Star-names and Their Meanings (Google eBook)

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G.E. Stechert, 1899 - Constellations - 563 pages
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Review: Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning

User Review  - Jonathan Lidbeck - Goodreads

This is a very gratifying book to browse. It's a cross-section of history, in a way, but sliced not according to time period, or geography, but by the night sky. Here's why I'm so pleased with this ... Read full review

Review: Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning

User Review  - Gavin White - Goodreads

A massive compendium of knowledge about the stars and constellations from all over the world. It has been the standard reference work for decades but it does show its age in many places. The weakest ... Read full review

Contents

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Page 431 - This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars...
Page 216 - And the name of the second river is Gihon : the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel : that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
Page 476 - 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.
Page 267 - Saw the moon rise from the water Rippling, rounding from the water, Saw the flecks and shadows on it, Whispered, "What is that, Nokomis?" And the good Nokomis answered : " Once a warrior, very angry, Seized his grandmother, and threw her Up into the sky at midnight; Right against the moon he threw her ; "Tis her body that you see there." Saw the rainbow in the heaven, In the eastern sky the rainbow, Whispered,
Page 70 - Canopus shining-down over the desert, with its blue diamond brightness (that wild blue spirit-like brightness, far brighter than we ever witness here), would pierce into the heart of the wild Ishmaelitish man, whom it was guiding through the solitary waste there.
Page 455 - Chaldean Shepherds, ranging trackless fields, Beneath the concave of unclouded skies Spread like a sea, in boundless solitude, Looked on the polar star, as on a guide And guardian of their course, that never closed His steadfast eye.
Page 27 - The lightning is his slave; heaven's utmost deep Gives up her stars, and like a flock of sheep They pass before his eye, are numbered, and roll on! The tempest is his steed, he strides the air; And the abyss shouts from her depth laid bare, Heaven, hast thou secrets? Man unveils me; I have none.
Page 12 - Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.
Page 477 - Flaring far away to northward In the frosty nights of Winter ; Showed the broad, white road in heaven, Pathway of the ghosts, the shadows, Running straight across the heavens, Crowded with the ghosts, the shadows. At the door on summer evenings Sat the little Hiawatha, Heard the whispering of the pine-trees, Heard the lapping of the water, Sounds of music, words of wonder ; " Minne-wawa !" said the pine-trees, " Mudway-aushka !

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