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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 452 Volume 18, New Series, August 28, 1852   By:

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Chamber's Edinburgh Journal, No. 452 Volume 18, New Series, August 28, 1852 is a fascinating collection of articles exploring a wide range of topics. From scientific discoveries to literary critiques, this journal offers readers a diverse and engaging reading experience.

One of the standout articles in this issue is a piece on the latest developments in steam technology, highlighting the incredible advancements being made in this field. The author's passion for the subject is evident, and their enthusiasm is infectious. Another notable article discusses the latest works of fiction, providing insightful reviews and recommendations for readers looking for their next great read.

Overall, Chamber's Edinburgh Journal is a well-rounded publication that caters to a variety of interests. Whether you're a history buff, a science enthusiast, or a literature lover, there is something in this journal for everyone. The writing is engaging and informative, making it a great choice for anyone looking to expand their knowledge and learn something new. Highly recommended for curious readers looking to broaden their horizons.

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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. 452. NEW SERIES. SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1852. PRICE 1 1/2 d.

THE BETROTHAL.

Frances Seymour had been left an orphan and an heiress very early in life. Her mother had died in giving birth to a second child, which did not survive its parent, so that Frances had neither brother nor sister; and her father, an officer of rank and merit, was killed at Waterloo. When this sad news reached England, the child was spending her vacation with Mrs Wentworth, a sister of Mrs Seymour, and henceforth this lady's house became her home; partly, because there was no other relative to claim her, and partly, because amongst Colonel Seymour's papers, a letter was found, addressed to Mrs Wentworth, requesting that, if he fell in the impending conflict, she would take charge of his daughter. In making this request, it is probable that Colonel Seymour was more influenced by necessity than choice; Mrs Wentworth being a gay woman of the world, who was not likely to bestow much thought or care upon her niece, whom she received under her roof without unwillingness, but without affection. Had Frances been poor, she would have felt her a burden; but as she was rich, there was some ├ęclat and no inconvenience in undertaking the office of her guardian and chaperone the rather as she had no daughters of her own with whom Frances's beauty or wealth could interfere; for as the young heiress grew into womanhood, the charms of her person were quite remarkable enough to have excited the jealousy of her cousins, if she had had any; or to make her own fortune, if she had not possessed one already... Continue reading book >>


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