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rately walked up to him, and thus more so than during this oocura addressed him :--- Well, my Lord rence. Londonderry, it is twenty years We have now, we believe, rather since you have set foot in our city exceeded our usual bounds, but, fora of Dublin,---will you, grant me one tunately for us, there is no other very favour for it now?"-" What is material article of domestic intelli that?"_“Why, repeal the window- gence, if we except the melancholy tax !” _“I will,” said his Lordship, loss of the Moira packet, between Li

upon my honour-if it be in my verpool and Dublin. The details, power.” This was received with such however, are so very vague, that we shouts, that we should suppose the should rather fear to mislead the rea latter part of the sentence was not latives of the unfortunate passengers, very distinctly heard. We have of- were we, at present, to give them as ten had occasion to admire his Lord authentic. ship's presence of mind, but never

BIRTHS. July 24. At Ensham-hall, Oxfordshire, the lady of

John Ruston, Esq. a son. 25. At Allerton-park, lady Stourton, a daughter. 28. At Brynker, Caernarvonshire, the lady of Jos.

Huddart, Esq. High Sheriff of that county, a

son. 29. In Seymour-place, Park-lane, the lady of the

Hon. Berkeley Octavius Noel, of Moxhall.

park, Warwickshire, a son and heir. 30. At Bedford-place, Russell-square, the lady of

Dr. T. E. Munro, a daughter. Aug. 2. At Walton-hall, Lancashire, the lady of

Henry Hoghton, Esq. a son and heir, 3. At Redgemont-bonse, Bedfordsbire, the lady of

'Thos. Potter Macqueen, Esq. MP. a daughter. - At Hatton-hall, the lady of Col. C. Bruce, s

son. 4. At Cumberland-house, Weymouth, the Hon.

Lady Charlotte Sturt, a daughter. 6. At Belton-house, Lincoln, the Countess Brown.

low, a daughter. 7. The lady of John Mawdsley, Esq. of Princes

street, Hanover-square, a son and heir. 8. In Park-lape, the lady of the Hon. W. Cust,

MP. a son. - At Sprowston-lodge, Norfolk, the lady of Joho

Stracey, Esq. a son. 10. At Charlion, the lady of W. Swabey, Esq.

RHA. a daughter. 11. At Sidmouth, Devon, the lady of Andrew Vin,

cent Corbet, Esq. eldest son of Sir Andrew Corbet, Bart. of 'Acton Reynold-hall, Shropshire, a son. - lu Charlotte-street, Bloomsbury, the lady of

Maurice Swabey, Esq. jan. of Langley Marish,

Bucks, a son. - The lady of Richard Dalton, Esq. Gipping-hall,

Suffolk, a son. 12. At Kensington, the lady of Lieut. Col. S. H,

Berkeley, a son. 13. At Roehampton, Vicountess Dancannon, á

son. 16. In Brunswick-square, the lady of Dr. Darling,

a son. 17. At Merton, the lady of John W. Shaw, Esq.

twins. 20. In Upper-Grosvenor-street, the lady of Lieut.. Col. Sir Guy Campbell, Bart. a daughter.

IN SCOTLAND. At Castlecraig, the lady of the Hon. W.J. Napier, At Parkie-house, the lady of Sir John Hope, Bart.

of Craighall, a daughter. At Strap rear, the lady of Major-Gen. M'Nair,

CB. a daughter. At Glencurdy, the lady of Sir Alex, Leith, KCB. a daughter.

ABROAD At Cologny, near Geneva, the lady of Edward Col. lingwood, Esq. of Dissington-hall, Northumber. land, a daughter.

At Berne, in Switzerland, the lady of Sir Godfrey

Webster, Bart. a son. At Florence, the lady of R. Bouchler, Esq. a son.

MARRIAGES. 24. At Marylebone-church, the Rev. Augustus B.

Henniker, Rector of Great aud Little Thornham, Suffolk, to Frances Amelia, daughter of J. H. Stewart, Esq. of Lower Seyinour-street, and of the Grange, South Ockenden, Essex. 25. At Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton Devon, John

Moore Cave, second son of John Cave, Esq. of Brentry, Gloucestershire, to Isabella Langley youngest daughter of Wm. Havelock, Esq. and grand-daughter of the late Sir Thomas Langley,

Bart. 27. At Marylebone-chorch, by the Dean of West

minster, Lieut.-Col. Sir T. Noel Hill, KCB. Grenadier Guards, to the Hon. Anna Maria Shore, second daughter of Lord Teignmouth.

