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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858   By:

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"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" is a fascinating collection of essays, stories, and poems that provide a glimpse into the social and cultural landscape of the mid-19th century. The diverse range of topics covered in this volume, from politics and philosophy to literature and art, offers readers a rich tapestry of ideas and perspectives.

One standout piece in this volume is the essay titled "The Education of the Negro" which provides a thought-provoking examination of race relations and the challenges faced by African Americans in the United States. The author's impassioned plea for equal rights and opportunities for all citizens resonates strongly in today's society.

Another highlight is the short story "The Minister's Wooing" which follows the tumultuous romantic entanglements of a young minister and his love interest. The story is beautifully written and captures the complexity of human relationships with nuance and depth.

Overall, "The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" is a valuable resource for those interested in the history and literature of the 19th century. Its varied content and engaging prose make it a compelling read for anyone seeking to explore the intellectual currents of the era.

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We are all interested in Art; yet few of us have taken pains to justify the delight we feel in it. No philosophy can win us away from Shakspeare, Plato, Angelo, Beethoven, Goethe, Phidias, from the masters of sculpture, painting, music, and metaphor. Their truth is larger than any other, too large to be stated directly and lodged in systems, theories, definitions, or formulas. They suggest and assure to us what cannot be spoken. They communicate life, because they do not endeavor to measure life. Philosophy will present the definite; Art refers always to the vast, to that which cannot be comprehended, but only enjoyed and adored. Art is the largest expression. It is not, like Science, a basket in which meat and drink may be carried, but a hand which points toward the sky. Our eyes follow its direction, and our souls follow our eyes. Man needs only to be shown an open space. He will rise into it with instant expansion. We are made partakers of that illimitable energy. Only poetry can give account of poetry, only Art can justify Art; and we cannot hope to speak finally of this elastic Truth, to draw a circle around that which is vital, because it has in it something of infinity, but we may hope to remove a doubt growing out of the very largeness which exalts and refreshes us... Continue reading book >>

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