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Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

Excerpt: SPECIAL Introduction The great nation which dwelt in the seventh century before our era on the banks of Tigris and Euphrates flourished in literature as well as in the plastic arts, and had an alphabet of its own. The Assyrians sometimes wrote with a sharp reed, for a pen, upon skins, wooden tablets, or papyrus brought from Egypt. In this case they used cursive letters of a Phoenician character. But when they wished to preserve their written documents, they empl...

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Old Saint Paul's

By: William Harrison Ainsworth

Excerpt: THE portion of the ensuing Tale relating to the Grocer of Wood?street, and his manner of victualling his house, and shutting up himself and his family within it during the worst part of the Plague of 1665, is founded on a narrative, which I have followed pretty closely in most of its details, contained in a very rare little volume, entitled, ?Preparations against the Plague, both of Soul and Body,? the authorship of which I have no hesitation in assigning to DEF...

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Prufrock and Other Observations

By: T.S. Eliot

Excerpt: THE Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a table; Let us go, through certain half?deserted streets, The muttering retreats Of restless nights in one?night cheap hotels And sawdust restaurants with oyster?shells.

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The Golden Dog (Le Chien D'Or): A Romance of the Days of Louis Qui...

By: William Kirby

In the year 1877 the first edition of The Golden Dog (Le Chien d'Or) was brought out in the United States, entirely without my knowledge or sanction. Owing to the inadequacy of the then existing copyright laws, I have been powerless to prevent its continued publication, which I understand to have been a successful and profitable undertaking for all concerned, except the author, the book having gone through many editions. It was, consequently, a source of gratification to...

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The Journal of Gregory Blaxland, 1813

By: Gregory Blaxland

Excerpt: DEDICATION To John Oxley Parker, ESQ., of Chelmsford, Essex. London, February 10, 1823. Dear Sir, Feelings of gratitude for your kind attention to me in the early part of life, have induced me to dedicate to you the following short Journal of my passage over the Blue Mountains, in the colony of New South Wales, under the persuasion that it will afford you pleasure at all times to hear that any of your family have been instrumental in promoting the prosperity of ...

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Daddylonglegs

By: Jean Webster

Excerpt: Blue Wednesday The first Wednesday in every month was a Perfectly Awful Day a day to be awaited with dread, endured with courage and forgotten with haste. Every floor must be spotless, every chair dustless, and every bed without a wrinkle. Ninety?seven squirming little orphans must be scrubbed and combed and buttoned into freshly starched ginghams; and all ninety?seven reminded of their manners, and told to say, ?Yes, sir,? ?No, sir,? whenever a Trustee spoke. I...

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A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

By: Honoré de Balzac

PART I Mme. de Bargeton and Lucien de Rubempre had left Angouleme behind, and were traveling together upon the road to Paris. Not one of the party who made that journey alluded to it afterwards; but it may be believed that an infatuated youth who had looked forward to the delights of an elopement, must have found the continual presence of Gentil, the man- servant, and Albertine, the maid, not a little irksome on the way. Lucien, traveling post for the first time in his l...

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Two Girlsmissing

By: Ronald Oliphant

Excerpt: THE waiter looked scared stiff as he came out of the kitchen, toting his greasy tray loaded with dishes. He passed the table where I sat waiting for Shirley Smith, and I could see that his hands were shaking. His face had an ashen tinge, and big beads of sweat were standing out on his low forehead under the wiry brush of dirty?blond hair. I hailed him as he went by ?What?s the matter, Rudolph?? I always call those muddy?blond waiters ?Rudolph.? ?Nothing,? he ans...

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The Conjure Woman

By: Charles Waddell Chesnutt

Excerpt: SOME years ago my wife was in poor health, and our family doctor, in whose skill and honesty I had implicit confidence, advised a change of climate. I shared, from an unprofessional standpoint, his opinion that the raw winds, the chill rains, and the violent changes of temperature that characterized the winters in the region of the Great Lakes tended to aggravate my wife?s difficulty, and would undoubtedly shorten her life if she remained exposed to them. The do...

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Immortals Crowned by the French Academy : Cosmopolis, Vol. 2

By: Paul Bourget

I could not act differently, repeated Dorsenne on the evening of that eventful day. He had given his entire afternoon to caring for Gorka. He made him lunch. He made him lie down. He watched him. He took him in a closed carriage to Portonaccio, the first stopping-place on the Florence line. Indeed, he made every effort not to leave alone for a moment the man whose frenzy he had rather suspended than appeased, at the price, alas, of his own peace of mind! For, once left a...

