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Página 9 - ... a continuance of fair weather to follow. 6. In fair weather, when the mercury falls much and low, and thus continues for two or three days before the rain comes ; then expeft a great deal of wet, and probably high winds.
Página 9 - Wisdom." t BAROMETERS are now generally known by th-i name of weather glasses, from their being principally used in a fore-knowledge of the weather ; their phenomena are as follows : — 1. The rising of the mercury presages in general fair weather; and its falling, foul weather; as rain, snow, high winds, and storms.
Página 9 - When foul weather happens soon after the falling of the mercury expect but little of it ; and on the contrary, expect but little fair weather when it proves fair shortly after the mercury has risen.
Página 30 - As the red comet, from Saturnius sent To fright the nations with a dire portent, (A fatal sign to armies on the plain, Or trembling sailors on the wintry main) With sweeping glories glides along in air, And shakes the sparkles from its blazing hair ; Between both armies thus, in open sight, Shot the bright goddess in a trail of light.
Página 27 - The meanest pin in nature's frame Marks out some letter of thy name. Where sense can reach or fancy rove, From hill to hill, from field to grove, Across the waves, around the sky, There's not a spot, or deep or high, Where the Creator has not trod, And left the footstep of a God.
Página 48 - Day. — The Exchequer opens eight days before any term begins, except Trinity, before which it opens but four days.
Página 40 - And pull th' unwilling thunder down. THE NINTH ODE OF THE FIRST BOOK OF HORACE. L "D EH OLD yon mountain's hoary height •*~^ Made higher with new mounts of fnow ; Again behold the winter's weight Opprefs the labouring woods below: And ftreams, with icy fetters bound, Benumb'd and crampt to folid ground.
Página 45 - Southing, and Setting of the Planets and fixed Stars throughout the Year; whereby may be known the exact Hour of the Night at all Times, when either the Moon or Stars are seen.
Página 9 - Obfervations, it appears, That it is not fo much the Height of the Mercury in the Tube, that indicates the Weather, as the Motion of it up and down...