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Compared with the splendour, the amplitude, the august motions, and the ideas of infinity which the celestial vault presents, the most resplendent terrestrial scenes sink into inanity, and appear unworthy of being set in competition with the glories of the sky.
Without the influence of this august luminary [the sun], a universal gloom would ensue, and surrounding worlds, with all their trains of satellites, would be shrouded in perpetual darkness.
The objects which astronomy discloses afford subjects of sublime contemplation, and tend to elevate the soul above vicious passions and groveling pursuits.
Come forth, O man! yon azure round survey, And view those lamps which yield eternal day. Bring forth thy glasses; clear thy wondering eyes; Millions beyond the former millions rise; Look further; — millions more blaze from yonder skies.
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July 29, 1857
Reverend Thomas Dick, was a Scottish church minister, science teacher and writer, known for his works on astronomy and practical philosophy, combining science and Christianity, and arguing for an harmony between the two.
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