Mirror of Literature,  8 (1826), 92–94.

A Dog-Day



Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Monthly Magazine


Instruments, Heat

    The article enumerates the characteristics of the height of summer in England. The writer observes: 'now old gentlemen look very earnestly at their thermometers, and find that they are within a few degrees of self-combustion, or at least of slow suffocation' (92). 'Now pump-handles are going all day long, like captain Sabine's pendulums vibrating seconds' (93).

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