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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862 is a collection of essays, stories, and poems from various authors that provide insight into the social and political issues of the time. The writings are engaging and thought-provoking, offering a glimpse into the minds of intellectuals of the 19th century.

One standout piece in this volume is an essay discussing the Civil War and its impact on American society. The author presents a well-reasoned argument for the abolition of slavery and the need for unity among the states. The writing is clear and concise, making it easy for readers to follow the author's line of thought.

Another highlight of this volume is a short story that delves into the complexities of human nature. The author explores themes of morality, guilt, and redemption through well-developed characters and a compelling plot. The story is both poignant and thought-provoking, leaving readers with much to contemplate long after finishing it.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862 is a captivating read that offers a snapshot of the intellectual and cultural landscape of 19th-century America. The essays, stories, and poems contained within its pages are diverse and thought-provoking, making it a worthwhile read for anyone interested in history, literature, or social issues.

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Physical culture is on the top of the wave. But the movement is as yet in the talk stage. Millions praise the gymnasium; hundreds seek its blessings. Similar incongruities make up the story of human life. But in this case inconsistency is consistent.

Evidences of physical deterioration crowd upon us. Fathers and mothers regard their children with painful solicitude. Not even parental partiality can close the eye to decaying teeth, distorted forms, pallid faces, and the unseemly gait. The husband would gladly give his fortune to purchase roses for the cheeks of the loved one, while thousands dare not venture upon marriage, for they see in it only protracted invalidism. Brothers look into the languishing eyes of sisters with sad forebodings, and sisters tenderly watch for the return of brothers, once the strength and hope of the fatherless group, now waiting for death. The evil is immense. What can be done? Few questions have been repeated with such intense anxiety.

My object is to submit, for the consideration of the readers of the "Atlantic," a new system of physical training, adapted to both sexes, and to persons of all ages and degrees of strength. I have an ardent faith that in it many will find an answer to the important question... Continue reading book >>

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