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" Hath left to their disputes, perhaps to move His laughter at their quaint opinions wide Hereafter ; when they come to model Heaven And calculate the stars, how they will wield The mighty frame ; how build, unbuild, contrive To save appearances ; how gird... "
Lives of Eminent Persons - Página 12
por Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - 1833 - 571 páginas
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 páginas
...her stay. Book viii. Line 43. And, touch'd by her fair tendance, gladlier grew. Book viii. Line 47. With centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb. , Book viii. Line 83. To know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom. Book viii....
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Italian Fantasies

Israel Zangwill - 1910 - 408 páginas
...cumbrous hypotheses to explain their apparent deviation from perfection, hence was the sphere girt " With centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb." The same fallacy of symmetry surely underlies the notion that the earth is dethroned from its hegemony...
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Paradise lost

John Milton - 1910
...wield 80 The mighty frame ; how build, unbuild, contrive To save appearances ; how gird the Sphere With Centric and Eccentric scribbled o'er, Cycle and Epicycle, Orb in Orb. Already by thy reasoning this I guess, Who art to lead thy offspring, and supposest That bodies bright...
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Methodist Review, Volumen24

1842
...however, were long since determined by induction. Hence arose the Ptolemaic system " Which girt the sphere With centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb." Such was the complicated system " contrived to save appearances," as Milton says ; and induction unaided...
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The Monist, Volumen24

Paul Carus - 1914
...seemed to account for the movements of the heavenly bodies. It was seen to be a complicated theory, "With centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb," and there were not wanting those who doubted its truth. It held its place, however, till the sixteenth...
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Lives Enshrined in Language: Or, Proper Names which Have Become Common Parts ...

Thomas Stenhouse - 1922 - 191 páginas
...will wield The mighty frame, how build, unbuild, contrive To save appearances, how gird the sphere With centric and eccentric scribbled o'er Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb." Yet in the words, " The earth that might with far less compass move," he inclines to the new teaching...
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Astronomy: The Science of the Heavenly Bodies

David Peck Todd - 1922 - 384 páginas
...epicycle to epicycle, until there was every justification for Milton's verses descriptive of the sphere: With Centric and Eccentric scribbled o'er, Cycle and Epicycle, Orb in Orb. CHAPTER VII ASTRONOMY OF THE MIDDLE AGES WITH the fall of Alexandria and the victory of Mohammed throughout...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volumen5

1860
...the simplicity of the original hypothesis was lost in a complication of epicycles : — " The sphere, With centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb." By the end of the sixteenth century the number of circles supposed necessary for the seven stars then...
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The Harvard Classics, Volumen4

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...will wield The mighty frame; how build, unbuild, contrive To save appearances; how gird the Sphere With Centric and Eccentric scribbled o'er, Cycle and Epicycle, orb in orb. Already by thy reasoning this I guess, Who art to lead thy offspring, and supposest That bodies bright...
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The Quarterly Review, Volumen187

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1898
...intricate. This is referred to in the well-known lines of Milton : — ' How [they] gird the sphere With centric and eccentric scribbled o'er Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb.' No wonder that King Alfonso of Leon, surnamed the Astronomer, who died when Dante was in his twentieth...
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