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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1867 is a compilation of essays, fiction, poetry, and reviews that offers a glimpse into the literary landscape of the 19th century.

One standout piece in this volume is the short story "The Luck of Roaring Camp" by Bret Harte, which tells the story of a rough mining camp coming together to care for a baby left behind by a fallen woman. Harte's writing is poignant and emotive, highlighting the humanity and compassion found in unexpected places.

The poetry included in this volume is diverse and engaging, with poems touching on themes of nature, love, and existential questions. Each piece is beautifully crafted and showcases the talent of the poets featured in this issue.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1867 is a captivating collection of literature that offers readers a unique look into the literary world of the past. Whether you enjoy short stories, poetry, or essays, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this volume.

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THE

ATLANTIC MONTHLY.

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

VOL. XX. AUGUST, 1867. NO. CXVIII.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867 by TICKNOR AND FIELDS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Transcriber's note: Minor typos have been corrected.

THE GUARDIAN ANGEL.

CHAPTER XXI.

MADNESS?

Mr. Clement Lindsay returned to the city and his usual labors in a state of strange mental agitation. He had received an impression for which he was unprepared. He had seen for the second time a young girl whom, for the peace of his own mind, and for the happiness of others, he should never again have looked upon until Time had taught their young hearts the lesson which all hearts must learn, sooner or later.

What shall the unfortunate person do who has met with one of those disappointments, or been betrayed into one of those positions, which do violence to all the tenderest feelings, blighting the happiness of youth, and the prospects of after years?

If the person is a young man, he has various resources. He can take to the philosophic meerschaum, and nicotize himself at brief intervals into a kind of buzzing and blurry insensibility, until he begins to "color" at last like the bowl of his own pipe, and even his mind gets the tobacco flavor... Continue reading book >>


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