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Death of Herod,
856 Spring, 452,....Star, 861,....Storm,. 178
1037 | THOUGHTS during a Storm at midnight, 859
Elegy to the memory or Laura R- 842
948 Advice on playing the Pianoforte,.... 863
860 Amulet; or Christian Remembrancer,.. 1130
451 Analogy of Religion, by J. Butler, 544
-addressed to two Infant Daughters, 931 Bunyan Explained to a Child,
written on a leaf of Don Juan, 940 | Christian Philosopher, by T. Dick, 748
Passions and Emotions, or choice sweets, 647
Minstrel, by J. Marsden,.. 946
82 Excursions to the mountains of Pied-
Planet Venus, to the,.....
939 | Exercises on the Globes and Maps, 1051
Praise, 552, .Prospect of Life, 553 Fletcher's Discourse at Weigh-house
273 Gaide for young Disciples, by J. G.
Religion, address to, ...
Roined Abbey, 742, .....Sigb, 82 HACKNEY Coach, &c. Pocket Compa-
Sin, 1035,.... Skeleton, speech of a, 191
741 Harriet and her Scholars,
Sol torned recluse,
547 History of the English General Baptists, 556
Solar System, 549,......Soliloquy, 81
of Scotland, Greece, Rome, &c, 959
1054 Protestant Reformation Vindicated, by
757 SACRED Harp, hy S. Bromley,... 855
567 Saints' Everlasting Rest, by Fawcett... 1129
Natural History, ........94, 854
285 Select Museum of the World, by Hula
751 Stranger at Home, by Thos. Martin,... 855
465 of Modern Days, by Eliz. Barber, 469
1053 Two mothers, or memoirs of the last
368 Whisper to a new-married pair,.... 658
of James Arminius, D.D. 1038
1047 | Writer's clerk, or the bamours of the
PLATES IN VOL. VII.
113 8. Right Rev. John Fisher, DD., 685
305 10. Henry Fuseli, .
OR, COMPENDIUM OF RELIGIOUS, MORAL, & PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE.
“ READING IS THE CIRCULATING MEDIUM OF INTELLECTUAL COMMERCE."
(1 25. MEMOIR OP GEORGE BIRKBECK, M.D. / mitting attention to study, can be con
sidered as a passport to fame, it is (With a Portrait.)
but fair to infer that more honours AMONG the distinguished characters still await him. of the present day, few persons are Of a gentleman thus distinguished more generally known, and scarcely by his merits in the eyes of his enone is more deservedly celebrated, lightened and learned countrymen, than the subject of this memoir. In we cannot for a moment doubt that the direct line of bis profession, he the portrait will proye highly gratifyholds a conspicuous rank; his pre- | ing to our numerous readers. At the eminent skill having procured for him same time, we flatter ourselves that an extensive and honourable patron- the memoirs of his life will be even age, and his success secured the en- more than equally acceptable to all tire confidence of his numerous and who delight to trace the progress of highly respectable friends.
intellect, pursuing its march through But, independently of the reputa- | the thorny paths of science, to a point tion which he has obtained by an of eminence which no patronage can able discharge of the duties of his confer, and no superiority of genius, station, fame is not silent respecting without unremitting application, can bís exalted attainments in various ever presunie to reach. other departments of science, which Dr. George Birkbeck
the he bas also found time to cultivate. youngest son of William Birkbeck, In the mechanical "branches, more Esq. an eminent merchant and banker particularly, bis talents have shone of Settle, in Yorkshire, in which place with peculiar lustre; and men of emi- he was born, in the year 1776. At a nence have paid a tribute of respect very early age he manifested strong to his abilities and acquirements, by indications of a disposition for meattending his lectures, and co-operat-chanical pursuits, delighting to freing in his designs. Thus countenan- quent those workshops in which such ced and supported, he has laid the articles were made as corresponded foundation of an Institution, in Lon- with his yet undeveloped genias, and don, which promises to be of vast embracing every opportunity of seizutility to the mechanical genius of ing and using the tools of carpenters, our country, and higbly beneficial to and other workmen, whenever they the human race,
came within his grasp. A cotton mill DR. BIRKBECK's name is well known having been erected in the neighbourto numerous scientific bodies, both in hood, during his childhood,-from his England and Scotland ; and the marks strong attachment to machinery, he of honourable distinction which he was solieitous to be employed among has received from many learned as- the children connected with this estasociations in each, furnish incontest- blishment, that he might have an opable evidence that their leading mem- portunity of watching its various movebers know bow to estimate his talents, ments, and tracing with minuteness He is at present a member of the the connexions and bearings of its Royal College of Physicians, and complicated parts. Physician to the General Dispensary; When eight years of age, be was President of the London Mechanics' placed at a school in a village called Institution; Patron of the Glasgow Newton, on the borders of LancaMechanics’ Institution; President of sbíre, where he remained about six the Meteorological Society; and Mem- years. During this period he acber of the Astronomical, Geological, quired the rudiments of arithmetical: and Medical and Chirurgical Societies and classical knowledge, and thus in London; and if activity and unre- became qualified for entering on more