Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 1 (1828), 123–24.




Introduction; Extract

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Anon 1810


Education, Amusement, Piety, Wonder, Physics, Machinery, Chemistry, Astronomy, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Electricity

    Considers that instructive literature 'safely fills up leisure, and honourably adorns life'. It is particularly important for the Christian, who 'should be able to meet the world at its own weapons'. It is urged: 'We should [...] fulfil the ends of our creation, by employing our highest natural gift—viz. our reason'. The 'amusement and unceasing pleasure which knowledge gives' is described in relation to various branches of physical science. Examples are given of the gratification afforded 'by tracing resemblances and relations between things which to common apprehension seem widely different'. (123)

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