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August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars. It is a summer month in the Northern Hemisphere, and a winter month in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere.


Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 46.
  • In the parching August wind,
    Cornfields bow the head,
    Sheltered in round valley depths,
    On low hills outspread.
  • Dead is the air, and still! the leaves of the locust and walnut
    Lazily hang from the boughs, inlaying their intricate outlines
    Rather on space than the sky
    -on a tideless expansion of slumber.

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