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Bleak House

By: Charles Dickens

...hapters One through Thirty four by Charles Dickens is a publica tion of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ..., for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk . Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor any o... ...lic, it appeared, had been until lately bent in the most determined manner on by no means enlarging the number of Chancery judges appointed—I be liev... ...If I wanted other authorities for Jarndyce and Jarndyce, I could rain them on these pages, to the shame of—a parsimonious public. There is only one ot... ...welt upon the romantic side of familiar things. 1853 CHAPTER I In Chancery LONDON. M ICHAELMAS TERM lately over, and the Lord Chancel lor sitting in... ... have been young—and wears knee breeches tied with ribbons, and gaiters or stockings. One peculiarity of his black clothes and of his black stockings,... ...h from Reading, on Monday morning next, to White Horse Cellar, Piccadilly, London, where one of our clks will be in waiting to convey you to our offe ... ...use – Vol. One the satisfaction with which he sees them uninjured, and ac companies Mrs. Snagsby from the Sol’s Arms. Before night his doubt whether ... ...al!” “You are right, Mat!” “When she took me—and accepted of the ring—she ‘listed under me and the children—heart and head, for life. She’s 474 Bleak...

...Preface: A Chancery judge once had the kindness to inform me, as one of a company of some hundred and fifty men and women not labouring under any suspicions of lunacy, that the Court of Chancery, though the shining subject of much popular prejudice (at which p...

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Bleak House

By: Charles Dickens

...s Series Publication Bleak House by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ..., for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk . Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...lic, it appeared, had been until lately bent in the most determined manner on by no means enlarging the number of Chancery judges appointed—I be liev... ...If I wanted other authorities for Jarndyce and Jarndyce, I could rain them on these pages, to the shame of—a parsimonious public. There is only one ot... ...welt upon the romantic side of familiar things. 1853 CHAPTER I In Chancery LONDON. M ICHAELMAS TERM lately over, and the Lord Chancel lor sitting in... ...h from Reading, on Monday morning next, to White Horse Cellar, Piccadilly, London, where one of our clks will be in waiting to convey you to our offe ... ...ouse – Dickens the satisfaction with which he sees them uninjured, and ac companies Mrs. Snagsby from the Sol’s Arms. Before night his doubt whether ... ...al!” “You are right, Mat!” “When she took me—and accepted of the ring—she ‘listed under me and the children—heart and head, for life. She’s 474 Bleak... ...uch, mother—I am afraid not a great deal—for leav ing; and went away and ‘listed, harum scarum, making be lieve to think that I cared for nobody, no...

...Preface: A Chancery judge once had the kindness to inform me, as one of a company of some hundred and fifty men and women not laboring under any suspicions of lunacy, that the Court of Chancery, though the shining subject of much popular prejudice (at which po...

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A Child's History of England

By: Charles Dickens

...on A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer sity. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ater. In the old days, a long, long while ago, before Our Saviour was born on earth and lay asleep in a manger, these Islands were in the same place, ... ...osed that the Phoenicians, who were an ancient people, famous for carrying on trade, came A Child’s Histroy of England 8 in ships to these Islands, ... ...harles Dickens 15 Roman possessions waste; they forced the Ro mans out of London, then a poor little town, but a trading place; they hanged, burnt, c... ...Canterbury. Sebert, the King’s nephew, built on a muddy marshy place near London, where there had been a temple to Apollo, a church dedicated to Sain... ...rowed her back again. A short time afterwards, her fascinating manners en listed in her cause a boy in the Castle, called the little Dou glas, who,... ...d poundage, and increased them as he thought fit. He granted monopolies to companies of merchants on their paying him for them, notwithstanding the gr... ...n and A Child’s Histroy of England 402 gentlemen in rich dresses, by City companies, train bands, drummers, trumpeters, the great Lord Mayor, and the...

...Excerpt: If you look at a map of the World, you will see, in the left-hand upper corner of the Eastern Hemisphere, two Islands lying in the sea. They are England and Scotland, and Ireland. England and Scotland form the greater part of these Islands. Ireland ...

...Contents CHAPTER I ANCIENT ENGLAND AND THE ROMANS......................................................... 7 CHAPTER II ANCIENT ENGLAND UNDER THE EARLY SAXONS .................................. 18 CHAPTER III ENGLAND UNDER THE GOOD SAXON, ALFRED......................

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Life of Johnson

By: James Boswell

...dited with an introduction by Charles Grosvenor Osgood is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Docu- ment file is furnish... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...nothing that he could use. ‘I have sometimes been obliged to run half over London, in order to fix a date correctly.’ He agonized over his work with t... ... of the scholar amid the elegant comfort of Buckingham House. He is intent on his book before the fire. Then the approach of the King, lighted on his ... ...ne must reckon in considering any important matter of his day. His love of London is but a part of his hunger for men. ‘The happiness of London is not... ...anionship with a great and friendly man. The Life of Johnson is not a book on first ac- quaintance to be read through from the first page to the end. ... ...for these articles is doubled, and sometimes tripled. I have, there- fore, listed Dr. Samuel Johnson in some of my memorandums of the principal plante... ...be a fine talker; so he goes to Buxton, and such places, where he may find companies to listen to him. And, Sir, he is a valetudinarian, one of those ... ...e of this, Sir Joshua observed, was, that his common con- versation in all companies was such as to se- cure him universal attention, as something abo...

...ment 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 with matters which were of greater importance in Boswell?s day than now. I have kept in mind an old habit, common enough, I dare say, among its devotees, of opening the book ...

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