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THE

CABINET CYCLOPÆDIA.

LONDON: Printed by A, SPOTTISWOODF,

New.Street-Square.

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REV. DIONYSIUS LARDNER, LL.D. F.R.S. L. & E.

M.R.L.A. F.R.A.S. F.L.S. F.Z.S. Hon. F.C.P.S. &c. &c.

ASSISTED BY

EMINENT LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC MEN,

Patural Philosophy.

ASTRONOMY.

BY

SIR JOHN F. W. HERSCHEL, KNT. GUELP.

F.R.S.L. & E. M.R.I.A. F.R.A.S. F.G.S. M.C.U.P.S.

CORRESPONDENT OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF PARIS, AND

OTHER FOREIGN SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR
LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMAN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW;

AND JOHN TAYLOR,

UPPER GOWER STREET.

“ ET QUONIAM EADEM NATURA CUPIDITATEM INGENUIT HOMINIBUS VERI INVENIENDI, QUOD FACILLIME APPARET, CUM VACUI CURIS, ETIAM QUID IN CELO FIAT, SCIRE AVEMUS: HIS INITIIS INDUCTI OMNIA VERA DILIGIMUS; ID EST, FIDELIA, SIMPLICIA, CONSTANTIA ; TUM VANA, FALSA, FALLENDIA ODIMUS.

CICERO, DE Fin. Bon. ET MAL. ii, 14.

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AND FORASMUCH AS NATURE ITSELF HAS IMPLANTED IN MAN A CRAVING AFTER THE DISCOVERY OF TRUTH, (WHICH APPEARS MOST CLEARLY FROM THIS, THAT, WHEN UNOPPRESSED BY CARES, WE DELIGHT TO KNOW EVEN WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE HEAVENS,) -LED BY THIS INSTINCT, WE LEARN TO LOVE ALL TRUTH FOR ITS OWN SAKE; THAT IS TO SAY, WHATEVER IS FAITHFUL, SIMPLE, AND CONSISTENT; WHILE WE HOLD IN ABHORRENCE WHATEVER

IS EMPTY, DECEPTIVE, OR UNTRUE.

2004

TREATISE ON ASTRONOMY

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SIR JOHN F.W.HEKSOREL, KNT CIL

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CORRESPONDENT OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ON L'ARIS,

AND OTHER FOREIGN SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS

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Vondon:
ITRIJSHEID BY LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN & LONGMAN, PATERNOSTER ROW,

AND
JOHN TAYLOR, TPPER GOWER STREET.

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