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[71] Review and the Dial, nearly all the editors and most of the larger contributors were either natives of Cambridge or at some time residents there, apart from their mere college training. And it may fairly be claimed that their labors were not quite wasted, inasmuch as Motley, who was not a Cambridge resident, wrote from England on May 16, 1858, that the Atlantic Monthly was at that time “unquestionably the best magazine in the English language.” 1

1 Motley's “Letters,” I. p. 224.

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