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The Philosophy of the Weather

And a Guide to Its Changes

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Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 110,569 / 347 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.3
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 535
Added to site: 2010.08.15
mnybks.net#: 28720
Genre: Science
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Suppose you do; you can yield your position if wrong, and maintain it if right, and magna est veritas."

"But I may be mistaken in some of the views to which it will be necessary to advert, if I attempt to systematize the subject."

"Be it so--your mistakes may lead others to the discovery of the truth. Besides, the weather is common property, and every one has a right to theorize about it, or to talk about it, as they please--even to call a stormy day a pleasant one, or make any other mistaken remark concerning it; and every other person is entitled to a like latitude of reply. And further," said he, with some emphasis, "no important observation, in relation to a subject of such interest, should be lost; and, if you have observed one new fact, or drawn one new and just inference from those which have been observed by others; and especially if, from observation and reading, you can deduce from the phenomena an intelligible, observable, general system, it is not only your

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