Albert Brisbane was born into a moderately wealthy landowning family in Batavia, New York.
Each of the five senses is analyzed in this article over their "influence in attracting man to industry, and to the cultivation of the globe." All five are important to the "embellishment" of the earth, allowing humans to enjoy options and preferences among the bounties of nature. The writer notes, "The sense of hearing is the only one of the five senses which has evolved a complete system of art and harmony." The remaining four senses are in search of a similar "complete system of art and harmony." When it is found, "man will realize upon the earth the reign of UNIVERSAL ART." Complete unity of nature and spirituality will exist "under [man's] supervision," and the world will be "a grand concert of material harmonies."
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