Despite its low circulation and budget, the Atlantic Monthly magazine has maintained a strong influence in American culture by publishing many of the most prominent authors and cultur...
RAILWAY-ENGINEERING IN THE UNITED STATES.
Though our country can boast of no Watt, Brindley,
Smeaton, Rennie, Telford, Brunel, Stephenson, or Fairbairn,
and lacks such experimenters as Tredgold, Ba...
On a fine morning in September, we set out on an excursion
to Blenheim,—the sculptor and myself being
seated on the box of our four-horse carriage, two
more of the party in the...
HOLBEIN AND THE DANCE OF DEATH.
At the northwest corner of Switzerland, just on the
turn of the Rhine from its westward course between
Germany and Switzerland, to run northward between
Germany and Fra...
SOVEREIGNS AND SONS.
The sudden death of Prince Albert caused profound
regret, and the Royal Family of Britain had the sincere
sympathies of the civilized world on that sad occasion.
The Prince ...
The old town.
The setting sunbeams slant over the antique gateway
of Sorrento, fusing into a golden bronze the brown
freestone vestments of old Saint Antonio, who with
his heavy stone mitre...
Thomas Hood was originally intended for business,
and entered a mercantile house; but the failure of
his health, at fifteen years of age, compelled him
to leave it, and go to Scotland, wh...
THE CARNIVAL OF THE ROMANTIC.
Whither went the nine old Muses, daughters of Jupiter
and the Goddess of Memory, after their seats on Helicon,
Parnassus, and Olympus were barbarized? Not far
OUR ARTISTS IN ITALY.
Antique Art, beside affording a standard by which
the modern may be measured, has the remarkable property-giving
it a higher value—of testing the genuine...
It is the doctrine of the popular music-masters, that
whoever can speak can sing. So, probably, every
man is eloquent once in his life. Our temperaments
differ in capacity of he...
OUGHT WOMEN TO LEARN THE ALPHABET?
Paris smiled, for an hour or two, in the year 1801,
when, amidst Napoleon’s mighty projects for
remodelling the religion and government of his empire,
OUR ARTISTS IN ITALY.
Among artists, William Page is a painter.
This proposition may seem, to the great public which
has so long and so well known him and his works, somewhat
Second appearance in the united
“Nay, so far did he carry his obstinacy, that
he absolutely invited a professed Anti-Diluvian from
the Gallic Empire, who illuminated...
TREES IN ASSEMBLAGES.
The subject of Trees cannot be exhausted by treating
them as individuals or species, even with a full enumeration
of their details. Some trees possess but little
AMONG THE TREES.
In our studies of Trees, we cannot fail to be impressed
with their importance not only to the beauty of landscape,
but also in the economy of life; and we are convinced
that in no oth...
THE UNITED STATES AND THE BARBARY STATES.
Speak of the relations between the United States and
the Barbary Regencies at the beginning of the century,
and most of our countrymen will understand the War...
Achmed and his Mare
Double-Headed Snake of Newbury, The
Hamlet at the Boston
Inscription for an Alms-Chest
Last Bird, The
AGNES OF SORRENTO.
The day at the convent.
The Mother Theresa sat in a sort of withdrawing-room,
the roof of which rose in arches, starred with blue
and gold like that of the cloister, an...
THE NEW WORLD AND THE NEW MAN.
Half a dozen rivulets leap down the western declivity
of the Rocky Mountains, and unite; four thousand miles
away the mighty Missouri debouches into the Mexican
Gulf as ...
What Southey says of Cottle’s shop is true of
the little bookstore in a certain old town of New
England, which I used to frequent years ago, and where
I got my first peep into Chaucer, and Sp...
THE HOME OF LAFAYETTE.
After General Lafayette’s visit to the United
States, in 1824, every American who went to France
went with a firm conviction that he had a right to
take as much as he chos...
THE PROCESSION OF THE FLOWERS.
In Cuba there is a blossoming shrub whose multitudinous
crimson flowers are so seductive to the humming-birds
that they hover all day around it, buried in its blossoms
Two distinct yet harmonious branches of study claimed
the early attention of the youth of ancient Greece.
Education was comprised in the two words, Music and
The only part of this ancient church which escaped
destruction by fire in 1771 was, most fortunately,
the famous Brancacci chapel. Here are the frescos
by Masolino da Panicale, ...
THE HISTORY OF THE APPLE-TREE.
It is remarkable how closely the history of the Apple-tree
is connected with that of man. The geologist
tells us that the order of the Rosaceae, which
Rome is preeminently the city of monuments and inscriptions,
and the lapidary style is the one most familiar to
her. The Republic, the Empire, the Papacy, the
Heathens, and the Christians hav...
“Which of the German universities would be the
best adapted to my purpose?” is the question
of many an American student, who, having gone through
the usual course in the Un...
A glance at the science.
The purpose of this article is to present, in a brief
and simple manner, the leading principles on which
the science of Meteorology is founded,—rather,...
In the following essay, Price examines the attitude of The Atlantic Monthly to African Americans in the nineteenth century and traces the periodical's relationship with the prominent African Am...