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" I was called up," says Mr. Ellicou, " about 3 o'clock in the morning, to see the shooting stars, as they are called. The phenomenon was grand and awful. The whole heavens appeared as if illuminated with skyrockets, which disappeared only by the light... "
A Compendium of Astronomy: Intended to Simplify and Illustrate the ... - Page 171
by John Vose - 1834 - 184 pages
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The Journal of Andrew Ellicott,: Late Commissioner on Behalf of the United ...

Andrew Ellicott - 1803 - 451 pages
...morning, I was called up to see the shooting of the stars, (as it is vulgarly termed,) the phenomenon was grand and awful, the whole heavens appeared as if illuminated with skyrockets, flying in an infinity of directions, and I was in constant expectation of some of them falling on the...
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Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 6

1809
...AM I was called up to see the shooting of the stars (as it is commonly called.) The phenomenon was grand and awful, the whole heavens appeared as if...which disappeared only by the light of the sun after day break. The meteors, which at any one instant of time appeared as numerous as the stars, flew in...
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The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy; Accompanied by a ...

Elijah Hinsdale Burritt - 1838 - 305 pages
...Ellicott, "about 3 o'clock in the morning, to see the shootmg stars, as they are called. The phenomenon was grand and awful. The whole heavens appeared as if...with skyrockets, which disappeared only by the light of'thc sun, after daybreak. The meteors, which at any one instant of time, appeared as numerous as...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 99

1840
...this kind was seen by Mr. Ellieot, near Cape Florida, which he thus describes ; " The phenomenon was grand and awful ; the whole heavens appeared as if...illuminated with sky-rockets, which disappeared only with the light of the sun after daybreak. The meteors, which at ajiy one instant of time appeared as...
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The Geography of the Heavens: And Class-book of Astronomy; Accompanied by a ...

Elijah Hinsdale Burritt - 1842 - 305 pages
..." about 3 o'clock in the morning, to see the shooting stars, as they are called. The phenomenon was grand and awful. The whole heavens appeared as if...numerous as the stars, flew in all possible directions except./rom the earth, towards which they all inclined more or less, and some of them descended perpendicularly...
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The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, Volume 3

Thomas Dick - 1850
...kind was seen by Mr. Ellicot, near Cape Florida, which he thus describes : — " The phenomenon was grand and awful ; the whole heavens appeared as if...illuminated with sky-rockets, which disappeared only with the light of the sun after daybreak. The meteors, which at any one instant of time appeared as...
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The Geography of the Heavens, and Class-book of Astronomy: Accompanied by a ...

Elijah Hinsdale Burritt - 1850 - 324 pages
...heavens appeared as if illnminated with skyrockets, which disappeared only by the light of the snn, after daybreak. The meteors, which at any one instant of time, appeared as nomeroos as the stars, flew in all possible directions except from the earth, towards which they all...
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Literary Gem, Volume 1

1854
...about three o'clock in the morning, to see the shooting stars, as they are called. The phenomenon was grand and awful. The whole heavens appeared as if...sky-rockets, which disappeared only by the light of the sun atler day-break. The meteors, which at any one instant of time appeared as numerous as the stare, flew...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 41

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1857
...about three o'clock in the morning to see the shooting-stars, as they are called. The phenomenon was grand and awful. The whole heavens appeared as if...sky-rockets, which disappeared only by the light of the sun toward daybreak. The meteors, which at any one instant of time appeared as numerous as the stars, flew...
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS DICK

1857
...kind was seen by Mr. Ellicot, near Cape Florida, which he thus describes : — " The phenomenon was grand and awful ; the whole heavens appeared as if...illuminated with sky-rockets, which disappeared only with the light of the sun after daybreak. The meteors, which at any one instant of time appeared as...
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