Wm. Tetlow Hibbert, eldest son of Wm. Hibbert, Esq. to Caroline Mary, youngest daughter of the late Capel Core, Esq. of Blake hall,

Essex. 28. At Brewood, John Wrottesley, Esq. eldest son of Sir John Wrottesley, Bart. of Wrottesley, in the county of Stafford, to Sophia, third daughter of Thos. "Gifford, Esq. of Chillington, in the

baine county, - At Kensington, George Retson Jarvis, Esq.

of the Bombay Establishment, to Harriet, daughter of George Brett, Esq. of Grove-house, Old Broin

pton. Aug. 1. At St. George's, Hanover-square, the Hon. Edward Harvey Hawke, of Womersly-park, Yorkshire, eldest son of Lord Hawkę, to Elizabeth, second daughter of Sir John Ramsden, Bart. of Byram in the same county, and niece

to the Marchioness of Hertford, 2. The Rev. Edward Luard, of Morley, Derby

shire, to Julia D'Aranda, youngest daughter of the late Edward Coxe, Esq. of Hampstead-heuth.

At St. George's, Hanover-square, the Rev. Rich. Boyce, of Little Hadham, Herts, to Wini. fred Berners, fourth daughter of the late Sir Thos. Berbers Plestow, of Wallington-hall,

Norfolk. 3. At Marylebone-church, Lieut. Col. Bourchier,

to Maria, second daughter of G. Caswell, Esq.

of Sacombe-park, Herts. 4. Capt. Young, 520 Regt. (brother to Sir Wm.

Yoang, Bart.) to Mary, youngest daughter of the
late J. Harrison, Esq. of that town.
At Milton, the seat of Sir David Hunter Blair,
Bart. the Rt. Hon. Viscount Kelburne, to Miss
Hay Mackenzie, youngest daughter of the late
Edward Hay Mackenzie, Esq. of Newhall and

Cromarty: 6. At Marylebone-church, Sir R. D. Henegan,

KCH. KC. to Marianne Wolff Innes, only daughter of the late Col. James Innes of Maa

dras. 7. Sir Frederick Watson, KTS. to Sophia Anne, third daughter of the late Win. Thoyts, Esq. of Suthamstead house, Berks.

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8. At St. Georgers, Hanover-square, Sir Francis their appearance, nor are they likely to be soors

Sykes, Bart. of Basildon-park, Bucks, to Hen forgotten. Her Simple Story," and “ Nature rietta, eldest daughter of Henry Villebois, Esq. and Art," exhibit superior talent, and abonnd of Gloucester-place, Portman-square.

with touches of the deepest pathos. Mrs. loch. - At Hampstead, Dr. Lashington, the counsel of bald married in 1775; in the following year she

her late Majesty, to Miss Carr, daughter of Thos. was on the Madcbester Stace, where she di. W. Carr, Es. Solicitor of Excise.

vided the public attention with Mrs. Siddons, 9. At Marylebone-charch, Wm. Stuart, Esq. MP. who was performing there at the same time.

eldest sou of the Lord Primate of Ireland, to Her age was about 65. She bad composed Henrietta, eldest daughter of Admiral Sir C. Memoirs of her Life, with Anecdotes of her Pole, Bart.

Contemporaries; but these have since been des - At St. George's, Hanover-square, by Dr. Hod stroyed, in compliance with her own positive

son, Lord Charles Somerset, to lady Mary Poulet, comniands. daughter of the late, and sister of the present At Belmont, Catherine Anne, relict of Lient.Earl Poulet.

Gen. Sir George Prevost, Bart. 10. At Marylebone-church, by the Rev. T. F. Dib At his residence, Charles-street, Berkeley.

din, Lieut. Col. Charlewood, Grenadier Guards, square, in his 55th year, tue Rt. Hon. William to Lady Canıpbell, relict of the late Lieat-Gen. Asheton Harbord, Baron Suffield, of Suffield, in Sir James Campbell, Bart. of Inverniel Argyle. the County of Norfolk, Lord Lieutenant Custos shire.

