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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 461 Volume 18, New Series, October 30, 1852 offers readers a diverse collection of informative and entertaining articles, essays, stories, and poetry. The wide range of topics covered in this issue showcases the publication's commitment to providing readers with a comprehensive and engaging reading experience.

One of the standout pieces in this issue is an article that explores the history and cultural significance of a popular holiday tradition. The author's detailed research and engaging writing style make this piece both informative and enjoyable to read.

Additionally, the issue features several short stories that span a variety of genres, from historical fiction to science fiction. Each story is skillfully written and offers readers a brief escape into different worlds and time periods.

Overall, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 461 Volume 18, New Series, October 30, 1852 is a well-rounded and engaging publication that will appeal to a wide range of readers. With its diverse content and high-quality writing, this issue is sure to captivate and entertain audiences looking for an insightful and entertaining read.

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No. 461. NEW SERIES. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1852. PRICE 1 1/2 d.


On the 18th day of February 1850, Her Majesty's steamship Rattler was lying at anchor about twenty miles to the northward of Ambriz, a slave depĂ´t situated on the western coast of Africa. Week after week had passed away in dull uniformity; while the oppressive heat, the gentle breeze which scarcely ruffled the surface of the deep, and the lazy motion of the vessel as it rolled on the long unceasing swell that ever sets on that rocky shore, lulled the senses of all into a sleepy apathy. The only music that ever reached our ears was the eternal roar of that monotonous surf, as it licked the rugged beach with its snowy tongue.

A few miles off, a range of low brown hills, covered with a stunted vegetation, runs parallel with the shore along their undulating sides, angular spires of granite project through the parched and scanty soil; while on their highest brow one solitary giant stands, resembling an obelisk, from which the anchorage derives its name, 'The Granite Pillar.' No appearance of human life or labour exists around; the whole is a desert, over which these columnar formations resembling a city of the Titans, crumbling slowly into dust hold an empire of solitude and death... Continue reading book >>

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