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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861 is a fascinating collection of articles, essays, and stories that provide a snapshot of the cultural and intellectual landscape of the mid-19th century. The diverse range of subjects covered in this volume- from politics and history to literature and science- offers a rich and engaging reading experience.

One standout piece in this volume is an article discussing the growing tensions between the North and the South leading up to the Civil War. The author's analysis of the political climate and the underlying causes of the conflict is both insightful and thought-provoking, shedding light on a pivotal moment in American history.

Another highlight is a short story that explores themes of love and sacrifice in the midst of war. The author's vivid descriptions and emotional depth make this tale a poignant and memorable addition to the collection.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861 is a thought-provoking and engaging read that offers a glimpse into the past while addressing timeless themes that are still relevant today. Whether you are a history buff, literature lover, or simply enjoy a good piece of writing, this volume has something to offer for everyone. Highly recommended.

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The subject of Trees cannot be exhausted by treating them as individuals or species, even with a full enumeration of their details. Some trees possess but little interest, except as they are grouped in assemblages of greater or less extent. A solitary Fir or Spruce, for example, when standing in an inclosure or by the roadside, is a stiff and disagreeable object; but a deep forest of Firs is not surpassed in grandeur by one of any other species. These trees must be assembled in extensive groups to affect us agreeably; while the Elm, the Oak, and other wide spreading trees, are grand objects of sight, when standing alone, or in any other situation.

I will not detain the reader with a prolix account of the classification of trees in assemblages, but simply glance at a few points. The Romans used four different words to express these distinctions. When they spoke of a wood with reference to its timber, they used the word silva ; sal[Transcriber's note: remainder of word illegible] , was a collection of wild wood in the mountains; nemus , a smaller collection, partaking of cultivation, and answering to our ideas of a grove; lucus was a wood, of any description, which was set apart for religious purposes, or dedicated to some Deity... Continue reading book >>

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