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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 449 Volume 18, New Series, August 7, 1852   By:

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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 449 Volume 18, published on August 7, 1852, offers a diverse collection of stories, articles, and illustrations that are sure to captivate readers. The variety of content within this issue ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

One of the standout pieces in this edition is a thought-provoking article that delves into the current political climate and offers insightful commentary on the state of the world. Additionally, the included short stories are engaging and well-written, showcasing the talent of the authors featured in this journal.

The illustrations throughout the journal are beautifully done and complement the written content well, adding an extra layer of depth to the reading experience. Overall, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 449 Volume 18 is a must-read for those looking for a blend of entertainment and enlightenment in their reading material.

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No. 449. NEW SERIES. SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1852. PRICE 1 1/2 d.


The sultan being one day rather out of sorts, sent for his Jewish physician, a man very eminent for skill in his profession, and not less distinguished by his love of his own nation and his desperate enmity to the Christians. Finding that his patient had not really much the matter with him, and thinking a little gossip would not only be more agreeable, but more likely to do him good, than any medicine which could be prescribed, the doctor began to discourse on the very familiar topic of his highness's favourite bear, which was lying at his feet, and whose virtues and abilities he was never tired of extolling.

'You would wonder,' said the sultan, 'not only at the natural sagacity of the creature, and the tact which he shews in a thousand different ways, but at the amount of knowledge he has collected, and the logical correctness with which he uses it. He is really a very knowing beast.' The Jew politely acquiesced in all this and much more; but at length added: 'It is well that such a clever animal is in such good hands... Continue reading book >>

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