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The Amazing Interlude

By: Mary Roberts Rhinehart

WE HAVE just had another flood, bad enough, but only a foot or two of water on the first floor. Yesterday we got the mud shoveled out of the cellar and found Peter, the spaniel that Mr. Ladley left when he went away. The flood, and the fact that it was Mr. Ladley's dog whose body was found half buried in the basement fruit closet, brought back to me the strange events of the other flood five years ago, when the water reached more than half-way to the second story, and br...

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History of the Thirty Years' War in Germany

By: Johann Christoph Friedrich (Friedrich Schiller) von Schiller

Preface: The present is the only collected edition of the principal works of Schiller which is accessible to English readers. Detached poems or dramas have been translated at various times, and sometimes by men of eminence, since the first publication of the original works; and in several instances these versions have been incorporated, after some revision or necessary correction, into the following collection; but on the other hand a large proportion of the contents hav...

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Declaration of Colonial Rights : Resolutions of the First Continen...

Excerpt: [Following the Boston Tea Party and the adoption of the Intolerable Acts, delegates gathered on September 5, 1774, at Philadelphia, in what was to become the First Continental Congress. Every colony but Georgia was represented. They voted on September 6 to appoint a committee ?to state the rights of the Colonies in general, the several instances in which these rights are violated or infringed, and the means most proper to be pursued for obtaining a restoration o...

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If

By: Lord Dunsany

Excerpt: SCENE I. A small railway station near London. Time: Ten years ago. BERT ?Ow goes it, Bill? BILL Goes it? ?Ow d'yer think it goes? BERT I don?t know, Bill. ?Ow is it? BILL Bloody. BERT Why? What?s wrong? BILL Wrong? Nothing ain't wrong. BERT What?s up then? BILL Nothing ain't right. BERT Why, wot?s the worry? BILL Wot?s the worry? They don?t give you better wages nor a dog, and then they thinks they can talk at yer and talk at yer, and say wot they likes, like.

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Good Wives

By: Louisa May Alcott

Excerpt: Chapter 1. Gossip. In order that we may start afresh and go to Meg?s wedding with free minds, it will be well to begin with a little gossip about the Marches. And here let me premise that if any of the elders think there is too much ?lovering? in the story, as I fear they may (I'm not afraid the young folks will make that objection), I can only say with Mrs. March, ?What can you expect when I have four gay girls in the house, and a dashing young neighbor over th...

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What Is Man and Other Essays of Mark Twain

By: Mark Twain

Excerpt: WHAT IS MAN? I. a. Man the Machine. b. Personal Merit [The Old Man and the Young Man had been conversing. The Old Man had asserted that the human being is merely a machine, and nothing more. The Young Man objected, and asked him to go into particulars and furnish his reasons for his position.] Old Man. What are the materials of which a steam?engine is made? Young Man. Iron, steel, brass, white?metal, and so on. O.M. Where are these found? Y.M. In the rocks. O.M....

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Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters

By: Victor Appleton

CHAPTER I. A BAD PLACE FOR A FIRE IMPOSSIBLE, Ned! It can't be as much as that! Well, you can prove the additions yourself, Tom, on one of the adding machines. I've been over 'em twice, and get the same result each time. There are the figures. They say figures don't lie, though it doesn't follow that the opposite is true, for those who do not stick closely to the truth do, sometimes, figure. But there you have it; your financial statement for the year, and Ned Newton, bu...

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Fuel for Murder

By: Clifford Goodrich

The Shadow, Masters of Death, 5/15/40: Adam Streen flinched as an automobile backfired on the darkening street outside the laboratory. Adam knew that death had been near him these-last few weeks. He knew it was probably even closer now. Adam had discovered the secret of other death -- horrible, blackened death that had come with exploding liquid flame. It had killed fifty persons when it came, that death. Then, later, four more had died who had tried to find out what had caused it.

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Crime and Punishment

By: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Excerpt: ON AN exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge. He had successfully avoided meeting his landlady on the staircase. His garret was under the roof of a high, five?storied house and was more like a cupboard than a room. The landlady who provided him with garret, dinners, and attendance, lived on the floor below, and every time he went out h...

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A Tramp Abroad, Illustrated, V1

By: Mark Twain

Excerpt: One day it occurred to me that it had been many years since the world had been afforded the spectacle of a man adventurous enough to undertake a journey through Europe on foot. After much thought, I decided that I was a person fitted to furnish to mankind this spectacle. So I determined to do it. This was in March, 1878. I looked about me for the right sort of person to accompany me in the capacity of agent, and finally hired a Mr. Harris for this service. It wa...

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