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Mr. Gladstone and Genesis

By: Thomas Henry Huxley

In controversy, as in courtship, the good old rule to be off with the old before one is on with the new, greatly commends itself to my sense of expediency. And, therefore, it appears to me desirable that I should preface such observations as I may have to offer upon the cloud of arguments (the relevancy of which to the issue which I had ventured to raise is not always obvious) put forth by Mr. Gladstone in the January number of this review, by an endeavour to make clear ...

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The Mob

By: John Galsworthy

It is half-past nine of a July evening. In a dining-room lighted by sconces, and apparelled in wall-paper, carpet, and curtains of deep vivid blue, the large French windows between two columns are open on to a wide terrace, beyond which are seen trees in darkness, and distant shapes of lighted houses. On one side is a bay window, over which curtains are partly drawn. Opposite to this window is a door leading into the hall. At an oval rosewood table, set with silver, flow...

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The Two Captains

By: La Motte Fouqué, Friedrich Heinrich Karl, Freiherr De, 1777-1843

CHAPTER I: A Mild summer evening was resting on the shores of Malaga, awakening the guitar of many a merry singer among the ships in the harbor, and in the city houses, and in many an ornamental garden villa. Emulating the voices of the birds, the melodious tones greeted the refreshing coolness, and floated like perfumed exhalations from meadow and water, over the enchanting region. Some troops of infantry who were on the shore, and who purposed to spend the night there,...

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Marsyas in Flanders

By: Vernon Lee

Excerpt: ?You are right. This is not the original crucifix at all. Another one has been put instead. Il y a eu substitution,? and the little old Antiquary of Dunes nodded mysteriously, fixing his ghostseer?s eyes upon mine. He said it in a scarce audible whisper. For it happened to be the vigil of the Feast of the Crucifix, and the once famous church was full of semi?clerical persons decorating it for the morrow, and of old ladies in strange caps, clattering about with p...

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Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman

By: William T. Sherman

Nearly ten years have passed since the close of the civil war in America, and yet no satisfactory history thereof is accessible to the public; nor should any be attempted until the Government has published, and placed within the reach of students, the abundant materials that are buried in the War Department at Washington. These are in process of compilation; but, at the rate of progress for the past ten years, it is probable that a new century will come before they are p...

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Das Maerchen Von dem Myrtenfraeulein

By: Clemens Brentano

Im sandigen Lande, wo nicht viel Gruenes waechst, wohnten einige Meilen von der prozellanenen Hauptstadt, wo der Prinz Wetschwuth residierte, ein Toepfer und seine Frau mitten auf ihrem Tonfeld neben ihrem Toepferofen, beide ohne Kinder, einsam und allein. Das Land war ringsum so flach wie ein See, kein Baum und Busch war zu sehen, und es war gar betruebt und langweilig. Taeglich beteten die guten Leute zum Himmel, er moege ihnen doch ein Kind bescheren, damit sie eine U...

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The Adventure of the Black Lady

By: Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn About the beginning of the last June (as near as I can remember) Bellamora came to Town from Hampshire; and was oblig'd to lodge the first Night at the same Inn where the Stage-Coach set up. The next Day she took Coach for Covent-Garden, where she thought to find Madam Brightly, a Relation of her's; with whom she design'd to continue for about half a Year undiscover'd, if possible, by her Friends iin theCountry: And order'd therefore her Trunk, with her Cloath...

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The Miraculous Revenge

By: George Bernard Shaw

Excerpt: I arrived in Dublin on the evening of the 5th of August, and drove to the residence of my uncle, the Cardinal Archbishop. He is, like most of my family, deficient in feeling, and consequently cold to me personally.

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The Two Vanrevels

By: Booth Tarkington

Excerpt: Chapter 1. A Cat Can Do More than Look at a King It was long ago in the days when men sighed when they fell in love; when people danced by candle and lamp, and did dance, too, instead of solemnly gliding about; in that mellow time so long ago, when the young were romantic and summer was roses and wine, old Carewe brought his lovely daughter home from the convent to wreck the hearts of the youth of Rouen.

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Lionel Lincoln; Or, The Leaguer of Boston, Vol. 2

By: James Fenimore Cooper

Although the battle of Bunker-hill was fought while the grass yet lay on the meadows, the heats of summer had been followed by the nipping frosts of November; the leaf had fallen in its hour, and the tempests and biting colds of February had succeeded, before Major Lincoln left that couch where he had been laid, when carried, in total helplessness, from the fatal heights of the peninsula. Throughout the whole of that long period, the hidden bullet had defied the utmost s...

