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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859   By:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859 offers a diverse collection of thought-provoking essays, stories, and poetry from various authors. The content covers a wide range of topics including literature, politics, and social issues, providing readers with a comprehensive look at the cultural landscape of the time.

One standout piece is a powerful essay on the abolitionist movement, which sheds light on the complexities of the issue and challenges readers to think critically about the institution of slavery. Additionally, the poetry in this volume is both poignant and beautifully written, offering a glimpse into the emotional depth and creativity of the poets featured.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859 is a captivating read that offers a glimpse into the intellectual and artistic currents of the mid-19th century. It is a must-read for anyone interested in history, literature, or social justice issues.

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VOL. III. JUNE, 1859. NO. XX.


"Yet must I not give Nature all; thy Art, My gentle SHAKSPEARE, must enjoy a part. For though the poet's matter Nature be, His Art doth give the fashion." Ben Jonson.

Whoever would learn to think naturally, clearly, logically, and to express himself intelligibly and earnestly, let him give his days and nights to WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE. His ear will thus accustom itself to forms of phrase whose only mannerism is occasioned by the fulness of thought and the directness of expression; and he will not easily, through the habits which either his understanding or his ear will acquire, fall into the fluent cadences of that sort of writing in which words are used without discrimination of their nice meanings, where the sentences are only a smoothly undulating current of common phrases, in which it takes a page to say weakly what should be said forcibly in a few periods.

These are somewhat novel arguments for the study of one whom all the world has so long reverenced as "the great poet of Nature." But they may properly serve to introduce a consideration of the sense in which that phrase should be understood, an attempt, in short, to look into Shakspeare's modes of creation, and define his relations, as an artist , with Nature... Continue reading book >>

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