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COMPENDIUM OF ASTRONOMY;

INTENDED TO SIMPLIFY AND ILLUSTRATE THE

PRINCIPLES OF THE SCIENCE,

AND GIVE A CONCISE VIEW OF THE MOTIONS AND ASPECTS

OF THE

GREAT HEAVENLY LUMINARIES.

ADAPTED TO THE USE OF
COMMON SCHOOLS,
AS WELL AS HIGII ER SEMINARIES.

BY JOHN VOSE, A. M.
Late Principal of Pembroke Academy, N. II., and Author of a larger

work on Astrocomy.

Creation of Archangels is the thicmc.'- Dr. Young.

BOSTON:
CARTER, IIENDE E & CO.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1832,

By John VOSE, in the Clerk's Office of the District of New Hampshire.

PRESERVATION MASTER

AT HARVARD

WAITT AND DOW'S PRESS.

PRE FACE.

The improvements in the education of youth, the taste for mental culture generally diffused, and particularly the facilities introduced for commencing study at a much earlier period of life than formerly, render it important that the circle of knowledge to be acquired should be greatly enlarged. Every enlightened citizen and well-wisher to the rising generation must perceive that the march of improvement requires that the arts and sciences emphatically termed liberal, should be introduced into our common schools. Here a large proportion of the community complete their education.

Among the sciences Astronomy, most happily adapted to enlarge and elevate the mind, must hold a distinguished place. When its importance, as the foundation of other arts and sciences, and the grandeur of the objects brought into view, are considered, it must be wonderful that it has not been more generally introduced.

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