Kotoloruni, and Vice Admiral of the same 13. At York, the Rev. J. Kenrick, MÅ. to Lætetia, County. In 1792, his Lordship married Caroeldest daughter of the Rev. C. Wellbeloved

line, heiress of the late Earl of Buckingham. 16. By special liceoce, at St. Margaret's, Middle The title and estaie descend to his brother, the

sex, the seat of the Earl of Cassilis, Capt. Baird, Hun. Edward Harbord, MP, for Sbaftesbury, in 3d Regt. of Couards, eldest son of Robt. Baird, consequence of whose elevation to the peerage, Esg. of Newcastle, and nephew of Sir David the seat for that Borough will be vacated. Baird, Bart. to Lady Anne Kennedy, eldest - Aged 76, Mrs. Alartba Willett Adye, only surdaugbter of the Earl of Cassilis.

viving sister of the late J. W. Willett, Esq. of 16. At Tuobridge, the Baron Stanislaus Chandoir, Merly-house, in the County of Dorset.

of the Empire of Russia, to Lucy, third dau liter 2. At Greenwich, Mrs. Eurney, relict of the late of Sir Alex. Crichton, MD. FRS. First Physician Rev. Chas. Burney, DD. Rector of St. Paul's. to the Emperor and Dowager Empress of Russia. Deptford, and of Cliffe, Kept. By Special License, by the Hon. and Rev. Hugh - Ai Bath, in her 75th year, Lady A'Court, relict Percy, at the house of his Grace the Duke of of Sir P. A. A'Coori, Bart, and mother of the Northumberland, St. James's-square, Frederic T. present British Envoy Extraordinary, and MiBuller, Esq. eldest son of Major-Gen. Buller, of nister Plenipotentiary at tie Court of Naples. Pelynth and Lanreth, In Cornwall, to the Rt. - At bis house, in Roehampton, in his 64th year, Hon. Lady Agnes Percy.

Jos. Alcock, Esq. Jaie one of the chief Clerks

of His Majesty's Treasury. IN SCOTLAND.

4. At her house, in Nottingham-street, aged 74. At Mellerstain Evan Baillie, Esq. jun. of Doch. Mrs. Cholmeley, aunt of Sir M. Cholmeley, - four, to Charlotte Augusta Baillie Hamilton, Bart. of Easton, in the County of Lincoln. second daughter of the late Archdeacon Charles At St. James's Palace, Sophia Eliz. Fitzherbert, Baillie Hainilton, and the Rt. Hon. Lady Char only daughter of P. Fitzherberi, Esq. of Bristol. lotte Baillie Hamilton.

5. At his residence, Leeds Castle, Kent, Gen. PhiAt Inchbrovock, Lieut.-Col. Arch. Watson, Ben. lip Martin, in his 89th year,

gal Light Infantry, to Ann, daughter of the late 7. At Brandenburgh-house, Hammersmith, at 25 Arch. Scott, Esq. Of Usan.

minutes past ten in the evening, Her Majesty

THE QUEEN, CAROLINE AMELIA ELIZA. ABROAD.

BETH. Her Majesty was second daughter, and At Calcutta, George Ballard, Esq. of the agency fah child of Chas. Wm. Ferdinand, Duke of

house of Messrs, Alexander and Co., to Jane Brunswick, by her Royal Highness Augusta, Elizabeth, fourth daughter of the late Capt. Alex. eldest sister to His late most gracious Majesty, Tod, RN.

George III. ;-was born 17th of May, 1768, and At St. Andrews, Lower Canada, Dr. Hugh Cald.

on 5th of April, 1795, married to his present Mawell, of the Síst Regiment, to Margaret, eldest jesty, George IV. by whom she had one daugh

daughter of J. Newbigging, Esq. Kilmarnock. ter, the late Princess Charlotte, of Saxe Co. At Florence, by the Rev. Dr. Trevor, Prebendary burg. Her Majesty's age was 53 years, 2 months,

of Chester, John Shaw Manly, Esq. son of Vice and 21 days. Admiral Manly, of Braziers, Oxfordshire, to Ca 8. At her liouse, Lower Grosvenor-street, in her therina Emilia, danghter of Sir Wm. Clayton, 41st year, the Hon. Mrs. Ryder, the lady of the Rart. of Harleyford, Bucks.

