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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867   By:

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867 is a collection of essays, short stories, and poems that highlight the intellectual depth and diversity of the time period. The writing is sophisticated and thought-provoking, offering readers a glimpse into the social and political issues of the era.

The essays cover a wide range of topics, from the role of women in society to the impact of industrialization on the environment. The authors present well-reasoned arguments and provide valuable insights that are still relevant today.

The short stories are engaging and carefully crafted, showcasing the talent of the writers featured in this issue. Each story has a unique voice and perspective, drawing readers in with vivid descriptions and compelling characters.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867 is a captivating and enlightening read that provides a window into the past. It is a must-read for anyone interested in history, literature, or social commentary.

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


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 and footnotes moved to the end of the article.




Lawyer Penhallow was seated in his study, his day's work over, his feet in slippers, after the comfortable but inelegant fashion which Sir Walter Scott reprobates, amusing himself with a volume of old Reports. He was a knowing man enough, a keen country lawyer, but honest, and therefore less ready to suspect the honesty of others. He had a great belief in his young partner's ability, and, though he knew him to be astute, did not think him capable of roguery.

It was at his request that Mr. Bradshaw had undertaken his journey, which, as he believed, and as Mr. Bradshaw had still stronger evidence of a strictly confidential nature which led him to feel sure, would end in the final settlement of the great land claim in favor of their client. The case had been dragging along from year to year, like an English chancery suit; and while courts and lawyers and witnesses had been sleeping, the property had been steadily growing... Continue reading book >>

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