Arcturus, Or, The Bright Star In Bootes; An Easy Guide To Science by Catharine Maria Sedgwick

Arcturus, Or, The Bright Star In Bootes; An Easy Guide To Science

byCatharine Maria Sedgwick

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871. Excerpt: ... l'lKGAL'S CAVE, AS SEEN DUBING AN ECLIPSE; OF THE MOON. CHAPTER VI. Studies again interrupted--Harry learns Ms Papa is coming home--In his haste to know more about our Systems, ho says he is sorry, but like our Planet he cools down, and acquires consistency as time goes on--Brushes up his Classics for the occasion, and compares his Papa to Ulysses--The Earthquake in Lisbon--Centrifugal Power--The effort the Earth is making to have her own way, and how the Sun exerts himself to counteract her tendency to fly off in a tangent--Phoebus and his fiery Steeds--The rolling Planet and the fixed Stars--The Moon an excellent Servant to the Earth, but not her Slave, as she knows how to maintain her own position--A practical lesson on Eclipses, occasioned by Harry interposing his head in the way of the light--He traces the Moon's progress through the Signs of the Zodiac--Finishes up with the great Herschel. ?fg) Harry, I have news to tell you. Oh, mamma, I guess what it is--you have had a letter from papa, and he is coming home. Yes, and sooner than he expected. J$_ How soon? 0)Ej Early next week, so we must bring our conversations to an end. Jpjfk I shall be so sorry. jfjffo What, sorry your papa is coming home! Ungracious boy! Jg$l Not sorry papa is coming, but I shall miss these pleasant evenings. §Ifg) Your papa has more knowledge than I possess, and if his stay in England be prolonged, perhaps he may assist in your education himself; but if, on the contrary, his leave of absence should be for a short time only, then it will console me for his departure lhat I have you to talk to; but why do you laugh? I was thinking of Ulysses and his wanderings. G (®Ejj Are you pleased with Fenelon's beautiful work? I am delighted with it. jUgfe Then we both have our ...

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Title:Arcturus, Or, The Bright Star In Bootes; An Easy Guide To ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217177301

ISBN - 13:9780217177306

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