Amusements Gallery II





From the book, 'Philosophy for Beginners', illustration by Ralph Edney



The Natural History and Experiments of Wind- a short book by Francis Bacon
(Shakespeare's book about El Nino?)

"In heavy storms, they first lower the yards and take in the top sails, and , if necessary, all the others, even cutting down the masts themselves"-History of the Winds Francis Bacon 1622

"Yare-Yare; take in the top sail...Down with the top- mast"-The Tempest


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