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JULY hath 31 days.

1877.

The sun pours down' a flood of golden heat

Upon the busy world ; so hot and bright,

That the tired traveller, longing for the night,
Seeks some cool shelter from the dusty street.

ANON.

D. W.

1876.

Aspects, Holidays, Events,
Weather, &c.

Farmer's Calendar. A 1 G 5th Sun. aft. Tr. 6 G. The old maxim ought to read, 2 Mo. 6 ha.

Warm A stitch in time will save a thou3 Tu. O in Apo. Very low tides. sand and nine, when it is to be 4W. {I declared, 1776

applied to the weeds. Haying and

or no haying, the weeds must be 5|Th. 14 g .

sultry. kept down. The best time to 6 Fr. Length of night 8h. 53m. cut grass has been fixed, in the 7 Sa. 16th. Sir Thomas Moore

judgment of the best farmers, beheaded, 1535, O. S. 8 G Šth Sun. aft. Tr. p in 86. it ought to be a little mite earlier

as the time of flowering. I think 9 Mo. 6$ ( ( runs high. rather than a bit later. If it is 10 Tu. 12th. Alexander Hamilton

cut early it will send up a good died, 1804. 11 W.6(. ( in Perigee.

second growth, and a lot of rowen 12|Th. | 3 H (.

Showers, For cows in milk in the spring,

is a good thing to have on hand. 13 Fr. 8 in Perih. Very high tide. and for young stock, there is 14 Sa. 15th, Gold, 111 1-2,

with nothing better. And for all kinds 15 G 7th Sun. af. Tr. St. Swithin. of stock, save hard working oxen 16 Mo.!$14th. Bastile stormed,

and horses, early cut hay is by

far the best. If cut too soon, it 17 Tu. Middle of July to end of August best

may lack heart; if cut too late, 18 W.

thunder and lightning. it will surely be hard and woody. 19 Th. 20th. 3 8 sup.

I like to begin on the early 20 Fr. St. Margaret. Low tides. grasses, like orchard grass, June 21 Sa. 22d. 6 C. (runs low. fore the first of this month, and

grass, and clover, some time be22 G 8th Sunday after Trinity. to finish up as soon after it as I 23 Mo.22d. St. Mary Magdalene.

That gives time to bring 24 Tu. 6 HD

25th. High tides. up the hoeing, and to take things 25 W. St. James. Dog DAYS BEGIN.

a little cool in this hot month.

If I want a stick of timber for 26 Th. St. Anne. Settled weather.

any use, or rails for fencing, I 27 Fr. 68 h. ( in Apogee. cut them in midsummer. They 28 Sa. | Robespierre guillotined,

always last the longest, all the 29 G 9th Sun. af. Trin. 6 h C. soft sorts of wood, at least.

Cut and bark basswood now, and 30 Mo. OVO. Very low tides.

it will dry quick and hard, and 31 Tu. 29th. 6 (.

last like iron.

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1877.

AUGUST, Eighth Month.

Astronomical Calculations.
Days. d. m. Days. d. m. Days. d. m. Days. d. m. Days. d.
1 17N.54 7 16 17 13 14 31 19 12 36

25

10 35 2 17 38 8 16 0 14 14 12 20 12 16 26 10 14 3 17 23 9 15 43 16 13 53

21

11 56 27 53 4 17 7 10 16 25 16 13 34 22 11 36 28 9 31 5 16 50 11 15 7 17 13 15 23 11 16 29 9 10 6 16 34 12 14 49 18 12 56 24 10 55/ 30 8 49

(Last Quarter, 20 day, 5h. 36m., morning, E.
@ New Moon, 9th day, 0h. 33m., morning, E.

First Quarter, 15th day, 5h. 44m., evening, W.
O Full Moon, 23d day, 6h. 26m., evening, E.
< Last Quarter, 31st day, 4h. 31m., evening, W.

Full Sea,
Length Day's
of Day.. Decre.

Rises. Souths. h. 21316.4 5317 19/14 260 501 622 34 41 n'k 110 161 4 54 214 2 Th. 4 54 7 18 14 240 52 623 43 5 n'k 10 45 5 40 215 3 Fr. 4 55 7 17 14 22 0 54 624 51 52 n'k 11 24 6 31 216 4 Sa. 4 56 7 15 14 19 0 57 625 7 arm morn. 7 27 217 58.4 57 7 14 14 17 0 59 626 8 arm 0 13 8 28 218 6 M. 4 58/7 13 14 15 1 1 6 27 81 9. br. 1 15 9 32 219 7 Tu. 4 59 7 12 14 13 1 3 5 28 9 10 br. 2 30 10 36 220 8 W. 5 07 10 14 101 6 5 29 103 104 h'rt 3 54 11 37 221 9 Th.5 17 914 81 850 111 112 h’rt sets

0.34 222 10 Fr. 5 27 814 61 101 5 1

8 0 1 28 223 11 Sa. 5 37 614 31 13 5 2 0: 1 bel. 8 23 2 18 224

12 S. 5 417 5 14 11 15 5 3 11 2 rei. 8 45 3.8 22513 M. 5 57 313 58 1 18 5 4 24 24 rei. 9 9 3 57 226 14 Tu. 5 67 213 56 1 20 4 5 31 34 sec. 9 371 4 47 227 15 W. 5 77 113 541 22 4 6

