It was no summer progress. A cold coming they had of it, at this time of the
year; just, the worst time of the year, to take a journey, and
specially a long journey, in. The ways deep, the weather
sharp, the days short, the sun farthest off in solstitio
brumali, the very dead of winter. See Eliot 306:73. Lancelot Andrewes Of the Nativity, sermon15.
The climate of Manitoba consists of seven months of Arctic weather and
five months of cold weather. Anonymous Settler's Guide to the North-West, issued by the
Northern Pacific Railway
He answered and said unto them,When it is evening,
ye say, It will be
fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be
foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring.O ye
hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye
not discern the signs of the times? Bible (NewTestament) St Matthew16:2^3.
Painting, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and
exposing them to the critic. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce The Cynic's Word Book. Retitled The Devil's
Now westlin winds, and slaught'rin guns Bring Autumn's
pleasant weather. Robert Burns 'Song, composed in August', stanza1.
Buddy, it's fruitcake weather! Truman Capote Of December in Alabama. A Christmas Memory.
Hope ushers in a Revolutionas earthquakes are preceded by bright
weather. 192 Thomas Carlyle History of the French Revolution, vol.1, bk.2,
Jolly boating weather And a hay-harvest
breeze, Blade on the
feather, Shade off the
trees; Swing, swing
together, With your body
between your knees. William originally WilliamJohnson Cory 'Eton Boat Song'.
Ill is the
weather that bringeth no gain. Thomas Dekker The Shoemaker's Holiday,'The First Three-men's Song'.
The earth was made for Dombeyand Son to trade in,
seas were formed to
float their ships; rainbowsgave them promise of fair
weather; winds blew fororagainst their enterprises; stars
and planets circled intheir orbits, to preserve inviolate
a system of whichthey were the centre. CharlesJohn Huffam Dickens ^8 Dombey and Son, ch.1.
A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time
of the year For a journey, and
such a long journey: The ways deep and
the weather sharp, The very dead of
winter. T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot 'The Journey of the Magi'.
This is the weather the cuckoo likes, And so do I; When showers
betumble the chestnut spikes, And nestlings fly: And the little
brown nightingale bills his best, And they sit
outside at 'TheTravellers' Rest', And maids come
forth sprig-muslin drest, And citizens dream
of the south and west, And so do I. Thomas Hardy Late Lyrics and Earlier,'Weathers'.
When two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the
weather. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson In The Idler, no.11, 24 Jun.
Heavenly weather. If life was always like that.Cricket weather. Sit around
under sunshades.Over after over. Out. They can't
play it here. Still,Captain Buller broke a window in Kildare
Street Club with a slog to square leg. James Augustine Aloysius Joyce Ulysses. Legend has it that W G Grace performed the
feat of breaking the
Kildare Street Club window while playing at the distant College Park
Give me books, fruit, frenchwineand fine weatherand a little music out of
doors, played by somebody I do not know. John Keats Letter to Fanny Keats, 29 Aug.
They shut the road through the woods Seventy years ago. Weather and rain
have undone it again, And now you would
never know There was once a
road through the woods. (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling Rewards and Fairies,'TheWay Through the Woods'.
The British, he thought, must be gluttons for satire: even the weather
forecast seemed to be some kind of spoof, predicting every
possible combination of weather for the next
twenty-four hours without actually committing itself to anything
specific. David John Lodge Changing Places, ch.2.
There are people around here who think Hillary Clinton is responsible for
the weather. Michael D McCurry In the NewYork Times,7 Jan. New revelations about
the First Lady's role
in Whitewater land sales and the firing of the presidential travel
office had coincided with a heavy Washington snowfall.
It's no go my honey love, it's no go my poppet; Work your hands
from day to day, the winds will blow the profit. The glassisfalling
hourby hour, theglass will fall forever, But if you break
the bloody glass, you won't hold up the weather. (Frederick) Louis MacNeice 'Bagpipe Music', stanza10.
Your anger was a climate I inhabited like a desert in a
dry frigid weather of high thin air and
ivory sun, sand dunes the wind
lifted into stinging clouds that blinded
and choked me where the only ice
was in the blood. Marge Piercy Stone, Paper, Knife,'TheWeight'.
If only I could get down to Sidcup! I've been waiting for the weather to
break. He's got my papers, this man I left them with, it's got
it all down there, I could prove everything. Harold Pinter The Caretaker, act1.
Weather abroad And weather in the
heart alike come on Regardless of
prediction. Adrienne Cecile Rich A Change ofWorld,'StormWarnings'.
For there is no friend like a sister In calm or stormy
weather; To cheer one on the
tedious way, To fetch one if one
goes astray, To lift one if one
totters down, To strengthen whilst
one stands. Christina Georgina Rossetti Goblin Market and Other Poems,'Goblin Market'.
We welcome all enquiries about the UK climateafter all, we have more
weather available in this country than anywhere else. Sir Sydney Samuelson Check Book. with Musset and Chopin, and later with prominent
Then strip lads, and to it, though sharp be the weather, And if, by
mischance, you should happen to fall, There are worse
things in life than a tumble on the heather And life is itself
a game of football. Sir Walter Scott On a matchbetween the Scottish teams Ettrick
andSelkirk, published in the
Only, here and there, an old sailor, Drunk and asleep in
his boots, Catches tigers In red weather. Wallace Stevens Harmonium,'Disillusionment ofTen O'Clock'.
Out upon it! I have loved Three whole days
together; And am like to love
three more, If it prove fair
weather. SirJohn Suckling 'Out Upon It!'
Set me whereas the sun doth parch the green, Or where his beams
may not dissolve the ice, In temperate heat,
where he is felt and seen, With proud people,
in presence sad and wise; Set me in base, or
yet in high degree, In the long night,
or in the shortest day, In clear weather,
or where mists thickest be, In lusty youth, or
when my hairs be grey Yours will I be,
and with that only thought Comfort myself when
that my hap is nought. Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey 'Set me whereas the
sun doth parch the green'.
If love were what the rose is, And I were like the
leaf, Our lives would
grow together In sad or singing
weather, Blown fields or
flowered closes, Green pleasure or
grey grief. Algernon Charles Swinburne Poems and Ballads,'A Match'.
All in the blue unclouded weather Thick-jewelled
shone the saddle leather, The helmet and the
helmet-feather Burned like one
burning flame together, As he rode down to
Camelot. Tennyson Poems,'The Lady of Shalott' (revised1842), pt.3,
The poetmay be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is
also part of the weather. Calvin Marshall Trillin The Liberal Imagination.
It was inevitable that as soon as we had enjoyed a few days of reasonable
summer weather, the country would suffer an acute
water shortage. It can rain for100 days, but if the sun
shines on the101st there will be hosepipe restrictions on
the102nd. Auberon Alexander Waugh Way of theWorld:The ForgottenYears:1995^6.
Our noisy years seem moments in the being Of the eternal
silence: truths that wake, To perish never: Which neither
listlessness, nor mad endeavour, Nor man nor boy, Nor all that is at
enmity with joy, Can utterlyabolish
or destroy! Hence in a season
of calm weather, Though inland far
we be, Our souls have
sight of that immortal sea Which brought us
hither, Can in a moment
travel thither, And see the
children sport upon the shore, And hear the mighty
waters rolling evermore. William Wordsworth c.1802^1803 'Ode. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of
Early Childhood', stanza 9 (published1807).