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Belford's Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889, is an insightful collection of articles, essays, and stories that provide readers with a glimpse into the diverse interests and intellectual landscape of the late 19th century. Written by various authors, this issue covers a wide range of topics, ensuring there is something to captivate every reader.

One of the most striking aspects of this magazine is its commitment to showcasing the art of storytelling. The fiction pieces within its pages transport readers into vividly depicted worlds, creating a spellbinding reading experience. The authors demonstrate a remarkable ability to craft engaging narratives that effortlessly hold the reader's attention from start to finish.

Apart from the enthralling stories, Belford's Magazine offers a noteworthy selection of thought-provoking essays. From historical analysis to social commentary, these thought-provoking pieces shed light on the pressing issues and events of the time. By exploring topics such as politics, philosophy, and culture, the authors foster a deeper understanding of the world as it was perceived in late 19th century society.

Another highlight of this volume is the inclusion of articles that touch upon literature and the arts. Through critical reviews and discussions of contemporary works, readers are granted a glimpse into the literary scene of the era. These insightful critiques provide valuable context for both the well-known and lesser-known works of the time, serving as a valuable resource for literary enthusiasts and scholars alike.

The magazine's commitment to thoroughness is also reflected in its miscellaneous sections, which cover a broad array of topics relevant to the era. From technology and science to gardening and fashion, these segments offer readers an entertaining and informative look at various aspects of everyday life during the late 19th century.

Despite being published over a century ago, the writings in Belford's Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889, remain enlightening and engaging. While some references and perspectives may be archaic, the timeless themes and quality of the writing ensure a rewarding reading experience for history enthusiasts, literary connoisseurs, and anyone interested in the intellectual climate of the late 19th century.

In conclusion, Belford's Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889, is a valuable anthology that offers readers a multifaceted portrayal of the intellectual zeitgeist of its time. Its engaging stories, thought-provoking essays, and comprehensive coverage of various subjects make it an enjoyable and enlightening read for anyone interested in the rich intellectual history of the late 19th century.

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Vol. II. No. 8. January, 1889.


The patience with which mankind submits to the demands of tyrants has been the wonder of each succeeding age, and heroes are made of those who break one yoke only to bow with servility to a greater. The Roman soldier, returning from wars in which his valor had won wealth and empire for his rulers, was easily content to become first a tenant, and then a serf, upon the very lands he had tilled as owner before his voluntary exile as his country's defender, kissing the hand that oppressed, so long as it dispensed, as charity, a portion of his tithes and rentals in sports and food. And now, after ages of wonder and criticism, the soldiers of our nineteenth century civilization outvie their Roman prototypes in submitting to exactions and injustice of which Nero was incapable either of imagining or executing, bowing subserviently to the more ingenious tyrant of an advanced civilization, if but his hand drop farthings of pensions in return for talents of extortion. It may not be that the soldiers and citizens of America shall become so thoroughly debauched and degraded, nor that the consequences of their revolt shall be a burning capitol and a terrified monopolist; but if these evils are to be averted, it will be only because fearless hands tear the mask from our modern Neros, and tireless arms hold up to popular view the naked picture of national disgrace... Continue reading book >>

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