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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 418 Volume 17, New Series, January 3, 1852 offers a fascinating glimpse into the literary landscape of the 19th century. This collection of essays, stories, and articles provides readers with a diverse range of topics to explore, from history and science to poetry and fiction.

The writing is eloquent and engaging, drawing readers in with its vivid descriptions and compelling narratives. The authors cover a wide array of subjects, from the latest scientific discoveries to the traditions of various cultures around the world. The variety of content ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy in this journal.

One particularly noteworthy aspect of Chambers's Edinburgh Journal is its commitment to promoting education and intellectual curiosity. The articles are informative and thought-provoking, encouraging readers to think critically and expand their knowledge on a wide range of topics.

Overall, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 418 Volume 17, New Series, January 3, 1852 is a valuable resource for anyone interested in history, literature, and culture. Its timeless content and engaging writing style make it a worthwhile read for anyone looking to broaden their horizons and delve into the fascinating world of 19th-century literature.

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No. 418. NEW SERIES. SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1852. PRICE 1 1/2 d .


The afternoon was drawing in towards evening; the air was crisp and cool, and the wind near the earth, steady but gentle; while above all was as calm as sleep, and the pale clouds just beginning in the west to be softly gilded by the declining sun hung light and motionless. The city, although not distant, was no longer visible, being hidden by one of the many hills which give such enchantment to the aspect of our city. There was altogether something singularly soothing in the scene something that disposed not to gravity, but to elevated thought. As we looked upwards, there was some object that appeared to mingle with the clouds, to form a part of their company, to linger, mute and motionless like them, in that breathless blue, as if feeling the influence of the hour. It was not a white winged bird that had stolen away to muse in the solitudes of air: it was nothing more than a paper kite.

On that paper kite we looked long and intently. It was the moral of the picture; it appeared to gather in to itself the sympathies of the whole beautiful world; and as it hung there, herding with the things of heaven, our spirit seemed to ascend and perch upon its pale bosom like a wearied dove... Continue reading book >>

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