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Oration on the aims of an astronomer

Edward Charles Pickering

Oration on the aims of an astronomer

delivered in Sanders theatre, June 28, 1906, before the Harvard chapter of Phi beta kappa

by Edward Charles Pickering

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Published by s.n. in [Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomy.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesHarvard graduates" magazine.
    Statementby Edward C. Pickering.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH51 .P57
    The Physical Object
    Pagination10p. ;
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19057577M
    LC Control Number07024081

    In silence, in steadiness, in severe abstraction, let him hold by himself; add observation to observation, patient of neglect, patient of reproach; and bide his own time,—happy enough, if he can satisfy himself alone, that this day he has seen something truly. The second time he visited the younger Dionysius, requesting of him lands and settlers for the realization of his republic. One of these signs is the fact, that the same movement which effected the elevation of what was called the lowest class in the state, assumed in literature a very marked and as benign an aspect. There is no statute forbidding this, but nevertheless we abstain from such conduct because it is prohibited by an unwritten law. The owner found his treasure fled, And, daunted by his fortune's wreck, Fitted the halter to his neck. Jacobs was one of nearlyblack soldiers who served in the U.

    Observe, too, the impossibility of antedating this act. The structure of T. But the words point to the paradox the nation was built on: Even as the colonists fought for freedom from the British, they maintained slavery and avoided the issue in the Constitution. I do not see how any man can afford, for the sake of his nerves and his nap, to spare any action in which he can partake. As the god's son Asclepius is a healer of the body, so is Plato of the immortal soul.

    Thus all things whatever are either divisible or indivisible, and of those which are divisible some are homogeneous, others heterogeneous in their parts. A scientist, whether he is an astronomer, a geometrician, or a physician, aims wholly at truth. His death, the circumstances of which have already been related, took place in the thirteenth year of the reign of King Philip, as stated by Favorinus in the third book of his Memorabilia, and according to Theopompus 48 honours were paid to him at his death by Philip. Its beauty is the beauty of his own mind. For, in the words of the proverb, it would be taking owls to Athens, were I to give you of all people the full particulars.


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And what is that Root? Forget this, and our American colleges will recede in their public importance, whilst they grow richer every year. That from past time consists of examples; for instance, what the Lacedaemonians suffered through trusting others.

As for the historian, he does describe virtue and vice through actual historical examples; but he has to remain tied to what has actually happened. We are embarrassed with second thoughts. Plato also intended to make the acquaintance of the Magians, but was prevented by the wars in Asia.

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Again, the part which aims at training the mind has two subdivisions, the one akin to the midwife's art, the other merely tentative. Neanthes of Cyzicus says that, on his going to Olympia, the eyes of all the Greeks were turned towards him, and there he met Dion, who was about to make his expedition against Dionysius.

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