The Atlantic Volume 60

The Atlantic Volume 60

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...bought by one of the editors at the closing-out sale of an old house in Boylston Place; some loose papers, including a fragment of a diary and other letters, discovered behind a joist in the chimney closet, at the recent dismantling of the Tavern Club, --only a st0ne's throw from Boylston Place, --and given by amember of the club to the other editor, form the material from which selections are given below. At a chance meeting of the editors soon after, these possessions having been casually mentioned, it was discovered, to the surprise and gratification of both, that the manuscripts were parts of a former whole, --disjected members, in fact, of an old-time family skeleton. The frequent gaps which will be noted in the text are due in part to omissions made by the editors for prudential reasons, and partly to the dilapidated state of the manuscripts, which have suffered greatly from the ravages of mildew and rats. Locnnrm P. HALE. Enwm Lsssrrrrnn Bvsnna say, I get very few of yours in return. Are you aware that 't is nearly four years since you went abroad? Do you forget that you are an American citizen? Are you ever coming back? I warn you, if you do not come soon, you will feel like the Dutchman in Mr. Irving's story, who waked up after a sleep of twenty years to find everybody changed beyond recognition. The trouble is, you are getting out of conceit with your own country. I read what you said in aunt Maria's letter about our provincialism, --that we are sure to be either prim, priggish, or vulgar. I say, Pooh! For myself, 'I insist that I am open to none of those charges. Come, now, I challenge you to the proof! No; the beam is in your own eye. You are getting spoiled. You are falling into horrid loose, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 522 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 921g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681746X
  • 9781236817464