Rt. Hon. Rich. Ryder, brother to the Earl of DEATHS.

Harrowby. July 18. Clementina Blundell, daughter-and on

Mrs. Lucas, wife of Win. Lucas, Esq. Black

heath. the 21st, her mother, Clementina Blundell, re

9. At her house, in Dover-street, the Countess lict of the late Nicholas Blundell, Esq. of Cros Dowager of Mexborough, last surviving sister by-hall, in the County of Lancaster.

of the late Lord Delaval, and aunt to Sir Edw. 25. At Cheltenham, the Dowager Countess of Astley, Bart. of Mellon Constable, Norfolk. Jersey,

10. At Hinchelsea-lodge, in his 63d year, William 27. In Park-street, Grosvenor-square, Mrs. Eliza Schreiber, Esq. beth Bagot, fifth daughter of Sir W. W. Bagot,

At his seat, Ashley-park, Surrey, and of Clea • Bart. of Bathfield, in the County of Stafford, Hall, in Cumberland, Sir Henry Fletcher, Bart. sister to the late, and aunt to the present Lord

aged 49.

He is succeeded in his title and es. Bagot,

tates, by his eldest son Henry, aged 13 years. 28 At the residence of Lady Langham, in Cavendish-square, Charlotte, youngest daughter of the

- At her house, at Hampton-court, the Hon. Do

rothy Charlotte Montague, relict of the Hon. late Sir Wm. Langbam, Bart.

John Geo. Montague, eldest son of John, fifth In Bedford-square, Lucy, second daughter of Earl of Sandwich. the Hon. Mr. Justice Bayley.

11. At Yarmouth, Norfolk, in his 78th year, the 29. At York, Mrs. Catherine Cappe, relict of the Kev. N. Cappe, aged 77.

Rev. Benjamin Wimberley Salmon, one of his 31. At Ludlow, Arthur, second son of Edward Ro.

Majesty's Chaplains, and nearly 40 years Rector

of Caistor, in that County. gers, Esq. MP. The Rev. Andrew Lawrence, brother of Sir

14. At her house, in Grosvenor-street, the Dowa

ger Countess of Ely, relict of John, Earl of Ely, Thos. Lawrence, President of the Royal Ica of the Kingdom of Irela id. deiny, Chaplain to the Royal Hospital at Hasler, and Vicar of Lony Parish, Hants.

- At Tunbridge Wells, aged 45, Mrs. Robinson, August 1. At the Boarding house, Kensington,

wife of R. M. Robinson, Esg. of Orgeu Hall,

Herts. Mrs. Inchbald, the celebrated novelist and dramatist. The literary productions of this laty

18. At Margate, Capt. Clough, Master of the Ce. are marked with an originality and force that

remonies at that place.

20. At Southampton, Sir Henry Wm. Carr, KCB. conferred on them an honourable distinction at Lieut. Col. of the third Regiment of Guards.

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IN SCOTLAND,
At Dingwall, in the County of Ross, Mrs. Simpson,

relict of the Rev. Thos. Simpson, aged 90.
At Glasgow, David Stirling, Esq. Accountant of
the Royal Bank.

IN IRELAND.
At Castletown-house, Kildare, Lady Louisa Co.

nolly, relict of the Rt. Hon. Thos. Conolly. Her
Ladeship was related to the Dukes of Leinster,
Wellington, and Richmond, to the latter of
whom she was sister. The fine mansion of
Castletowu, the largest in the British Empire,
devolves to Col. Edward Pakenham, of the Do-

negal Militia. At Sandy's Well, Cork, Major Regnell, of the RA.

brother to Sir R. Reynell, Bart, and to Major

General Reynell.
The Rt. Hon. John Preston Baron, of Bellinter

County Meath, and one of his Majesty's Privy
Council, aged 56.

ABROAD.
At Paris, M. Maurice de Broglio, Bishop of Ghent,

and Prince of the Holy Roman Empire.
At Calcutia, in the Hon. East India Company's

Civil Service, Edward, youngest son of the late

Geo. Millett, Esg. East lodia Director, in his
At Gibraltar, on board his Majesty's Ship. Spey,

Edward Palk, Esq. aged 16, fifth son of the late
Sir Lawrence Palk.

20th year.

