Like the wilds that once confronted a traveler just outside the city's gates, the weather has been suburbanized and Disneyfied, its inclemencies
signifying, for the most part, little more than inconvenience.
his "daughter"--a statue of a young woman--to a man from the cold North who allows it to sit in his garden, suffering inclemencies
until it splits in a winter frost.
The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that that vast Map was Useless, and not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to the Inclemencies
of Sun and Winters* In the Deserts of the West, still today, there are Tattered Ruins of that Map, inhabited by Animals and Beggars; in all the Land there is no other Relic of the Disciplines of Geography.
They are immense fabrics, which it requires the labour of a life to raise, which threaten every moment to overwhelm the person that dwells in them, and which whilst they stand, though they may save him from some smaller inconveniences, can protect him from none of the severer inclemencies
of the season.
And despite the inclemencies
of a much lower and winter-wet habitat, I tried to make them at home by providing them with a site, a soil, as much as possible like what they were used to.