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 wotk,
which is as varied as it is amusing.' â€” Mvseum, June 7, 1823.
* The sustained excellence and improving reputation of this agree-
able 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.' â€” St, Jame8*$ Chronicle, Decem-
ber 10, 1822.
* Of all the annual publications of the present day, numerous aÂ»
they are, there is not one that we long so much tOvsee as Time's
Telescope; for there is none, from which, in times past, we have
derived greater pleasure and profit. Its reputation is now so fully
established, tb at it stands in no need of any recommendation from
us, or it should certainly have it. We scarcely know a work in
which the utile and the dulce are more happily blended.' â€” New Evan-
gelical Magazine, December 1822.
'This is a well-conducted annual work.'â€” ilforniYM Posf, Decern-
ber 19, 1822.
. *â– 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 attained 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.' â€” Literary Chronicle, Decem-
* This is ain entertaining and instructive annual work.' â€” Bell*^
WeehUf Me$tenger, December 29, 1823.
< Time's Telescope has certainly been furnished this year with an
additional number of lenses, bright, clear, and achromatic; so that
we are enabled to view, with distinctness and pleasure, the various
objects that are set before us. Of the naturâ‚¬tl pictures here held up
to view we can scarcely speak in. too warm terms of commendation.
The lutroduction on the habits, economy, and uses of British Insects,
! Notices qf Time's Telescope for 1823.
is original and amusing ; and the â€¢ description of Astronomical In-
straments is concise and clear. With the Ode to Time, by Mr. .Bar-
ton, we have been greatly pleased, and indeed the whole volume is
one which we can cordially recommend. The Editor is entitled to tlÂ»e
highest praise for his laborious collections in poetry, biography, and
the facta of natural history ; the last is, at all times, a pleasing and
delightful study, and which cannot be' too much pressed upon the
attention of youth. In a word, this is the best volume of Time's
Telescope which has yet appeared.' â€” London JaumaicfArtif Deeai^
*We have repeatedly recommended this work to our readers, who
have a taste for scientific studies. The present volume contains a
vast variety of interesting matter.'â€” â€¢^uppZemen^ to EvangeUedlMiiÂ»-
forme /9r 1922.
* For the tenth time we meet this truly interesting compilation,
vhich seems to improve with every recurring year, and may be
j jastly said to afford a high intellectual treat to all who possess a
' love for literature . and science. We know not a volume, indeed,
even in the present productive state of the Periodical Press, which is
so well calculated as this, to excite in the youthful and ingenuous
mind a vivid and durable impression of the value of time, and of the
beauty, sublimity, and utility, of the mighty works of God. It is
evidently- the production of a man of great ingenuity and research;
for be has contrived, notwithstanding an apparent necessity for re*
petition in some of the details, to give to each succeeding volume,
and throagh every department of its contents, the charm of variety,
and the impress of novelty; a result which he has been enabled to
â€¢btain through a very happy use of the almost inexhaustible trea-
sures which are to be found in the diines of Philosophy and Natural
History, in the delightful stores of Biography and Literary Anecdote,
and in the curious mhtuHa of Manners, Customs, and Superstitions.
With.these he has mingled copious and judiciously selected iltdstra-
tions from our best poets, living as well as dead ; a feature in the
work which stamps it with a lively and endearing interest, and which
appears/ Indeed, in the volume before us, with singular attractions
for oar Sttfiblk readers, as it includes some highly finished effiJisions
from the moral pen of one who resides amongst them (Mr. B. Bar-'
ton), and who, whether regarded as a poet or a man, may ,be correctly
said to reflect honour, not only on the sect to which he more . pecaÂ«
liarly belongs, but on the country which has given him birth**â€”
Suffoik Chronicle, December 14, 1822.
* This work blends instruction with amusement, and presents a
conpilafcion of topics extremely well adapted to excite its yonnger
readers to further research, and to create in them a desire of scien-
tific and useful knowledge : it will amply repay a careful perusal.'â€”
MomOfy Ceneor, March 1^23.
' The season which brings to us almanacks, souvenirs, diaries, and
ail the other thousand red and blue-vested remembrancers of Time,
ii again come round, and has duly brought to us one amongst those
remeflftbrancers, which we value Car beyond its fellows, bec;iuse it is
NoUees qf HmeV Tehstopefaf 1823.
of a more iaU^Iectnal matureâ€” we mean Time's Telescope. This
work, wkidi bas now reached a teuth volame, does not, like many
works wtriek: have been long eontintted, exfaibit any signs of decay.
