Punch,  6 (1844), 47.

The Weather

Verb. Sap.


Letter, Drollery


Meteorology, Scientific Practitioners, Prognostication

    Remarks on the 'mildness of the season' and reports on the occurrence of some agricultural, botanical, and other phenomena usually witnessed in spring. Grumbles that 'none of our Natural Philosophers, Astronomers, Astrologers, Meteorologists, Murphies [a reference to the weather prophet, Patrick Murphy], or Clerks of Weather, have foretold, or satisfactorily accounted, for such a signal deviation from the usual march of the seasons'.

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