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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864   By:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864 provides readers with a diverse selection of literature, including poetry, essays, and short stories. The writing is thought-provoking and engaging, covering a wide range of topics from politics to religion to daily life.

One standout piece in this volume is the essay discussing the role of women in society, which offers a fresh perspective on gender dynamics during the 19th century. The poetry included in this issue is also beautifully crafted, evoking strong emotions and vivid imagery.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864 is a must-read for anyone interested in literature from this time period. The quality and variety of writing in this volume make it a compelling and enlightening read.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by Ticknor and Fields, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.


When Paul Morphy plays seven games of chess at once and blindfold, when young Colburn gives impromptu solution to a mathematical problem involving fifty six figures, we are struck with hopeless wonder: such power is separated by the very extent of it from our mental operations. But when we further observe that these feats are attended by little or no fatigue, that this is the play, not the tension of faculty, we recognize a new kind, not merely a new degree, of intelligence. These men seem to leap, not labor step by step, to their results. Colburn sees the complication of values, Morphy that of moves, as we see the relation of two and two. What is multiform and puzzling to us is simple to them, as the universe lies rounded and is one thought in the Original Mind. We seek in vain for the secret of this mastery. It is private, as deeply hidden from those who have as from those who have it not. They cannot think otherwise than so, and to this exercise have been provoked by every influence in life... Continue reading book >>

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