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SIDEREAL HEAVENS

AND

OTHEK SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH

ASTRONOMY,

AS ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE CHARACTER OF THE DEITY, AND
OF AN INFINITY OF WORLDS.

"The worlds were framed by the word of God.''—Paul.
BY THOMAS DICK, LL.D.,

AUTHOR OF "CELESTIAL SCENERY," "THE CHRISTUM PHILOSOPHER^

&c, dec.

N E W-Y 0 R K:

HARPEK & BROTHERS, 82 CLIFF-STREET.

PREFACE.

The favourable reception which the volume entitled "Celestial Scenery" has met with from the public, both in Britain and America, has induced the author to extend his survey to other sublime scenes connected with the science of astronomy. The chief object of the work alluded to was to illustrate, more fully than had previously been attempted, the scenes connected with the planetary system. In the present volume, the author has directed the attention of his readers to scenery of a still more elevated and sublime description, connected with the "Sidereal Heavens." All the facts related to this subject, which can be considered as interesting to general readers, have been particularly detailed, and in such a manner as to be generally comprehensible by those who have little knowledge of mathematical science or the more abstruse parts of astronomy.

In describing such sublime scenes as are here unfolded, the author, as on former occasions, has freely indulged in such remarks and moral reflections as were naturally suggested by the grandeur of his

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