The Album, Vol. 2

The Album, Vol. 2 : November-February, 1823 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Album, Vol. 2: November-February, 1823 IT is very common for minds of ordinary calibre to con found social and natural institutions - that is, to regard regulations of society, which have almost immemorially existed, as established laws and principles of nature. In this country, for instance, where inheritance by primo geniture has so long obtained, there are many who look on it as the natural and only mode of succession - and, though some, who have the misfortune of a later birth, may wistfully think the last Egyptian infliction - which converted universally younger brothers into elder ones a blessing rather than a plague, yet even these have their minds so imbued with long-standing usage, that the contrary example of many surrounding nations is scarcely suflicient to convince them of the possibility of any other practice. The actual condition of women in society seems to such persons still more naturally fixed, - t'or it has, more or less, prevailed in all countries. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24mm | 617g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243256744
  • 9780243256747