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be produced; doubtless quite sufficient to prevent the freezing of the waters of the entire polar circle.
if the reader would dare admit that there might be all extensive spiral-gateway within this circle, leading to the interior surface, and to a beautiful, more highly developed world than can be found upon the exterior, where every thing is warm and cheerful, and which receives its light and heat from the aural instead of the magnetic element; then he might find a prolific source for those influences that not only aid in rendering the open polar sea genial and temperate in its climate, but also assist in presenting to the human vision, those grand auroral displays that strike the mind with such profound astonishment, and which are so little understood by the philosophers of the present age.
I think we shall readily discover that these two local causes will prove entirely sufficient to produce all the climatic influences that can be experienced in the north-ern polar circle, without importing any from the far-off l heavens, or sending them up from the tropical regions. I f it can be supposed that "the clashing of the waters," in that region, caused by the convergence and commingling of the two great oceanic currents,” can produce sensible heat sufficient to change the temperature of the Polar Sea; then we may well conclude that the disturbances and agitations produced by a continuous passage of the Electro-Magnetic fluids, would be most potent in their character, and productive of very extended climat-
ic influences. It will be noticed that the fluid particles of Elcctro-Magnetism pass through the denser portions of the earth in a spiral form as the particles of water escape through an aperture, or as the atmosphere rushes