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A TABLE

OF THE SUN'S RISING AND SETTING, RIGHT ASCENSION,

DECLINATION, AND EQUATION OF TIME.

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A TABLE

OF THE
TRANSITS OF THE MOON AND PLANETS.

Moon. Mercury. Venus. Mars. Jupiter. Saturn. Uranus.

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SOLAR PHENOMENA.

The sun
Rose, visiting the earth with light, and heat,
And joy; and seemed as full of youth, and strong
To mount the steep of heaven, as when the stars
Of morning sung to his first dawn, and night
Fled from his face: the spacious sky received
Him blushing as a bride, when on her looked
The bridegroom: and spread out beneath his eye,
Earth smiled.

Polloks Course of Time.”

The sun attains his greatest northern declination, (23° 27' 35",) and also enters Cancer at 29 minutes after 11 of the morning of the 21st. At this time is the midday of the north, and the midnight of the south pole, and during several rotations of the earth on its axis the whole of the arctic regions enjoys the presence of the sun, and the antarctic experiences the deepest gloom of the long and dreary night of winter On the verge of the arctic circle the sun, at midnight, conceals for a short space of time one half of his disc, and then reascends to pour forth a flood of splendor, over every

point of the horizon; and on the confines of the antarctic circle, the southern half of its orb, at noon, just emerges above the borizon, and leaves those regions to be illuminated by the bright scintillations of the stars in Argo Navis, Lupus, Crux, Columba, and their splendid companions which circle the southern pole, occasionally diversified with the corruscations of the Aurora Australis.

The following beautiful poem will not require an apology for its insertion in this place.

THE HYMN OF MEMMON'S LYRE. BY J. A. WADE, AUTHOR OF “ songs of the flowers,” ETC.

Fountain of living light to all,

Of melody to me,
Soon as thy morning lustre fall
Is sparkling in the Eastland hall,
My song begins to thee!

Sun! thou great glory of the sky !

Full as thine ears may ring
With the loud orbal minstrelsy,
Oh! list to the sweet melody,

That here for thee I sing !

It is Earth's music, but it thrills

For nothing earthly, Sun !
Thou’rt scarcely on the orient hills,
But gentle song my fancy fills

Alas! that e'er 'tis done.

I am all thine—the perfumed sighs

Of morning, mountain heath,
Seek not more fondly the soft skies
That warm them, than my melodies

Send unto thee their breath !

Oh! it is sweet to hear them wake

And rouse each sleepy string;
At first, low murmuring tones they make,
But bolder, deeper thrills they take-

At thy full rise they sing !

There are some tears upon my wires,

They are not the night dews; They are a melancholy lyre's, Jealous of those revolving fires

That hymn the spheral muse. Sun! do they love thee well as I ?

When thou art down the west, They gaily sparkle o'er the sky, Not when thy glorious face is nigh

Are they in beauty drest! How different here !—when thou art gone,

Cold tears and sighs are mine; With thy last look my joy is doneWith thy first smile my song's begun,

Its theme and music thine !

The night wind oft with tender sigh

Breathes on my heedless strings ;
But not a single melody
Forgets its faithfulness to thee,

Not one soft answer sings !
Sometimes with jealous rage he sweeps

Across my dreaming breast,
But, hopeless lover! fondness keeps
Her truth enshrined there, and weeps

And leaves him all unblest!

My Sun-god! love !-my hope ! my dream!

Why dost thou let the Moon
Flaunt through thy path in golden beam ?
Why does she there so proudly seem

Usurping thy bright noon?

Froin my fond thoughts I often start,

And think her light is thine ;
How melancholy to the heart,
From a sweet fantasy to part,

And dreams for truth resign.

Oh! that I had the power to climb

O'er the high clouds to thee-
To have thy love through all sweet time-
Not sing the one cold morning chime,

But endless melody!

To bring soft shadows round thy soul

With music's spell at even,
When thou had'st reach'd thy western goal,
And thou wert weary of thy roll

O'er the wide arch of heaven !

But no ! 'tis vain Aurora's child,

With his cold senseless grasp,
Inslaves me in this ruin'd wild,
A weeping thing that should have smiled

In thy more gentle clasp !

Farewell !-thou passest quickly on

To give dark regions light,
Their rosy smiles have just begun--
Farewell! my Morning Hymın is done-

Come to me Tears and Night.

LUNAR PHENOMENA.

Phases of the Moon. First Quarter, 5th day at 59 min. after 2 afternoon. Full Moon, 13th ...... 44 ........7 morning. Last Quarter, 21st ...... 14 ........11 New Moon, 28th ...... 58 ........ 6

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