Collection of English Almanacs for the Years 1702-1835

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Page 1 - The active powers of man, with wise intent The hand of Nature on peculiar minds Imprints a different bias, and to each Decrees its province in the common toil.
Page 2 - Stephen Henry II Richard I John Henry III Edward I Edward II Edward III Richard II Henry IV Henry V Henry VI Edward IV Edward V Richard III Henry VII Henry VIII Edward VI Mary Elizabeth James I Charles I The Commonwealth...
Page 42 - 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 1 - Imprints a different bias, and to each Decrees its province in the common toil. To some she taught the fabric of the sphere, The changeful moon, the circuit of the stars, The golden zones of...
Page 35 - Stars, with the Time they Rife, South and Set, either before or after the Seven Stars } as alfo their Colour, Magnitud«, and Meridian Altitude, by which they may be readily difcovered.
Page 41 - 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 47 - Southing, and Setting of the Planets and fixed Stars throughout the Year ; whereby may be known the exaft Hour of the Night at all Times, when either the Moon or Stars are fcen.
Page 42 - 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 41 - These are esteemed the best of any general rules hitherto made : 1. The rising of the mercury presages, in general, fair weather; and its falling, foul weather, as rain, snow, high winds, and storms.
Page 42 - ... though in general it will agree with them. For if it ftands at much rain, and then rifes up to changeable, it prefages fair weather ; though not to continue fo long as it the mercury had rifen higher.

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