The Electric Theory of Astronomy

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Página 75 - Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale ; And nightly, to the listening earth, Repeats the story of her birth ; While all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. What though, in solemn silence, all Move round...
Página 96 - In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: ала there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
Página 230 - ... a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws ; but whether this agent be material or immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers.
Página 231 - That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man, who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it.
Página 96 - Their line is gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun...
Página 188 - GRAVITATION, is that influence by which every body in the universe, whether great or small, tends towards every other, with a force which is directly as the quantity of matter, and inversely as the square of the distance.
Página 214 - ... current is reduced to + 6, the magnetic capacity of the needle remaining the same. It is evident then that the first current will magnetize the needle to — 8, and that the second current will immediately afterwards neutralize 6 of this, and consequently the needle will retain a magnetism of — 2, or will indicate an induced current in an opposite direction to that of the jar. In extending the researches relative to this part of the...
Página 75 - Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole. What though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball; What though no real voice nor sound Amid their radiant orbs be found ; In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice ; Forever singing as they shine, The hand that made us is divine.
Página 112 - TY, is enthroned in the brain — and if the mind com mand the foot to move, or the hand to rise, then it must send forth from its presence an agent, as its PRIME MINISTER, to execute this command. This prime minister is ELECTRICITY, which passes from the brain through the nerves, as so many telegraphic wires, to give motion to the extremities. On this principle, how easy it is to understand the philosophy of a paralysis. The nerve, as the grand conductor of the motive power, is obstructed by some...
Página 152 - In the earlier ages of the church it held that the earth was the center of the universe, and that the sun. moon, and stars revolved around it.

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