Oa the contrary, it is carefully edited, and tias received some im-
provements. In snch a volume as this, where thÂ« same ground must
be yearly travelled over again, it ,h 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 judg-
ment, and combine utility with amusement.' â€” Supplement to ArUts*%
Pocket Magazine, December 18B22.
ji I â– I â– 1 1 < I I - â– .. I â– i. I ' I â– â– .III I 11
Notices of T^meV Telescope for iS22.
* To look back with advantage, and forward with pleasutOy is the
sum and substance of human happiness ! Fortunate is he who can
do so ; and still more fortunate js ne who has this little work to assist
him in his retrospect and prospect^ thereby giving an additional
value to the time presient Whatever his pursuit, however muHiÂ£ari-
ous 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 kindÂ» In thia
selection, good taste is evident ; recapitulation has been avoided as
far as possible, without omitting necessary information j whilst the
author, without seeming to infringe in the slightest degree upon its
contemporary utility, has with ingenious propriety rendered it spe..
dficalty adapted to its place in the regular series of whichitfoxoEia
the ninth volume.' â€” New MonthUf Magazine^ Jan. 1822Â» _ .,
*â– With the reiurn of this period of the year, we have to notice the
recurring volume of Time's Telescope ft>r thet. year 182d; I6rthe
character of which it might be suflldent to refer to our remarks on
the previous volumest We find ibe same iadnstry and ingeoirity
displayed in the selection of aaecdotM and faets appropriate topar-
tieular days, and the same good taste in the eboice <rf the poetical
pieces, thickly interspersed through the pagea. It is unnecessary to
gÂ»y more of a work whieh has now passed several times under onr
notice, and whose merits are. so folly substantiated as to leave tfee
critic no further duty to perform.'â€” >ilfsfi^My Mmgmzme,Jmm, USS^
'We should have called this work Time's Kaleidoscope inslcead of
Time's Telescope, for at every turn of a' page it presents the reader
with a new and agreeable eombioation of form, colour, and materiaL
But, while it resembles, it also surpasses that curious instrnment, in-
asmuch as its express object and tendency is to blend inBtruoti6n
with amusement, and to make the one as attractive as theo>ther. We
observe that the pages of this useful miscellany are diligently en-
riched from the.leading publications of the times, ^rtiich are referred
to in a manner honourable to the parties quoting them, and valimbki^
to readers who may wish additional information on the subjects thÂ«s
brought to their notice. Taken altogether. Time's Telescope ia 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 impravini^
studies ; it is exceedingly various ^ it is full of hints for thinking^ and
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it is honest and unprejudiced. From the child of fi^e years of age
to the mature of fifty, it will afford both entertainment and Intel-
Ugence.'r-Zilerary Gazette, Ike. 1, 1821.
'When so many attempts ar6 made to corrupt the minds of the
rising generation, through the medium of elementary books of in-
struction, it affords us pleasure to be able to recommend an attrac-
tive work, which id entirely free from the taint of bad principles.
Time*s Telescope is an agreeable miscellany, worthy of the atten-
tion of all classes of readers, but particularly of intelligent young
persons, to whom it will convey much useful and entertaining in-
formaition 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 thev will cordially applaud.'â€” -Ifestevaii Methodkt Magtunnef
January 1833, No, 1, Vol l,N.S,
*The style of this book is uniformly neat and appropriate. The
infomaation which the Editor gives on each subject is correct ; it is
ample, without being prolix; and it is occasionally enlivened by
good extracts from our best poets. One thing more must be said of
Time's Telescope, â€” 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.*â€” ilriws'* Pocket Magazine, Dec. 1821.
Notices of lime's Telescope for 1821.
* Time fiies so rapidly, that a Telescope becomes necessary to look
at him when past, and is not less amusmg to examine him as he ap-
proaches. Time also is that which we can never reform, but still we
may improve it : and if it be a mark of wisdom to make the most
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 dknost every day in the year is good for
something,. 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 ?â€” he who wishes to turn his Te-
lescope on human events, or on the Heavens ;â€” he who wishes to be
directed, agreeably to the season, in his'observations of nature, en-
Hveued . and illustrated by apt quotations from our best poets ; or
who^ in short, wishes to know what time mas and will be, cannot fail
of gratifying his curiosity by a reference to this useful little parlour-
windOw 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 â€¢
is far from being a twice-told tale : even if it were only for the very
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popular mode in which the interesting subject of Ornithology is
treated, rendering it perfectly intelligible to youthful capacities,
whilst older readers may find much that they have forgotten. In
shorty we wish it, and our readers, a happy new year ! ' â€” Svn, JDe~
cember 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 amusements' â€”
Monthly Magazine, January and JiUy 1821.
' Time's Telescope blends something of the character which be-
longs 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.' â€” Baldmm*$ London Mag^j Feb. 1821.
