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readers to further research, and to create in them a desire of scien. tific and useful knowledge: it will amply repay a careful perusal.' Monthly Censor, March 1823.
The season which brings to us almanacks, souvenirs, diaries, and all the other thousand red and blue-vested remembrancers of Time, is again come round, and has duly brought to us one amongst those remembrancers, which we value far beyond its fellows, because it is of a more intellectual nature-we mean Time's Telescope. This work, which has now reached a tenth volume, does not, like many works which have been long continued, exhibit any signs of decay. On the contrary, it is carefully edited, and has received some improvements. In such a volume as this, where the same ground must be yearly travelled over again, it is no small merit to have avoided a wearisome sameness, and to have introduced so much of novelty. The selections, whether of prose or of poetry, are made with judgment, and combine utility with amusement.'- Supplement to Arliss's Pocket Magazine, December 1822.
Notices of Time's Telescope for 1822. "To look back with advantage, and forward with pleasure, is the sum and substance of human happiness. Fortunate is he who can do so; and still more fortunate is he who has this little work to assist him in his retrospect and prospect, thereby giving an additional value to the time present. Whatever his pursuit, however multifarious his researches, he cannot fail of finding here both information and amusement, united to a degree of novelty and variety by no means to be expected in an annual publication of this kind. In this selection, good taste is evident; recapitulation has been avoided as far as possible, without omitting necessary information; whilst the author, without seeming to infringe in the slightest degree upon its contemporary utility, has with ingenious propriety rendered it specifically adapted to its place in the regular series of which it forms the ninth volume.'-New Monthly Magazine, Jan. 1822.
« With the return of this period of the year, we have to notice the recurring volume of Time's Telescope for the year 1822; for the character of which it might be sufficient to refer to our remarks on the previous volumes. We find the same industry and ingenuity displayed in the selection of anecdotes and facts appropriate to particular days, and the same good taste in the choice of the poetical pieces, thickly interspersed through the pages. It is unnecessary to say more of a work which has now passed several times under our notice, and whose merits are so fully substantiated as to leave the critic no further duty to perform.'--Monthly Magazine, Jan. 1822.
. We should have called this work Time's Kaleidoscope instead of Time's Telescope, for at every turn of a page it presents the reader with a new and agreeable combination of form, colour, and material. But, while it resembles, it also surpasses that curious instrument, inasmuch as its express object and tendency is to blend instruction with amusement, and to make the one as attractive as the other. We
observe that the pages of this useful miscellany are diligently enriched from the leading publications of the times, which are referred to in a manner honourable to the parties quoting them, and valuable to readers who may wish additional information on the subjects thus brought to their notice. Taken altogether, Time's Telescope is one of the best productions to be put into the hands of youth which our teeming press sends forth. It leads by easy roads to improving studies; it is exceedingly various; it is full of hints for thinking, and it is honest and unprejudiced. From the child of five years of age to the mature of fifty, it will afford both entertainment and intelligence.' -Literary Gazette, Dec. 1, 1821.
When so many attempts are made to corrupt the minds of the rising generation, through the medium of elementary books of instruction, it affords us pleasure to be able to recommend an attractive work, which is entirely free from the taipt of bad principles. Time's Telescope is an agreeable miscellany, worthy of the attention of all classes of readers, but particularly of intelligent young persons, to whom it will convey much useful and entertaining information on the various subjects mentioned in its title. The whole is interspersed with numerous anecdotes, antiquarian references, historical facts, and poetical selections; admirably calculated to excite a taste for knowledge, and to render its acquisition easy and agreeable. We have looked through the volume, and are happy to find that, in a literary melange of so much extent and variety, there is so little to which persons of serious religion can object, and so much which they will cordially applaud.'- Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine, January 1822, No. 1, Vol. 1, N. S.
• The style of this book is uniformly neat and appropriate. The information which the Editor gives on each subject is correct; it is ample, without being prolix: and it is occasionally evlivened by · good extracts from our best poets. One thing more must be said of Time's Telescope, -it is a safe book; it may be put into the hands of youth, without the fear of its exciting an improper idea; and this is a quality of which the value must be felt by every parent and pre, ceptor.'-Arliss's Pocket Magazine, Dec. 1821.
Notices of Time's Telescope for 1821. "Time flies so rapidly, that a Telescope becomes necessary to look at him when past, and is not less amusing to examine him as he approaches. T'ime also is that which we can never reforın, but still we may improve it: and if it be a mark of wisdom to make the inost of our time, it must be allowed that the Editor of the work before us has equally succeeded; for he has not only improved the past to make it useful for the present, but has also made the most of the future, by showing that almost every day in the year is good for some. thing. He who wishes to know why one day is more remarkable than another? Why he must eat mince-pies at Christmas, or Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? Why he must eat goose at Michaelmas, or be made a goose of on All-Fools-Day?-he who wishes to turn his Te. lescope on human events, or on the Heavens ?-he who wishes to be
directed, agreeably to the season, in his observations of nature, enlivened and illustrated by apt quotations from our best poets; or who, in short, wishes to know what time was and will be, cannot fail of gratifying his curiosity by a reference to this useful little parlourwindow book. It has been before the public for some years, and is now considerably improved in arrangement, as well as in quantity ; so that those possessed of former volumes will find that the present is far from being a twice-told tale. In short, we wish it, and our readers, a happy new year!'~Sun, December 20, 1820. .
