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FOR

1817;

OR,

A Complete Guide to the Almanack:

CONTAINING AN EXPLANATION

OF

SAINTS' DAYS AND HOLIDAYS;

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF BRITISH HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES,
NOTICES OF OBSOLETE RITES AND CUSTOMS,
AND SKETCHES OF

COMPARATIVE CHRONOLOGY.

Astronomical Occurrences

IN EVERY MONTH;

COMPRISING REMARKS ON THE PHENOMENA OF THE CELESTIAL BODIES:
AND

THE NATURALIST'S DIARY;

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TIME, ever on the wing, now invites his readers to an examination of his fourth Annual TELEscope,' and begs to assure them that his eye does not wax dim, or his arm grow weary with holding the instrument; the very favourable reception of his labours having stimulated inquiry, and encouraged researches—the fruits of which constitute no small part of the attractions of the present volume.

Among these novelties and varieties, will be found much that will facilitate the studies of the ASTRONOMICAL STUDENT-a mass of curious particulars on subjects of NATURAL HISTORY-numerous interesting Sketches of COMPARATIVE CHRONOLOGY-and a popular Introduction to the PRINCIPLES OF Zoo

LOGY.

The poetical citations, decorative and illustrative, which are scattered with a lavish hand throughout this year's Telescope, are, with a few trifling exceptions, entirely new, and compose some of the choicest gems in English Poesy, both antient and modern.

The present and three former volumes are now rendered still more accessible and useful by an INDEX, which has been added, principally, at the request of some valuable Correspondents; to whom the Editor returns his best thanks for this and other useful hints and communications.

LONDON, November 18, 1816.

Notices of Time's Telescope for 1814.

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1813.

"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.

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'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 im portant and useful knowledge, must be strongly encased in the leaden armour of stupidity. Commercial Magazine for Febru ary 1814.

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