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" How distant some of these nocturnal suns ! So distant (says the sage) 'twere not absurd To doubt, if beams, set out at nature's birth, Are yet arriv'd at this so foreign world ; Though nothing half so rapid as their flight. "
Scientific Dialogues: Intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of ... - Page 8
by Jeremiah Joyce - 1809
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Twayne's English Authors Series, Volume 80

Isabel St. John Bliss - 1969
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The Poems of William Cowper: 1782-1785

William Cowper, John D. Baird, Charles Ryskamp - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 488 pages
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The Iconography of Landscape: Essays on the Symbolic Representation, Design ...

Denis Cosgrove, Stephen Daniels - Art - 1988 - 318 pages
...and a sage Young's Night Thoughts also doubts if beams, sent out at Nature's birth Are yet arrived at this so foreign world Though nothing half so rapid as their flight. lair's poem The Grave has a 'star-surveying sage' with his telescope who, ravelling through the boundless...
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A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800 ...

Albert Boime - Art - 1991 - 734 pages
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The Galactic and Extragalactic Background Radiation: Proceedings of the ...

International Astronomical Union. Symposium - Science - 1990 - 506 pages
...are so distant that 'twere not absurd To doubt that beams set out at Nature's birth Had yet arrived at this so foreign world Though nothing half so rapid as their flight! William Herschel in 1802 remarked "that a telescope with a power of penetrating into space, like my...
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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite

Eli Maor - Mathematics - 1991 - 284 pages
...distant (says the sage) 'twere not absurd To doubt if beams, sent out at Nature's birth, Are yet arrived at this so foreign world; Though nothing half so rapid as their flight. He, too, sees a connection between infinite space and infinite time: The boundless space, through which...
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Book of the Stars: A Manual of Astrology

Raphael - 1996 - 256 pages
...distant, says the liage, 'twere not absurd To doubt, if beams set out at nature's birth Are yet arrived, at this so foreign world, Though nothing half so rapid as their flight, An eye of awe and wonder let me roll, And roll for ever ! Who can satiate sight In such a scene ...
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Book of the Stars: A Manual of Astrology

Raphael - 1996 - 256 pages
...distant, says the liage, 'twere not absurd To doubt, if beams set out at nature's birth Are yet arrived, at this so foreign world, Though nothing half so rapid as their flight, An eye of awe and wonder let me roll, And roll for ever ! Who can satiate sight In such a scene ...
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