Notices of Timers Telescope for 1820.
* TiMEi not the world's Time, with wings besprinkled with cards,
dice, and at ** homes," â€” but the Time of the Astronomer, the Natu-
ralist, and the Historian, again opens his annual Magâ‚¬urin den Nou^
veauUsi and we can safely assure those who may wish to become
purchasers, that all the articles in this literary bazaar are well se-
lected, and of the first quality. This pleasing volume is well
adapted for Schools, either as a class-book, or the reward of merit.'
â€” Gentleman^i Magazine, Ike. 1819.
'This 'elegantly printed volume is admirably calculated for the
important purpose of forming the taste and correcting the judgment
of the rising generation. The retpectahle place which this hook occu-
pies in some established seminaries, will, doubtlesb, recommend it ge-
nerally to the attention of such as are engaged in the business of
. instruction. '-*ilnft;aco6m Review, December 1819.
* We hail with pleasure the annual re-appearance of Time's l>ele-
scope, which presents, in an easy, popular style, with judicious
arrangement, clear and copious illustrations of almost every day in
the Calendar, not only in regard to Saints' Days and Holidays, but
also memorable events of the earliest times down to the passing
year. The Naturalist's Diary for each month is interesting to all
classes, for the specific information it contains^ as well as for the
pleasing view it affords of God's Providence at all seasons. He wbo
takes up this little volume must be wiser, and perhaps better, before
he lays it down.'-.6^n, Jan. 18, 1820.
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 prescQce.'â€” ^eiu Monthljf
Magazine^ Feh. 1819.
Notices of Time's Tekfcopefor 1819.
" â– ' Â» â– â– â– â– m > â€¢
*Time*s Telescope presents us with anew view of the ensuing year.
To gire variety to an almanack has long been considered as impos-
sible ; yet this ingenious little work, by means of recent or passing
events, by an appropriate new selection of Poetical Illustrations,
and by a new Introduction, offers an amusing novelty, without de-
parture from its original plan.' â€” LUerary Gazette^ Dee. 13, 1818.
* We have here an old friend with a new face, no less than old
Time with a new Telescope, pointed at the Almanack for 1819 ; and
discovering new beauties in ttiis often consulted, but, generally speak-
ing, ill-understood publication. This is the sixth appearance of
Time's Telescope ; and it seems to be equally rich in entertainment
with any of the series. We have often noticed this ' attendant bark*
upon the good ship * Almanack.' Long may the author * pursue the
triumph and partake theprofiV which attaches to its more successlnl
com]^mou.* - Gewtleman'8Magazineyl)eceniher 1818.
' Time's Telescope, ever various, ever new, is puhUehed with the
Almanacks, and should be ptirckated with them, for we know of no
better or more entertaining companion to these annual time-books.'
^-AtUvfacobin Review, December 1818.
Notify of June's Telescope for 1818.
* We cordially recommend thisvolume to the attention of persons
of every age and taste, but particularly to the inquiring youth of
both 6eiLeÂ».^-^Awiii<uohki Review for December 1817.
' Time's Telescope for 1818 deserves the same praise, and is en-
titled to the same support and encouragement, which the former vo-
lumes have received from the public.'â€” Brifis^ Critic for December
Notices 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.' â€” Monthly Review for Augtut 1817.
^Hie Almanack, in order to be reduced to a cheap and convenient
fonii,ha8^ecome so enigmatical, that a more enlarged explanation of
its (intents and references is very desirable ; and such w the purpose
of the Time's Telescope, which appears to us to be executed in a very
amusing way, and the Astronomical portion of it is prepared evir
dently by a person of science.' â€” Critical Review for December 1816.
^.Thereis in this volume an excellent Introduction to the ** PrinÂ»
ciples of Zoology," quite etudded with poetical citations ; and a co-
itus index is added to the whole series. In point of quantity and
quality, indeed, the present is fully equal, if not superior, to any of
liie preceding volumes ; and our readers wiH not readily find a more
attractive' " Hew Year*$ Present" for their juvenile friends, which,
while it acquaints them with the pleasing wonders of Nature, teaches
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them, at the same time, that all these << are but the varied Gos." â€” .
Geniletnan*8 Magazine for December 1816.
Notices qf Time's Telescope far 1816.
* Time's Telescope is compiled with skill and judgment, and con-
tains much desirable miscellaneous information, and many interest-,
ing and instructive sketches, particularly on some parts of Natural
History. We recommend this work to the attention of our juvenile
readers, who will find it an agreeable and instructive companion.' â€”
Monthly Review for Novemher 1816.
< We are. glad to see that the Editors of this useful work find en-
couragement to continue it annually, and that the articles it con-
tains increase in their interest.'â€” GenflemanV Magazine for ilu-
^ A very entertaining and useful compendium of multifarious lore.'
