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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 454

Volume 18, New Series, September 11, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,007 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.7
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 587
Added to site: 2007.09.16 18231
Genre: Periodical

ps for ever, a spot in which the stream of life has flowed peacefully and pleasantly for many years, and where many little enjoyments, successes, and triumphs have been experienced. Even a Crusoe cannot depart from his desolate island without a pang, although he goes, after years of miserable solitude, to rejoin the human family. It was the month of August, and the glory of the summer was becoming mellowed and softened. The nights were gradually growing longer and the days shorter, the reapers were in the harvest-fields, the woods and groves were beginning to shew the autumn tint, the sun sank behind the hills earlier and earlier day by day, and the broad harvest-moon reigned throughout the sweet and fragrant nights. Conrad felt the influence of the season, and though he had for some time contemplated his departure from his home with all the cheerfulness which the spirit of adventure imparts to young men, he now, as the time arrived, felt inclined to weep over the separation. He was indulging in reveries of a



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