Excerpt: "Poets, in every age since the time of Anacreon, have sung odes in praise of wine. The greatest bards of every clime have sought inspiration in its sparkling depths. But the poet, even German, is yet unborn, who, moved by sweet memories of the nectar of his fatherland, shall chant in rhyme the virtues of his national drink. Yet though its merit has inspired neither of the sister graces, poetry and song, to strike the lyre in its honor, it has had, none the less, an important mission to perform. To its plebeian sister beer, as a healthful beverage, wine must yield the palm. As a common drink, suited to human nature's daily need, it has never been surpassed. If it has nerved no hand to deeds of daring, or struck the scintillating sparks of genius from the human brain, it has added immensely to the health, long life, and happiness of many nations, and is destined to still greater triumphs, as life becomes studied more from a hygienic standpoint. Beer is believed to have been invented by the Egyptians....."
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January - June 1877
Galaxy Magazine, or The Galaxy, was an American monthly first published in 1869.
It was founded by William Conant Church and his brother Francis P. Church. Mark Twain wrote about 10 pages an issue, for all but one of twelve consecutive months in 1870 and 1871, and wrote stories for it on three occasions before and after.
It merged with the Atlantic Monthly after 10 years of publication.
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