Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal (Volume 76)

9781153962131: Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal (Volume 76)
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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1843. Excerpt: ... Art. I.--1. History and Practice of Photogenic Drawing, or the true Principles of the Daguerreotype. By the Inventor, L. J. M. Daguerre, translated by J. S. Memes, LL.D. 8vo. Lond. 1839. 2. Some Account of the Art of Photogenic Drawing, or the Process by which Natural Objects may be made to Delineate themselves without the aid of the Artist's Pencil. By Henrv Fox TalBot, Esq., F.R.S. 8vo. Lond. 1839. 3. Die Calotypische Portraitirkunst. Von Dr F. A. W. Netto* Quedlingburg und Leipzig, 1842. 4. Ueber der Process des Sehens und die Wirkung des Lichts auf Alle Korper. Von Ludwig Moser, Poggendorff Annalen der Physik und Chemie, Band LVI. 1842. No. 6. Tn following the steps of social improvement, and tracing the -*- rise of those great inventions which add to the happiness of our species, we can scarcely fail to recognise the law of progressive development under which the efforts of individual minds are regulated and combined, and by which reason is destined to attain its maximum of power, and knowledge to reach its limits of extension. Under the influence of a similar law, our moral and religious condition is gradually ascending to its climax; and when vOL. LXXvI. NO. CLIv. X these grand purposes have been fulfilled--when the high commission of the Saint and the Sage has been executed--man, thus elevated to the perfection of his nature, will enter upon a new scene of activity and enjoyment. The supreme authority which has ordained this grand movement in the living world--this double current of our moral and intellectual sympathies--has prepared the material universe as the arena of its development; and all our civil and religious institutions have been organized as instruments by which that development is to be effected. The confusion of tongues--the physical disunion of empires--the r...

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