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A Complete Guide to the Almanack:
CONTAINING AN EXPLANATION
SAINTS' DAYS AND HOLIDAYS;
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF BRITISH HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES,
AND SKETCHES OF
IN EVERY MONTH;
COMPRISING REMARKS ON THE PHENOMENA OF THE CELESTIAL BODIES:
THE encouragement which the Publishers of Time's Telescope have experienced from a liberal Public, brings them, in the rising of a new volume, to their Sextilis; and they trust that their renewed endeavours to secure and improve that favour, which they estimate so highly, will not forsake them ere they reach their BIS-SEXTILIS, or even the protracted series. According to our Frontispiece, Astronomy and Biography, together with the Seasons, have brought their wonted offerings to TIME, who, in his turn, selects the choicest of them, and presents them with a grateful heart before his numerous votaries, assuring them, that neither the exertions of himself, nor of his friends, shall be aught remitted till TIME SHALL BE
In every new volume of Time's Telescope the Reader may justly anticipate fresh stores of amusement: the charming theme of NATURE is inexhaustible; and if the Publishers may be allowed to use the language of a contemporary on this occasion, they venture to hope that so long as the firmament is spangled with stars, the earth covered with trees and plants, and the animal kingdom offers its ever-varying forms of beauty to the eye-so long as the rites and customs of our ancestors continue to be venerated-or the memory of our illustrious men to be respected, and their virtues a subject of emulation-Time's Telescope will never cease to be read with pleasure, or sought after with avidity.
LONDON, November 14, 1818.
Notices of Time's Telescope for 1814.
'We cheerfully give to "Time's Telescope" our warmest recommendation as a pleasing and safe book for the rising generation.'-Eclectic Review for February 1814.
"This Work contains a great variety of very useful information, conveyed in a most pleasing manner. We cannot hesitate to pronounce that it will be popular: it deserves to be so; and it has too many attractions, for every kind of taste, to be overlooked. It will form a delightful as well as instructive present for young persons at Christmas.'-British Critic for December
'This is a valuable compilation.'-Supplement to Gentleman's Magazine for December 1813.
"Time's Telescope" bids fair to acquire considerable popularity. In truth, it deserves to be popular, for the author has shown an equal degree of acquaintance with the general principles of the subject he has undertaken to elucidate, and of taste and judgment in his illustrative and decorative extracts from various descriptive poets and other writers.' -New Annual Register for 1813.
"This Work conveys a very considerable portion of intelligence, that may be new to many and useful to all; and it is recommended no less by the neatness of its typographical execution, than the accuracy of its literary and scientific details.'Universal Magazine for January 1814.
'On a general survey of this book, we do not hesitate to pronounce it as one of the most proper to be placed in the hands of young people. It is a little mine of information; and the mind that can rise from its perusal without having gained some important and useful knowledge, must be strongly encased in the leaden armour of stupidity.'-Commercial Magazine for Februury 1814.
Notices of Time's Telescope for 1815.
'We never met with a compilation better calculated for the use of families, and to serve as a portable companion for young persons, than this elegant little volume, which abounds with valuable information on subjects of general interest, and with a pleasing variety of rational entertainment. The book is written in a popular style, the articles are selected with great judgment from the best authorities; and while the scientific illustrations tend to quicken curiosity, the reflections interspersed with the extracts, occasionally given from the most charming of our poets, will increase the delight afforded by contemplating the works of nature, and raise the mind to a devout admiration of the Divine Author.-New Monthly Magazine, Jun. 1815.