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But even these exceptions to the rule enhance the interest we attach to the study of that universal theme, The Weather, which emanates from them, and in which all classes of society find a topic of daily consideration, more or less important as it enters into the business of life, affecting their pursuits in raising food for subsistence, or the enjoyment of health and comfort. Hence the vicissitudes of the seasons from day to day are matters of universal interest and remark from the peer to the peasant, and almost everybody professes to have some special opinion regarding their effects upon vegetation and animal existence. Yet it will be found, by any one who takes the trouble to inquire, that few people, even educated persons, are cognisant of the immediate cause from whence the seasons spring. Perhaps this arises from the technical and abstruse method used by astronomers in describing the inclination of the earths axis, its diurnal revolution, annual rotation, and attendant phenomena, Phenomena of great interest to the inhabitants of the earth phenomena which have their source in the double movement of our planet. From one day to another the inhabitants of the same place let us rather say the inhabitants of the same latitude see the sun ascend above the horizon to variable heights.
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