meridian


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To whom the winged Warriour thus returnd: URIEL, no wonder if thy perfet sight, Amid the Suns bright circle where thou sitst, See farr and wide: in at this Gate none pass The vigilance here plac't, but such as come Well known from Heav'n; and since Meridian hour No Creature thence: if Spirit of other sort, So minded, have oreleapt these earthie bounds On purpose, hard thou knowst it to exclude Spiritual substance with corporeal barr.
They fill my soul with Beauty (which is Hope), And are far up in Heaven -- the stars I kneel to In the sad, silent watches of my night; While even in the meridian glare of day I see them still -- two sweetly scintillant Venuses, unextinguished by the sun!
Natures that have much heat, and great and violent desires and perturbations, are not ripe for action, till they have passed the meridian of their years; as it was with Julius Caesar and Septimius Severus.
By half-past five, post meridian, Horse Guards' time, it has even elicited a new remark from the Honourable Mr.
We think our civilization near its meridian, but we are yet only at the cock-crowing and the morning star.
The same thing happened to a French savant among the mountains of Spain, when he was measuring the terrestrial meridian.
No sooner had it reached meridian than it began its slant back beneath the horizon, and at quarter past twelve the earth threw its shadow again over the land.
At midday the sky to the south warmed to rose-colour, and marked where the bulge of the earth intervened between the meridian sun and the northern world.
centering his attention upon his instrument, "is the Meridian of
Last summer I went, as you know, to pass the hot weather term in the town of Meridian.
One of these jets extended as far as the circle of Neander, situated on the 40th meridian.
The meridian of the Antipodes has likewise been passed; and now every league, it made us happy to think, was one league nearer to England.