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS, &c. The Archbishop of Canterbury has been pleased the death of the Rev. A. Downes, resident upon to appoint James Henry Arnold, LLD. to be his that benefice upwards of 40 years.-The Rev. Grace's Vicar General, and Maurice Swabey, LLD. Edward Ballınan, Rector of Helmingham, and to be Commissary of the City and Diocese of Can Pitaugh, Suffolk, appointed Chaplain to the terbury, and Dean and Commissary of the Pecu. Countess of Dysart.-The Rev. D E. Pryce, DD. liars of South Malling, Pazbam, and Terrius, to the perpetual Curacy of Ashfield, with

Thorpe, wbich offices became vacant by the resignation of Saftolk.-The Archbishop of Canterbury has been the Right Hon. Lord Stowell. --The Rev. Williain pleased to institute the Rev. Wm. Horne, MA. of Smyth, to the Vicarage of South Elkington, Lin Gore Court, formerly Fellow of St. Mary Magdacolushire. - The Rev. Chas. Spencer, Vicar of len College, Oxford, to the Rectory of Otlam, in Bishop Stortford, to be Domestic Chaplain to the Kent.-His Majesty has presented the Rev. Kobt. Maryness of Aylesbury.-The Rev. J. Scobell, Crockett, MA. to the Rectory of Nelston, alias BA. of Baliol College, Oxford, instituted to the Nayleston, in the County of Leicester, and Dio. Rectory of All Saints, Lewes, by the Bishop of cese of Lincoln, vacant by the death of the Rev. Chichester.--The Rev. Joliu Nelson Clark, 'AB. Lambton Lorraine. Also the Rev. Chas. Richard instituted to the Rectory and Parish Church of Sumner, MA, to the Vicarage of St. Helen, in Winterton, with the Chapel of East Somerton, Abingdon, and the Chapels of Radley and DrayNorfolk.-The Rev. J. Jefferson, Archdeacon of ton, Bucks, and the

Diocese of Salisbury, vacant Colchester, has been collated by the Bishop of Lon by the death of the Rev. Lawrence Canníford. don, to the Vicarage of Witham, in Essex, void by

AGRICULTURAL REPORT. HARVEST is actually begun, or rapidly his farm, to inspect the progress of his approaching, throughout the whole of the experiments. His neighbour, Dr. Rigby, kingdom ; and never, perhaps, did the has also brought the growth of the early earth bear a more abundant promise. The York cabbage, which he has recommended wheat crop is said to be partially affected as summer food for cattle, when pastu. by the red rust; but we have reason to rage is short, in the very interesting acthink this disorder is neither considerable count, lately published, of his own farm, in its effects, nor operating over any ex called FRAMINGHAM, to great perfection. tensive district. Upon the heavy soils the These cabbages have been reared to the crop is a good deal down; but no season enormous weight of ten pounds, simply was ever more propitious to the light by judicious management, and afford an lands, where the appearance in every way admirable addition to the green food of is most bountiful. The barley is an im- catile, particularly cows. The promise mense crop; and though the usual amount of potatoes is also so immense, that the will be a little shortened, by the increased large growers, in the vicinity of the mebreadth of Talavera wheat sown last tropolis, are disposing of their crops while spring, there is yet every reason to be in the ground, upon terms astonishingly lieve that the supply will fully meet the disadvantageous to themselves. demand. The rains have been particu Mr. Webb Hall has transmitted a cir. larly favourable to the turnips ; and the cular letter to the Chairman of the Agriimproved system of cultivation, by the cultural Associations, dated Aug. 1. His adoption of the Northumberland ridges, object is, to excite the landed interest to inand the use of the horse-hoe, has added creased and more powerful efforts to obtain indefinitely to the increase. There has redress from Parliament. Let not the been a good deal of experimenting with tenantry be deceived ; the road to their respect to the distance of the rows ; and prosperity lies through reduction of exwe have heard of one instance especially, pense, not through elevation of the price Mr. Clark, of Bergh Apton, in Norfolk, of their commodity. The Report of the who has planted his Swedes at the appa- Committee of the House of Commons, rently immense width of three feet and a however inconclusive upon other points, is half. His success, however, completely quite decisive as to that particular; and bears out the theory; and so vast is the Mr. Hall is merely striving to keep up a size of the plants, that many hundreds feverish and useless delusion. of agriculturists have been attracted to Aug. 20, 1321. VOL. IV.

