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Stars are seen to move about in various directions, but never without some cause, nor without violent winds proceeding from the same quarter1.

1 Perhaps the phænomena here alluded to ought to be referred to some electric action; but they are stated too generally to admit of our forming more than a conjecture on the subject. Virgil refers to the occurrence of storms of wind after the appearance of a falling star; Geor. i. 265–6.

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