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The collection of essays and articles in The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863 provides a fascinating glimpse into the intellectual and social climate of the mid-19th century. From discussions on literature and philosophy to commentary on current events and politics, this edition covers a wide range of topics with depth and insight.

One standout piece is the essay on the state of the nation during the Civil War, which offers a thoughtful analysis of the conflict and its implications for the future of the United States. The author's keen observations shed light on the complexities of the time and provoke readers to think critically about the issues at hand.

Other highlights include a review of recent poetry and fiction, as well as a reflection on the role of women in society. These articles provide valuable perspectives on the cultural landscape of the era and offer a window into the concerns and interests of the time.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863 is a rich and engaging read that offers valuable insights into a pivotal moment in American history. Its diverse range of content makes it a compelling choice for anyone interested in the intellectual currents of the period.

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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.


[In the August number of the "Atlantic," under the title of "The Fleur de Lis in Florida," will be found a narrative of the Huguenot attempts to occupy that country, which, exciting the jealousy of Spain, gave rise to the crusade whose history is recorded below.]

The monk, the inquisitor, the Jesuit, these were the lords of Spain, sovereigns of her sovereign, for they had formed and fed the dark and narrow mind of that tyrannical recluse. They had formed and fed the minds of her people, quenched in blood every spark of rising heresy, and given over a noble nation to bigotry, dark, blind, inexorable as the doom of fate. Linked with pride, ambition, avarice, every passion of a rich, strong nature, potent for good and ill, it made the Spaniard of that day a scourge as dire as ever fell on man.

Day was breaking on the world. Light, hope, freedom, pierced with vitalizing ray the clouds and the miasma that hung so thick over the prostrate Middle Age, once noble and mighty, now a foul image of decay and death... Continue reading book >>

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