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" ... we were never wearied with admiring, every night, the beauty of the southern sky, which, as we advanced towards the south, opened new constellations to our view. We feel an indescribable sensation, when, on approaching the equator, and particularly... "
A Visit to Australia and Its Gold Regions - Page 10
by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain) - 1853 - 217 pages
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A Treatise on Astronomy

Mrs. L. H. Tyler - Astronomy - 1837 - 288 pages
...the north pole, not one of this class is found. " Nothing," says Humboldt, " awakens in the traveler a livelier remembrance of the immense distance by...separated from his country, than the aspect of an unknown firmament, — without having acquired any notions of astronomy, without having any acquaintance with...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 14

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1816
...when, on approaching the equator, and particularly on passing from one hemisphere to the other, \ve see those stars which we have contemplated from our...separated from his country, than the aspect of an unknown firmament.' — vol. ii. p. 19The following passage gives a favourable specimen of M. de Humboldt's...
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Sketches of the animal and vegetable productions of America

Mary Roberts - Natural history - 1839 - 285 pages
...the llama, the deer of our forests to the carabou, and the sheep to the vicunna. Nothing, perhaps, awakens in the traveller a livelier remembrance of...distance by which he is separated from his country, than such transitions. The sight fills with admiration, even those, who, unacquainted with scientific subjects,...
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Wanderings on the Seas and Shores of Africa

David Francis Bacon - Africa - 1843
...sensation when on approaching the equator, and particularly on passing from one hemisphere to the other, we see those stars which we have contemplated from...and finally disappear. — Nothing awakens in the traveler a livelier remembrance of the immense distance by which he is separated from his country,...
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The New Englander

Criticism - 1843
...contemplated from oar infancy, progressively sink, and finally disappear. Nothing awakens in the traveler a livelier remembrance of the immense distance by which he is separated from hii country, than the aspect of an unknown firmament. The grouping of the stars of the first magnitude,...
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Memoir, descriptive and explanatory, to accompany the general chart of the ...

John Purdy - 1845
...sensation, when, on approaching the Equator, and particularly on passing from one hemisphere to the other, we see those stars, which we have contemplated from...separated from his country, than the aspect of an unknown firmament. The grouping of the stars of the Mist magnitude, some scattered nebula:, rivalling in splendour...
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The Ocean

Philip Henry Gosse - 1849 - 360 pages
...sensation when, on approaching the equator, and particularly on passing from one hemisphere to the other, we see those stars, which we have contemplated from...separated from his country, than the aspect of an i 5 unknown firmament. The grouping of the stars of the first magnitude, some scattered nebulae rivalling...
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Marican: And, Other Poems

Henry Inglis - English poetry - 1851 - 144 pages
...sensation when, on approaching the equator, and particularly on passing from one hemisphere to the other, we see those stars which we have contemplated from...separated from his country than the aspect of an unknown firmament. The grouping of the stars of the first magnitude, some scattered nebulae rivalling in splendour...
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The Home friend, a weekly miscellany of amusement and instruction, Volume 1

Society for promoting Christian knowledge - 1852
...admiring, every night, the beauty of the southern sky, which, as we advance towards the south, open new constellations to our view. We feel an indescribable...he is separated from his country than the aspect of au unknown firmament. The grouping of the stars of the first magnitude, some scattered nebulae, rivalling...
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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of ..., Volume 1

Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland - Natural history - 1852 - 505 pages
...particularly on passing from * Trigla cucullus. 134 A ITEW HEMIBPHEBE. one hemisphere to the other, we see those stars, which we have contemplated from...separated from his country, than the aspect of an unknown firmament. The grouping of the stars of the first magnitude, some scattered nebulae, rivalling in splendour...
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