Popular scientific recreations, tr. and enlarged from 'Les récréations scientifiques'.

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Page 445 - The squares of the periods of revolution of any two planets are proportional to the cubes of their mean distances from the sun.
Page 311 - There is a place for everything and everything is in its place.
Page 531 - He telleth the number of the stars, and calleth them all by their names.
Page 547 - There rolls the deep where grew the tree; Oh, Earth, what changes hast thou seen ! There, where the long street roars, has been The stillness of the central sea. The hills are shadows, and they flow From form to form, and nothing stands ; They melt like mists, the solid lands — Like clouds, they shape themselves and go...
Page 464 - ... 430 feet ; Mars, a rather large pin's head, on a circle of 654 feet ; Juno, Ceres, Vesta, and Pallas, grains of sand, in orbits of from...
Page 444 - Had in her sober livery all things clad; Silence accompanied, for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale; She all night long her amorous descant* sung; Silence was pleased: now...
Page 490 - 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 628 - Her silver crescent tipped with sable clouds, Conclude she bodes a tempest on the main, And brews for fields impetuous floods of rain.
Page 591 - Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord ; at the presence of the God of Jacob ; 8 Who turned the hard rock into a standing water, and the flint-stone into a springing well.
Page 447 - The Axis OF THE EARTH is an imaginary line passing through the centre of it...

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