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Saxons Ginli aftera, signifying the second zon. The Temperature rises in the day, Giul, or Yule, or, as we should say, the on an average of twenty years, to 40-28°; second Christmas.*. Of Yule itself much and falls in the night, in the open country, will be observed, when it can be better to 31 36°—The difference, 8.92°, representsaid.

ing the mean effect of the sun's rays for the month, may be termed the solar

variation of the temperature. To this month there is an ode

with a

The Mean Temperature of the month, if verse beautifully descriptive of the Roman the observations in this city be included, symbol of the year:t

is 36.34o. But this mean has a range, in "Tis he! the two-fac'd Janus comes in view; termed the lunar variation of the tempera

ten years, of about 10-25°, which may be Wild hyacinths his robe adorn, And snow-drops, rivals of the mora :

ture. It holds equally in the decade, He spurns the goat aside,

beginning with 1797, observed in LonBut smiles upon the new

don, and in that beginning with 1807, in Emerging year with pride :

the country. In the former decade, the And now unlocks, with agate key, month was coldest in 1802, and warmest The ruby gates of orient day.

in 1812, and coldest in 1814. I have likewise shown, that there was a tendency

in the daily variation of temperature CLIMATE.

through this month, to proceed, in these

respective periods of years, in opposite Mr. Luke Howard is the author of a directions. The prevalence of different highly useful work, entitled " The Climate classes of winds, in the different periods, of London, deduced from Meteorological is the most obvious cause of these peObservations, made at different places in riodical variations of the mean temperathe neighbourhood of the Meiropolis:

ture. London, 1818.” 2 vols. 8vo. Out of this

The Barometer in this mouth rises, on magazine of fact it is proposed to extract, an average of ten years, to 3.40 in., and from time to time, certain results which falls to 28.97 in.; the mean range is theremay acquaint general readers with useful fore 1:43 in.; but the extreme range in knowledge concerning the weather of our ten years is 2.38 in. The mean height latitude, and induce the inquisitive to for the month is about 29.79 inches. resort to Mr. Iloward's book, as a careful guide of high authority in conducting their west to north. The northerly predomi

The prevailing Winds are the class from researches. That gentleman, it is hoped, nate, by a fourth of their amount, over the will not deem this an improper use of his southerly winds. labours : it is meant to be, as far as re

The average Evaporation (on a total of gards bimself, a humble tribute to his 30-50 inches for the year) is 0.832 in., talents and diligence. With these views, and the mean of De Luc's hydrometer 80. under each month will be given a state of

The mean Rain, at the surface of the the weather, in Mr. Howard's own words: earth, is 1.959 in.; and the number of and thus we begin.

days on which snow or rain falls, in this

month, averages 14, 4. JANLARY WEATHER.

A majority of the Nights in this month The Sun in the middle of this month have constantly the temperature at or continues about 8 h. 20 m. above the bori- below the foregoing point. I

Long ere the lingering dawn of that blythe morn
Which ushers in the year, the roosting cock,
Flapping his wings, repeats his larum shrill;
But on that morn no busy flail obeys
His rousing call; no sounds but sounds of joy
Salute the ear-the first-foot's entering step,
That sudden on the floor is welcome heard,
F're blushing maids have braided up their hair ;
The laugh, the hearty kiss, the good new year

Sayers.
See vol. i. p. I.

# Howard on Climate.
The first visitant who enters a bonse on New-year's day is called the first-foot.

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