According to the 1552 BCP, the Dog Days end today (having begun on July 7; medieval calendars offered different dates). I wonder why Cranmer put them, and Zodiacal information, back into his Calendar, having left them out in 1549. Was he making a syncretistic journey from Zwinglianism to Astrology? Perhaps his Third Prayer Book would have included Pachamama, probably in the Commination.
The late Hesiod claimed that, during the Dog Days, women were miarotatai but men were hors de combat. D'you think Cranmer kept his wife padlocked in her box during the Dog Days?
Safe now for me to go out for a walk again, then, without risk of being indecently assaulted by the sisterhood.
(Incidentally, at the moment the sisterhood is terribly, most terribly, exercised about a Mr Abbot, from Oz, who has volunteered to help us strike trade deals with Johnny Foreigner. Whatever can he have done?)