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THE

Gentleman's Diary,

OR THE MATHEMATICAL REPOSITORY;. An A L MAN A C K For the Year of our LORD 1788: BEING

1 BISSEX TIL E, or L E A P-Y E A R. Containing many useful and entertaining Particulars,

peculiarly adapted to the ingenious Gentlemen engaged in the delightful Study and Practice of the MATHEMATICKS.

The Forty-eiglıth ALMANACK published of this Kind; and the Thirty-sixth of the New-STYLE in ENGLAND,

With wise Intent
The Hand of Nature on peculiar Minds
linprints a different Byass, and to each
Decrees its Province in the comingx Double
Tu fome she taught the Fabrick otthoeplere,
The changeful Moon, the Circuite Scars,
The golden Zones of Heaven: To lombe, gave
To weigh the Moment of eternal Thing
Of Time, and Space, and Fate's uitbróken Chain,
And Will's quick Impulse.

AKENSIDE.

L O N D ON: Printed for the Company of STATIONERS And Sold by ROBERT HORSFIELD, at their Hall in

LUDGATE-STREET. 1788.

(Price Nine Pence ftitched.]

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June 4th, in the Morning, eclipsed, visible;

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Beginning 9 H. 24 M. L. Middle 8 H. MN
eclipsed 30 59' on O's fouthern limb. ) first touches the O's disk
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November 27th, eclipsed, invisible:
Conjunction at 6 H. 10 M P. M. is long. 8 8. 166 167 5' lata.o's.

will be centrally eclipsed on the Meridian at 6 H. 13 M. in Lon. 9301 Weft, and Lat. 2001 South.

Mr. P. Fidler, Mr. W. King, and Mr. W. Swift, favoured us with the Rimes of the eclipses.

Venus will be an evening ftar till Auguft 7th, and then a morning star the rest of the year.

Jupiter is an evening ftar till June 29th, then a morning far during the rest of the year.

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ACKNOWLEDGEM É NTS. The favours of our ingenious Correspondents have this year been very liberalindeed: we return them grateful thanks, and affurethem that we make it our Audy co feleet the belt of their performances, and oblige chem as far as ever our room will admit; endeavouring to do so without partiality. If any be fhewn, it is to those who feem to confine their contributions to this Diary only, which however is open to all, and performances of merit thankfully received, and aimed to be distinguished, let them come from where they will. We are, however, ftill pestered with plagiarism, and wonder what those who are guilty of it can think of! If they can impose upon us, fill this Repository falls into fo many hands, that it is great odds but somebody finds them out and exposes them; and what a pitiful figure muft a man cut in such a situation!

All Letters for the use of this Diary are defired to be directed thuis For The Gentleman's Diary, Stationers-Hall, London. And must arı there before the beginning of May, otherwise they will be too late.

Several ingenious attempts, but no true answer, except the Proposer's, to the Prize Question having been received, the Prizes have been detere nined by lot among the true answerers of the 15th Question; and the firft Prize of 12 Diaries is fallen to Mr. J. Howard, Teacher of the Mathematics in Carlisle ; and the 2nd Prize of ó Diaries to Mr. Nathan

Parnel, of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. A Prize of 9 Diaries for the geTHE P. Bingham, and that of 9 Diariee for

the answer to the Prize Ænig. gerak antwer to the Ænigmas is fallen to Mr. 7. Stafförd, Writing Mal-PUBZITO ME JAUncuir, of Wirkfworth in Derbyshire.

They will be delivered to their Order at Stationers-Halle 169171 ASTOR, LENOX AND

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