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The Sturdy Oak

By: Samuel Merwin

Excerpt: THE STURDY OAK Chapter 1. BY SAMUEL MERWIN Genevieve Remington had been called beautiful. She was tall, with brown eyes and a fine spun mass of golden?brown hair. She had a gentle smile, that disclosed white, even teeth. Her voice was not unmusical. She was twenty?three years old and possessed a husband who, though only twenty?six, had already shown uch strength of character and such aptitude at the criminal branch of the law that he was now a candidate for the ...

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A Gentleman at Paris to a Nobleman in London : Memoirs of the Cour...

By: Lewis Goldsmith

PUBLISHERS' NOTE. The present work contains particulars of the great Napoleon not to be found in any other publication, and forms an interesting addition to the information generally known about him. The writer of the Letters (whose name is said to have been Stewarton, and who had been a friend of the Empress Josephine in her happier, if less brilliant days) gives full accounts of the lives of nearly all Napoleon's Ministers and Generals, in addition to those of a great ...

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1601

By: Mark Twain

[MEM.-The following is supposed to be an extract from the diary of the Pepys of that day, the same being Queen Elizabeth's cup-bearer. It is supposed that he is of ancient and noble lineage; that he despises these literary canaille; that his soul consumes with wrath to see the queen stooping to talk with such; and that the old man feels that his nobility is defiled by contact with Shakespeare, etc., and yet he has got to stay there till her Majesty chooses to dismiss him...

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The Immorality of the State

By: Mikhail Bakunin

Excerpt: THE Theory of Social Contract. Man is not only the most individual being on earth?he is also the most social being. It was a great fallacy on the part of Jean Jacques Rousseau to have assumed that primitive society was established by a free contract entered into by savages. But Rousseau was not the only one to uphold such views. The majority of jurists and modern writers, whether of the Kantian school or of other individualist and liberal schools, who do not acc...

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Squinty the Comical Pig

By: Richard Barnum

Excerpt: Squinty was a little pig. You could tell he was a pig just as soon as you looked at him, because he had the cutest little curly tail, as though it wanted to tie itself into a bow, but was not quite sure whether that was the right thing to do. And Squinty had a skin that was as pink, under his white, hairy bristles, as a baby?s toes. Also Squinty had the oddest nose! It was just like a rubber ball, flattened out, and when Squinty moved his nose up and down, or si...

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At Sunwich Port

By: William Wyman Jacobs

Excerpt: Chapter One. The ancient port of Sunwich was basking in the sunshine of a July afternoon. A rattle of cranes and winches sounded from the shipping in the harbour, but the town itself was half asleep. Somnolent shopkeepers in dim back parlours coyly veiled their faces in red handkerchiefs from the too ardent flies, while small boys left in charge noticed listlessly the slow passing of time as recorded by the church clock. It is a fine church, and Sunwich is proud...

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Novelle

By: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Kapitel 1: Ein dichter Herbstnebel verhuellte noch in der Fruehe die weiten Raeume des fuerstlichen Schlosshofes, als man schon mehr oder weniger durch den sich lichtenden Schleier die ganze Jaegerei zu Pferde und zu Fuss durcheinander bewegt sah.

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The Bridge to France

By: Edward N. Hurley

Foreword: GERMANY never would have begun her ruthless submarine warfare on February 1, 1917, if the United States had possessed a substantial merchant marine. She knew that even if we had possessed two million well?trained men equipped and ready to embark at the time we declared war, we might have transported them with the help of the British; but our War Department would have refused to send them to France unless the Shipping Board could guarantee sufficient cargo?ships...

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The Evil Shepherd

By: E. Phillips Oppenheim

Francis Ledsam, alert, well-satisfied with himself and the world, the echo of a little buzz of congratulations still in his ears, paused on the steps of the modern Temple of Justice to light a cigarette before calling for a taxi to take him to his club. Visions of a whisky and soda—his throat was a little parched —and a rubber of easy-going bridge at his favourite table, were already before his eyes. A woman who had followed him from the Court touched him on the shoulder...

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Abc's of Science

By: Charles Oliver

Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE SUPREME POWER OF NATURE 1. Supreme power of Nature is comprised of all. 2. It may be divided into three parts: Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal. 3. Mineral is comprised of Mineral Matter and Mineral Magnetism. 4. Animal is comprised of Animal Matter and Animal Magnetism. 5. Vegetable is comprised of Vegetable Matter and Vegetable Magnetism. 6. Each of the foregoing have life, and by cooperating with each other produce life that flourishes.

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