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" ... millions of miles. No human mind can comprehend fully what this vast distance means. But we may form some conception of it by such an illustration as this : A ship may leave Liverpool and cross the Atlantic to New York after twenty days... "
Rudiments of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy - Page 37
by Denison Olmsted - 1852 - 115 pages
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Letters on Astronomy, in which the Elements of the Science are Familiarly ...

Denison Olmsted - Astronomy - 1855 - 427 pages
...York, and, after tVventy days' steady sail, reaches Liverpool. Having formed the best idea we are able of this distance, we may then reflect, that it would...ship, moving constantly at -the rate of ten miles per hour, more than a thousand years to reach the sun. The diameter of the sun is towards a million...
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Letters on Astronomy: In which the Elements of the Science are Familialry ...

Denison Olmsted - Astronomy - 1858 - 427 pages
...York, and, after twenty days' steady sail, reaches Liverpool. Having formed the best idea we are able of this distance, we may then reflect, that it would...a ship, moving constantly at the rate of ten miles per hour, more than a thousand years to reach the sun. The diameter of the sun is towards a million...
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The Progressive English reading books

Nelson Thomas and sons, ltd - 1862
...Liverpool and cross the Atlantic to New York after twenty days' steady sail ; but it would take that ship, moving constantly at the rate of ten miles an...hour, more than a thousand years to reach the sun. And yet, at this vast distance, the sun, by his power of attraction, serves as the great regulator...
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The Fifth Reader, Book 5

Lewis Baxter Monroe - Readers (Elementary) - 1871 - 324 pages
...Liverpool and cross the Atlantic to New York after twenty days' steady sail; but it would take that ship, moving constantly at the rate of ten miles an...hour, more than a thousand years to reach the sun. 5. And yet, at this vast distance, the sun, by his power of attraction, serves as- the great regulator...
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New reader, Volume 1

New reader - 1879
...Liverpool and cross the Atlantic to New York after twenty days' steady sail ; but it would take that ship, moving constantly at the rate of ten miles an...hour, more than a thousand years to reach the sun. And yet, at this vast distance, the sun, by his power of attraction, serves as the great regulator...
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The new Royal readers. 6 standards

Nelson Thomas and sons, ltd - 1884
...may cross the Atlantic by less than ten days' steady sailing ; but it would take that ship, moving at the rate of ten miles an hour, more than a thousand years to reach the Sun. 5. And yet, at this vast distance, the Sun, by his power of attraction, serves as the great regulator...
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The Continental First[-fifth] Reader, Volume 5

William A. Campbell, Elizabeth A.. Allen - Readers - 1890
...Liverpool and cross the Atlantic to New York after twenty days' steady sail ; but it would take that ship, moving constantly at the rate of ten miles an...hour, more than a thousand years to reach the sun. And yet, at this vast distance, the sun, by his power of attraction, serves as the great regulator...
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LETTERS ON ASTRONOMY, IN WHICH THE ELEMENTS OF THE SCIENCE.

DENISON OLMSTED, LLD., - 1840
...York, and, after twenty days' steady sail, reaches Liverpool. Having formed the best idea we are able of this distance, we may then reflect, that it would...a ship, moving constantly at the rate of ten miles per hour, more than a thousand years to reach the sun. The diameter of the sun is towards a million...
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