41 sec. 10 11 5 39 228 16 Th.5 816 59 13 511 25 4 7 54 thi. 10 51 6 33 229

17 Fr. 5 96 58/13 491 27 4 8 63 thi. |11 39| 7 27 230 18 Sa. 5.10 6 56 13 46 1 30 4 9 7thi. morn. 8 20 231 19 S. 5 11 6 55 13 44 1 32 3 10 83 kn. 0 341 9 12 232 20 M. 5 126 53 13 41 1 35 3 11 91 9kn. 1 35 10 1 233

21 Tu. 5 136 52 13 39 1 37 312 101 102 legs 2 39 10 47 234 22 W. 5 14 6 50 13 36 1 40 3 13 11° 117 leys 3 43 11 31 235 23 Th. 5 16 6 48 13 32 1 44 20 113 114 legs rises morn. 236 24 Fr. 15 17 6 47 13 30 1 46 2 15 0 feet 7 3 0 12 237 25 Sa. 5 18 6 45 13 27 1 49 2 16 01 03 feet

7 21 0 52 238 26 S. 5 19 6 44 13 25 1 51 217

7 39 1 31 239 27 M. 5 20 6 42 13 22 1 54 1 18 1j 12 u'd 7 59 2 11 240 28 Tu.5 21 6 40 13 19/1 57 119 2

8 21 2 52 241 29 W. 5 22 6 39 13 17 1 59 1 20 27 23 n'k 8 47 3 37 242 30 Th.5 236 37 13 14 2 2 0 21

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1 W. Lammas Day.

Showers. Oats and all the small grains 2Th. 10 H 8. g (

ought to be cut and got in while

the straw is still a little green. 3 Fr. Length of night 9h. 39m.

The straw will be worth a great 4 Sa.

Hot and muggy. deal more, and the grain will be 5 G 10th Sunday after Trinity. bright and heavy. It will not 6 Mo. Transfiguration. ( runs high. be so apt to shell out and go to 7 Tu. 10th. 6 $ ( 69(.

waste as where it is left to get 8 W. O eclip., invisible in U. S. is got in, go over the stubble

dead ripe. As soon as the grain 9 Th. 6 i ( in Perigee. with a harrow. That will soon 10 Fr. St. Lawrence. Very high tides. start all the seeds of weeds, and 11 Sa. 9th. Izaak Walton

Rather then when the time comes to 12 G ilth Sunday after Crinity. Crop of green growth to turn in.

plough up, there will be a nice 13 Mo. dull, with some rain. There is some time between 14 Tu. $15th. Napoleon born,

Growshaying and harvesting to clear 15 W. Assumption of V. Mary. $ in 88. up about the farm. Cut the 16 Th. Stark's victory at Bennington, bushes along the walls in the

mowing lots, and get the weeds 17 Fr. 6 NO. 18th. 6 H (.

once more out of corn and the 18 Sa. ( runs low. Low tides.

potatoes. It is a bad plan to 19 G 12th Sunday after Trinity. have too many division walls and 20 Mo.

finer again. to

fences. It costs a great deal less

to plough or to mow, or to rake 21 Tu. I in Perihelion.

over an acre in a large lot than 22 W. 23d. High tides. ( in Apo. it does in a small one. Cattle 23 Th. ( eclipsed, visible in U.S. are slow coming about, and if 24 Fr. St. Bartholomew, Very hot. we should stop and think of the

loss of time which a small lot 25 Sa. 6 hl. 6 (.

costs, we should at once set to 26 G 13th Sunday after Trinity. and clear off half the old walls 27 Mo. 26th. $ in Aph. d h. and fences on the farm. Besides, 28 Tu. St. Augustine.

Fine there is the loss of land, and the 29 W. Behead. of St. John Baptist. 6 c. nuisance of walls, where the in30 Th. 29th. John Locke born,

sects and the squirrels hide, and

weather. 1632, O. S.

the bushes grow. Down with 31 Fr. 1 greatest elongation E. the walls.

1777.

1877.

SEPTEMBER, Ninth Month.

Astronomical Calculations.

O's Declination,

Days. d. m. Days. d. m. Days. d. m. Days. d. m. Days. d. m.

8N. 5 7 5 52 13 3 35 19 1 16 25 1 5 7 43 8 5 29 14 3 12 20 0 52 26 1 28 7 21

5 6 15 2 49 21 0 29 27 51 6 59 10 4 44 16 2 25 22 ON, 6 28 2 15 6 37 11 4 21 17 2 2 23 OS.18 29 2 38 6 14 12 3 58 18 1 39 24 0 41 30 38. 2

• New Moon, 7th day, Sh. 16m., morning, E.

First Quarter, 14th day, 6h. 24m., morning, E. O Full Moon, 22d day, 10h. 50m., morning, W. ( Last Quarter, 30th day, lh. 36m., morning, E.

