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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table
Two articles entitled The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table will be found in the New England Magazine, formerly published in Boston by J. T. and E. Buckingham. The date of the first of these articles is November 1831, and that of the second February 1832. When The Atlantic Monthly was begun, twenty-five years afterwards, and the author was asked to write for it, the recollection of these crude products of his uncombed literary boyhood suggested the thought that it would be a curious experiment to shake the same bough again, and see if the ripe fruit were better or worse than the early windfalls. So began this series of papers, which naturally brings those earlier attempts to my own notice and that of some few friends who were idle enough to read them at the time of their publication. The man is father to the boy that was, and I am my own son, as it seems to me, in those papers of the New England Magazine. If I find it hard to pardon the boys faults, others would find it harder. They will not, therefore, be reprinted here, nor as I hope, anywhere. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 751
Author: Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Release Date: Dec 1, 1996
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