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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865   By:

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The collection of essays and stories featured in this issue of The Atlantic Monthly offers a diverse range of perspectives on various social and political issues of the time. From discussions on the importance of education and the role of women in society to reflections on the current state of the Civil War, the authors present thought-provoking insights that are still relevant today.

One standout piece is the poignant memorial of Abraham Lincoln written by a fellow journalist, which captures the nation's collective grief and admiration for the fallen president. Additionally, the fictional stories provide a glimpse into the lives of ordinary Americans during this turbulent period in history, offering a humanizing perspective on the era.

Though some of the language and viewpoints may feel outdated to modern readers, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865 remains a valuable historical document that sheds light on the intellectual and cultural climate of the mid-19th century. It is a fascinating read for anyone interested in American history and literature.

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A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics.

VOL. XV. APRIL, 1865. NO. XC.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by TICKNOR AND FIELDS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.


"I will go and see the oil," remarked Miselle, at the end of a reverie of ten minutes.

Caleb laid the "Morning Journal" upon the table, and prepared himself calmly to accept whatever new dispensation Providence and Miselle had allotted him.

"Whaling?" inquired he.

"No, not whaling. I am going to the Oil Springs."

"By all means. They lie in the remotest portion of Pennsylvania; they are inaccessible by railway; such conveyances and such wretched inns as are to be found are crowded with lawless men, rushing to the wells to seek their fortunes, or rushing away, savage at having utterly lost them. At this season the roads are likely to be impassable from mud, the weather to be stormy. When do you propose going?"

"Next Monday," replied Miselle, serenely.

"And with whom? You know that I cannot accompany you."

"I did not dream of incurring such a responsibility. I go alone."

Caleb resumed the "Morning Journal." Miselle wrote a letter, signed her name, and tossed it across the table, saying,

"There, I have written to Friend Williams, who has, as his sister tells me, set up a shanty and a wife on Oil Creek... Continue reading book >>

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