Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College, Volume 21

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Hetcalf and Company, 1888
 

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Page 225 - The sea-breezes, indeed, are very comfortable and refreshing ; for the hottest time in all the day is about nine, ten, or eleven o'clock in the morning, in the interval between both breezes ; for then it is commonly calm, and then people pant for breath, especially if it is late before the sea-breeze comes, but afterwards the breeze allays the heat.
Page 225 - It comes in a fine small black curie upon the water, when as all the sea between it and the shore not yet reached by it, is as smooth and even as glass in comparison ; in half an hour's time after it has reached the shore it fans pretty briskly, and so increaseth gradually till 12 a clock, then it is commonly strongest, and lasts so till 2 or 3 a very brisk gale...
Page 225 - Then the land winds, whose office it is to breathe in the night, moved by the same order of divine impulse, do rouse out of their private recesses, and gently fan the air till the next morning, and then their task ends, and they leave the stage.
Page 225 - ... right in upon the shore ; and as the sea-breezes do blow in the day and rest in the night, so, on the contrary, these do blow in the night and rest in the day, and so they do alternately succeed each other. For when the sea-breezes have performed their offices of the day, by breathing on their respective coasts, they, in the evening, do either withdraw from the coast, or lie down to rest.
Page 236 - It comes in a fine, small, black curl upon the water, when as all the sea between it and the shore not yet reached by it is as smooth and even as glass in comparison ; in half an hour's time after it has reached the shore it fans pretty briskly, and so increaseth gradually till twelve o'clock, then it is commonly strongest, and lasts so till two or three a very brisk gale...
Page 225 - It comes in a fine small black curl upon the water, whereas all the sea between it and the shore, not yet reached by it, is as smooth and even as glass in comparison. In half an hour's time after it has reached the shore, it fans pretty briskly, and so increaseth, gradually, till twelve o'clock ; then it is commonly strongest, and lasts so till two or three a very brisk gale...
Page 225 - These sea-breezes do commonly rise in the morning about nine o'clock, sometimes sooner, sometimes later ; they first approach the shore so gently, as if they were afraid to come near it, and ofttimes they make some faint breathings, and, as if not willing to offend, they make a halt, and seem ready to retire. I have waited many a time, both ashore to receive the pleasure, and at sea to take the benefit of it. It comes in a fine small black curl upon the water...
Page 225 - ... very comfortable and refreshing; for the hottest time in all the day is about nine, ten, or eleven o'clock in the morning, in the interval between both breezes: for then it is commonly calm, and then people pant for breath, especially if it is late before the sea breeze comes, but afterwards the breeze allays the heat. However, in the evening again, after the sea breeze is spent, it is very hot till the land wind springs up, which is sometimes not till twelve o'clock or after.
Page 236 - About ten in the morning the heat of the sun has played upon the land with sufficient intensity to raise its temperature above that of the water. A portion of this heat being imparted to the superincumbent air, causes it to rise ; when the air, first from the beach, then from the sea, to the distance of several miles, begins to flow in with a most delightful and invigorating freshness.
Page 225 - ... briskly, and so increaseth gradually till 12 a clock then it is commonly strongest, and lasts so till 2 or 3 a very brisk gale; about 12 at noon it also veers off to sea 2 or 3 points, or more in very fair weather.

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