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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 424 Volume 17, New Series, February 14, 1852 is a diverse collection of essays, stories, and poems that offer readers a glimpse into the culture and society of the 19th century. The publication covers a wide range of topics, from literature and politics to science and travel, providing readers with a well-rounded reading experience.

One of the standout features of this edition is the quality of the writing, with each piece demonstrating a high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. The authors tackle complex and thought-provoking ideas with eloquence and insight, making for engaging and stimulating reading. Additionally, the variety of genres included in this volume keeps the content fresh and engaging, appealing to a wide range of interests.

However, some readers may find the dated language and references to be a barrier to fully enjoying the text. The publication's historical context may make it less accessible to modern readers, detracting from the overall reading experience. Despite this, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 424 Volume 17, New Series, February 14, 1852 offers a valuable insight into the intellectual climate of its time and serves as a fascinating historical artifact for those interested in 19th-century literature and culture.

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CHAMBERS' EDINBURGH JOURNAL

CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM AND ROBERT CHAMBERS, EDITORS OF 'CHAMBERS'S INFORMATION FOR THE PEOPLE,' 'CHAMBERS'S EDUCATIONAL COURSE,' &c.

No. 424. NEW SERIES. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1852. PRICE 1 1/2 d .

THE PATTERN NATION.

It seems to be the destiny of France to work out all sorts of problems in state and social policy. It may be said to volunteer experiments in government for the benefit of mankind. All kinds of forms it tries, one after the other: each, in turn, is supposed to be the right thing; and when found to be wrong, an effort, fair or unfair, is made to try something else. It would surely be the height of ingratitude not to thank our versatile neighbour for this apparently endless series of experiments.

Unfortunately, the novel projects extemporised by the French are not on all occasions easily laid aside. What they have laid hold on, they cannot get rid of. We have a striking instance of this in the practice of subdividing lands. Forms of state administration may be altered, and after all not much harm done; it is only changing one variety of power at the Tuileries for another. A very different thing is a revolution in the method of holding landed property. Few things are more dangerous than to meddle with laws of inheritance: if care be not taken, the whole fabric of society may be overthrown... Continue reading book >>


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