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: The interruption referred to in the first sentence of the first of these papers was just a quarter of a century in duration. Two articles entitled âThe Autocrat of the Breakfast-Tableâ will be found in the âNew England Magazine,â formerly published in Boston by J. T. and E. Buckingham. The date of the first of these articles is November 1831, and that of the second February 1832. When âThe Atlantic Monthlyâ was begun, twenty-five years afterwards, and the author was asked to write for it, the recollection of these crude products of his uncombed literary boyhood suggested the thought that it would be a curious experiment to shake the same bough again, and see if the ripe fruit were better or worse than the early windfalls.