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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 435 Volume 17, New Series, May 1, 1852 is a fascinating collection of essays, stories, and articles that provide an intriguing glimpse into the cultural landscape of the mid-19th century. The diverse range of topics covered in this issue, from literature and science to travel and current events, offers something for every reader.

One standout piece in this issue is an essay on the importance of education for women, written at a time when many women were still fighting for the right to access formal education. The author presents a compelling argument for the value of women’s intellectual development, highlighting the potential for them to contribute meaningfully to society if given the opportunity to learn.

Another notable contribution is a short story that captures the imagination with its vivid descriptions and emotional depth. The author’s skillful storytelling draws the reader in, creating a sense of suspense and intrigue that keeps the pages turning until the satisfying conclusion.

Overall, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 435 Volume 17, New Series, May 1, 1852 is a thought-provoking read that offers a window into the past while still resonating with contemporary readers. Its diverse content and engaging writing make it a worthwhile addition to any literary collection.

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No. 435. NEW SERIES. SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1852. PRICE 1 1/2 d.


The maxim, that men may safely be left to seek their own interest, and are sure to find it, appears to require some slight qualification, for nothing can be more certain, than that men are often the better of things which have been forced upon them. Those who advocate the idea in its rigour, forget that there are such things as ignorance and prejudice in the world, and that most men only become or continue actively industrious under the pressure of necessity. The vast advantages derived from railway communication afford a ready instance of people being benefited against their will. At the bare proposal to run a line through their lands, many proprietors were thrown into a frenzy of antagonism; and whole towns petitioned that they might not be contaminated with the odious thing. In spite of remonstrances, and at a vast cost, railways were made; and we should like to know where opponents are now to be found. Demented land proprietors are come to their senses; and even recalcitrant Oxford is glad of a line to itself... Continue reading book >>

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