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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865   By:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865 is a collection of thought-provoking essays, stories, and poetry from various authors of the time. The diverse range of topics covered in this issue provides readers with a well-rounded look at the issues and interests of the day.

One standout piece in this volume is the essay on the aftermath of the Civil War, which offers a poignant reflection on the human cost of the conflict and the challenges facing the nation as it moves forward. The poetry included in this issue is also particularly moving, with themes of love, loss, and nature woven throughout.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865 is a compelling read that offers insight into the cultural and intellectual landscape of the mid-19th century. Readers with an interest in history, literature, and social commentary will find much to enjoy in this volume.

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A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics.


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.



On a certain mild March evening, A. D. 1864, the Ducklow kitchen had a general air of waiting for somebody. Mrs. Ducklow sat knitting by the light of a kerosene lamp, but paused ever and anon, neglecting her stocking, and knitting her brows instead, with an aspect of anxious listening. The old gray cat, coiled up on a cushion at her side, purring in her sleep, purred and slept as if she knew perfectly well who was coming soon to occupy that chair, and meant to make the most of it. The old fashioned clock, perched upon the high mantel piece of the low studded room, ticked away lonesomely, as clocks only tick when somebody is waited for who does not come. Even the tea kettle on the stove seemed to be in the secret, for it simmered and sang after the manner of a wise old tea kettle fully conscious of the importance of its mission. The side table, which was simply a leaf on hinges fixed in the wall, and looked like an apron when it was down, giving to that side of the kitchen a curious resemblance to Mrs... Continue reading book >>

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