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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 430 Volume 17, New Series, March 27, 1852   By:

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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 430 Volume 17, New Series, March 27, 1852 is a captivating collection of essays, stories, and articles that offer a fascinating glimpse into the world of mid-19th century Britain. The writing is both informative and entertaining, covering a wide range of topics from literature and science to travel and politics.

What sets this publication apart is its ability to provide insight into the social and cultural issues of the time, offering readers a valuable perspective on the challenges and concerns facing society during this period. The articles are well-researched and thought-provoking, encouraging readers to reflect on their own beliefs and values.

Overall, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 430 Volume 17, New Series, March 27, 1852 is a delightful read for anyone interested in history, literature, or simply looking to be entertained by a diverse range of engaging content. Highly recommended for those who enjoy learning about the past through the written word.

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NO. 430. NEW SERIES. SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1852. PRICE 1 1/2 d.


Do you not find, in almost every company, one who pronounces decisively upon every matter which comes in question? His voice is loud and firm, his eye bold and confident, and his whole manner oracular. No cold hesitations as to points of fact ever tease him. Little time does he require to make up his mind on any speculative subject. He is all yes or all no at once and without appeal. Opposite opinions he treats with, at the best, a sublime pity, meant to be graceful, but, in reality, galling. He is often a goose; but, be he what he may, it is ten to one that he carries off the majority of the company in the mere sweep of his gown. They are led by him for the time, fascinated by the energy of his pronunciations. They may all recover from him afterwards some after one day, some after two, and particularly weak men after, perhaps, a week. At the moment, however, the pronouncer has vast influence, and, if immediate action can be determined on, it is very likely that he drags his victims into some committal of themselves, from which subsequent escape may not be very easy... Continue reading book >>

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