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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866 - A Magazine of Literature, Science, Art, and Politics
CHILDHOOD: A STUDY. HER PILGRIMAGE. FARMER HILL'S DIARY. THE DARWINIAN THEORY. VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE WOMAN QUESTION. SCARABI ED ALTRI. MIANTOWONA. PASSAGES FROM HAWTHORNE'S NOTE-BOOKS. THE NORMAN CONQUEST. THE NOVELS OF GEORGE ELIOT. GRIFFITH GAUNT; OR, JEALOUSY. THE USURPATION. REVIEWS AND LITERARY NOTICES. There is a rushing southwest wind. It murmurs overhead among the willows, and the little river-waves lap and wash upon the point below; but not a breath lifts my hair, down here among the tree-trunks, close to the water. Clear water ripples at my feet; and a mile and more away, across the great bay of the wide river, the old, compact brick-red city lies silent in the sunshine. Silent, I say truly: to me, here, it is motionless and silent. But if I should walk up into State Street and say so, my truth, like many others, when uprooted from among their circumstances, would turn into a disagreeable lie. Sharp points rise above the irregular profile of the line of roofs. Some are church spires, and some are masts,mixed at the rate of about one church and a half to a schooner. I smell the clear earthy smell of the pure gray sand, and the fresh, cool smell of the pure water. Tiny bird-tracks lie along the edge of the water, perhaps to delight the soul of some millennial ichnologist. A faint aromatic perfume rises from the stems of the willow-bushes, abraded by the ice of the winter floods. I should not perceive it, were they not tangled and matted all around so close to my head. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
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Release Date: Apr 28, 2008
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