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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1865
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,588 / 250 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 547
Added to site: 2009.10.02
mnybks.net#: 25439
Genre: Periodical
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,--"Sing ye to the Lord, for He hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea." This figure is dramatically imaginative. In looking at it, one feels called on to sing triumphal songs with Miriam, and not to stand idly looking. The magnetism of the artist at the moment of conception powerfully seizes on the beholder.

"The Valentine" is described by William Ware[A] as follows.

"For the 'Valentine' I may say, though to some it may seem an extravagance, I have never been able to invent the terms that would sufficiently express my admiration of that picture,--I mean, of its color; though as a whole it is admirable for its composition, for the fewness of the objects admitted, for the simplicity and naturalness of the arrangement. But the charm is in the color of the flesh, of the head, of the two hands. The subject is a young woman reading a letter, holding the open letter with both the hands. The art can go no further, nor as I believe has it ever gone any further. So

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