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This collection of essays, poems, and short stories in The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865 offers a diverse range of perspectives on the events and issues of the time. The pieces cover a wide array of topics, from politics to literature, and provide valuable insights into the cultural climate of the mid-19th century.

The writing is thoughtful and engaging, with each contributor bringing their own unique voice to the pages. Readers will find themselves drawn in by the wit and intelligence on display, as well as the sense of urgency that permeates many of the pieces.

While some of the content may feel dated to modern readers, there is still much to appreciate in this volume. The historical context provided by the essays and articles offers a fascinating glimpse into the concerns and preoccupations of the era, shedding light on the issues that were shaping society at the time.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865 is a valuable collection that provides a window into the past and offers a thought-provoking look at the world of the mid-19th century. Readers interested in history, literature, and culture will find much to enjoy in this volume.

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A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics.

VOL. XV. MAY, 1865. NO. XCI.

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.


Not in the spirit of exact science, but rather with the freedom of love and old acquaintance, would I celebrate some of the minstrels of the field and forest, these accredited and authenticated poets of Nature.

All day, while the rain has pattered and murmured, have I heard the notes of the Robin and the Wood Thrush; the Red Eyed Flycatcher has pursued his game within a few feet of my window, darting with a low, complacent warble amid the dripping leaves, looking as dry and unruffled as if a drop of rain had never touched him; the Cat Bird has flirted and attitudinized on my garden fence; the House Wren stopped a moment between the showers, and indulged in a short, but spirited, rehearsal under a large leaf in the grape arbor; the King Bird advised me of his proximity, as he went by on his mincing flight; and the Chimney Swallows have been crying the child's riddle of " Chippy, chippy, cherryo ," about the house top.

With these angels and ministers of grace thus to attend me, even in the seclusion of my closet, I am led more than ever to expressions of love and admiration... Continue reading book >>

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