Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules to Judge of the Changes of the Weather, Grounded on Forty Years' Experience

Cover image for


Author: John Claridge
Published: 1827
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,620 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.5
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 531
Added to site: 2008.01.05 19609

By which you may know the Weather for several Days to come, and in some Cases for Months.To which is addedA Rational ACCOUNT of the Causes of such Alterations, the Nature of Wind, Rain, Snow, &c.

Show Excerpt

l kind of Vapours exhaled by the Sun's Force, or protruded by the subterraneous Heat. The ascending of these Vapours into the Air, depends upon many things, and therefore as different as its Causes; for instance, their ascent depends in the first place on the degree of Heat with which they are drawn up or forced out; next upon the Lightness of the Vapours themselves; thirdly, on the Density or Rarity of the Air through which they pass; and lastly, on the Force and Direction of the Winds, which they encounter in their Passage.

ACCORDING to the Nature of these Vapours, and the Circumstance attending their Passage, they appear to us differently below. For if they be extremely subtile they mount very high, and there, according to the Sentiment of Sir Isaac Newton, form by Refraction the Azure, or blue Colour, that over-spreads the Sky in serene Weather. Clouds, while they remain visible, do not rise above the Height of a Mile; and we always observe, that the highest are of a very light Colour, and

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
Cindy M

This appears to be some type of old weather almanac. They list folk lore with rhymes about forecasting the weather. "Ring around the sun or moon, rain or snow soon". They present it as an exact science.



Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

J.B. Markes
J.B. Markes has had a fascination with fantasy stories ever since his aunt bought him a copy of the Legend of Zelda, an 8-bit RPG game. He now writes in the genre and likes to add unexpected twists and a touch of humor. His latest novel, Necrospect is no exception, featuring a necromancer as the good guy, a world where magic has serious side effects and an interesting murder mystery. As our author of the day, Markes gives us a behind the scenes look at Necrospect, talks about his top-secret skills and reveals what he is working on now.
Read full interview...