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Powhatan (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 5
More about the comet. "Childe Harolde" writes to the Dispatch from Powhatan county: I am constrained to express surprise to see so little mention made of, and attention bestowed upon, that most magnificent phenomenon that has so suddenly made its appearance in the Northern heavens. It was noticed by us for the first time about half-past 11 yesterday evening. At that early hour it displayed but little of that brilliant appendage which a few hours later streamed far out, reaching far beyond the zenith, and holding the delighted looker-on perfectly entranced by its grandeur. I know of nothing so soothing to the feelings, and at the same time so well calculated to elevate the mind of man above terrestrial objects and sordid considerations, and gently, yet surely, drawing and fixing it on things above, as a contemplation of the glorious heavens. What can surpass in loveliness or sublimity a clear blue sky bedecked with countless myriads of shining orbs — some in great and pi
En Totto Nika (search for this): article 5
estial visitor, and we suppose the astronomers will soon favor us with that information. The ancients would have been greatly terrified at such an appearance, regarding all such phenomena as portending war, pestilence or famine, and, in the words of the poet, looking upon them as "The menace of the universe" It is true, that science has dispelled all such illusions on our part. Nevertheless, who knows but that it may be the harbinger of a speedy success and glorious day for the Southern Confederacy--like the "Pillar of Fire" to the Israelites, or the Pillar of Light, in the fashion of a cross, appearing unexpectedly to Constantine when he was begirt with difficulties — that this same comet, as it faces and rushes towards the North, may be the great standard bearer of the brave and patriotic legions who are so rapidly pouring forth at the call of Liberty, and that it may proclaim, without any such characters as were on the "cross" appearing to Constantine-- En Totto Nika.
Constantine (search for this): article 5
vertheless, who knows but that it may be the harbinger of a speedy success and glorious day for the Southern Confederacy--like the "Pillar of Fire" to the Israelites, or the Pillar of Light, in the fashion of a cross, appearing unexpectedly to Constantine when he was begirt with difficulties — that this same comet, as it faces and rushes towards the North, may be the great standard bearer of the brave and patriotic legions who are so rapidly pouring forth at the call of Liberty, and that it mayern Confederacy--like the "Pillar of Fire" to the Israelites, or the Pillar of Light, in the fashion of a cross, appearing unexpectedly to Constantine when he was begirt with difficulties — that this same comet, as it faces and rushes towards the North, may be the great standard bearer of the brave and patriotic legions who are so rapidly pouring forth at the call of Liberty, and that it may proclaim, without any such characters as were on the "cross" appearing to Constantine-- En Totto Nik