Punch,  19 (1850), 215.

The Real Clerk of the Weather



News-Commentary, Drollery


Meteorology, Instruments, Observation

    Identifies the 'Clerk of the Weather', a figure reporting meteorological observations in The Times, as a real person who sits all day and night watching a barometer and thermometer 'for the purpose of noting the results'. Presents meteorological 'data' using such crude methods as the temperature of the nose.

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