The Uses of Astronomy eBook

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Author:  Edward Everett

Release Date:  July 6, 2005 [eBook #16227]

Language:  English

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Theuses of astronomy.


Delivered at Albany, on the 28th of July, 1856




Occasion of the inauguration of the Dudley
astronomical observatory,


Condensed report of the proceedings,

Andan account of the

Dedication of new York state geological hall.

Published by Ross & Tousey,
103 Nassau Street.

A note explanatory.

The undersigned ventures to put forth this report of Mr. EVERETT’S Oration, in connection with a condensed account of the Inauguration of the Dudley Observatory, and the Dedication of the New State Geological Hall, at Albany,—­in the hope that the demand which has exhausted the newspaper editions, may exhaust this as speedily as possible; not that he is particularly tenacious of a reward for his own slight labors, but because he believes that the extensive circulation of the record of the two events so interesting and important to the cause of Science will exercise a beneficial influence upon the public mind.  The effort of the distinguished Statesman who has invested Astronomy with new beauties, is the latest and one of the most brilliant of his compositions, and is already wholly out of print, though scarcely a month has elapsed since the date of its delivery.  The account of the proceedings at Albany during the Ceremonies of Inauguration is necessarily brief, but accurate, and is respectfully submitted to the consideration of the reader.

A. Maverick
New York, October 1, 1856.

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