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plete Guide to the Almanack:
ONTAINING AN EXPLANATION
nts Days and Holidays;
STRATIONS OF BRITISH HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES,
CS OF COMPARATIVE CHRONOLOGY,
REMARKS ON THE PHENOMENA OF THE CELESTIAL BODIES:
The Naturalist's Diary:
he peculiar object of this Annual Compendium sico-Theology to show that the BOOK OF E is only to be studied to advantage by the parallel passages in the BooK OF REVELA-that 'stars teach as well as shine;'-that' all and birds, all fishes and insects, are for food to for ornament, for instruction, for variety, and , and for religion;'-that whether we wander h the daisied meadow, or by the shell-strewn ☛s of the ever-rolling ocean, we every where disevidence of a Deity:-that the flowers which , and the fruits which enrich, every successive n, indicate alike the wisdom and the beneficence e CREATOR; that every blade of grass has a il meaning; and, in short, that all may, if they take the pains or rather the pleasure of searching, Find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.
hoice specimens of Biography and Anecdote, gleanfrom the rich harvest-field of the great reaper TIME, intertwined with the 'everlasting flowers' of Poesy, usual, form the ornamental parts of the table on ich our Feast of Reason' is displayed.
Finally, the plan of directing the attention to particular dates or days of the week, will, it is conceived, materially tend to excite the curiosity, even of the most careless among our youthful readers; and if, by so doing, we enable each day or week to bring its mite to the Treasury of Knowledge, the annual amount may become important in the estimation of those who feel the benefit of growing rich in this current coin of the realm of Intellect.
The Editor returns thanks to his Correspondents, and solicits a continuation of their valuable favours; particularly observations on the appearances of Nature in every month, in various parts of the kingdom, and curious and important facts in British Zoology.