A grammar of general geography, by J. Goldsmith

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Page 120 - The sixth contains the days of the month, answering to each degree of the sun's place in the ecliptic.
Page 208 - A New Treatise on the Use of the Globes ; or, a Philosophical View of the Earth and Heavens : comprehending an Account of the Figure, Magnitude, and Motion of the Earth: with the Natural Changes of its Surface, caused by Floods, Earthquakes, &c.
Page 138 - Rule. — Find the place to which the sun is vertical at the given time (by Prob.
Page 209 - Howard's Latin Exercises extended. Latin Exercises Extended ; or, a Series of Latin Exercises, selected from the best Roman Writers, and adapted to the Rules of Syntax, particularly in the Eton Grammar. To which are added, English Examples to be translated into Latin, immediately under the same rule. Arranged under Models. By NATHANIEL HOWARD "New Edition, 12mo.
Page 208 - The Elements of Plane Geometry -, containing the First Six Books of Euclid, from the Text of Dr. Simson: with Notes, Critical and Explanatory. To which are added. Book VII. including several important Propositions which are not in Euclid...
Page 125 - To find the distance on a great circle between any two places. Rule. — Lay the graduated edge of the Quadrant of Altitude * over both places ; the degrees on the quadrant comprehended between the two places multiplied by 60 will give their distance in geographical miles, or, if multiplied by 69-2, will give the distance in English miles.
Page 132 - Index to twelve; bring the sun's place to the western edge of the horizon, and the index will show the time of...
Page 9 - Those which appear largest, are called stars of the first magnitude ; the next to them in lustre, stars of the second magnitude ; and so on to the sixth, which are the smallest that are visible to the bare eye.
Page 135 - Elevate the pole so many degrees above the horizon as are equal to the latitude of the place ; find the sun's place in the ecliptic, and bring it to the western part of the horizon...
Page 145 - To find how many hours any star u above the horizon of any given place, or the length oj its diurnal arc at that place. Rule. — Elevate the pole for the latitude of the place; bring the star to the eastern edge of the horizon, and set the index to twelve ; turn the globe westward till the star comes to the western edge of the horizon, and the number of hours passed over by the index is the length of the diurnal arc of that star.

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