Tales and Sketches for the Fireside: By the Best American Authors (Classic Reprint)
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History, considered as a science, and historical compositions, looked upon as demonstrations, have, no doubt, gained much by this change. But, the great mass Of the reading public are hardly yet prepared for this journey into the wilderness Of historical speculation, even though the promised land of a reorgan izod and regenerated society may be alleged to lie beyond it; while fed with this philosophical manna, they do still look back with great longings and some murmurings to the ﬂesh pots of Egypt, breaking out into occasional complaints that they have been led into the desert to starve.
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