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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 47, September, 1861 offers readers an eclectic mix of essays, short stories, and poems that cover a wide range of topics. From discussions on political issues and historical events to personal reflections and observations on society, the content of this volume is thought-provoking and engaging.

One of the standout pieces in this issue is a gripping short story that explores the complexities of human nature and relationships. The author skillfully weaves together emotional depth and keen observations to create a narrative that is both poignant and relatable.

In addition to the compelling fiction, the volume also features insightful essays that provide readers with a deeper understanding of the world around them. Topics such as the impact of current events on society and the individual's role in bringing about change are explored in a thoughtful and thought-provoking manner.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 47, September, 1861 is a captivating read that offers something for every reader. Whether you enjoy literary fiction, social commentary, or historical insights, this volume has something to offer. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a thought-provoking and engaging read.

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In 1853 there went up a jubilant cry from many voices upon the publication of Mr. Collier's "Notes and Emendations to the Text of Shakespeare's Plays from Early Manuscript Corrections," etc. "Now," it was said, "doubt and controversy are at an end. The text is settled by the weight of authority, and in accordance with common sense. We shall enjoy our Shakespeare in peace and quiet." Hopeless ignorance of Shakespeare loving nature! The shout of rejoicing had hardly been uttered before there arose a counter cry of warning and defiance from a few resolute lips, which, swelling, mouth by mouth, as attention was aroused and conviction strengthened, has overwhelmed the other, now sunk into a feeble apologetic plea. The dispute upon the marginal readings in this notorious volume, as to their intrinsic value and their pretence to authority upon internal evidence, has ended in the rejection of nearly all of the few which are known to be peculiar to it, and the conclusion against any semblance of such authority. The investigation of the external evidence of their genuineness, though it has not been quite so satisfactory upon all points, has brought to light so many suspicious circumstances connected with Mr... Continue reading book >>

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