A Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury

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S. Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1888 - 326 pages

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Page 159 - have been wiser and far more just had they paid more attention to this wonderful book, for there they would have learned that He " stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
Page 287 - Psalm. Very early in life he felt ' That they who go down to the sea in ships, and do business in great waters, see the works of the Lord, and
Page 303 - Ohio River, and east of the Mississippi, called the North-West Territory, and out of which the States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and a part of Minnesota, have since been carved, belonged to Virginia. She exercised dominion over it, and in her resided the rights of undisputed sovereignty. These thirteen
Page 72 - in carrying out according to the same plan one system of philosophical research with regard to the sea. Though they may be enemies in all else, here they are friends. Every ship that navigates the high seas with these charts and blank abstract-logs on board may henceforth be regarded as a floating observatory—a temple of science.
Page 304 - House of Representatives, acting in any capacity, by the President or any department or officer of the United States, except in those instances in which power is given for those purposes.
Page 54 - I did not know, the amazing combinations of all the works of Him whom you so beautifully term, " the great First Thought." I feel that, aside from any pecuniary profit to myself from your labours, you have done me good as a man. You have taught me to look above, around, and beneath me, and
Page 62 - JC DOBBIN. To Hon. SR MALLORY, United States Senate. " ' The operations at the National Observatory and Hydrographical Office continue to be conducted in a manner highly satisfactory, and are adding much to the stores of knowledge and the facilities of ocean navigation. By virtue of the authority contained in the Act of Congress, approved March
Page 323 - deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living.
Page 54 - Having to proceed from this to the Chincha Islands and remain three months, I avail myself of the present opportunity to forward to you abstracts of my two passages over your southern routes, although not required to do so until my return to the US next summer, knowing that you are less amply supplied with abstracts

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