July 10

Posted by sydney on Jul 10th, 2009
  • 1792: July 10, 1792 – Guns fire at Portsmouth.
  • 1791: July 10, 1791 – Grapes swell.  New potatoes.
  • 1788: July 10, 1788 – There are now some fallow-deer, & a red deer in Hartely wood.
  • 1785: July 10, 1785 – The spring in Kimber’s mead is dry; & also that in Conduit-wood; from whence in old time the Priory was supplyed with water by means of leaden pipes.  The pond on the common is also empty.  All the while Well-head is not much abated, nor the spring at the bottom of the church -litten closes, where you pass over the foot-bridge to the Lithe.  Perserved cherries, & currans; & made curran-jelly.  Not one mess of wood-strawberries brought this year.
  • 1784: July 10, 1784 – The young cuckow gets fledge, & grows bigger than its nest.  It is very fierce, & pugnacious.
  • 1783: July 10, 1783 – About 8 o’clock on the evening of the 10th a great tempest arose in the S.W. which steered-off to the N.W.: another great storm went to the N.E. with continued thunder, & lightening.  About 10 another still heavier tempest arose to the S.E. & divided, some part going for Bramshot & Headley, & Farnham, & the rest for Alresford, Basingstoke, &c.  The lightening towards Farnham was prodigious.  It sunk all away before midnight.  Vast showers around us but none here.
  • 1780: July 10, 1780 – Timothy eats voraciously; but picks out the hearts & stems of the Coss-lettuce, holding the outer leaves back with his feet.
  • 1777: July 10, 1777 – A swarm of bees has hung-out in a torpid state for many days.
  • 1776: July 10, 1776 – Some of the little frogs from the ponds stroll quite up the hill: they seem to spread in all directions.
  • 1775: July 10, 1775 – Mushrooms begin to appear.
  • 1773: July 10, 1773 – Wood strawberries begin to ripen.  Hay makes well.  Cock great part of the hay in very large cock.  Many young bank-martins seem to be flown in the forest.  The old ones carry dragon-flies into their nests to their young.
  • 1772: July 10, 1772 – Woodstrawberries come.  Rasps begin to ripen.  Sprinking shower.  Showers at a distance.
  • 1771: July 10, 1771 – Vine begins to blow.  Very late again!  it blowed last year on July 17:  usually blows the last week in June.
  • 1770: July 10, 1770 – Very few apples or pears.  Cherries hardly begin to turn.  Wood straw berries turn.

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