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LESSONS ON THE GLOBES,
ON A PLAN ENTIRELY NEW,
IN WHICH THEY ARE TAKEN TOGETHER IN ILLUSTRATION
OF TERRESTRIAL AND CELESTIAL PHENOMENA:
ORIGINAL FAMILIAR EXPLANATIONS
OF THE EVER-VARYING CIRCUMSTANCES OF
OUR PLANET AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM GENERALLY,
AND EXTENDED NOTICES OF SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS OF
NUMEROUS CORROBORATIVE QUOTATIONS FROM THE BEST POPULAR AUTHORS.
MEMORANDA IN VERSE, RHYMES ON THE CONSTELLATIONS, ETC.
BY T. H. HOWE.
"Wandering oft, with brute unconscious gaze,
CRADOCK AND CO., 48, PATERNOSTER ROW;
THE Author of the following Work deems it a sufficient apology for its appearance, that its arrangements differ widely from those of other treatises on the Use of the Globes. The experience of several years in this department of instruction having convinced him of the superiority of the plan here laid down, he has long found difficulty in adjusting the course of his teaching to the contents of that which he conceives to be the best of those treatises.
He is of opinion that the use of the Celestial Globe should accompany lessons on the Terrestrial Globe from the first yet he is not acquainted with any publication in which the two globes are thus associated; and he is not aware that, in the whole routine of school occupations, there is any thing more at variance with perspicuousness than the very common use made of the line which, on the Terrestrial Globe, marks the daily change of the Sun's declination ;- that line being frequently taken to represent the ecliptic, and the model of our Earth being turned in a contrary, or westward, direction, to show the risings, and bearings, and settings of the Sun. The Author thinks it must be owing to this inconsistency in the use of the Terrestrial Globe that, in numerous instances, pupils of superior intelligence, whose attention has been for
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