Go, bid the broad Atlantic scroll Be herald of the free.1
Once again the pine-tree sung: -- 'Speak not thy speech my boughs among; Put off thy years, wash in the breeze; My hours are peaceful centuries.'
THIS year was remembered with pride and pleasure by the early members because, first, of an event important in the literary history of America in which many of them were concerned and all interested; and, second, of a delightful enterprise, in which many joined. These were the launching of the Atlantic Monthly, and the founding of the Adirondack Club.
The story of the earnest purpose of Mr. Underwood to found this magazine, and the credit due to him in awakening the interest of Mr. Phillips, the publisher, has been told. Of the membership during the Saturday Club's first twenty years about half were contributors to the Atlantic, and many living members have written for it. In the days of its greatest brilliancy it had a hard struggle to float; now, after sixty years of good repute, it enjoys an assured prosperity.
When, in April of this year, Lowell consented to be the Editor, by happy inspiration making it a condition that Holmes should contribute, the wish, long felt, for a magazine worthy of New England was assured of fulfilment. He asked the same favour of Longfellow, who, only promising to write for this magazine, if____________________