A rational account of the weather : shewing the signs of its several changes and alterations, together with the philosophical reasons of them ...


John Pointer
Title PageTitle Page 1738 EditionPages 40-41 1738 Edition

The author of this guide to weather phenomena and forecasting was a chaplain at Merton College, Oxford. This volume is of some importance in that it formed the basis of the long-popular Shepard of Banbury's "Rules" for weather prediction. Pointer cites not only his own observations, but also such earlier writers as Boyle, Halley, Ray, Wallis, Pascal, and even Dryden.