The Climate of London, Volumen2

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W. Phillips, sold also by J. and A. Arch, 1820

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Página x - When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder; Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Página 311 - 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.
Página 198 - ... resolved to remove his body into the choir, which was to have been done with solemn procession on the 15th of July. It rained, however, so violently...
Página 198 - He was singular for his desire to be buried in the open churchyard, and not in the chancel of the minster, as was usual with other bishops...
Página 314 - At this rate it held blowing till Wednesday, about one o'clock in the afternoon, which was that day seven-night on which it began ; so that it might be called one continued storm from Wednesday noon to Wednesday noon : in all which time, there was not one interval of time in which a sailor would not have acknowledged it blew a storm ; and in that time two such terrible nights as I have described.
Página 198 - ... will be found fallacious. To do justice to popular observation, I may now state, that in a majority of our summers, a showery period, which, with some latitude as to time and local circumstances, may be admitted to constitute daily rain for forty days, does come on about the time indicated by this tradition : not that any long space before is often so dry as to mark distinctly its commencement.
Página vi - While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Página 202 - Abyssinia is clear and the sun shines; about nine, a small cloud, not above four feet broad, appears in the East, whirling violently round as if upon an axis; but arrived near the zenith, it first abates its motion, then loses its form, and extends itself greatly, and seems to call up vapours from all opposite quarters. These clouds having attained nearly the same height, rush against each other with great violence, and put me always in mind of Elijah's foretelling rain on mount Carmel.
Página 219 - Thus, drought and sunshine in one part of Europe may be as necessary to the production of a wet season in another, as it is...
Página 207 - ... rest on the basis of experiment : but " that whenever two volumes of air of different temperatures are mixed together, each being previously saturated with vapour, a precipitation of a portion of vapour (water) must ensue," is at present demonstrated by no experiment that I know of, and requires, I think, to be reconsidered. The reason given is, that the mean Temperature is not able to support the mean quantity of vapour ;* but are we sure that the Temperature in this case will be in the Arithmetical...

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