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A'is stackened hine, and laid his balance ligi Weighed worlds, and measured infinite no more.' INTRODUCTION.
Thou who didst put to flight
WHATEVER is vast in magnitude, extensive in duration, distant in situation, rapid in motion, and regular in succession, belongs to the sublime science of astronomy. The sun,-how stupendous its hulk, how glorious its appearance, and how splendid its retinue ! to this magnificent body, not only our earth turns, but numerous other revolving globes, to receive motion, light, heat, fertility, and other unceasing energies; without which, perpetual sterility, ceaseless desolation, and eternal night, would reign over every planet, that now circulates around the sun as its golden centre; the streams which issue from its orb, revive every living thing, give colour to the rose, and beauty to the landscape. After riding in brightness through the vault of heaven, this glorious luminary disappears, and dispenses to other regions its benignant influences; the moon, then, rising in cloudless majesty, unveils her silvery splendour, and as her soft