The "Atlantic Monthly."
The March number of the "Atlantic Monthly" offers a table of contents to its readers which for high literary excellence is unexcelled. There are presented: A poem, "Fancy or Fact," by James Russell Lowell; a paper, "Our Hundred Days in Europe," by Oliver Wendell Holmes; and an article by Horace Scudder on "Longfellow's Art." "The Second Son" is continued, and Marion Crawford offers three new chapters of "Paul Platoff." Mr. Bliss Carman, a special student at Harvard, writes a pleasing poem, and there is a satisfactory review of the new novel, "Agnes Surriage." On the whole, the number is an extremely powerful one.