Seven Lectures on Meteorology

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Harvey and Darton, 1843 - Atmosphere - 218 pages
 

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Page 162 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of Good, Almighty ; thine this universal frame, Thus wond'rous fair ; thyself how wond'rous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works ; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and pow'r divine.
Page 104 - For yet above these wafted clouds are seen (In a remoter sky, still more serene,) Others detached in ranges through the air, Spotless as snow, and countless as they're fair Scattered immensely wide from east to west, The beauteous semblance of a flock at rest.
Page 19 - ... sedet Aeolus arce sceptra tenens mollitque animos et temperat iras. ni faciat, maria ac terras caelumque profundum quippe ferant rapidi secum verrantque per auras...
Page 208 - ... last or most external colours of one touched the first of the following ; and at some distance from them all, was a fourth arch entirely white. These were perpendicular to the horizon; and as the person moved the phenomenon moved also in the same disposition and order. But what was most remarkable, though we were six or seven together, every one saw the phenomenon with regard, to himself, and not that relating to others. The diameter of the arches gradually altered with the ascent of the sun...
Page 196 - But our circumstances were very different when the clouds rose; their thickness rendered respiration difficult; the snow and hail fell continually, and the wind returned with all its violence; so that it was impossible...
Page 83 - They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys Unto the place which thou hast founded for them. Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; That they turn not again to cover the earth.
Page 121 - They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters ; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
Page 100 - For oft the heavenly fire, that lay conceal'd Beneath the sleeping embers, mounted fast, And all its native light anew revealed; Oft as he travers'd the cerulean field, And marked the clouds that drove before the wind, Ten thousand glorious systems would he build, Ten thousand great ideas fill'd his mind: But with the clouds they fled, and left no trace behind.
Page 54 - It may be doubted, however, whether such a name be applicable ; for the masses of ice which fell on the places where the tempest most fiercely raged, bore no resemblance to hailstones in magnitude or formation, most of them being of a very irregular shape, broad, flat, and ragged, and muny measuring from three to nine inches in circumference. They appeared like fragments of a vast plate of ice, broken into small masses in its descent towards the earth.
Page 196 - We saw the lightnings issue from the clouds, and heard the thunders roll far beneath us ; and whilst the lower parts were involved in tempests of thunder and rain, we enjoyed a delightful serenity; the wind was abated, the sky clear, and the enlivening rays of the sun moderated the severity of the cold.

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