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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 09, July, 1858   By:

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In the July 1858 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, readers are treated to a diverse selection of essays, stories, and poems that showcase the range and depth of talent in the literary world. From discussions on political and social issues to reflections on the human condition, this issue of the magazine offers something for every type of reader.

One standout piece in this issue is the essay on the emerging transatlantic telegraph cable, which presents a fascinating look at the technological advancements of the time and the potential impact on communication and global connectivity. Another highlight is the short story that delves into the complexities of human relationships and the power of forgiveness.

Overall, this issue of The Atlantic Monthly is a thought-provoking and engaging read that will appeal to anyone interested in literature, history, and current events. The diverse range of topics covered ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy, making it a must-read for fans of quality writing and intellectual discourse.

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NUMBER 9, JULY, 1858



VOL. II. JULY, 1858. NO. IX.


fessoque Sacrandum Supponato capiti lapidem, Curistoque quiescam. PAULINUS OF NOLL

Et factus est in pace locus ejus et halitatio in Sion. Ps. LXXV. 2


Rome is preƫminently the city of monuments and inscriptions, and the lapidary style is the one most familiar to her. The Republic, the Empire, the Papacy, the Heathens, and the Christians have written their record upon marble. But gravestones are proverbially dull reading, and inscriptions are often as cold as the stone upon which they are engraved.

The long gallery of the Vatican, through which one passes to enter the famous library, and which leads to the collection of statues, is lined on one side with heathen inscriptions, of miscellaneous character, on the other with Christian inscriptions, derived chiefly from the catacombs, but arranged with little order. The comparison thus exhibited to the eye is an impressive one. The contrast of one class with the other is visible even in external characteristics. The old Roman lines are cut with precision and evenness; the letters are well formed, the words are rightly spelt, the construction of the sentences is grammatical... Continue reading book >>

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