complete System of Astronomy, Volume 1

Samuel Vince - 1814
...president of the Royal Society, Mr. FLAMSTEAD, and several others, to receive his proposals, and give their opinion respecting it. Mr. FLAMSTEAD gave his opinion,...places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the so much desired longitude at sea, for the perfecting of the art of navigation." 736. In the year 1714,...
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The Quarterly visitor, conducted by W. Passman, Volume 2

William Passman - 1815 - 328 pages
...Royal, was appointed by King Charles II. " to apply himself,, with all diligence, to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens, and the...places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the much desired longitude at sea, for the perfecting the art of navigation ;" these were the words of...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 7

John Mason Good - 1819 - 736 pages
...command, tbat he should apply himself with the utmost care and diligence to tiie rectifying the table of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars, in order to rind out the so much desired longitude at sea, for perfecting the art of navigation. And to the fidelity...
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A Treatise on Astronomy: Theoretical and Practical

Robert Woodhouse - 1821 - 922 pages
...Royal of Greenwich enjoin him, 'to apply himself with the utmost care and diligence to the rectifying the Tables of the Motions of the Heavens, and the...places of the Fixed Stars, in order to find out the so much desired Longitude at sea, for the perfecting the Art of Navigation." As the latter of these...
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An elementary treatise on astronomy

Robert Woodhouse - 1821 - 1070 pages
...Royal of Greenwich enjoin him, 'to apply himself with the utmost care and diligence to the rectifying the Tables of the Motions of the Heavens, and the...places of the Fixed Stars, in order to find out the so much desired Longitude at sea, for the perfecting the Art of Navigation.' As the latter of these...
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The Portfolio of Entertaining & Instructive Varieties in History ..., Volume 3

1824 - 394 pages
...command that he should apply himself with the utmost care and diligence to the rectifying the table of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the so-much-admired longitude at sea, for perfecting the art of navigation. It was in the year 1714 that...
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The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Volume 12

1825 - 470 pages
...purpose, in the year 1675; for, in the Royal Edict, concerning it, the Directors were commanded, " That they should apply themselves, with the utmost...out the so-much desired lo'ngitude at sea, for the perfection of the art of navigation." And a series of men, of distinguished talents, provided with...
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A System of Astronomy: On the Principles of Copernicus

John Vose - 1827 - 262 pages
...Mr. Flamstead was appointed astronomer royal. Instructions were given to him, and his successors, " That they should apply themselves with the utmost...places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the so much desired longitude at sea, for the perfecting of the art of navigation." The British parliament,...
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