Observations upon the climate of Uckfield, constituting a meteorological record for the district from 1843 to 1870

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Churchill, 1871 - 239 pàgines

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Pàgina 127 - Glaz'd over, in the freezing ether shine. The frighted birds the rattling branches shun, That wave and glitter in the distant sun. When if a sudden gust of wind arise, The brittle forest into atoms flies...
Pàgina 127 - While through the ice the crimson berries glow. The thick-sprung reeds the watery marshes yield Seem polished lances in a hostile field. The stag in limpid currents, with surprise Sees crystal branches on his forehead rise, The spreading oak, the beech, and towering pine, Glazed over, in the freezing ether shine.
Pàgina 23 - SWALLOW The gorse is yellow on the heath, The banks with speedwell flowers are gay, The oaks are budding, and, beneath, The hawthorn soon will bear the wreath, The silver wreath, of May.
Pàgina 31 - From oak to oak they run with eager haste, And wrangling share the first delicious taste Of fallen ACORNS ; yet but thinly found Till the strong gale has shook them to the ground.
Pàgina 127 - Ere yet the clouds let fall the treasured snow, Or winds begun through hazy skies to blow. At evening a keen eastern breeze arose ; And the descending rain unsullied froze. Soon as the silent shades of night withdrew, The ruddy morn...
Pàgina 227 - Bethlem-star, her face unveils, When o'er the mountain peers the Sun, But shades it from the vesper gales. Among the loose and arid sands The humble Arenaria creeps; Slowly the purple star expands, But soon within its calyx sleeps.
Pàgina 53 - Scoresby, in his account of the arctic regions, observes that when the sun's rays "fall upon the snow-clad surface of the ice or land, they are in a great measure reflected, without producing any material elevation of temperature; but when they impinge on the black exterior of a ship, the pitch on one side occasionally becomes fluid while ice is rapidly generated at the other.
Pàgina 29 - Distinction low'rs its crest, The master, servant, and the merry guest, Are equal all ; and round the happy ring The reaper's eyes exulting glances fling, And, warm'd with gratitude, he quits his place, With sunburnt hands and...
Pàgina 217 - When clouds appear like rocks and towers. The earth's refreshed by frequent showers.
Pàgina 27 - The rising vapours catch the silver light ; Thence fancy measures, as they parting fly, Which first will throw its shadow on the eye, Passing the source of light ; and thence away, Succeeded quick by brighter still than they.

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