An Historical and Philosophical Account of the Barometer, Or Weather-glass: Wherein the Reason and Use of that Instrument, the Theory of the Atmosphere, the Causes of Its Different Gravitation are Assign'd and Explain'd. And a Modest Attempt from Thence Made Towards a Rational Account and Probable Judgment of the Weather

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A. Bettesworth, and C. Hitch, 1730 - Barometers - 100 pages
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Page 91 - In fair weather, when the mercury falls much and low, and thus continues for two or three days before the rain comes, then expect a great deal of wet, and probably high winds.
Page 91 - 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.
Page 90 - The rising of the mercury presages, in general, fair weather; and its falling, foul weather, as rain, snow, high winds, and storms.
Page 70 - With Heaven's artillery fraught, come rattling on Over the Caspian, then stand front to front, Hovering a space, till winds the signal blow To join their dark encounter In mid air...
Page 100 - ... improvement of the general stock, and wealth of the Nation. As this Increase of the Fine in the purchase of Land is not an advantage to the Kingdom, so neither is it to the Landholder, who is the person, that bearing the greatest part of the burthens of the Kingdom, ought, I think, to have the greatest care taken of him, and enjoy as many Privileges, and as much Wealth, as the favour of the Law can with regard to the Publick-weal) confer upon him. But pray consider: The raising the Price of Land...
Page 91 - In very hot weather, the falling of the mercury indicates thunder. 3. In winter, the rifing prefages froft : and in frofty weather, if the mercury falls three or four divifions, there will certainly follow a thaw. But in a continued frort.
Page 92 - though not to continue fo long, as it would " have done, if the Mercury were higher : " And fo on the contrary, if the Mercury " flood at Fair, and falls to Changeable, it " prefages foul Weather ; though not fo much " of it, as if it had funk down lower.
Page 91 - rifes much and high, and fo continues for tc two or three D*ays before the foul Weather " is quite over, then expect 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...
Page 88 - After very great storms of wind, when the mercury has been low, it commonly rises again very fast. In settled fair weather, except the barometer sink much, expect but little rain. In a wet season, the smallest depressions must be attended to ; for when the air is much inclined to showers, a little sinking in the barometer denotes more rain.

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