--This is a subject on which very little need be written, except by almanac makers, whose duty it is to prognosticate storms or sunshine, as the case may be. During the present season, however, the fickleness of the weather justifies the perpetration of a few lines by those who don't pretend to meteorological wisdom.
Generally speaking, it has been too warm for the adoption of thick clothing, yet not warm enough to discard it with safety.
During the fair week, the weather was fair, of course; but since that period, we have witnessed a continual squabble among the elements, which has occasioned a wonderful activity in the umbrella trade, and will result beneficially to the milliners.--Ladies have started out from home in a bright and sunny morning, wearing the new bonnets which have excited the admiration of the opposite sex or the envy of their own, and before going many squares have been caught unprotected in a drenching rain.
The plumes and flowers which made such a grand show in the morning, drooped mournfully in the evening, and silks that swept with a proud rustling a few hours before, presented a surface of mud which the little boys laughed at as if it hadn't cost sixpence a yard.
Yesterday, however, was a glorious day, and the better part of creation made a brilliant display.
We cannot anticipate many more such days, for, to use a quotation from the almanacs aforesaid, ‘"about this time cold weather may be expected."’ Prepare for winter, then, and don't forget the poor.