In 1861, an Atlantic editor captured the anxious mood on the home front.
An account of the author’s frantic search for his wounded son, who lived to become a Supreme Court justice
Holmes describes his frantic search through Civil War-torn landscapes for his wounded son, the future Supreme Court Justice
In the early months of the Civil War, Holmes captured the anxious mood on the home front
A eulogy in verse
A poetic tribute delivered on Lowell’s seventieth birthday
“Savage instincts, barbarous usages, ancient beliefs, will all find themselves confronted with a new order of facts.”
"Form is henceforth divorced from matter. In fact, matter as a visible object is of no great use any longer, except as the mould on which form is shaped. Give us a few negatives of a thing worth seeing, taken from different points of view, and that is all we want of it"
Every man his own Boswell.
“All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called facts. They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.”