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The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

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 Note Book of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey, t... ...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... ...h the two earliest of the three, viz., the immor- tal Williams’ murders of 1812. The act and the actor are each separately in the highest degree inter... ...he highest degree interesting; and, as forty- two years have elapsed since 1812, it cannot be supposed that either is known circumstantially to the me... ...earts of men, as that exterminating murder, by which, during the winter of 1812, John Williams in one hour, smote two houses with emptiness, extermina... ... own memories, unsupported by a grand traditional history of persecutions— conflicts—and martyrdoms, lurking moreover in blind al- leys, holes, corner...

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