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WONDERS

OF

NATURE AND ART;

OR,

A CONCISE ACCOUNT

OF

WHATEVER IS MOST CURIOUS AND REMARKABLE

IN

THE WORLD;
Whether relating to its Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral
Productions, or to the Manufactures, Buildings, and

Inventions of its Inhabitants,
Compiled from Historical and Geographical Iorks of established
Celebrity, and illustrated with the Discoveries of modern Irapellere

By the Rev. THOMAS SMIT
Author of the UNIVERSAL ATLAS, SACRED MIRROR, &c. &c

“ Review these numerous scelles orce survey
Nature's extended face, then Seeptics say,
In this wide field of wonders, can you find
No art discover'd, and no end design'd?”

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VOL. I.

LONDON:
RINTED FOR J. WALKER, NO. 44, PATERNOSTER-ROW;
HARRIS, CORNER. OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD; VERNOR
AND NOOD, IN THE POULTRY; T. HURST, PATERNOSTER-
20W;
AND CROSBY AND CO. STATIONERS-COURT,

I!? ANY 2662873

Trold') ILUIN MUIDAS R

1944

Bryer, Printer, Bridge-street, Blackfriars, PREFACE.

To curiosity, wlrich is, in a greater or less degree, implanted in the breast of every reasonable being, we stand indebted for the most important discoveries, the happiest improvements, and the greatest blessings of civilization. It is this which has given life and energy to the Arts, and strewed the rugged paths of Science with unfading flowers; to this we owe the matchless benefits of commerce and navigation ; and in the future gratification of this passion, if properly directed, we may expect to reap many solid advantages.

The mind of man, conscious of its divine origin, and proud of its superiority in the scale of Creation, is ever busied in the pursuit of knowledge, and the investigation of those numerous objects with which it is surrounded. The embroidered earth, the wide extended seas, and the beauteous canopy of heaven, afford ample scope for meditation ; and the mind that is neither biassed by pre

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