The Battersea Series Of Standard Reading Books For Boys

Paperback | February 3, 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. 1879. Excerpt: ... they are scattered, our own world seems a mere atom in space, and we who creep on it seem as nothing. As the Psalmist of old (Psalm viii. 3, 4), so may the student of the stars say in our time, "When I consider the heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained, what is man that Thou art mindful of him, or the son of man that Thou regardest him?" E. C. Pboctob, in ' Simple Lessons for Home and School Use' (Stanford). Nebula.--A mist, a vapour. The nebula? are so called from appearing like little patches of mist. Spectroscope.--An instrument for ascertaining the composition of bodies by an examination of the light which they afford. LESSON LV. WINSTANLEY. This poem celebrates the erection of the first Eddystone Lighthouse by Mr. Winstanley. The Eddystone rock is about 14 miles from Plymouth, and, previous to the erection of the lighthouse, had been the scene of numerous wrecks. The lighthouse was commenced in 1696 and finished in 1699. In 1703 it was completely swept away with its inmates, Mr. Winstanley being of the number. Winstanley's deed, you kindly folk, With it I fill my lay, And a nobler man ne'er walked the world, Let his name be what it may. The good ship ' Snowdrop ' tarried long. Up at the vane looked he; "Belike," he said, for the wind had dropped, "She lies becalmed at sea." The lovely ladies flocked within, And still would each one say, "Good mercer, be the ships come up?" But still he answered " Nay." Then stepped two mariners down the street, With looks of grief and fear--"Now if Winstanley be your name, We bring you evil cheer! "For the good ship ' Snowdrop' struck--she struck On the rock--the Eddystone, And down she went with threescore men, We two being left alone. "Down in the deep with freight and c...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... they are scattered, our own world seems a mere atom in space, and we who creep on it seem as nothing. As the Psalmist of old (...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217886949

ISBN - 13:9780217886949

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