'^Eeleetic Review for Jamwry 1817.
Notices qf Time's Telescope for 1815.
* We never met with a compilation better calculated for thfe use
of families, and to serve as a portable companion for young persons,
than this elegant little volume, which abounds with valuable in-
formation on subjects of general interest, and with a pleasing variety
of rational entertainment. ^ The book is written in a popular style,
the articles are selected with great judgment from the best autiio-
rities ; and while the scientific illustrations tend to quicken curio-
sity, the reflections interspersed with the extracts, occasionally
given from the most charming of our poets, will increase the
delight afforded by contemplating the works of nature, and raise
the mind to a devout admiration of the Divine Author.'^rNeio
Monthly Magazine^ Jan, 1815.
* The work before us supplies accurate, though popular, instruc-
tion on a variety of topics. It is written in a correct and tasteful
style, enlivened by many exquisite quotations firom the poets of
the day ; and is interspersed with such reflections as flow naturally
from ike conviction' that knowledge, to be extensively beneficial,
either to its possessor or to others, must be purified by religion,
manifested in benevolence, and consecrated to Qod,'-^Eclectic Re-
view for February 1815.
Notices qf Time' s Telescope for 1814.
* This work contains a great variety of very useful information,
conveyed in a most pleasing manner. We cannot hesitate to pro-
nounce that it will be popular. It deserves to be so j and it has to^
many attractions, for every kind of taste, to be overlooked. It wilt
form a delightful as well as instructive present for young personirat
Christmas.'â€” j9ri^/i CriOe for DeeeiiAer 1813.
* We cheerfully give to. Time's Telescope our warmest recoiA-
mendation ad a pleasing and sc^fe book for the rising generation.'^-
Eclectie Review for February \S14,
'This is a most useful and entertaining little warkÂ»*^Rev, T.
Pruen?$ HhutratioH of the liturgy.
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On opening the twelfth annual exhibition qf our
Literary Picture-Gallery, we may be allowed,
perhaps, to expatiate a little upon its contents; pat"
iicularly to those who may now visit our collection
for the first time: and we feel more disposed to do
this at the present moment, from the increased and
still increasing number of our friends and patrons^
as welt as from the very flattering terms in which our
labours continue to be noticed by the cognoscenti in
In the present volume (and may we not say as much
of our preceding tomes? J will be found tnany first-
rate specimens of British talent; â€” compori^toit^ that
emulate the truth and energy q/* Michel- Agnoloâ€”<Aâ‚¬
beauty and divinity of tLaSsLelle â€” the grace and har-
mony of the Caraccis : â€” and, to descend from the mys-
teries and sublimities of heaven to the interesting won"
ders of our terrene globe, â€” here are birds and insects,
all painted after nature by the most eminent artists;
â€” ^flower-pieces almost equal to Van Huysom's; â€”
landscapes k la, Cl9L\ide - a few. choice Hobbimas; â€”
san^e of the chefs d'osuvres of Metza Mieris and Ge-
rard Houw ;-^humorous and characteristic sceties of
* olden time* in the style of Tcniers, Braawer, and
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Ostade ;â€” and vivid portraitures of men and manners
' living as they rise/ by contemporary masters of the
To drop the metaphor â€” success has been, and ever
will be, with us, a fresh stimulus to exertion^ and we
think the present volume a sufficient proof of pur
anxiety to deserve the encouragement we have re-
ceived: we allude particularly to the Introduction^
containing 'A Brief History op English Sa-
cred Poetry*â€” a subject of deep interest, and as
yet untouched by dny preceding writer. Among the
other novelties may be mentioned, some interesting
ornithological sketches by our valued correspondent
from the Banks of the Severn-^ Memoirs of several
Mying Authorsâ€” and someVLighia to Paraassus not yet
viewed through any 'Telescope/ And, as it has
always been our plan to mix the useful unth the
agreeable, an ' Account of the principal Culinaihf
Vegetables,* with anecdotes illustrative of their several
qualities, and directions as to their mode of culture,
forms one of the entremdts of our literary repa$t. fVe
have also, this year, increased the number of our em-
bellishments â€” and, beside the allegorical frontispiece,
which uHU speak for itself, we have added an interest-
ihg FdC'Simile, â€” and what, we think, will be accept-
able to all, - -a Christmas Carol, written expressly
for this work by the Author of the Introduction, and
set to music by an eminent composer.
Nov. ^2, 1834.
INQUISITION OF THJB YEAR;
^n SntroDfuctortif )9oem
FOU THE TWfiLFTH VOLUME OF TIME'S TELESCOPE,