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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 441 Volume 17, New Series, June 12, 1852   By:

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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 441 Volume 17, New Series, June 12, 1852 by Various is a fascinating collection of essays, stories, and articles that give readers a glimpse into life in the mid-19th century. The topics covered in this issue range from politics and history to science and literature, offering something for everyone.

One of the standout pieces in this issue is an essay on the current state of society and the role of the individual in shaping it. The author presents thought-provoking ideas on how we can all work towards creating a more just and equitable world. Another highlight is a gripping short story that keeps readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

Overall, this edition of Chambers's Edinburgh Journal is a thought-provoking and entertaining read that offers a unique insight into the cultural and intellectual landscape of the time. Whether you are interested in history, politics, literature, or just enjoy a good story, there is something for everyone in this diverse and engaging collection.

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No. 441. NEW SERIES. SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1852. PRICE 1 1/2 d.


It is with a feeling doubtless somewhat analogous to that of the angler, that the London shopkeeper from time to time regards the moneyless crowds who throng in gaping admiration around the tempting display he makes in his window. His admirers and the fish, however, are in different circumstances: the one won't bite if they have no mind; the others can't bite if they should have all the mind in the world. Yet the shopkeeper manages better than the angler; for while the fish are deaf to the charming of the latter, charm he never so wisely, the former is able, at a certain season of the year, to convert the moneyless gazers into ready money customers. This he does by the force of logic. 'You are thinking of Christmas,' says he 'yes, you are; and you long to have a plum pudding for that day don't deny it. Well, but you can't have it, think as much as you will; it is impossible as you manage at present. But I'll tell you how to get the better of the impossibility. In twenty weeks, we shall have Christmas here: now if, instead of spending every week all you earn, you will hand me over sixpence or a shilling out of your wages, I'll take care of it for you, since you can't take care of it for yourself; and you shall have the full value out of my shop any time in Christmas week, and be as merry as you like, and none the poorer... Continue reading book >>

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