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Thus, to return to the stars, we can collect together either--
(1) All the appearances of different stars in a given place, or,
Thus, then, advancing from atom to molecule, from molecule to nebulous mass, from that to principal star, from star to sun, from sun to planet, and hence to satellite, we have the whole series of transformations undergone by the heavenly bodies during the first days of the world.
Among these 5,000 nebulae there is one which has received the name of the Milky Way, and which contains eighteen millions of stars, each of which has become the center of a solar world.
"The star you refer to is Gamma, of the constellation Cassiopeia.
"I wonder whether it's a shooting star," remarked Miss Dorn.
`Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.
Just then the man with the star came and stood before the Wizard.
"That does not sound especially pleasant," said the little man, looking at the one with the star uneasily.
Fragment #2 -- Scholiast on Aratus 254: But Zeus made them (the sisters of Hyas) into the stars which are called Hyades.
Some while after, she thought fit to go into the forbidden precinct of Zeus, not knowing the law, and being pursued by her own son and the Arcadians, was about to be killed because of the said law; but Zeus delivered her because of her connection with him and put her among the stars, giving her the name Bear because of the misfortune which had befallen her.
"Don't I know that the stars don't move?" he asked himself, gazing at the bright planet which had shifted its position up to the topmost twig of the birch-tree.
"I should like," she began, and hesitated quite a long time before she forced herself to add, with a change of voice, "to study mathematics--to know about the stars."
Hosts of stars are visible to-night, though their brilliancy is eclipsed by the splendour of the moon.
My lords who have dropped from the Stars should know," he answered with a quick look.