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to 65°. At this season heavy dews descend during the night, and the mornings are enveloped in thick fogs, but soon

       ———The potent sun
Melts into limpid air the high rais'd clouds,
And morning fogs that hover'd round the hilts,
In party colour'd bands.

leaving the atmosphere pure and serene. The land and sea breezes are tolerably regular: the former commences towards morning, and is commonly very light. The sea breeze may be seen curling the surface of the ocean at noon, but it seldom reaches the town before two o'clock: it is generally moderate, cool, and refreshing.

The Creoles, at this season, seem to feel all the effects of rigorous cold;