Dial Essays (1840)

The Editor to the Reader

Dial Essays (1840) Chardon Street and Bible Conventions We invite the attention of our countrymen to a new design. Probably not quite unexpected or unannounced will our Journal appear, though small pains have been taken to secure its welcome. Those, who have immediately acted in editing the present Number, cannot accuse themselves of any unbecoming…

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Thoughts on Modern Lit…

Dial Essays (1840) Thoughts on Modern Lit… There is no better illustration of the laws by which the world is governed than Literature. There is no luck in it. It proceeds by Fate. Every scripture is given by the inspiration of God. Every composition proceeds out of a greater or less depth of thought, and…

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New Poetry

Dial Essays (1840) New Poetry The tendencies of the times are so democratical, that we shall soon have not so much as a pulpit or raised platform in any church or townhouse, but each person, who is moved to address any public assembly, will speak from the floor. The like revolution in literature is now…

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Two Years Before the Mast

Dial Essays (1840) Two Years Before the Mast Two Years before the Mast. A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. New York: Harper and Brothers. 12mo. pp. 483. This is a voice from the forecastle. Though a narrative of literal, prosaic truth, it possesses something of the romantic charm of Robinson Crusoe. Few more interesting…

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Social Destiny of Man

Dial Essays (1840) Social Destiny of Man Social Destiny of Man: or Association and Reorganization of Industry. By ALBERT BRISBANE. Philadelphia. 12mo. pp. 480. This work is designed to give a condensed view of the system of M. Fourier, for the improvement and elevation of productive industry. It will be read with deep interest by…

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