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Engraved for the Chemical Essays from an ancient Portrait in possession of the Author.
The barren wildernefs he past.
Did on the very border stand
Of the blest promis'd land,
And from the mountains top of his exalted wit.
But Life did never to one man allow
PRINCIPALLY RELATING TO
THE ARTS AND MANUFACTURES
THE BRITISH DOMINIONS.
BY SAMUEL PARKES, F.L.S. M.R.I. F.S.A. Ed.
Member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland,
Member of the Imperial Natural History Society of Moscow,
Honorary Member of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall,
The Agricultural Societies of Philadelphia and Massachusetts, and
The Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester; the Academy
THE CHEMICAL CATECHISM, THE RUDIMENTS OF CHEMISTRY,
THE SECOND EDITION,
Greatly enlarged, and illustrated with twenty-four Plates, of Machinery
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR ;
AND PUBLISHED BY BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY,
THE FIRST EDITION.
NOTHING can be of more importance to the people of a manufacturing country than the cultivation of a taste for philosophical and chemical inquiries. Manufactories cannot be conducted without the employment of a variety of artificial as well as natural productions, and it behoves the workmen as well as their employers, to become acquainted with the intimate nature and properties of the respective materials on which they have occasion to operate.
To enable such persons to pursue these investigations with advantage, it is requisite that they should not only possess a knowledge of the elements of chemical science, but acquire also a constant habit of observing the effects which different bodies