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NOMENCLATURE OF CLOUDS. That general readers may not be em- from three to five miles above the earth's barrassed by the technical terms of the surface. It is generally found to be an clouds, in their perusal of the daily remarks indication of wind. When formed into on the weather, &c. (under the meteoro. horizontal sheets, with streamers pointing logical tables) in which frequent mention upwards, it indicates approaching rain ; is made of them, with a view to point out with depending fringe-like fibres, it is the particular changes which the lower found to precede fair weather. medium is undergoing from its alternate The Cumulus is generally of dense strucdryness, humidity, and electric state, as ture, appearing after a clear morning, in. caused by the combined influence, and at- creasing from above, where its surface is tractive forces of the sun and moon over convex, and forming at its greatest magnithe incumbent atmosphere; we shall here tude, a pile of irregular semicircular clouds. insert, as a general reference, concise defi. This takes place about the time of the nitions of the respective modifications of greatest heat of the day, and gradually diclouds, which were first invented by Luke minishes towards evening, when it someHoward, Esq. and published in the Philo. times perceptibly evaporates—in this case sophical Magazine, and which have been it is an indication of fine weather. coming into general use among meteorolo The Stratus is of moderate density, and gists ever since they were published month- comprehends those creeping mists which ly in the meteorological tables in Gold's rise from the valleys and lakes in calm London Magazine. They are as follow : evenings. It frequently disappears in the

1. Cirrus. A cloud resembling a lock morning, and is then an indication of the of hair, or a feather. Parallel flexuous, or finest weather. diverging fibres, unlimited in the direction The Cirro-cumulus appears to be formed of their increase.

by the descent of the Cirrus, the oblique 2. Cumulus. A cloud which increases denser tufts of the latter changing into the from above, in dense, convex, or conical spheroidal form, when the cloud assumes heaps.

the appearance of a ball of flax with one 3. Stratus. An extended, continuous, end left flying out. The Cirro-cumulus level sheet of cloud, increasing from be- sometimes consists of distinct beds, floating neath.

at different altitudes, the clouds appearing These three, Mr. Howard denominates smaller and smaller, till they are lost in simple and distinct modifications, consti- the blue expanse. It is most frequent in tuting, as will immediately appear, the summer, and, when permanent, affords one elements of every other variety. The two of the surest indications of an increasing next are of what he calls an intermediate temperature, and fine weather. nature.

The Cirro-stratus assumes various ap4. Cirro-cumulus. A connected system pearances, from its being frequently conof small roundish clouds, placed in close nected with other modifications. By itself order, or contact.

it is always an attenuated sheet or patch, of 5. Cirro-stratus. A horizontal slightly an uniform hazy appearance, when viewed inclined sheet, attenuated at its circum over head, and of great apparent density ference, concave downwards, or undulated; towards the horizon. In this state, it gives groups or patches having these characters. rise to the phenomena of halos, mock-suns,

Lastly, says Mr. Howard, there are two &c. and indicates a depression of temperamodifications, which exhibit a compound ture, wind and rain. "When it alternates structure, viz.

with Cirro-cumulus, the prognostic is 6. Cumulo-stratus. A cloud in which doubtful. It is frequently seen resting on the structure of the Cumulus is mixed the summit of high hills; and, in this with that of the Cirro-stratus, or Cirro- state, has been long regarded as foreboding cumulus. The Cumulus flattened at top, rainy weather. and overhanging its base.

The Cumulo-stratus is that fleecy cloud 7. Nimbus. A dense cloud, spreading which is sometimes observed to settle on out into a crown of Cirrus, and passing the summit of a Cumulus, while the latter beneath into a shower. In addition to is increasing from beneath. It usually prethese definitions, the following is an a vails in an overcast sky, and apparently bridgment of the illustrations, from How. without any regard to temperature, as it is ard's Essay on the Modifications of Clouds. found to precede either a fall of snow, or a

