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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859   By:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859 is a collection of thought-provoking essays, poems, and stories that delve into a wide range of topics. From discussions on the economy and politics to reflections on art and literature, this issue offers a diverse array of perspectives.

One particularly compelling piece is an essay that explores the relationship between technology and societal progress, raising important questions about the impact of industrialization on human well-being. The author's insights are both enlightening and thought-provoking, encouraging readers to consider the implications of technological advancements in a new light.

Additionally, the poetry featured in this issue is beautifully crafted, with each poem offering a unique perspective on the human experience. From themes of love and loss to reflections on nature and beauty, these poems present a rich tapestry of emotions and ideas.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859 is a captivating read that is sure to stimulate the mind and touch the heart. Whether you're interested in politics, art, literature, or philosophy, there is something in this issue for everyone. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a thought-provoking and engaging reading experience.

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If we can believe an eminent authority, in which we are disposed to place great trust, the oldest contest that has divided society is that which has so long been waged between the House of HAVE and the House of WANT. It began before the bramble was chosen king of the trees, and it has outlasted the cedars of Lebanon. We find it going on when Herodotus wrote his History, and the historians of the nineteenth century will have to continue writing of the actions of the parties to it. There seems never to have been a time when it was not old, or a race that was not engaged in it, from the Tartars, who cook their meat by making saddle cloths of it, to the Sybarites, impatient of crumpled rose leaves. Spartan oligarchs and Athenian democrats, Roman patricians and Roman plebeians, Venetian senators and Florentine ciompi , Norman nobles and Saxon serfs, Russian boyars and Turkish spahis, Spanish hidalgos and Aztec soldiers, Carolina slaveholders and New England farmers, these and a hundred other races or orders have all been parties to the great, the universal struggle which has for its object the acquisition of property, the providing of a shield against the ever threatening fiend which we call WANT... Continue reading book >>

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