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The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc

By: Thomas de Quincey

...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc By Thomas de Quincey, th... ...ngoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. C... .... And this continued till Mr. Waterton* changed the relations between the animals. The mode of escaping from the reptile he showed to be not by runni... ...ot by running away, but by leaping on its back booted and spurred. The two animals had misunderstood each other. The use of the crocodile has now been... ...he granddaughter of a crocodile, awakens a dreadful host of semi-legendary animals—grif- fins, dragons, basilisks, sphinxes—till at length the whole v... ...name in a line of Peter Pindar’s (Dr Wolcot) fifty years back, where he is described as “Kempis Tom, Who clearly shows the way to Kingdom Co... ...a con- flict of unparalleled grandeur. These honorary distinctions are all described circumstantially in the First or introductory Section (‘The Glory... ...ike sec- tion of the road, six hundred yards long, under the solemn lights described, with lofty trees meeting overhead in arches. The guard’s horn, a...

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Life of Johnson

By: James Boswell

...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Life of Johnson by James Boswell, abridged and edited with an i... ...ngoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. C... ...letters are lost; but Mr. Hector recollects his writing ‘that the poet had described the dull sameness of his existence in these words, “Vi- tam conti... ... ludicrous, when applied to a woman of her age and appearance. Mr. Garrick described her to me as very fat, with a bosom of more than ordinary protube... ...bsolutely necessary to live upon the same scale with that which his friend described, when the value of money was diminished by the progress of commer... ...a smile of ridicule. ‘Why yes, Sir, it is good for vegetables, and for the animals who eat those vegetables, and for the animals who eat those animals... ...pen to attend when he whips his horses, I may feel unpleas- antly that the animals are put to pain, but I do not wish him to desist. No, Sir, I wish h... ...ee his apart- ment, we went in and found curious scraps of descriptions of animals, scrawled upon the wall with a black lead pencil. On Saturday, Apri...

...Preface: In making this abridgement of Boswell?s Life of Johnson I have omitted most of Boswell?s criticisms, comments, and notes, all of Johnson?s opinions in legal cases, most of the letters, and parts of the conversation dealing wi...

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