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The Arena

Volume 4, No. 20, July, 1891

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,475 / 161 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 1,126
Added to site: 2006.10.23
mnybks.net#: 15021
Genre: Periodical
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d much amusement. "A Mortal Antipathy" is less of a romance than the others. The reader will be interested in the description of a boat race which is exquisitely done.

In biographical writing, we have two books from Dr. Holmes, one a short life of Emerson, and the other a memoir of Motley. Though capable of writing a great biography like Trevelyan's Macaulay or Lockhart's Scott, the doctor has not yet done so. Of the two which he has written, the Motley is the better one. In neither, however, has the author arrived at his own standard of what a biography should be.

Mechanism in thought and morals,--a Phi-Beta-Kappa address, delivered at Harvard in 1870,--is one of Dr. Holmes' most luminous contributions to popular science. It is ample in the way of suggestion and the presentation of facts, and though scientific in treatment, the captivating style of the essayist relieves the paper of all heaviness. A brief extract from this fine, thoughtful work may be given here:--

"We wish to remember s

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