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" evidence of things not seen," in the fulness of Divine grace ; and was profound on this, the greatest concern of human life, while unable even to comprehend how the " inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit" could be the cause of the... "
Annual Report of the Chief Superintendent of Education - Pagina 77
1894
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The Monthly Review

1801
...this nutation, of which the existence and quantity were first ascertained by Bradley. He found that the inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit, which is about 23^ degrees, is not constant, but varies several seconds backwards and forwards, and...
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Elements of Geography: Designed for Young Students in that Science. In Seven ...

Benjamin Workman - 1809 - 191 pagina’s
...that pertains to the celeilial fphere alone. Its oblique polition to the equator (being a conlequence of the inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit,) is the principal caufe of the variety of the feafons : for if the equator and ecliptic were coincident,...
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Memoirs of the Connecticut Academy of Arts & Sciences

Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences - 1810 - 42 pagina’s
...considerable change in the annual heat or cold of a particular country. We have no reason to suppose that the inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit has ever been varied ; but strong; evidence to' the contrary. If this inclination has always been the...
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A Compendious Treatise on the Use of the Globes, and of Maps: Compiled from ...

John Lathrop - 1812 - 183 pagina’s
...at the equator are always equal. Thus, the different seasons of the year are clearlyaccounted for by the inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit, combined with the parallel motion of this axis. 282. The motion of the sun, moon,, and stars, from...
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Scientific Dialogues, Volume 1

Jeremiah Joyce - 1815
...behind the sun. Tutor. If this difference between time measured by the dial and clock depended only on the inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit, the clocks and dial ought to be together at the equinoxes, and also on the 21st of June and the 21st...
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An Introduction to Astronomy ...

John Bonnycastle - 1816 - 428 pagina’s
...the circle which is the boundary of light and darkness.—All this beautiful variety is occasioned by the inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit. " Some say he bid his angels turn askance The poles of earth twice ten degrees and more From the sun's...
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Conversations on Natural Philosophy: In which the Elements of that Science ...

Mrs. Marcet (Jane Haldimand) - 1821 - 311 pagina’s
...more conspicuous by its being described on the same globe; and the obliquity of the ecliptic shows the inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit. But to return to fig. 2. plate VIII. The spaces between the several parallel circles OB the terrestrial...
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Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 1

Perry Fairfax Nursey - 1825
...wire, t, is screwed, and its upper end is bent 23 from 'the perpendicular, corresponding with the inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit. On the bent part of the wire is fitted a brass collar (but invisible in the engraving), [from .the...
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On the Proofs of Divine Power and Wisdom: Derived from the Study of ...

Temple Chevallier - 1827 - 408 pagina’s
...consequently the comfort and existence of all beings upon the surface of the earth, depends also upon the inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit continuing nearly invariable. In order to effect this, the axis of rotation must be a permanent axis....
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 10

1828
...a greater display of his general goodness and wisdom in the whole creation, than is discernible in the inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit. Permit me, therefore, to lay a few observations on this subject before the public, through the medium...
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