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Weather-glass (The Peasant’s)

or “Poor man’s warning.” The scarlet pimpernel, which closes its petals at the approach of rain.

“Closed is the pink-eyed pimpernel:

ʹTwill surely rain; I see with sorrow,

Our jaunt must be put off to-morrow.”


Dr. Jenner.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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