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in a still warm evening, they will be seen to melt away

and disappear. --WHITE.

DRIPPING WEATHER AFTER DROUGHT.

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No one that has not attended to such matters, and taken down remarks, can be aware how much ten days' dripping weather will influence the growth of grass or corn after a severe dry season. This present summer, 1776, yielded a remarkable instance : for till the 30th May the fields were burnt

up and naked, and the barley not half out of the ground; but now, June 10th, there is an agreeable prospect of plenty.---WHITE.

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AURORA BOREALIS.

November 1st, 1787. The N. aurora made a particular appearance, forming itself into a broad, red, fiery belt, which extended from E. to W. across the welkin : but the moon rising at about ten o'clock, in unclouded majesty, in the E., put an end to this grand but awful meteorous phenomenon.- WHITE.

BLACK SPRING, 1771.

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Dr. Johnson says, that “in 1771 the season severe in the island of Skye, that it is remembered by the name of the 'black spring. The snow, which seldom lies at all, covered the ground for eight weeks, many cattle died, and those that survived were so emaciated that they did not require the male at the usual season.” The case was just the same with us here in the south ; never were so many barren cows known as in the spring following that

dreadful period. Whole dairies missed being in calf together.

At the end of March the face of the earth was naked to a surprising degree. Wheat hardly to be seen, and no signs of any grass; turnips all gone, and sheep in a starving way. All provisions rising in price. Farmers cannot sow for want of rain.—WHITE

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