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land parts of the kingdom towards the end of July, but principally at the beginning of this month; in the northern districts of Scotland, the harvest does not commence until the first or second week in September. And it is but rarely that, in these parts of Britain, it is finished, even in the most favourable situations before the end of October; and, not unfrequently, this time is protracted till the middle of Noveinber, till the corn has been ripened by the frost. At Inverary, the seat of the Duke of ARGyle in Scotland, the corn is so often spoiled by the rain, that the Duke has built an immense barn, with a draft of air through it, and pins to hang his wheat on to dry it.
- In the middle of the month, the Swift disappears, and probably migrates to more sonthern regions. Rooks begin to roost in their nest-trees, and young broods of goldfinches appear; lapwings and linnets congregate ; the nuthatch chatters; and, towards the end of the month, the redbreast is again heard. .
“ At the beginning of August, melilot rue, the water-parsnip, horchound, water-mint, the orpine, and the gentiana amarella, have their flowers full blown. The purple blossoms of the meadowsaffron now adorn the low moist lands. The geranium tribe now add to the beauty of the garden, and many pretty species also decorate our sunny banks; the malvaceous order, which abound with mucilage, and the spurges, with their acrid milky juices, bearing the seed always elevated on the flower, are seen in great variety. The purple fox-glove now shows its elegant flower.
" Insects still continue to swarm. The glow-worm, the solitary bee, and the white moth, are observed in this month : the ptinus pectinicornis also makes its appearance, the larva which are very destructive to wooden furniture, boring holes in tables, chairs, bed-posts, &c.
“ The southern counties of England, particularly Surrey and Kent, yield their valuable produce of hops in this month. The common hop is propagated either by nursery plants, or by cuttings."
BRIEF ASTRONÓMICAL NOTICES,
FOR AUGUST, 1822. « The Moon is on the meridian, on the 1st, at eleven minutes past eleven at night. On the 20th, the crescent of the Moon is seen near the horizon, to the west of west-south-west, with MARS to the east of her; and though four days have elapsed since the conjunction, she is less than an hour above the horizon after sun-set. On the 22d, she is about an hour and three quarters above the horizon after sun-set. '
“ MERCURY is a morning star, in his superior conjunction on he 28th. At first, he is an hour and a half above the horizon before sun-rise, but the time of this duration is daily increasing.
“ VENUS is a morning star. “ Mars is an evening star.
"Jupiter rises about half an hour before midnight on the 1st, and at half past ten on the 20th;
“ SATURN rises about three quarters past ten at night on the Ist, and half past nine on the 21st.
“ Herschel is on the meridian at thirty-two minutes past nine at night on the 1st, and every succeeding day earlier."
ON THE DEATH OF MISS A.C., OP B
Who died in the LORD, Feb, 12, 1822.
Yes, thou art gone; life's fleeting day
Lo! here we sojourn in the plain ;
No pleasure without pain.
To cast encumbrances away ;
Thy SAVIOUR's praise in realms of day?
Than in this world of woe!
And all his glory know.
We will not then repine,
Against our common foe.
More than conqueror through thy LORD,
Deck'd with an unfading crown.
We would not call thee back.
And mark the glorious track.
There shall we meet at last,
Shall seize this mortal frame,
To mix with hosts above,
How much we owe to Jesu's love.
The friendship here begun;
While endless ages run. Penryn, Feb. 27, 1822.
(Matthew vi. 28, 29.)
In scarlet robe, or spotless white;
Whilst now thy splendours fix my sight.
The card, the spinning-wheel, the loom,
Of any Tyrian merchant bought.
And rais'd thee from the moistep'd earth;
The nature of thy wondrous birth.
The garden for a little time;
The tempest blights thee in thy prime.
Soon perishes thy rich attire ;
And then thy beauties all expire.
When costly robes of every hue
Yet richer tints on thee we view.
But teach this lesson, comely weed,
Shall never proper garments need.
April 8, 1822.
lo every heart,--and may we dare
April 8, 1822.
We make it now our own ;
The blessings of thy throne.
Who would not seek thy face?
Who shall refuse thy grace ?
Shall I thy favour spurn?
Too obstinate to turn ?"
And take us for thine own;
With such a heart of stone!
Thy dreadful vengeance meet;
Repenting at thy feet,
And so thy mercy shine ;