Records of the Seasons, Prices of Agricultural Produce and Phenomena Observed in the British Isles

Records of the Seasons, Prices of Agricultural Produce and Phenomena Observed in the British Isles

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... Whirlwind at Cerne Abbas, terrible at 12.45 a.m., only 200 yards wide, trees uprooted, houses unroofed, only lasted two minutes (Dorby). November 29. A little snow fell in the night (G. White). 1732 Wheat, 26.?. 8d. per qr. of nine bushels (Smith). Wheat, 23. 8d. per qr. (Tovey). Barley, 2s. per bushel in the West of England (Tooke). May 1. A great fall of snow at Edinburgh.--2nd. At Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Ice so strong at Edinburgh as to bear man and horse; lambs were killed by the excessive cold (Lowe). May 7. Great flood at Ashby-de-la-Zouch (Lowe). September 16. The tide of the river Thames flowed for the space of eight hours instead of four, while it ebbed for five instead of eight (Boyle). 1733 Wheat, 28s. i, d. per qr. of nine bushels (Smith). Wheat, 25. 2d. per qr. (Tovey). March 1. Greatest flood in North of England ever remembered (Boyle). May evenings and mornings very cold, and the middle of the day violently hot; north-east winds continually, and such want of rain that the ground is as hard as iron (Duchess of Queensberry). June 23, 24, 25, very hot.--26th and 27th. Great thunderstorms. July. The weather was so excessively hot for the most part of this month that it was scarcely tolerable; horses dying on the roads; much mischief by lightning.--August. Great meteor.--October 27. Aurora borealis.--28th to 30th. A gale.--December 8. A very large meteor Lowe). 1734 Wheat, 38. 1od. per. qr. of nine bushels Smith). Wheat, 30. gd. per qr. (Tovey). Exported this year 70,224 qrs. barley, 223,174 qrs. malt, 3,038 qrs. oatmeal, 10,735 Vs-rve, 49,195 qrs. wheat, on which a bounty was allowed of 163,476 Boyle). Rainfall at Plymouth, 37114 in. Gilbert White). Earthquake in Ireland in August that destroyed 100 houses and five churches (Townsend). July..show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649265
  • 9781236649263