quotes tagged with 'clocks'

"With his marine clocks, John Harrison tested the waters of space-time. He succeeded, against all odds, in using the fourth--temporal--dimension to link points on the three-dimensional globe. He wrested the world's whereabouts from the stars, and locked the secret in a pocket watch."

Author: Dava Sobel, Source: "Longitude", pg. 175Saved by bhquoty in ocean time ships clocks seafaring 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Oh! She was perfect, past all parallel--


Of any modern female saint's comparison;


So far above the cunning powers of hell,


Her guardian angel had given up his garrison;


Even her minutest motions went as well


As those of the best time-piece made by Harrison.

Author: Lord Byron, Source: "Don Juan" (Book)Saved by bhquoty in time femalebeauty clocks 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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