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" Beads upon it, at arms' length, between my eye and the stars ; sliding the Beads upon it till they hid such and such Stars from my eye, in order to take their apparent distances from one another ; and then, laying the Thread down on a Paper, I marked... "
Ferguson's Lectures on Select Subjects, in Mechanics, Hydrostatics ... - Page xix
by James Ferguson - 1814
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 134

England - 1883 - 852 pages
...lay down on my back, and stretched a thread with small beads upon it at arm's length between my eyes and the stars, sliding the beads upon it till they hid such and such stars from my eyes, in order to take their apparent distances from each other ; and then laying the thread down on...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 7

1843 - 672 pages
...a blanket about me, lay down on my back, and stretched a thread with small beads upon it, at arm's length, between my eye and the stars ; sliding the...their apparent distances from one another; and then laying the thread down upon a paper, I marked the stars thereon by the beads, according to their respective...
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Frank: A Sequel to Frank in Early Lessons

Maria Edgeworth - Boys - 1822 - 520 pages
...blanket over me, lay down on my back, and stretched a small thread, with small beads upon it, at arm's length, between my eye and the stars, sliding the...their apparent distances from one another : and then laying the thread down on a paper, I marked the stars thereon by the beads, according to their respective...
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Frank: A Sequel to Frank in Early Lessons, Volume 2

Maria Edgeworth - Children - 1822 - 264 pages
...blanket over me, lay down on my back, and stretched a small thread, with small beads upon it, at arm's length, between my eye and the stars, sliding the...such and such stars from my eye, in order to take the apparent distances from one another ; and then laying the thread down on a paper, 1 marked the...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 6

Autobiographies - 1830 - 312 pages
...a blanket about me ; lay down on my back, and stretched a thread with small beads upon it, at arm's length, between my eye and the stars ; sliding the...their apparent distances from one another; and then, laying the thread down on a paper, I marked the stars thereon by the beads, according to their respective...
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First Steps to Astronomy and Geography

First steps - Astronomy - 1828 - 458 pages
...over, I went into a field with a blanket about me ; lay down on my back, and stretched a thread vvitli small beads upon it, at arms length, between my eye...their apparent distances from one another ; and then laying the thread down on a paper, I marked the stars thereon by the beads according to their respective...
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Temporis calendarium; or An almanack

William Rogerson - 1828 - 492 pages
...blanket \ about me, lay down on my back, and stretched a thread with small beads upon it, at arm's length, between my eye and the stars ; sliding the...their apparent distances | from one another ; and then laying the thread down upon a paper, I marked the f stars thereon by the beads, according to their...
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Journal of a Voyage from London to Savannah in Georgia

George Whitefield - 1830 - 316 pages
...a blanket about me; lay down on my back, and stretched a thread with small beads upon it, at arm's length, between my eye and the stars ; sliding the...their apparent distances from one another ; and then, laying the thread down on a paper, I marked the stars thereon by the beads, according to their respective...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - Philosophy - 1830 - 474 pages
...heavenly bodies. " I used to stretch," says he, " a thread with small beads on it, at arms-length, between my eye and the stars; sliding the beads upon...their apparent distances from one another ; and then laying the thread down on a paper, I marked the stars thereon by the beads." " |VIy master," he adds,...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes ...

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1830 - 452 pages
...heavenly bodies. " I used to stretch," says he, " a thread with small beads on it, at arms-length, between my eye and the stars; sliding the beads upon...their apparent distances from one another ; and then laying the thread down on a paper, I marked the stars thereon by the beads." " My master," he adds,...
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