And now, gently lifting up those two bright orbs
which had already begun to make an impression on poor Jones, she discharged a volley of small charms at once from her whole countenance in a smile.
Above, the orb
of night was nearing the line followed by the projectile, so as to meet it at the given hour.
"Because then the orb of day described such lengthened curves that it is difficult to measure exactly its height above the horizon, and grave errors may be made with instruments."
Then I went to bed, not, however, without invoking, like the Indian, the favour of the radiant orb. The next day, the 21st of March, at five in the morning, I mounted the platform.
Captain Nemo, furnished with a lenticular glass which, by means of a mirror, corrected the refraction, watched the orb sinking below the horizon by degrees, following a lengthened diagonal.
"The South Pole!" replied Captain Nemo, in a grave voice, handing me the glass, which showed the orb cut in exactly equal parts by the horizon.
Then, turning towards the orb of day, whose last rays lapped the horizon of the sea, he exclaimed:
Disappear, thou radiant orb! rest beneath this open sea, and let a night of six months spread its shadows over my new domains!"
All must hope that some day America would penetrate the deepest secrets of that mysterious orb
; and some even seemed to fear lest its conquest should not sensibly derange the equilibrium of Europe.
The fellow had a pretty fancy in names: the "Orb" Deposit Bank, the "Sceptre" Mutual Aid Society, the "Thrift and Independence" Association.
During a period of general business prosperity he set up The Orb Bank and The Sceptre Trust, simply, it seems for advertising purposes.
God saw, Surveying his great Work, that it was good: For of Celestial Bodies first the Sun A mightie Spheare he fram'd, unlightsom first, Though of Ethereal Mould: then form'd the Moon Globose, and everie magnitude of Starrs, And sowd with Starrs the Heav'n thick as a field: Of Light by farr the greater part he took, Transplanted from her cloudie Shrine, and plac'd In the Suns Orb
, made porous to receive And drink the liquid Light, firm to retaine Her gather'd beams, great Palace now of Light.