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INTENDED FOR THE

INSTRUCTION AND ENTERTAINMENT

OF

YOUNG PEOPLE:

IN WHICH

THE FIRST PRINCIPLES

OF

NATURAL AND EXPERIMENTAL

PHILOSOPHY

ARE FULLY EXPLAINE D.

VOL. II. OF ASTRONOMY.

Conversation, with the habit of explaining the meaning of words, and
the structure of common domestic implements, to children, is the sure
and effectual means of preparing the mind for the acquirement of science.

Edgeworth's Practical Education,

BY THE REV. J. JOYCE.

A NEW EDITION,
WITH NUMEROUS CUTS, AND OTHER ADDITIONS

AND IMPROVEMENTS.

LONDON: PRINTED FOR BALDWIN AND CRADOCK;

AND R. HUNTER, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,

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CONVERSATION I.

OF THE FIXED STARS.

TUTOR-CHARLES.JAMES.

Charles. The delay occasioned by our long walk has afforded us one of the most brilliant views of our heavens that I ever saw.

James. It is uncommonly clear; and the longer I keep my eyes fixed upwards, the more stars seem to appear: how is it possible to number these stars ? and yet I have heard that they are numbered, and even arranged in catalogues according to their apparent magnitude. Pray, sir, VOL. II.

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