Sunshine and Showers: Their Influences Throughout Creation. A Compendium of Popular Meteorology

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Reeve, 1867 - Meteorology - 432 pages

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Page 303 - If St. Paul's Day be fair and clear, It does betide a happy year ; But if it chance to snow or rain, Then will be dear all kinds of grain : If clouds or mists do dark the skie...
Page 247 - The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
Page 285 - Our gude ship sails the morn." " Now ever alake, my master dear, I fear a deadly storm ! " I saw the new moon, late yestreen, Wi' the auld moon in her arm ; And if we gang to sea, master, I fear we'll come to harm.
Page 295 - Loud quack the ducks, the sea-fowls cry, The distant hills are looking nigh. How restless are the snorting swine! The busy flies disturb the kine. Low o'er the grass the swallow wings, The cricket, too, how sharp he sings! Puss on the hearth, with velvet paws, Sits wiping o'er her whiskered jaws. The smoke from chimneys right ascends, Then spreading, back to earth it bends.
Page 237 - Thy country feels through her reviving arts, Plann'd by thy wisdom, by thy soul inform'd ; And seldom has she known a friend like thee. But see the fading many-colour'd woods, Shade deepening over shade, the country round Imbrown ; a crowded umbrage, dusk, and dun, Of every hue, from wan declining green To sooty dark.
Page 295 - And nimbly catch the incautious flies. The glow-worms, numerous, clear, and bright, Illumed the dewy hill last night At dusk the squalid toad was seen, Like quadruped, stalk o'er the green. The whirling wind the dust obeys, And in the rapid eddy plays.
Page 189 - North to South with a quiet Wind without Rain; but returns to the North with a strong Wind and Rain. The strongest Winds are when it turns from South to North by West. When the North Wind first clears the air, which is usually once a Week, be sure of a fair Day or two.
Page 303 - He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to-day: for the sky is red and lowering.
Page 248 - ... the houses; and the nearer it came to the fatal 26th of November, the tempestuousness of the weather encreased. On the Wednesday morning before, being the 24th of November, it was fair weather, and blew hard ; but not so as to give any apprehensions, till about four o'clock in the afternoon the wind increased, and with squalls of rain and terrible gusts blew very furiously. . . . The...
Page 210 - Be gracious, Heaven! for now laborious man Has done his part. Ye fostering breezes, blow ! Ye softening dews, ye tender showers, descend ! And .temper all, thou world-reviving sun, Into the perfect year...

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