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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863 offers readers a collection of diverse and compelling essays, stories, and poems. The wide range of topics covered in this volume provides something for everyone, from politics and society to literature and art. Standout pieces include a thought-provoking essay on the Civil War, a powerful short story exploring themes of love and loss, and a beautifully written poem capturing the essence of nature.

The writing is engaging and well-crafted, drawing readers in from the very first page. Each piece is carefully chosen and expertly executed, making for a truly enjoyable read. The Atlantic Monthly continues to showcase some of the best writing of its time, and this volume is no exception.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863 is a wonderful collection that is sure to captivate and inspire readers. Whether you are a fan of historical writing, poetry, or thought-provoking essays, there is something here for everyone. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a well-rounded and enriching read.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by TICKNOR AND FIELDS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.


Having in a former number of this magazine attempted to give some account of the House of Commons, and to present some sketches of its leading members,[1] I now design to introduce my readers to the House of Lords.

[Footnote 1: Atlantic Monthly for December, 1861.]

It is obviously unnecessary to repeat so much of the previous description as applies to the general external and internal appearance of the New Palace of Westminster. It only remains to speak of the hall devoted to the sessions of the House of Lords. And certainly it is an apartment deserving a more extended notice than our limits will allow. As the finest specimen of Gothic civil architecture in the world, perfect in its proportions, beautiful and appropriate in its decorations, the frescoes perpetuating some of the most striking scenes in English history, the stained glass windows representing the Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom from the accession of William the Conqueror down to the present reign, the niches filled with effigies of the Barons who wrested Magna Charta from King John, the ceiling glowing with gold and colors presenting different national symbols and devices in most elaborate workmanship and admirable intricacy of design, it is undeniably worthy of the high purpose to which it is dedicated... Continue reading book >>

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