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Autobiographic Sketches Selections, Grave and Gay

By: Thomas de Quincey

...PUBLICATION Autobiographic Sketches by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. This Portable Document file is furn... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ... Editor, Hazleton, PA 18202 is a Portable Document File pro- duced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ..., where a single false note, a single word in a wrong key, ruins the whole music; and, secondly, I desire him to consider the utter sterility of unive... ... so much in request among us. It ruled us and swayed us as mysteriously as music. Our younger nurse, whom we all loved, would sometimes, according to ... ...-sustained. These visions needed not that any sound should speak to me, or music mould my feelings. The hint from the litany, the fragment from the cl... ...rd, which is just now revolving upon us in connection with the attempts on Cuba, &c., is constantly spelt by our own and the American journals as fill...

...Excerpt: My dear sir, I am on the point of revising and considerably altering, for republication in England, an edition of such amongst my writings as it may seem proper deliberately to avow. Not that I have any intention, or consciously any reason, expressly to di...

...Contents EXTRACT FROM A LETTER WRITTEN BY MR. DE QUINCEY TO THE AMERICAN EDITOR OF THIS WORKS. ...................................................................................................... 4 PREFACE TO THE ENGLISH EDITION .............................................................................

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Best of Freshman Writing

By: Suzanne Harper

...Best of Freshman Writing Best of Freshman Writing Volume 8 Student Voices A Commonwealth College Publicat... ... Editors Suzanne Harper and Liz Wright Associate Editor David Russell Best of Freshman Writing is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. ... ...he Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. Best of Freshman Writing Best of Freshman Writing: Student Voices is a publicati... ...yle of dress, a type of lingo, and a state of mind. Sometime dur- ing this music revolution, the bitter rivalry of rap evolved as well. Stage battles ... ...ll white rappers com- ing from Detroit. Detroit has always been known as a music city. For decades, it has been a launch pad for many well-established... ... Freshman Writing 12 that is not mainstream. The Underground. Main- stream music fans are less substantial. They are die-hard fans for the here and no... .... Another camp used by the United States is Camp X-Ray, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The camp is located on the southeastern coast of Cuba. Kept in Camp X...

...Excerpt: Welcome to the eighth volume of Best of ?. For the past several years we have been publishing student writing with the intention of both celebrating the work that our students do and of sharing it with others for a variety of instructional purposes. Begi...

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Heroes of Unknown Seas and Savage Lands

By: J. W. Buel

... HEROES OF UNKNOWN SEAS AND SAVAGE LANDS By J. W. BUEL, Author of "The Beautiful Story," "The Story of Man," "The Living World," "Russ... ..." "The Story of Man," "The Living World," "Russia and Siberia," etc. A RECORD OF THE FINDING OF ALL LANDS And Descriptions of the First Visits Made ... ...NDS And Descriptions of the First Visits Made by Europeans to the Wild Races of the World; FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF ADVANCING CIVILIZATION FROM T... ...- The Island of St. Domingo -- Ambitions of its Governor -- The subjugation of Cuba by Velasquez -- The escapades of Cortez -- He joins the expedition... ...uba by Velasquez -- The escapades of Cortez -- He joins the expedition against Cuba -- Religion and effeminacy of the Cubans -- The burning of an hero... ... Cubans -- The burning of an heroic chief -- Settlements and cities founded in Cuba -- Cortez the hero/of a love adventure -- Expeditions to Yucatan -... ...breeze, and when the breeze is blowing will curse the whistlers, lest by their musical efforts a storm should, be provoked. He will not tell the numbe... ...ries of magnificent scenery, composers have made it familiar to the lovers of music in more than one famous opera. The story is told with variations ... ...night was there, nor heat of the sun; pleasant prospects charmed the eye; soft music from unseen sources fascinated the ear; every flower was fragrant...

...Thrilling narratives of voyages, discoveries, adventures, battles, darings and sufferings of the heroic characters, bold explorers and dauntless spirits who have made ocean history and established christian supremacy over the most savage lands of...

...The Rolling Stone of History. -- Surprising revelations -- Ancient Cities that are now no more -- Effects of Cataclysms upon the human race -- The rise and fall of nations -- Cave dwellers who became masters of the world -- The first boats -- ...

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The Vatican Conspiracy

By: Jonathan Cross

...l chapel next to his private quarters. The dark chapel was dimly lit by a row of flickering votive candles that cast a soothing splay of shadows acr... ...fix as he closed his eyes and began to recite out-loud the Five Holy Mysteries of the Rosary. His nightly reverie, before bed, calmed him and conne... ...verie, before bed, calmed him and connected his soul to the sublime obedience of God. During these moments of prayer, he put the chaos of his Office ... ...fresh salads, black olives, large plates of spaghetti, and the sound of opera music wafting over the tops of loud Sicilian voices. As Antonio walked... ...the many hotels and sit around the pool bar, sipping Margaritas while Mexican music floated through the air. He was scanning dozens of beautiful wom... ...ly, lit bar; they were almost blown backwards by the exploding sound of Latin music. Brand, instantly, started gyrating to the music. As they made t... ...usely. "It's good to see you. It's been awhile. I've missed you." Jose was a Cuban refugee, and owner of the club. "We need a meeting room," Brand ... ... best to cajole Madero. "I'm glad you did, my friend. Would you like a nice Cuban cigar and a glass of Brandy?" Alvarez began to feel uneasy. Ma... ...and still for this." "The Russians will go to war with the Puerto Ricans and Cubans over territory. Stupidly, they have no fear of the Mafia. They...

...The Pope receives a vision that includes the names of four men: a U.S. Senator, a covert military intelligence agent, a priest from a small parish, and the head of the Italian mafia. These men form an alliance to eliminate the drug cartels of the world to save the children of...

...Pope Francis lithely entered into the small chapel next to his private quarters. The dark chapel was dimly lit by a row of flickering votive candles that cast a soothing splay of shadows across the ancient altar. The Pope knelt his thin, angular body before it; his white cassock cascaded across the red, soft cushion. He gently entwined the eb...

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Catherine : A Story

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...es Publication Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furn... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...itor, Hazleton, PA 18201-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ...lingsby.” She had been seated at an ivory pianoforte on a mother-of- pearl music-stool, trying a sonata of Herz. She rose when thus apostrophized. Mir... ...ibouk of Lord Codlingsby. IV WHEN MIRIAM, returning to the mother-of-pearl music-stool, at a signal from her brother, touched the silver and enamelled... ...ot upon the escutcheon of the Mendozas.” As they sat talking together, the music finished, and Miriam having retired (though her song and her beauty w... ...et-cushioned balconies of the “Coventry Club,” smoking their full-flavored Cubas (from Hudson’s) after the opera. Everybody stared at such an exclamat... ...Mon Dieu, que ces cigarres sont mauvais!” he added as he too cast away his Cuba. “Try one of my Pickwicks,” said Franklin Fox, with a sneer, offering ...

...Excerpt: VOL I. In the morning of life the truthful wooed the beautiful, and their offspring was Love. Like his Divine parents, He is eternal. He has his Mother?s ravishing smile; his Father?s steadfast eyes. He rises every day, fresh and glorious as the u...

.........67 A PLAN FOR A PRIZE NOVEL. ......................................................................................................74 THE DIARY OF C. JEAMES DE LA PLUCHE, ESQ., ...................................................................77 A LETTER FROM ?JEAMES, OF BUCKLEY SQUARE.? ............................................................80 THE DIARY. ........

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