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In Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 459 Volume 18, New Series, October 16, 1852, readers are treated to a collection of diverse and engaging articles. The variety of topics covered in this edition includes literature, science, history, and current events, making it a well-rounded read for those interested in expanding their knowledge.

One of the highlights of this edition is the literary section, which features reviews of new books and discussions on the state of literature at the time. The articles are well-written and offer valuable insights into the world of 19th-century literature.

In addition to the literary content, this edition also contains informative pieces on scientific discoveries and advancements. Readers can learn about the latest developments in various fields, providing a fascinating glimpse into the scientific knowledge of the time.

Overall, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 459 Volume 18, New Series, October 16, 1852 is a captivating and informative read that offers a diverse range of articles to engage and educate readers. Whether you are interested in literature, science, or history, this edition has something for everyone.

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No. 459. NEW SERIES. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1852. PRICE 1 1/2 d.


We all know that there are certain conventional laws by which our social doings and seemings are regulated; but what is the power which compels the observance of these laws? There is no company police to keep people moving on, no fines or other penalties; nobody but the very outrageous need fear being turned out of the room; we have every one of us strong inclinations and strong will: then, how comes it that we get on so smoothly? Why are there no outbreaks of individual character? How is it that we seem dovetailed into each other, as if we formed a homogeneous mass? What is the influence which keeps up the weak and keeps down the strong, and spreads itself like oil upon the boiling sea of human passion? We have a notion of our own, that all this is the work of an individual of the female sex; and, indeed, even the most unconscious and unreflecting would appear to assign to that individual her true position and authority, in naming her the Woman of the World.

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