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An Astronomical Catechism: Or, Dialogues Between a Mother and Her Daughter
Catherine Vale Whitwell
Sin vista previa disponible - 2016
ancient animal appears astronomy attention Bear beautiful body bones bright called cause celestial centre certainly Chaldean character circle circumstances comet considerable constellation continually dark direction distance earth eclipse effect Egypt Egyptian evident exist fable fact figure fixed force four give given globe greater Grecian Greeks half hand head heavens Hercules human hundred idea illustration important Indian interesting Italy Jupiter length less light look mamma marked means miles mind moon motion move nature nearly never night Noah object observe orbit origin pass period Persians persons planets pole present probable progress received remarkable respecting result rise round seasons seen serpent side situated sphere stars suppose tell thing thousand tion turned waters whole zodiac
Página 170 - Fair consort, the hour Of night, and all things now retired to rest, Mind us of like repose ; since God hath set Labour and rest, as day and night, to men Successive; and the timely dew of sleep, Now falling with soft slumbrous weight, inclines Our eyelids...
Página 171 - Millions of spiritual creatures walk the Earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep : All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night. How often, from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket, have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air. Sole, or responsive each to other's note, Singing their great Creator ! Oft in bands While they keep watch, or nightly rounding walk, With heavenly touch of instrumental sounds In full harmonic number joined, their songs Divide the...
Página 148 - To God's eternal house direct the way; A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold, And pavement stars, as stars to thee appear, Seen in the galaxy, that milky way Which nightly, as a circling zone, thou seest Powder'd with stars.
Página 177 - And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD ; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Página 176 - Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons...
Página 186 - ... made two pillars ;* the one of brick, the other of stone ; they inscribed their discoveries on them both, that in case the pillar of brick should be destroyed by the flood, the pillar of stone might remain, and exhibit those discoveries to mankind ; and also inform them that there was another pillar of brick erected by them. Now this remains in the land of Siriad to this day.
Página 171 - These then, though unbeheld in deep of night, Shine not in vain ; nor think, though men were none, That heaven would want spectators, God want praise : Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep : All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night : how often from the steep...
Página 380 - One spirit, His Who wore the platted thorns with bleeding brows, Rules universal nature. Not a flower But shows some touch, in freckle, streak, or stain, Of his unrivall'd pencil. He inspires Their balmy odours, and imparts their hues, And bathes their eyes with nectar, and includes, In grains as countless as the seaside sands, The forms with which he sprinkles all the earth.
Página 361 - Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness; covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful...
Página 331 - Immediately a place Before his eyes appear'd, sad, noisome, dark, A lazar-house it seem'd, wherein were laid Numbers of all diseased, all maladies Of ghastly spasm, or racking torture, qualms Of heart-sick agony, all feverous kinds, Convulsions, epilepsies, fierce catarrhs, Intestine stone and ulcer, colic pangs, Demoniac frenzy, moping melancholy, And moon-struck madness, pining atrophy, Marasmus, and wide-wasting pestilence, Dropsies, and asthmas, and joint-racking rheums.