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4 8 11 11 250 7 Fr. 5 31 6 24 12 53 2 23 2 0 11

11 bel. sets 0 4 251| 8 Sa. 15 32 6 22 12 50 2 26 3 1 117 rei. 6 47 0 55 252 9 S. 5 33 6 20 12 472 29 32 04 0frei. 7 11 1 45 253 10 M. 15 34 6 18 12 44 2 32 31 31 1 11 sec. 7 38 2 37 254 11 Tu. 5 36 6 17 12 41 2 35 4 4 2 21 sec. 8 10 3 30 255 12W. 5 37 6 15 12 382 38 4 5 23 3} sec. 8 48 4 24 256;13 Th.5 38 6 13 12 3512 411 4 6 3+ 4+ thi. 9 33 5 19 257 14 Fr. 5 39 6 11 12 32 2 44 5 7 47 5 thi. 10 27 6 14 258 15 Sa. 15 40 6 10 12 302 46 58 59 61 kn. 11 27 7 7 259 16 8.5 41 6 8 12 27 2 49 5 9 64 71 kn. morn. 7 58 260 17 M. 5 426 6 12 24 2 52 6 10 8 81 legs 0 30 8 45 261 18 Tu.5 436 4 12 21 2 55 611 9 91 legs 1 35 9 29 262 19 W.15 44 6 3 12 19 2 57 612 910 legs 2 38 10 11 263 20 Th. 5 45 6 112 16 3 07 13 101 102 feet 3 41 10 51 264 21 Fr. 5 46 5 59 12 13 3 3 7 14 11" 117 feet 4 43 11 30 265 22 Sa. 5 47 5 57 12 10 3 6 70 113 114 h'd

rises morn. 266 23 S. 5 485 56 12 83 8 8 16 Oh'd 6 5 0 10 267 24 M. 5 495 54 12 5 3 11| 817 01 03 h'd 6 26 0 51 268 25 Tu. 5 505 52 12 23 14 9 18 091 n'k 6 51 1 35 269 26 W. 5 51 5 50 11 59 3 17 919 13 1 n'k 7 22 2 22 270 27 Th. 5 53 5 48 11 55 3 21 9 20 2 24 arm 8 1 3 13 271 28 Fr. 15 545 47 11 53 3 23 10 21 23 arm 8 51 4 9 272 29 Sa. 5 55 5 45 11 50 3 26 10 22 31 4 arm 9 53 5 7 273 30 S.15 56 5 43 11 47 3 29 10 23 41 5 br. 11 4 6 7

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S DOG DAYS

in Maine.

1777.

1 Sa. (Low tides. Continues GRASS seed may be sown now. 2 G 14th Sunday after Trinity. Fall sowing is, on the whole, 3 Mo. Soliver, Cromwell 2d. ( r. high. risk of an open winter in the one

better than spring. We run the 4 Tu. Length of night 11h.

and of a drought in the 5 W. 8 ŠO. {Pest).

warm other; but in a series of years 6 Th. 6( in Perigee. the loss from fall seeding will be 7 Fr. O eclip., invisible in U. S. less than that from spring. In

the choice of seed it is best to 8 Sa. Nativity of Virgin Mary. and

sow all early kinds, or else all 9 G 15th S. af. T. Very high ti. late kinds together, and not to 10 Mo. State election

9th. 690 mix them. Then they are fit to 11 Tu. Battle of Brandywine,

fine.

cut at the same time; but if or12 W. 9th. d 8 C. 8 h O.

chard grass and timothy, or red

top, are sown together, the first 13 Th. . in 8. Some signs will blossom three or four weeks 14 Fr. 620

of rain, before the later ones, and when 15 Sa. ( runs low. followed the timothy is ready to be cut, 16 G 16th Sunday after Trinity. the orchard grass will be dead

ripe and gone to seed, perfectly 17 Mo. 040. 16th. Very low ti. worthless for hay, while if the 18 Tu. $19th. Battle of Stillwater,

by piece is cut when the orchard 19 w. in Apogee.

cool grass is ready, the timothy will 20|Th... 3 C.

weather,

not be half grown. Farmers lose

a great deal by not thinking of 21 Fr. St. Matthew. 6 h (.

this point. It is best to have 22 Sa. lo ent. 2. AUTUMN BEGINS. some fields of early grass and 23 G 17th Sunday after Trinity. some of late, and then the haying 24 Mo. Days and nights

with areas

doesn't all come on at the same

time. Go through the cornfield 25 Tu. 6 WC.

of frost and select the earliest and finest 26 W.16 $ inf. High tides.

ears of corn for seed. Do it 27 Th.

in low and exposed every year at this time, and in a 28 Fr. 330th. Whitefield died at

Newburyport, 1770. places. few years it will make a differ29 Sa. St. Michael. ( runs high.

ence of many bushels to the

Give the windfall apples 30 G 18th Sun. aft. Tr. St. Jerome. to the pigs. Thin out winter ap130th. Low tides.

ples, and not let them overbear.

1777.

nearly equal.

acre.

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