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and his work to pablic patronage. There is, indeed, amusement of all kinds, and for all ages, in this Annual Repository. The testimonies of the several Reviews, Magazines, and Public Journals, in favour of the former volumes, are equally applicable to the present. Time's Telescope is indeed, as stated, A GUIDE TO THE ALMANACK, and every thing relating to each month of the year is introduced to illustrate every important circumstance or character with which each month is respectively connected.' -Sun, Jan. 1825.
This work is really what it has been pronounced to be, a “ felicitous conception;" and, notwithstanding the pretensions of its more showy competitors for public favour, most of whom have taken a few lenses from Time's Telescope to fit up their instruments with, it holds a distinguished place among the various Etrennes of the New Year. It happily combines the useful with the agreeable, and is well fitted to assist in forming the taste and guiding the conduct of youth of both sexes, as well as to instruct and amuse those of maturer years.'-New Monthly Mag., Dec. 1824.
• Time's Telescope for 1825 is, in all respects, worthy a niche beside its highly patronized ancestors. The philosopher of nature will here behold the shifting scenery of earth's fair form delightfully pic. tured before him. He may be led, month by month, through the delightful changes of the seasons, even by his fireside; and when he is roaming through the real beauties of existence, he will find it a most valuable vade-mécum and instructor. The horticulturist will realize much gratification, if not instruction, in perusing a new fea. ture of this productiou, namely, a “ Treatise on Culinary Vegetables," so ably and judiciously written as to render it peculiarly interesting to every one who either delights to convert his little garden into an Eden of promise and fruitfulness, or who prides himself in the choice vegetable viands of his table. The florist, likewise, may turn to its pages for amusement and profit, and that not in vain; indeed, it were a matter of some labour to prove to whom the work would not be interesting, beneficial, and companionable. The account of the various fasts and festivals of the church, and the explanation of old manners and customs, must be peculiarly interesting to all classes of readers.' --Suffolk Chronicle, Jan. 4, 1825.
This volume must be seen and perused before it can be duly appreciated. It is a publication which youth will peruse with delight, reaping at the same time lasting advantage; while mature years will refer to it with pleasure, either to refresh the memory, in quest of new information, or as the means of awakening agreeable recollections; and we do with confidence state, that, at present, we do not recollect a production of the press, of equal size, in which the utile and the dulce are more agreeably and judiciously blended. We do, therefore, most sincerely and heartily recommend Time's TeleSCOPE ; not only to parents, guardians, and instructors of youth, but also as a proper volume for the family parlour, and the gentleman's library.'--Stirling Journal, March 24, 1825.
• We do not hesitate to pronounce the plan of this work a “felicitous conception;" but as it is much easier to plan than to execute, we must do the Editor the justice to say, that he deserves unqualified praise for industrious research and judicious selection. The numerous poetical flowers, with which it is both ornamented and enriched, evince the purity of his literary and moral taste. Like the bee, he has roved abroad and at home, collecting his treasures from the rich blossoms in the cultivated garden, and the wild flowers in the pathless desert; always, with becoming candour and modesty, acknowledging the field from whence he culled his sweets; by which, those who are pleased with his banquet, know the sources from which he catered. He deserves still higher praise, for the pure and exalted strain of rational piety which pervades the work; the sublime notions of the Great First Cause, which are every where inculcated ; and throughout the whole an obvious tendency to render the wisdom and goodness of the Deity conspicuous, in his works of creation and providence.
"To decorate the path which leads to the Temple of Knowledge with evergreen shrubs, and amaranthine flowers, of endless variety, and of pleasing fragrance, which stimulate the senses to still farther exertion, yet without one blossom of a noxious quality, is so highly laudable, that he who can accomplish this, to use the phrase which was once prostituted, “ deserves well of his country; and is the friend of all rauks, from the monarch on his throne, to the peasant in his cottage; for Knowledge is the hand-maid of Wisdom, who makes peaceable subjects and good members of society... ! Now, we do think that Time's Telescope has a direct tendency to promote all this ; for amidst the almost infinite number of publications, of miscllaneous information, and for inciting a spirit of inquiry and deeper investigation in youth, without aught that can contaminate the mind, we know not one better adapted than that of which we write; no one that a father could with greater safety place in the family parlour; or a friend present in its season, with more sa, tisfaction and credit to himself. In all schools and seminaries of education, where English books are awarded as prizes for meritorious application, Time's Telescope should have a place among those distributed; and we have no hesitation in saying, that, nine times out of ten, it would be highly esteemed.
