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| A Complete Guide to the Almanack :
CONTAINING AN EXPLANATION
Saints' Days and Holidays;
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF BRITISH HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES,
EXISTING AND OBSOLETE RITES AND CUSTOMS,
SKETCHES OF COMPARATIVE CHRONOLOGY,
IN EVERY MONTH;
COMPRISING REMARKS ON THE PHENOMENA OF THE CELESTIAL BODIES :
THE NATURALIST'S DIARY;
EXPLAINING THE VARIOUS
With numerous Engravings on Wood,
23, Paternoster Row.
Time's Telescope, after a reign of sixteen years, enters upon its seventeenth with confident hopes of deserving and obtaining a continuance of the favours it has so long received. The utility of such a work it would be needless to expatiate upon, after the reception it has met with from the public, and the encomiums passed upon it by men of science, critics, and the public press in general.
It has been the sedulous endeavour of the Editor to vary as much as possible the contents of this from all former volumes, and he believes that scarce a single passage will be found that has appeared in any previous page of the Telescope.
In the Poetical Department appear many of the most talented writers of the day; and several of no mean abilities, whose names have not hitherto graced this work.
Our Astronomical Friends, we feel assured, will derive much gratification, as well as information, from the portion of the volume devoted to that science, the whole of which has been furnished by Mr. J. T. Barker, whose able papers on “ Celestial Phenomena,” in the Literary Gazette, have obtained universal approbation.
Thenumerous wood-cuts interspersed throughout, while they add to the pleasing appearance of the volume, contribute also to its value by recording some scenes of interest to the lovers of literature and science ,