The Climate of London: Deduced from Meteorological Observations Made in the Metropolis and at Various Places Around it, 3권

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Harvey and Darton, J. and A. Arch, Longman, Hatchard, S. Highley [and] R. Hunter, 1833
 

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350 페이지 - The hollow winds begin to blow; The clouds look black, the glass is low; The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep; And spiders from their cobwebs peep. Last night the sun went pale to bed; The moon in halos hid her head. The boding shepherd heaves a sigh, For, see, a rainbow spans the sky.
350 페이지 - Hark how the chairs and tables crack ; Old Betty's joints are on the rack ; Loud quack the ducks, the peacocks cry ; The distant hills are seeming 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 ; Thro' the clear stream the fishes rise, And nimbly catch th...
350 페이지 - Quits mutton-bones on grass to feast ; And see yon rooks, how odd their flight, They imitate the gliding kite, And seem precipitate to fall, As if they felt the piercing ball. Twill surely rain, I see with sorrow, Our jaunt must be put off to-morrow.
357 페이지 - Memoires de la Socie'te de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Geneve. Tom. XII., 1
350 페이지 - And nimbly catch the incautious flies. The glowworms, numerous and bright, Illumed the dewy dell last night. At dusk the squalid toad was seen, Hopping and crawling o'er the green; The whirling wind the dust obeys, And in the rapid eddy plays; The frog has changed his yellow vest, And in a russet coat is dressed.
316 페이지 - Such was the violence of the explosion, that a great many pieces of the boards and large fragments of the mill were thrown into the adjoining fields to an amazing distance, and some of them must have ascended to a great height in the air, as they were observed sticking upright in the hard ground, as if driven there by a pile-driver.
227 페이지 - These were crossed on each side by two others, and the whole properly secured, leaving a space for their body...
350 페이지 - June, the air is cold and chill ; The mellow blackbird's voice is still. The glow-worms, numerous and bright, Illumed the dewy dell last night. At dusk the squalid toad was seen Hopping, crawling, o'er the green. The frog has lost his yellow vest, And in a dingy suit is dress'd.
37 페이지 - Besides the usual beautiful tints of crimson, flame-colour, &c. which the clouds displayed, and which were strangely contrasted with the deep blue of the sea, and the lighter, but equally beautiful blue of the sky, there were in the immediate neighbourhood of the sinking sun, and for some time after...
203 페이지 - ... uncertain in the winter, rising suddenly when least expected, though not always blowing with the same force. " In this sea a change of the wind from N. to NE is a sure sign of stormy weather, for the wind is never fixed in the NE nor does it ever change from thence to the E. its constant variation being to the W. or SW contrary to what is seen in the Northern hemisphere. Indeed in...

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