• But it is also deserving of a place in the libraries of “ grave and reverend seniors," as a book of reference, in Chronology, Biography, Antiquities, and obsolete Customs, and in almost every branch of Natural History: while he who formerly delighted to climb the airy steep, or brush the dewy lawn, rejoicing in “each rural sight, each rural sound,” now confined to his elbow chair, with his gouty foot resting on a cushioned stool, will wipe his spectacles, and in perusing the Naturalist's Diary, alternately smiling and sighing, will think of the joys and friendship of auld lang syne; and like the Greenwich or Chelsea pensioner, reading a narrative of the campaigns in which he served, will, for a moment, live his youthful days again.'-Literary Olio, No. 12.
"Time's Telescope is really so meritorious a work, that we cannot refuse it the meed of a willing gift,-unfeigned praise. Like its ten predecessors, this eleventh annual volume is an entertaining and well-selected miscellany from the good things of past literature, together with original productions of congenial character.'-Literary Gazette, Nov. 20, 1823.
This work displays the same pleasing variety as was exhibited in the former volumes. It is one of those delightful books which is al. ways welcome to us.'-Literary Chronicle, Nov. 29, 1823.
This useful and agreeable little work, which is at once an annual and a perennial in the garden of periodical literature, has now reached the eleventh year of its revival, and yet still appears under a pew aspect. It is another yet the same'-"an old friend with a new face" and yet the better, instead of the worse on that account.'New Monthly Magazine, Jan. 1, 1824.
"We have more than once noticed the former volumes of this very agreeable miscellany, and we must do the ingenious Editor the justice to repeat, that his eleventh volume is by no means inferior in point of merit or variety to its predecessors. The work is, indeed, kept up with great spirit, and no pains have been spared to render it as useful as it is entertaining.'—Eclectic Review, Jan. 1, 1824.
"This volume, like its ten elder brethren, cannot fail of proving a very acceptable annual present. The Editor deserves commendation for considerable tact in selecting what is not only entertaining at the moment, but useful in affording solid information-and, what is highly praiseworthy, likely to lead the mind from Nature up to Nature's God.'- Gentleman's Magazine, December 1823.
"The number of Time's Telescope for the ensuing year is quite equal to its predecessors: there is no work of the kind with which we are acquainted, that contains such a variety of apposite and interesting matter: it is a work at once remarkable for ingenuity and industry.'-— Times, Nov. 22, 1823.
. We have given the title-page of this work almost at full length, in order that those of our readers who were not induced by our account of the two preceding volumes (for 1822 and 1823) to form a personal acquaintance with it, may at once perceive its nature ! and may be prepared, by a bill of fare so very inviting to the mental ap. petite, for that feast of varied information and entertainment which it provides. The execution, we can assure them, does justice to the plan of this very interesting publication; and continues to be highly creditable to the elegant taste and literary diligence of the respectable compiler. We cordially renew our former recommendations of it, especially to young persons of education and intelligence.'-Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine, January 1824.
"This annual repository is replete with useful and pleasing historical and antiquarian illustrations of the Calendar.'-Encyclopedia Metropolitana, art. CALENDAR.
• It is not merely an erudite and intelligent companion to the Almanack of the year, but it brings before its readers many important novelties in science; while the present volume is enriched by an able view of Physical Geography, and particularly by some curious facts resulting from the New Voyage of Discovery in the Arctic Regions.' -Monthly Magazine, Dec. 1, 1823.
The character of Time's Telescope is maintained by undiminished and even improved excellence. “We have still the same judicious selection of the subjects, best calculated to afford innocent amusement at the present hour, adorned and rendered valuable by those moral and religious principles which lay the foundation of enduring virtue and happiness.'-St. James's Chronicle, Jan. 10, 1824.
