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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859   By:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859 is a collection of essays, short stories, and poetry that offers a fascinating glimpse into the intellectual and literary landscape of the mid-19th century. The diverse range of topics covered in this volume showcases the talent and creativity of the contributing authors.

One standout piece in this collection is a thought-provoking essay on the political climate of the era, which provides valuable insight into the social and cultural issues of the time. Additionally, the short stories included in this volume are engaging and well-crafted, offering readers a glimpse into the lives of characters facing various challenges and dilemmas.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859 is a compelling read that will appeal to anyone interested in exploring the ideas and themes that resonated with readers over a century ago. The collection is a testament to the enduring power of literature to provoke thought, spark conversation, and inspire readers to reflect on the world around them.

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Late in the autumn of 1836, an Austrian brig of war cast anchor in the harbor of New York; and seldom have voyagers disembarked with such exhilarating emotions as thrilled the hearts of some of the passengers who then and there exchanged ship for shore. Yet their delight was not the joy of reunion with home and friends, nor the cheerful expectancy of the adventurous upon reaching a long sought land of promise, nor the fresh sensation of the inexperienced when first beholding a new country; it was the relief of enfranchised men, the rapture of devotees of freedom, loosened from a thrall, escaped from surveillance , and breathing, after years of captivity, the air where liberty is law, and self government the basis of civic life. These were exiles; but the bitterness of that lot was forgotten, at the moment, in the proud consciousness of having incurred it through allegiance to freedom, and being destined to endure it in a consecrated asylum. In that air, when first respired, on that soil, when first trod, they were unconscious of the lot of strangers: for there the vigilant eye of despotism ceased to watch their steps; prudence checked no more the expression of honest thought or high aspiration; manhood resumed its erect port, mind its spontaneous vigor; nor did many moments pass ere friendly hands were extended, and kindly voices heard, and domestic retreats thrown open... Continue reading book >>

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