Journalism in the United States, from 1690-1872

Journalism in the United States, from 1690-1872

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Journalism in the United States, from 1690-1872

Journalism in the United States, from 1690-1872

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No book is without a preface. It opens the subject with the reader as the state of the weather begins a conversation among strangers. When a new journal is contemplated it has its prospectus. When a new theatre is opened the manager speaks a piece called a prologue. New goods are anticipated by an advertisement. Sermons are preached from texts. Oaks start from acorns. This volume, therefore, requires an introduction. What shall it be? What the compiler may say would not, incipiently, amount to much. What the ablest intellects of the world have thought will have more weight. What these writers have expressed must consequently be our grand proem. Our readers will be sufficiently satisfied, we think, with the preface which our distinguished colaborers have prepared, at divers times, since Job, and which we insert, as the pearl and diamond settings in our Dutch gold, and the rich frames of our imperfect sketches. These are the


Who is most thought of in London, Sir Marmaduke -- the Lord Chancellor, or the editor of the Jupiter?

The Lord Chancellor, a great deal, said Sir Marmaduke, quite dismayed by the audacity of the question.

Nobody cares for the Lord Chancellor!

I do not say so. He may be a great lawyer, and very useful; but his lordship, and his wig, and his woolsack are tinsel in comparison with the real power possessed by the editor of a leading newspaper. If the Lord Chancellor were to go to bed for a month, would he be much missed?

I don't know, sir; I'm not in the secrets of the Cabinet. I should think he would.

About as much as my grandmother; but if the editor of the Jupiter were to be taken ill, it would work quite a commotion. Anthony Trollope, "He knew he was right."

Eh bien! quelle place occupe dans ces libertés nécessaires la liberté de la presse?

Elle nest pas la plus attrayante, mais elle est la plus néessaire. C'est la liberté de penser.

Quand une nation veut faire ses affaires, il faut qu'elle y pense, qu'elle Y puisse penser librement, former des volontés et les faire prévaloir. Donc, la liberté de la presse est théoriquement et pratiquement la plus nécessaire de toutes.

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