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The Monikins

By: James Fenimore Cooper

Introduction: It is not improbable that some of those who read this book, may feel a wish to know in what manner I became possessed of the manuscript. Such a desire is too just and natural to be thwarted, and the tale shall be told as briefly as possible. During the summer of 1828, while travelling among those valleys of Switzerland which lie between the two great ranges of the Alps, and in which both the Rhone and the Rhine take their rise, I had passed from the sources...

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Common Sense

By: Thomas Paine

Introduction: Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour; a long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason. As a long and violent abuse of power, is generally the Means of calling the right of it in question (and in Mat...

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The Barbarian Status of Women

By: Thorstein B. Veblen

Excerpt: It seems altogether probable that in the primitive groups of mankind, when the race first took to a systematic use of tools and so emerged upon the properly human plane of life, there was but the very slightest beginning of a system of status, with little of invidious distinction between classes and little of a corresponding division of employments. In an earlier paper, published in this JOURNAL,(1*) it has been argued that the early division of labor between cl...

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I and My Chimney

By: Herman Melville

Excerpt: I and my chimney, two grey?headed old smokers, reside in the country. We are, I may say, old settlers here; particularly my old chimney, which settles more and more every day. Though I always say, I AND MY CHIMNEY, as Cardinal Wolsey used to say, ?I AND MY KING,? yet this egotistic way of speaking, wherein I take precedence of my chimney, is hereby borne out by the facts; in everything, except the above phrase, my chimney taking precedence of me. Within thirty f...

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Out of the Fashion

By: George Gissing

Excerpt: How shall I tell her?? the man said to himself, on his way homeward. ?How the devil shall I tell her?? He reached his home at Tufnell Park, entered as usual, and found the customary quietude, the familiar atmosphere of well?being, of security, of order. There would be guests at dinner this evening; he must keep up his countenance till he and Mary were alone and the house hushed.

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The Coming of the Friars

By: Augustus Jessopp

When King Richard of England, whom men call the Lion-hearted, was wasting his time at Messina, after his boisterous fashion, in the winter of 1190, he heard of the fame of Abbot Joachim, and sent for that renowned personage, that he might hear from his own lips the words of prophecy and their interpretation. Around the personality of Joachim there has gathered no small amount of mythus. He was, it appears, the inventor of that mystical method of Hermeneutics which has in...

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An Old-Fashioned Girl

By: Louisa May Alcott; 1832-1888

Preface: As a preface is the only place where an author can with propriety explain a purpose or apologize for shortcomings, I venture to avail myself of the privilege to make a statement for the benefit of my readers.

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Aeroplanes

By: J.S. Zerbe

Excerpt: AUTOMOBILES. This is a subject in which every boy is interested. While few mechanics have the opportunity to actually build an automobile, it is the knowledge which he must acquire about every particular device used, that enables him to repair and put such machines in order. The aim of this book is to make the boy acquainted with each element, so that he may understand why it is made in that special way, and what the advantages and disadvantages are of the diffe...

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A Child's Garden of Verses

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

Excerpt: Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson, or Robert Louis Stevenson, as the world knows him, was still a boy when he published this rare volume of A Child's Garden of Verses,?.

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Nothing to Do : A Tilt at Our Best Society

By: Horatio Alger Jr.

Excerpt: AUGUSTUS FITZ-HERBERT, as all are aware, Having crossed the Atlantic, and got a moustache on, Likewise being son of a known millionaire, Stands of course on the very top round of the fashion. Being taught to consider himself, from his birth, As one of the privileged ones of the earth, He cherishes deep and befitting disdain...

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Night before Christmas

By: Margarite Rice

Excerpt: I was the night before Christmas when all through the house Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse; The stockings were hung By the chimney with care In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

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American Ladies' Magazine

By: Sarah Josepha Buell Hale
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An Old-Fashioned Girl

By: Louisa May Alcott; 1832-1888
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A Summary of the Laws of Massachusetts, Relative to the Settlement...

By: Leavitt, Jonathan
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The Power of Our Words

By: Liz Mcgrath

Do you know that an empowering word can spark ideas, open doors, change attitudes, and create solutions? Words can do all these things and much more. They have the potency to redefine personalities, lives, and entire communities. Just think of some of the things words are used for every day: To communicate a message To express a feeling To interact with others To associate meaning, intention, and tone To record history To tell stories And so much more! When used the righ...

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Le Theatre Indien : No. 83

By: Levi, Sylvain, 1863-1935

Secret societies ; Caussideiere, Marc, 1808-1861

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The Taittiriya-Upanishad

By: Sankaracarya; Suresvaracarya; Madhava, Son of Chavunda, D. 1391; Mahadeva Sastri, Alladi, D. 1926; Madhava, D. 1386
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Kuvalaynanda-Krik. Kuvalaynanda Kriks or the Memorial Verses of Ap...

By: Appayya Dkita; Subrahmanya Sarma, P. R.

Binder's title: Bampton lectures. 1807 ;

Sects ; Church of England ; Reformation ; Sermons, English

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Rossiia Nakanunie Dvadtsatago Stolietiia

By: Chicherin, Boris Nikolaevich, 1828-1904

Subject: Russian language; National characteristics, Russian; Transliteration

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Hints to the Study of Sanskrit Compounds : Compiled for the Use of...

By: Rayana Govinda Ratanjanakara
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