The "Clerk of the Weather" Wakes Up St. Swithun
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J T *
Meteorology, Heat, Pneumatics, Instruments, Comparative Philology
A comment on the swelteringly hot summer of 1868, showing Mr Punch as the greatly perspiring 'Clerk of the Weather'—dressed in a chequered suit, holding a barometer in one hand and a parasol in the other. He raises his parasol as if to strike St Swithun, who rests near some rocks, a watering can standing by his side.
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