Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 422

Volume 17, New Series, January 31, 1852

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,018 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.3
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 432
Added to site: 2005.07.07
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Genre: Periodical
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d he drew the attention of government to the moral benefits likely to be derived to society from this dramatic reform. Soon after, he departed for Spain in the gallant Legion; but not finding the speculation profitable, turned newspaper correspondent, and was thrice in imminent danger of being shot as a spy. Flung back somehow to England, he suddenly turned up as a lecturer on chemistry, and then established a dancing institution and Terpsichorean Athenĉum. Of late, Jack has found a good friend in animal magnetism, and his _séances_ have been reasonably successful. When performing in the country districts, Jack varied the entertainments by a lecture on the properties of guano, which he threw in for nothing, and which was highly appreciated by the agricultural interest. Jack's books were principally works of travel. His Journey to the Fountains of the Niger is generally esteemed highly amusing, if not instructive: it was knocked off at Highbury; and his Wanderings in the Mountains of the Moon

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