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Side 239 - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Side 181 - I have little doubt that in estimating the decrease of the population since the end of the last, or the beginning of the present century...
Side 121 - Memoir on a New and Certain Method of Ascertaining the Figure of the Earth by means of Occultations of the Fixed Stars.
Side 96 - ... announcements which they shall have to communicate — that there are yet behind, to search out and to declare, not only secrets of nature which shall increase the wealth or power of man, but truths which shall ennoble the age and the country in which they are divulged, and by dilating the intellect, react on the moral character of mankind.
Side 119 - Tables for the Purchasing and Renewing of Leases for Terms of Years certain and for Lives, with Rules for determining the Value of the Reversion of Estates after any such Leases, and for the Solution of other useful Problems, adapted to general use; to which is added an Appendix.
Side 95 - I congratulate you and myself that we have lived to see the great and hitherto impassable barrier to our excursions into the sidereal universe — that barrier against which we have chafed so long and so vainly — almost simultaneously overleaped at three different points. It is the greatest and most glorious triumph which practical astronomy has ever witnessed.
Side 113 - On the Declinations of the Principal Fixed Stars, deduced from Observations made at the Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, in the years 1832 and 1833.
Side 295 - To the naked eye there appeared a double tail, about 25' in length, the two streamers making with each other an angle of about 15', and proceeding from the head in perfectly straight lines. From the end of the forked tail, and on the North side of it, a streamer diverged at an angle of 6° or 7" towards the North, and reached a distance of upwards of 65...