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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864   By:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864 is a collection of diverse and thought-provoking essays, poems, and stories that provide a snapshot of the intellectual landscape of the mid-19th century. From discussions on politics, religion, and literature to poignant reflections on beauty and nature, this volume covers a wide range of topics with depth and insight.

The contributors to this edition of The Atlantic Monthly offer a blend of the familiar and the unexpected, engaging readers with their unique perspectives and compelling writing styles. Some pieces may challenge readers' preconceptions, while others offer comfort and reassurance in uncertain times.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864 is a captivating read that showcases the talent and diversity of the writers of the time. It is a valuable resource for those interested in history, literature, and the social issues of the 19th century.

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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.


Young people are often charged with caring little for the past. The charge is just; and the young are right. If they care little for the past, then it is certain that it is in debt to them, as for them the past cared nothing. It is wonderful, considering how children used to be treated, that the human race ever succeeded in getting established on earth. Humanity should have died out, there was so little that was humane in its bringing up. Because they had contrived to bring a helpless creature into a world that every one wishes he had never known at least twenty four times a day, a father and mother of the very old school indeed assumed that they had the right to make that creature a slave, and to hold it in everlasting chains. They had much to say about the duty of children, and very little about the love of parents. The sacrificing of children to idols, a not uncommon practice in some renowned countries of antiquity, the highest born children being the favorite victims, for Moloch's appetite was delicate, could never have taken place in any country where the voice of Nature was heeded; and yet those sacrifices were but so many proofs of the existence of a spirit of pride, which caused men to offer up their offspring on the domestic altar... Continue reading book >>

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