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THE annual volumes of Time's Telescope have experienced so large a share of public favour, and its plan and object are now so well known, that we shall merely point out the prominent features of our researches for the year 1818.
In the ASTRONOMICAL OCCURRENCES, besides the usual explanation of the various phenomena of the heavens, will be found, Observations on the Transits of Venus ; the Distances, Magnitudes, Motions, &c. of the Heavenly Bodies ; the Rotation of the Sun, Moon, &c.; the Elements of the Planetary Orbits; the Satellites of the Planets ; the Motion and Aberration of Light; and Particulars of the Comets which appeared in '1807 and 1811.
The REMARKABLE Days afford some additional Notices of Antiquities, Manners, and Customs ; the COMPARATIVE CHRONOLOGY includes the Biography of many eminent Men recently deceased ; and great part of the Remarks and Poetical Illustrations in the NATURALIST'S DIARY are entirely new,
The OUTLINES of GEOLOGY and MINERALOGY are connected with the Elements of Botany and Zoology in Time's Telescope for 1816 and 1817, and serve to complete our view of the three great Kingdoms of Nature,
To several valuable Correspondents the Author has to return his best thanks for their useful hints and communications.
- LONDON, November 15, 1817.
Notices of Time's Telescope for 1814. • We cheerfully give to “ T'ime'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 ivformation, 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 1813.
This is a valuable compilation.'--Supplement to Gentleman's Magazine for December 1813.
6 « 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.
Ön 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 Teaden armour of stupidity.' - Commercial Magazine for Febrúary 1814.