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Page 57 - This table and the accompanying remarks are the result of many years' actual observation ; the whole being constructed on a due consideration of the attraction of the sun and moon in their several positions respecting the earth ; and will, by simple inspection, show the observer what kind of weather will most probably follow the entrance of the moon into any of her quarter», and that so near the truth as to be seldom or never found to fail.
Page 34 - If there be a rainbow in the eve, it will rain and leave, But if there be a rainbow in the morrow, it will neither lend nor borrow. A rainbow in the morning Is the shepherd's warning ; But a rainbow at night Is the shepherd's delight.
Page 134 - Whatever wind begins to blow in the morning, usually continues longer than that which rises in the evening.
Page 139 - A serene autumn denotes a windy winter; a windy winter, a rainy spring; a rainy spring, a serene summer; a serene summer, a windy autumn; so that the air, on a balance, is seldom debtor to itself; nor do the seasons succeed each other in the same tenor for two years together.
Page 31 - Before storms they appear lower and denser, and usually in the quarter opposite to that from which the storm arises. Steady high winds are also pre. ceded and attended by streaks running quite across the sky, in the direction they blow in.
Page 16 - When the flower expands boldly and fully, no rain will happen for four hours or upwards : if it continues in that open state, no rain will disturb the summer's day ; when it half conceals its miniature flower, the day is generally showery ; but if it entirely shuts up or veils the white flower with its green mantle...
Page 155 - Flowers, which less accurately observe the hour of folding, but are expanded sooner or later according to the cloudiness, moisture, or pressure of the atmosphere. 2. Tropical Flowers, that open in the morning and close before evening every day, but the hour of their expanding becomes earlier or later as the length of the day increases or decreases. 3. Equinoctial Flowers, which open at a certain and exact hour of the day, and for the most part close at another determinate hour.
Page 83 - Fir-wood, about an inch square, and four feet long, made of pieces cut the cross-way in respect to the fibres of the wood, and glued together: it had two feet before, and two behind, which supported the back horizontally; but were placed with their extremities, which were armed with sharp points of iron, bending backwards. Hence, in moist weather, the back lengthened, and the two foremost feet were pushed forwards; in dry weather the hinder feet were drawn after, as the obliquity of the points of...