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s of mariners. Thanks t
o an unparalleled sagac
ity, to a limitless per
severance, to an ever y
outhful and communicabl
e ardor, Laplace solved
the celebrated problem
of the longitude with
a precision even greate
r than the utmost needs
of the art of navigati
on demanded. The ship,
the sport of the winds
and tempests, no longer
fears to lose its way
in the immensity of the
ocean. In every place
and at every time the p
ilot reads in the starr
y heavens his distance
from the meridian of Pa
ris. The extreme perfec
tion of these tables of
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