Charles Mackay

Charles Mackay was a Scottish novelist, anthologist, songwriter, and more. He’s best known for his Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. Mackay was educated at the Caledonian Asylum in London and worked as a private secretary to William Cockerill. He later became the editor of The Illustrated London News in 1848.

Sympathy

by Charles Mackay

The poem ‘Sympathy,’ by the 19th-century Scottish poet Charles Mackay, is a unique way to differentiate the values of materialistic approach and humanitarian philanthropic one by juxtaposing two contradictory pictures.

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