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" ... posterity; but the record remains, and transfuses all its own exactness into every determination which takes it for a groundwork, giving to inferior instruments — nay, even to temporary contrivances, and to the observations of a few weeks or days... "
Manual of astronomy - Page 42
by John Drew - 1853 - 331 pages
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volumes 1-2

Royal Astronomical Society - 1831 - 422 pages
...the marble pillar totter on its base, and the astronomer himself survive only in the gratitude of his posterity : but the record remains, and transfuses...instruments, nay even to temporary contrivances, and to the observations of a few weeks or days, all the precision attained originally at the cost of so much...
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volumes 1-2

1831 - 416 pages
...the marble pillar totter on its base, and the astronomer himself survive only in the gratitude of his posterity : but the record remains, and transfuses...instruments, nay even to temporary contrivances, and to the observations of a few weeks or days, all the precision attained originally at the cost of so much...
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The Catalogue of Stars of the British Association for the Advancement of ...

British Association for the Advancement of Science, Francis Baily - 1845 - 556 pages
...the marble pillar totter on its base, and the astronomer himself survive only in the gratitude of his posterity : but the record remains, and transfuses...instruments, nay even to temporary contrivances and to the observations of a few weeks or days, all the precision attained originally at the cost of so much...
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The Astrologer and Oracle of Destiny, a Repository of the Wonderful in ...

1845 - 260 pages
...brazen circle with which that useful work was done may moulder, the marble pillar totter on its liase, and the astronomer himself only survive in the gratitude of posterity ; but the Uecord remains, and gives to the most temporary contrivance an exactness which ages cannot alter. By...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 43

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1858 - 924 pages
...done may moulder, the marble pillar totter on its base, and the astronomer himself survive only in tho gratitude of posterity; but the record remains, and...instruments, nay, even to temporary contrivances, and to the observation of a few weeks or days, all the precision attained originally at the cost of so much...
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The astronomical observer

William Arthur Darby - 1864 - 150 pages
...the marble pillar totter on its base, and the astronomer himself survive only in the gratitude of his posterity ; but the record remains, and transfuses...instruments, nay, even to temporary contrivances, and to the observations of a few weeks or days, all the precision attained originally at the cost of so much...
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Transactions of the Philosophical Society of New South Wales

1866 - 386 pages
...was done may moulder, the marble pillar totter on its base, and the astronomer himself survive only in the gratitude of posterity. But the record remains,...instruments, nay, even to temporary contrivances and to the observations of a few weeks or days, all the precision attained originally at the cost of so much...
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Descriptive Astronomy

George Frederick Chambers - 1867 - 888 pages
...moulder, the marble pillar totter on its base, and the astronomer only survive in the gratitude of his posterity : but the record remains, and transfuses...instruments, nay, even to temporary contrivances, and to the observations of a few weeks or days, all the precision attained originally at the cost of so much...
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Industrial and technological museum. Lectures delivered in the ... museum ...

Melbourne nat. mus. of Victoria - 1871 - 236 pages
...was done may moulder, the marble pillar totter on its base, and the astronomer himself survive only in the gratitude of posterity: but the record remains,...instruments, nay, even to temporary contrivances and to the observations of a few weeks or days, all the precision attained originally at the cost of so much...
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volumes 31-32

Royal Astronomical Society - 1871 - 718 pages
...the marble pillar totter on its base, and the astronomer himself survive only in the gratitude of his posterity : but the record remains, and transfuses...ground-work, giving to inferior instruments, nay even to temporan' contrivances, and to the observations of a, few weeks or days, all the precision attained...
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