Punch,  47 (1864), 263.

Meteorological Appointment



News-Commentary, Drollery


Meteorology, Government

    Observes that no-one 'ever supposed' that the 'Clerk of the Weather Office' (i.e. the office of the imaginary functionary supposed to control the weather) was a real government office, 'notwithstanding the existence of Admiral Fitzroy's department' (i.e. the Meteorological Office). Noting that Fitzroy is 'not generally imagined to have any control over the weather', observes from an announcement in the Edinburgh Courant, that the engineer of the 'Lighthouse Steamer' Pharos, has become the 'Superintendent of Northern Lights' and wonders whether this refers to the 'Aurora Borealis'.

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