In searching the Internet for more information on the Dog Days, I found this volume, digitized by Google: “The Months of the Year; or, Conversations on the Calendar. A compendium of biography, history, and chronology, explaining the many remarkable events recorded in the Almanack. London. Printed for J. Hatchard & Son, Piccadilly. 1824.” On page 171: “Charles. Then it is not the dog-star which creates so many more disorders at this period than at others? Mr. Constance. No, it is not ; the increased heat of the sun upon us is the cause ; and, during the months of July and August, the weather is sometimes so sultry as to occasion, as well as to increase sickness. It used formerly to be considered that on the morning, at the rising of the star, the sea boiled, wine turned sour, dogs began to grow mad, the bile was increased and irritated, and all animals grew languid…”
The sweaters in this collection will do their best to help you feel cool and comfortable, even during the Dog Days of Summer. Each can be worn alone with skirt, pants, or shorts, or when the weather is tamer, can be worn over a blouse, tank top, or chemise.
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