Punch,  57 (1869), 261.

Meteorological Memoranda

Parry Plwee


Letter, Spoof


Meteorology, Time, Measurement

    The author intends to write to the meteorologist John R Hind about 'Meteorological matters', including his proposal to rearrange and double the months of the year. He ridicules the claim that the moon has an effect on the 'arbitrary division' of the months, and asks for 'a little more summer, and just so much mild winter as will be beneficial to the poor sportsmen'. Concludes by announcing that he is 'ready to receive subscriptions' to further the prospect of his 'Scientific Committee for the Re-arrangement of the Year'.

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