"To young persons, either in town or country, this volume will be very acceptable, as it will furnish them, in one case, with much novel and amusing instruction ; and in the other, will prove an agreeable guide to many of those pursuits which are the peculiar charm of a country residence. We know not any publication of a similar nature in which there is a better union of pleasure and amusement.'-Monthly Magazine, January and July 1821.
• Time's Telescope blends something of the character which belongs to the Literary Pocket Book with that of a general Almanack ; but at the same time possessing features different from either of these and peculiar to itself, and being altogether much more useful and compendious than both,'-Baldwin's London Mag., Feb. 1821.
Notices of Time's Telescope for 1820. • Time, not the world's Time, with wings besprinkled with cards, dice, and “at homes,”—but the Time of the Astronomer, the Naturalist, and the Historian, again opens his annual Magazin des Nouveautés; and we can safely assure those who may wish to become purchasers, that all the articles in this literary bazaar are well selected, and of the first quality. This pleasing volume is well adapted for Schools, either as a class-book, or the reward of merit.'-Gentleman's Magazine, Dec. 1819.
« This elegantly printed volume is adinirably calculated for the important purpose of forming the taste and correcting the judgment of the rising generation. The respectable place which this book occupies in some established seminaries, will, doubtless, recommend it generally to the attention of such as are engaged in the business of instruction.'--Antijacobin Review, December 1819.
Notices of Time's Telescope for 1819. **While this annual companion and guide retains the respectable character which now belongs to it, no parlour window, school room, or private study, can well dispense with its presence.'-New Monthly Magazine, Feb. 1819.
• Time's Telescope presents us with a new view of the ensuing year. To give variety to an almanack has long been considered as impossible; yet this ingenious little work, by means of recent or passing events, by an appropriate new selection of Poetical Illustrations, and by a new Intro. duction, offers an amusing novelty, without departure from its original plan.'-Literary Gazette, Dec. 12, 1818.
- We cordially recommend this volume to the attention of persons of every age and taste, but particularly to the inquiring youth of both sexes.' Antijacobin Review for December 1817.
Time's Telescope for 1818 deserves the same praise, and is entitled to the same support and encouragement, which the former volumes have received from the public.'-British Critic for December 1817.
Notice of Time's Telescope for 1817. “We have already noticed the preceding volume of this amusing and instructive performance; and we have now little to add to or deduct from the encomiums which we deemed it our duty to pass on the contents of that part; the plan being still the same, and the execution and arrangement as nearly as possible on the same model. We shall not consider it as requisite for us to continue our report of this annual publication.'— Monthly Review for August 1817..
Notice of T'ime'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 entertain. ment. 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 in. crease the delight afforded by contemplating the works of Nature, and raise the mind to a devout admiration of the Divine Author.'-New Monthly Magazine, Jan. 1815.
Notices of Time's Telescope for 1814. • This work contains a great variety of very useful information, con. veyed 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 1813.
• 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 is a most useful and entertaining little work.'--Rev. 'T. Pruen's Illustration of the Liturgy.
W E are not egotists, but selfism is now so much the fashion, that we hope we shall stand excused, if for once we follow the multitude, and briefly tell our friends, according to the rule of most prefatory announcements, what are the merits of our volume. Know then, courteous reader, that in Time's Telescope for 1828, we promise you a Bijou that shall be worthy of reposing in a covering of blue Turkey or green Morocco, whichsoever you please ;-a Souvenir that shall remind you of by-gone times, of early loves, and matured friendships ;-an Amulet that shall charm away care and sorrow from your brow ;--a Pledge of Friendship, which you may safely present to an admired female, or a promising youth just budding into the bloom of manhood;-a Winter's Wreath, for your Christmas parlour or your New
Year's Fête ;-a Forget-Me-Not, which shall bloom all the year round; and a KEEPSAKE, worthy of acceptance by all who deserve such a mark of esteem. And, as for Pictures—do not our numerous poetical sketches offer many a glowing scene, which, like that represented in Gray's Plano-Convex Mirror, were it realized on canvass, would make the fortune of the artist who should succeed in fixing the vivid colours of the poet's high imaginations ?
Such is Time's Telescope; or rather such have we attempted to make it: we do not aim to rival those brilliant and coruscant gems, in the shape of • Etrennes,'