Punch, 34 (1858), 141.
A Pleasant Prospect
Meteorology, Climatology, Prognostication, Cultural Geography, Politics
Notes the prediction by William Parsons (3rd Earl of Rosse) of a very hot summer. Claims that the astronomer 'must have founded his prophesy on the meteorology of Ireland', where the 'mildness of the season is proved by the visible sprouting of the orange plant in the Castle conservatories in Dublin', following the recent appointment of Archibald W Montgomerie (13th Earl of Eglinton) as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Eglington, who had previously served in this office, was noted for his fairness and liberality.
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