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Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 9, No. 55, May, 1862

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1862
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,772 / 249 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 526
Added to site: 2004.07.02 8480
Genre: Periodical

was its living soul,--not because it was more wonderful, but because it dispelled our last doubt. We all began to form a more definite idea of something great to come, that was yet lying stored away in the brain,--laid there from the beginning. Like the Magian on the heights of Moab, as he saw the tents of Israel and the tabernacle of God in the distance, we grew big with an involuntary vision, and were surprised into prophecies.

It was wonderful to see the Queen of England, on one side of that chasm of three thousand miles, wave a greeting to the President, and the President wave back a greeting to the Queen. But it was glorious to see that chord quiver with the music and the truth of the angelic song:--

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, Good-will toward men!"

Soon, however, came a check to the excitement. For above a score of days was that mysterious highway kept open from Valentia to Trinity Bay. But then the spell was lost, the waves flowed back, old ocean rolled on as



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