The Cirrus is always the least dense, thunder-storm. Before a storm, it is freand generally the most elevated modifica- quently to be seen in different points of the tion, sometimes covering the whole face of horizon, rapidly swelling to a great magni. the sky with a thin transparent veil, and tude. Its indication is doubtful, and must at other times, forming itself into distinct be determined by the prevalence of the groups of parallel lines, or flexuous fibres. other modifications that accompany it. Its height, according to Mr. Dalton, is The Nimbus generally appears in the

form of a dense inverted oone of cloud, moves with the wind; but when formed in the upper part of which spreads in one the midst of Cumuli, it sometimes moves continued sheet of Cirrus to a great dis. in a contrary direction. This is often the tance from where the shower is falling. case with thunder showers. When the total evaporation of the cloud Those who wish for further information takes place after the shower, it is reckoned upon the subject, may consult, besides the a prognostic of fair weather. When the work already referred to, Dr. Forster's Nimbus appears by itself, it genesally Treatise on Atmospheric Phenomena.

OBSERVATIONS ON THE WEATHER,
FOR JULY, 1821.

Naval Academy, Gosport.

GENERAL REPORT. The greatest part of this month has been spheroidal forms was observed here on the fine, but cold for the season, particularly 4th instant, between 9 and 10 o'clock, the first eight days and nights; in one of p. m. about W. by S. 11° or 12o above the latter a hoar-frost occurred without the the horizon, and to the north of the moon, town. To the heavy rain from the east which was hid by a cumulostratus, so as ward on the 2d instant (being upwards of only to show small portions of her deep red an inch in depth), and the subsequent NE. crescent at intervals through the apertures and NW. winds, that depression of tempe- of that compound cloud. These geometric rature near the ground may be justly attri- forms which it alternately assumed, and buted. During 23 days of the month, which were serrated about the edges, the not oth of an inch of rain fell; but in the diverging pencil rays that issued therefrom, other 8 days and nights, upwards of 3£ both in horizontal and perpendicular direcó inches fell in this neighbourhood, mostly in tions; the surprising contractions and ex. the first and last quarters of the moon. pansions it repeatedly underwent from up

Last month the wind prevailed 14 days wards of 1 for to a mere point, and then from the NE., and this month it has blown gradually increasing to its former brilliancy 10 days from the opposite point of the and extent, were occurrences that led us to compass, generally in brisk gales.

determine it was not a paraselene, though The mean temperature of the air is more not much beyond the ordinary distance of than 2° lower than the mean for July, in one from the Moon, but an electrical light 1818, 1819, 1820, and 1821 ; but rather in that part of the haze which was of a higher than the average heat of July, 1816 cirrostrative quality. About 10 o'clock and 1817, yet the thermometer in the shade the above-mentioned cloud, advancing has not risen higher than 76° this summer: slowly by a freshening breeze, came up, therefore, it is not probable that the sickle and gradually obscured this interesting or the scythe will be put in general use in phenomenon, which had been conspicuous the low and level corn-fields before Septem in a variety of forms and colours more than ber.

half an hour, to the gratification of many The atmospheric and meteoric pheno- that saw it. Some attributed it to the mena that have come within our observa. Moon distorted, on account of its deep red tion this month, are 5 solar halos, 18 me colour and curious forms, and some to a teors, 2 of them caudated, lightning, with greatly diffused comet—whilst others, of a distant thunder, in the evening of the 19th; more liberal opinion, thought it was proand 9 gales of wind, or days on which they duced by some uncommon light in the haze have prevailed, namely, 1 from E. 1 from near the horizon, it having once or twice SE. 1 from S. and 6 from SW.-Also, thrown out vivid corruscations not unlike

A Singular Meteoric Phenomenon. those of the aurora borealis. A meteoric appearance of triangular and

DAILY REMARKS. July 1. Cloudy with cumuli and low 6. Broken cumulostratus nearly all attenuated cirrostratus, and a moist air: day, and low haze : an overcast sky by rain by night.

night. 2. Heavy rain throughout the day and 6. AM. overcast: PM. light showers of night, with a strong gale from the E. rain.

3. Overcast, and a cold NE. breeze: a 7. AM. a cold northerly wind, and a fine night, and a slight hoar-frost in the shrouded sky: linear cirri and nimbiform grass-fields.

clouds, with sunshine about two hours in 4. AM. fair with cumuli : PM. plu- the afternoon; afterwards the sky became mose cirri and waved cumulostratus at in. overcast again. tervals, through which the crescent of the 8. Fair, with various modifications of moon appeared of a fiery colour.

clouds : a light shower of rain in the night.

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