Select Writings of Robert Chambers, Volume 7

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Page 153 - He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to-day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
Page 142 - If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight ; But if it be dark with clouds and rain, Winter is gone, and will not come again.
Page 152 - The west wind always brings wet weather, The east wind wet and cold together, The south wind surely brings us rain, The north wind blows it back again. " If the sun in red should set, The next day surely will be wet ; If the sun should set in grey, The next will be a rainy day.
Page 153 - Can you explain this omen? Phys. A rainbow can only occur when the clouds containing or depositing the rain are opposite to the sun — and in the evening the rainbow is in the east, and in the morning in the west; and as our heavy rains, in this climate, are usually brought by the westerly...
Page 144 - April Three days, and they were ill : The first o' them was wind and weet ; The second o' them was snaw and sleet ; The third o' them was sic a freeze, It froze the birds
Page 317 - GRACE. SOME hae meat, and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it ; But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thanket. ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF PEG NICHOLSON. PEG Nicholson was a gude bay mare, As ever trode on airn ; But now she's floating down the Nith, An' past the mouth o
Page 283 - Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn, The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.
Page 325 - I saw a Peacock 1SAW a peacock with a fiery tail I saw a blazing comet drop down hail I saw a cloud with ivy circled round I saw a sturdy oak creep on the ground I saw a pismire swallow up a whale I saw...
Page 283 - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on. Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head; One to watch and one to pray And two to bear my soul away.
Page 13 - O they rade on, and farther on, And they waded through rivers aboon the knee, And they saw neither sun nor moon, But they heard the roaring of the sea. It was mirk mirk night, and there was nae stern light,' And they waded through red blude to the knee ; For a' the blude that's shed on earth Rins through the springs o

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