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A TABLE For foretelling the Weather through all the Lunations of each year, forever.

This table and the accompanying remarks are the result of many years actual observation, the whole being constructed on a due consideration of the attraction of the sun and moon, in their several positions respecting the earth, and will by simple inspection show the observer what kind of weather will most probably follow the entrance of the moon into any of its quarters, and that so near the truth as to be seldom or never found to fail.

If the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, or IN SUMMER.

IN WINTER. the last quarter happens Between midnight and 2 in

Hard frost, unless the wind Fair. the morning,

is S. or W.
2 and 4, morning, Cole, with frequent showers. Snowy and stormy.
4 and 6,
Pain.

Rain.
6 and 8,
Wind and rain.

Stormy.
8 and 10,

Cold rain if the wind be W., Changeable.

snow if E. 10 and 12,

Frequent showers. Cold, and high wind. At 12 o'clock 'at noon, and very rainy.

Snow or rain.
2 P. M.,
Between 2 and 4, P. M. Changeable.

Fair and mild.
4 and 6,
Fair.

Fair.

Fair and frosty if wind is
6 and 8,
Fair, if wind N. W.

N. or N. E.
Rainy if S. or S. W.

Rain or snow if S. or S. W.
8 and 10,
Ditto.

Ditto.
10 and midnight,
Fair.

Fair and frosty. Obseroations.-1. The nearer the time of ine moon's change, first quarter, full and last quarter, are to midnight, the fairer will the weather be during the seven days following

2. The space for this calculation occupies from ten at night till two next morning.

3. The nearer to midday, or noon, the phases of the moon happen, the more foul or wet weather may be expected during the next seven days.

4. The space for this calculation occupies from ten in the forenoon to two in the afternoon. These observations refer principally to the summer, though they affect spring and autumn nearly in the same ratio.

5. The moon's change, first quarter, full and last quarter, happening during six of the afternoon hours, i. e. from four to ien, may be followed by fair weather ; but this

mostly dependent on the wind, as is noted in the table. 6. Though the weather, from a variety of irregular causes, is more uncertain in the latter part of autumn, the whole of winter, and the beginning of spring, yet, in the main, the above observations will apply to those periods also.

7. To prognosticate correctly, especially in those cases where the wind is con: cerned, the observer should be within sight of a good dane, where the four cardinal points of the heavens are correctly placed.

The above table was originally formed by Dr. Herschell, and is now published with some alterations founded on the experience of Dr. Adam Clarke.

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A short and easy Method of casting Compound Interest, at six per cent,
RULE.-Multiply the given sum, if
For 2 years, by 1.1236

For 7 years, by 1.503630
For 3 years, by 1.191016

For 8 years, by 1.593848
For 4 years, by 1.262176

For 9 years, by 1.689478
For 5 years, by 1.338225

For 10 years, by 1.790847
For 6 years, by 1.418519

For 11 years, by 1.898298
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