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Page 66 - Hide their diminished heads; to thee I call, But with no friendly voice, and add thy name, O sun ! to tell thee how I hate thy beams.
Page 66 - crown'd, Look'st from thy sole dominion like the god Of this new world ; at whose sight all the
Page 69 - vast concave gleams with sportive fire. Soft blazing in the east, the orange hue, The crimson, purple, and ethereal blue, Form a rich arch, by floating clouds upheld, High pois'd in air, with awful mystery swelled, From whose dark centres, with unceasing roll, Rich coruscations gild the glowing pole. Their varied hues slow waving o'er the bay,
Page 16 - never sets or never rises, for a longer or shorter time, according to the season of the year, and according as you advance more or less towards the pole. The arctic circle, and its opposite the antarctic, are supposed to be described round the poles, with a radius equal to the chord of
Page 69 - of the dawning day. Streamers in quick succession, o'er the sky, From the arc's centre far diverging fly. Pencils of rays, pure as the
Page 69 - in air, with awful mystery swelled, From whose dark centres, with unceasing roll, Rich coruscations gild the glowing pole. Their varied hues slow waving o'er the bay,
Page 78 - established first meridian, methods have been devised of great accuracy: but here the difficulty occurs, that of those methods some of great correctness, when practised on land, are next to impracticable on sea. Speaking in common language, as I have all along done in these observations, the earth has a rotation on its axis from west to east, once in a day
Page 46 - water on the inside, while she was still hard pressed by the ice without. In this state of things the best thing to be done was to place the Hecla somewhere in safety, and then to send as many hands as could be spared to assist the crew of the Griper in getting her off. But the wind continuing
Page 70 - with wonder on the frozen flood, The blaze of grandeur tired my youthful blood. Deep in th' o'erwhelming maze of Nature's laws, 'Midst her mysterious gloom I sought the cause : But vain the search ! inscrutable by man Thy works have been, O God ! since time began. And still shall be. Then let the thought expire, As late the splendors of Aurora's