More Derby Prophecies
Bona Fides (Meyerbeer's and Punch's Real Prophet)
Meteorology, Astrology, Charlatanry, Prognostication
To prove his 'good faith' as a prophet of the Derby Day races, the narrator intends 'carefully to abstain from prophesying what kind of weather it will be' on the day, but points out that he does not use his powers of 'vaticination' for weather predictions because while 'racing is reduced to a positive science of betting [...] meteorology is not'. However, he does offer some weather predictions.
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