Fixed Stars, or an Analyzation and Refutation of Astrology: The Principles of This Science Being Plainly Laid Open, and Their Absurdity and Wickedness by George BeaumontFixed Stars, or an Analyzation and Refutation of Astrology: The Principles of This Science Being Plainly Laid Open, and Their Absurdity and Wickedness by George Beaumont

Fixed Stars, or an Analyzation and Refutation of Astrology: The Principles of This Science Being…

byGeorge Beaumont

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Excerpt from Fixed Stars, or an Analyzation and Refutation of Astrology: The Principles of This Science Being Plainly Laid Open, and Their Absurdity and Wickedness Clearly Demonstrated; To Which Is Added, Many Anecdotes

But I would not have you imagine, Mr. Printer, that these are all the opinions, that have ever been advanced on this sublime theory. In ancient times, an heathen nation viewing the Fixed Stars and Planets, solved the whole phenomenon at once, by saying, that the sky was the chamber ?oor of heaven, and that the Fixed Stars were brass nails, something like cofiin nails, driven in on the under side of the ?oor, and kept clean for us in this world below to look at. But others objected to this theory, alledging that the trouble and expence of keeping the heads of so many nails clean, would be endless They said, therefore,that the sky was a boarded ?oor, several miles above the earth, and that above the ?oor there was nothing buta ?aming fire,-that holes being bored through the ?oor, we were enabled to see the fire through them, and these we called Stars. The different magnitude of the Stars they accounted for, by saying, that some were bored with an half inch and' others with an inch auger thatthe smallest of them were bor ed with a' common gimblet; but the Sun and the Moon, being very large, were bored with a faucet wimble, such as coopers use for boring tap holes, and hung, holes! But this scheme of the heavens, met with~objections, also for it was very judiei ously observed, that had the Sun and Moon been holes bored in the sky, they would have preserved their relative distance, in the same manner as the bung-hole and -tlie vent-hole of a barrel, which are never known either to approach to, or recede from each other after their first establishment. The Sun and Moon were seen to. Alter their positions daily, and therefore this astronomical system fould not be maintained.

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Title:Fixed Stars, or an Analyzation and Refutation of Astrology: The Principles of This Science Being…Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:August 5, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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