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THE

CABINET CYCLOPÆDIA.

LONDON:

Printed by A, SPOTTISWOODE,

New-Street-Square.

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REV. DIONYSIUS LARDNER, LL.D. F. R. S. L. & E.
M.R.L.A. F.R. A.S. F.L.S. F.Z.S. Hon. F.C.P.S. &c. &c.

ASSISTED BY

EMINENT LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC MEN.

Natural Philosophp.

ASTRONOMY.

BY

SIR JOHN F. W. HERSCHEL, KNT. GUELP.

F.R.S.L. & E. M.R.I.A. F.R. A.S. F.G.S. M.C.U.P.S.
CORRESPONDENT OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF PARIS, AND
OTHER FOREIGN SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMAN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW;

AND JOHN TAYLOR,

UPPER GOWER STREET.

"ET QUONIAM EADEM NATURA CUPIDITATEM INGENUIT HOMINIBUS VERI INVENIENDI, QUOD FACILLIME APPARET, CUM VACUI CURIS, ETIAM QUID IN CŒLO FIAT, SCIRE AVEMUS: HIS INITIIS INDUCTI OMNIA VERA DILIGIMUS; ID EST, FIDELIA, SIMPLICIA, CONSTANTIA; TUM VANA, FALSA, FALLENDIA ODIMUS.

CICERO, DE FIN. BON. ET MAL. ii, 14.

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AND FORASMUCH AS NATURE ITSELF HAS IMPLANTED IN MAN

A CRAVING AFTER THE DISCOVERY OF TRUTH, (WHICH APPEARS MOST CLEARLY FROM THIS, THAT, WHEN UNOPPRESSED BY CARES, WE DELIGHT TO KNOW EVEN WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE HEAVENS,)

LED BY THIS INSTINCT, WE LEARN TO LOVE ALL TRUTH FOR ITS OWN SAKE; THAT IS TO SAY, WHATEVER IS FAITHFUL, SIMPLE, AND CONSISTENT; WHILE WE HOLD IN ABHORRENCE WHATEVER IS EMPTY, DECEPTIVE, OR UNTRUE.

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TREATISE ON ASTRONOMY.

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SIR JOHN F. W. HERSCHEL, KNT GIF

F.R.S. LA M.R.IN. PRAS, LGS ME UP).

CORRESPONDENT OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF PARIS,
AND OTHER FOREIGN SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS.

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London:

PUBLISHED BY LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN & LONGMAN, PATERNOSTER ROW,
AND JOHN TAYLOR, UPPER GOWER STREET.

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