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" Seduced by the illusions of the senses, and of self. love, man considered himself for a long time as the centre of the motion of the celestial bodies, and his pride was justly punished by the vain terrors they inspired. The labour of many ages has at... "
The System of the World - Page 369
by Pierre Simon marquis de Laplace - 1809
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or, A Tour Through Creation and Science, Volume 1

Edward T W. Polehampton - Natural history - 1815
...appear, the appearance of those, which, moving in hyperbolic orbits, can wander from system to system, the disturbance all those stars experience, and which,...intelligence. Seduced by the illusions of the senses, and of self. love, man considered himself for a long time as the centre of the motion of the celestial bodies,...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or, a Tour Through Creation and Science, Volume 1

Edward Polehampton - Astronomy - 1815
...researches, and future geometricians, Contemplated as one grand whole, astronomy is the most beau, tiful monument of the human mind ; the noblest record of...intelligence. Seduced by the illusions of the senses, and of self* love, man considered himself for a long lime as the centre of the motion of the celestial bodies,...
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The inverted scheme of Copernicus: with the pretended experiments upon which ...

B. Prescot - Bible and science - 1822 - 216 pages
...Place's system of the world. His self-complacency, on reviewing his work, breaks out in .these words; — "Contemplated as one grand whole, astronomy is the...human mind; the noblest record of its intelligence." Like that of every other writer who despises the wisdom and the experience of the ancients, the style...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Charles Knight - World history - 1832
...beneath ray feet. This it is to live in an old country. — Godwin's Essay on Sepulchres. Astronomy. — Contemplated as one grand whole, astronomy is the...the noblest record of its intelligence. Seduced by (lie illusions of the senses, and of self-love, man considered himself, for a long time, as the centre...
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Letters on Various Subjects, Volume 5

James Caughey - Methodist Church - 1847
...Contemplated," says a writer, " as one grand whole, astronomy is one of the most beautiful monuments of the human mind, the noblest record of its intelligence. Seduced by the illumination of his senses, and of self-love, man considered himself, for a long time, as the centre...
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The Lost Solar System of the Ancients Discovered, Volume 2

John Wilson (writer in astronomy.) - Pyramids - 1856
...spread. The rivals own'd their Lord, And trembled and ador'd." " Contemplated as one grand system, astronomy is the most beautiful monument of the human...noblest record of its intelligence. Seduced by the delusion of the senses, and of self-love, man considered himself for a long time as the centre of the...
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The lost solar system of the ancients discovered. [With] Appendix

John Wilson (writer on astronomy.) - 1856
...spread. The rivals own'd their Lord, And trembled and ador'd." " Contemplated as one grand system, astronomy is the most beautiful monument of the human...noblest record of its intelligence. Seduced by the delusion of the senses, and of self-love, man considered himself for a long time as the centre of the...
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Planetary and Stellar Studies

John Ellard Gore - 1888
...I view These objects of my wonder — can I feel These fine sensations, and not think of thee ? " " Contemplated as one grand whole, Astronomy is the...human mind, the noblest record of its intelligence." — LAPLACE. PREFACE. THE following pages are chiefly reprints of papers published by the author during...
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A New Astronomy

David Peck Todd - Astronomy - 1897 - 480 pages
...18<fj, by American Book Company NEW YORK-:- CINCINNATI •:• CHICAGO AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY — ' Contemplated as one grand whole, astronomy is the...human mind, the noblest record of its intelligence.' — LA PLACE 31. 8H. 3. an* &. 4L 3. in grateful mentors of ' Coronet ' &ags * — ' The attempt to...
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A New Astronomy

David Peck Todd - Astronomy - 1897 - 480 pages
...18ql, by American Book Company NEW YORK--CINCINNATI --CHICAGO AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY —' Contemptated as one grand whole, astronomy is the most beautiful...human mind, the noblest record of its intelligence.'' — LA PLACE 626073 D. TO. 3. anli &. (&. 3. in grateful tnemorg of ' Coronet' oags —' The attempt...
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