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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 44, June, 1861 is a collection of various essays, stories, and poems that provide a fascinating glimpse into the culture and society of the time. The diverse range of topics covered in this volume is impressive, ranging from political commentary to literary criticism to travel writing.

One of the standout pieces in this volume is an essay that discusses the impact of the Civil War on American society. The author provides a thought-provoking analysis of the causes of the war and its potential consequences for the nation. This piece is a valuable contribution to the ongoing conversation about the meaning and significance of the conflict.

Another highlight of this volume is a series of poems that showcase the poetic talent of the era. The poets featured in this collection have a keen eye for detail and a mastery of language that is truly impressive. Their work is both moving and thought-provoking, and serves as a testament to the enduring power of poetry.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 44, June, 1861 is a captivating read that offers a window into the past. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the social, political, and cultural dynamics of the time. Highly recommended for history buffs and literary enthusiasts alike.

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The next morning Elsie awoke, as was her custom, when the very faintest hue of dawn streaked the horizon. A hen who has seen a hawk balancing his wings and cawing in mid air over her downy family could not have awakened with her feathers, metaphorically speaking, in a more bristling state of caution.

"Spirits in the gorge, quotha?" said she to herself, as she vigorously adjusted her dress. "I believe so, spirits in good sound bodies, I believe; and next we shall hear, there will be rope ladders, and climbings, and the Lord knows what. I shall go to confession this very morning, and tell Father Francesco the danger; and instead of taking her down to sell oranges, suppose I send her to the sisters to carry the ring and a basket of oranges?"

"Ah, ah!" she said, pausing, after she was dressed, and addressing a coarse print of Saint Agnes pasted against the wall, "you look very meek there, and it was a great thing no doubt to die as you did; but if you'd lived to be married and bring up a family of girls, you'd have known something greater. Please, don't take offence with a poor old woman who has got into the way of speaking her mind freely! I'm foolish, and don't know much, so, dear lady, pray for me!" And old Elsie bent her knee and crossed herself reverently, and then went out, leaving her young charge still sleeping... Continue reading book >>

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