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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 110, December, 1866 A Magazine of Literature, Science, Art, and Politics   By:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 110, is a diverse collection of articles that span literature, science, art, and politics. The magazine showcases a range of perspectives and ideas, providing readers with a well-rounded view of the world around them.

One standout feature of this volume is the quality of writing. The articles are well-researched and thoughtfully written, making for an engaging and informative read. From discussions on current events to explorations of timeless literary themes, each piece offers something unique and valuable to the reader.

Additionally, the magazine covers a wide range of topics, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are interested in politics, art, science, or literature, you are sure to find something that catches your interest within these pages.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 110, is a well-crafted and thought-provoking collection of essays and articles that will appeal to a wide range of readers. With its diverse range of topics and high-quality writing, this volume is sure to keep you engaged from start to finish.

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THE

ATLANTIC MONTHLY.

A Magazine of Literature, Science, Art, and Politics.

VOL. XVIII. DECEMBER, 1866. NO. CX.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by TICKNOR AND FIELDS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

[Transcriber's note: Minor typos corrected and footnotes moved to end of article.]

JOHN PIERPONT.

Most men of "fourscore and upwards," like Lear, and who, like Lear, have been "mightily abused" in their day, are found, upon diligent inquiry, to have long outlived themselves, like the Archbishop of Granada; but here is a man, or was but the other day, in his eighty second year, with the temper and edge and "bright blue rippling glitter" of a Damascus blade up to the very last; or rather, considering how he was last employed, with the temper of that strange tool, found among the ruins of Thebes, with which they used to smooth and polish their huge monoliths of granite, until they murmured a song of joy, whenever the morning sunshine fell upon them.

This remarkable man remarkable under many aspects died at Medford, Massachusetts, on Monday morning, August 27th; and it is now said of heart disease, that other name for a mysterious and sudden death, happen how it may, and when it may... Continue reading book >>


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