Transactions of the Natural History Society of Northumberland, Durham, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Volum 3


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Side 3 - If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight ; But if it be dark with clouds and rain, Winter is gone, and will not come again.
Side 29 - We would strongly recommend any of our readers whose occupations lead them to attend to the " signs of the weather," and who, from hearing a particular weather adage often repeated, and from noticing themselves a few remarkable instances of its verification, have " begun to put faith in it," to commence keeping a note-book, and to set down without bias all the instances which occur to them of the recognized antecedent, and the occurrence or nonoccurrence of the expected consequent, not omitting also...
Side 49 - The entire destruction of the wood that formerly covered the mountains, and the utter neglect of the terraces which supported the soil upon steep declivities, have given full scope to the rains, which have left many tracts of bare rock, where formerly were vineyards and cornfields.
Side 3 - The shepherd would rather see the wolf enter his stable on Candlemas day than the sun ; 2. The badger peeps out of his hole on Candlemas day, and when he finds snow, walks abroad ; but if he sees the sun shining, he draws back into his hole.
Side 49 - Were these limestone ledges once more provided with walls, to prevent the soil being washed down into the valley by the rain floods, and were fresh soil carried up from the hollows, where it must lie fathoms deep, magnificent crops would very soon be produced. It is well known also how soon the moisture of the climate would be affected by the restoration of the orchards. And when we remember the small quantity...
Side 223 - A shower in July, when the corn begins to fill, Is worth a plough of oxen, and all belongs there till.
Side 218 - A May flood never did good. Look at your corn in May, and you'll come weeping away. Look at the same in June, and you'll come home in another tune.
Side 30 - ... would be in itself an improbability, and that therefore, to have any weight, the majority should be a very decided one, and that not only in itself, but in reference to the neutral instances. We are all involuntarily much more strongly impressed by the fulfilment than by the failure of a prediction, and it is only when thus placing ourselves face to face with fact and experience that we can fully divest ourselves of this bias.
Side 203 - Annual Report and Transactions of the Plymouth Institution, and Devon and Cornwall Natural History Society, vol.

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