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“ The Mechanics' Magazine (most ably edited by Mr. Robertson) has, from its establishment,
KNIGHT AND LACEY,
AND WESTLEY AND TYRRELL, DUBLIN.
The still increasing success which attends our humble endeavours, to enlighten the minds, and stimulate the inventive powers, of the productive classes of the community, is a source of many gratifying reflections. It serves to assure us, not only that we continue to perform an acceptable service satisfactorily, but that it must, even already, be conferring its benefits on the nation. Mechanical invention, and not mere labour, is the great source of national wealth; and in proportion as we have contributed to rouse the former into action, and to assist its efforts, we must have substantially advanced the latter. Labour, to be productive of abundance, must be skilfully directed. “ The simple labourer,” as Dr. Alderson, the enlightened and respected President of the Hull Mechanics