• We have, for some years past, annually called the attention of our readers to this entertaining and instructive publication; and we have, on former occasions, borne our testimony to its merits in terms so unequivocal and decisive, that we may be allowed to excuse ourselves, in the present instance, from saying more in its favour, than that the volume before us ably supports the high honours which have been gained by its predecessors.' -New Evangelical Magazine, Jan. 1824.
• C'est le onzieme volume d'un ouvrage qui se publie annuellement sous ce titre. Un choix bien fait des meilleurs morceaux de litterature qui ont paru dans l'année, et quelques productions originales qui ne manquent pas de merite, recommandent ce livre aux lecteurs curieu.r de suivre et de comparer les progrès que font les Anglais dans les belleslettres avec ceux de leurs roisins.' --Revue Encyclopedique; Aôut 1824.
Notices of Time's Telescope for 1823. If the times are not better, still it must be owned that their Telescope is improving annually. Indeed, we think this little work deserves peculiar credit for its constant variety, whilst still preserving the original plan on which it started.'-Nem Monthly Magazine, December 1822
We have now had the gratification of approving the design and execution of this useful annual work for ten succeeding years; and can safely assert that the present volume is inferior to none of its predecessors. Novelty has been so studiously considered, that each volume is almost entirely a new work. The poetical selections are numerous and judiciously introduced.'- Gentleman's Magazine, De. cember 1822.
"We are acquainted with no annual work which has united so many suffrages in its favour as 'Time's Telescope. The present pubJication does not derogate from the character of its predecessors, but is indeed an agreeable and instructive miscellany.'- Lilerary Ga. zrite, December 7, 1822.
This ingenious work is really worthy of public attention.'-John Bull, December 27, 1822.
This publication will convey, to young persons of intelligence and education, much entertaining and useful inforniation, without that
corrupting admixture of unsound principles, or improper allusions, by which so large a portion of the current literature of our times is unhappily debased.'-- Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine, Jan. 1823
This is an entertaining and iustructive annual work.'-Courier, December 24, 1822.
• We have often had occasion to notice the periodical appearance of this useful work; in the variety and amusing quality of its contents, we know few works which can bear a comparison with Time's Telescope. We notice, with particular commendation, the poetical taste of the Editor, who has selected from the fugitive verses of the day many very beautiful and interesting specimens. The scientific department is got up with the same fidelity and cleverness which distinguished the former numbers of Time's Telescope.'— Monthly Magazine, Jan. 1823.
This is a very amusing book, and full of information on a variety of common-place topics, which people have in their mouths every day, and yet contrive to be profoundly ignorant of to the latest hour of their existence. History, antiquities, obsolete rites, biography, and a naturalist's diary, are only the prominent features of the work, which is as varied as it is amusing.'- Museum, June 7, 1823.
• The sustained excellence and improving reputation of this agreeable and highly useful series, afford a gratifying illustration of the extent, depth, and richness, of the resources of English literature ; and of the sure reward which attends the exercise of industry and judgment in exploring them. The present volume fully supports the character of its predecessors ; and saying this, we are not aware that we could give it a higher praise.'-St. James's Chronicle, December 10, 1822.
Of all the annual publications of the present day, numerous as they are, there is not one that we long so much to see as Time's Telescope ; for there is none, from which, in times past, we have de. rived greater pleasure and profit. Ils reputation is now so fully established, that it stands in no need of any recommendation from us, or it should certainly have it. We scarcely know a work in which the ulile and the dulce are more happily blended.'- New Evangelical Magazine, December 1822.
This is a well-conducted annual work.'- Morning Post, December 19, 1822.
• Dr. Herschel, with his gigantic telescope of forty feet, could only examine the heavens, and trace the planetary orbs in their course ; the author of Time's Telescope does much more, for he not only searches the starry heavens with microscopic ken, but spreads the whole earth before us, and penetrates to "the waters under the earth." Indeed, he unfolds the whole book of nature, and revels in its choicest productions. Time's Telescope has now attaiued a standing of ten years, during which time it has progressively increased in merit and reputation, presenting the same interesting variety, the same novelty. and the same good taste, which first distinguished it. In short, it is a book which no person who wishes for amusement or information on a variety of subjects should be without.'-Literary Chronicle, December 7, 1822.