But the inconsistency has in part been explained by Gunkel, who has rightly emphasized that the writer did not freely invent his materials but derived them in the main from tradition, as he held that these mysterious traditions of his people were, if rightly expounded, forecasts of the time to come.
But these forecasts were ultimately upset, not only by Lord Spencer's illness and his removal.
The official figures are supplemented from time to time by numerous private forecasts, for instance those in " Neild's circular."
Weather reports are constantly forwarded to the news stations.
But in its cool spirit it forecasts the coming age, whose master is John Locke.