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A Courageous Battle

By: Susan Bracken

...concentration. Lacey’s father was a salesman whose territory took him away from home most days of the week. On weekends he went shopping for food and ... ...ornful name-calling. She rejoiced every June when summer offered a respite from the bullying. Lacey spent entire days sprawled on her bed engrossed in... ...driveway cement. She cried out, tears springing to her eyes, blood pouring from her skinned arm. Roger bent down to help but she shook him off. “I’m a... ...ats. They sat in the car and watched kids climbing on the monkey bars, and people lined up to buy ice cream. “Hey,” Lacey said. “I just thought of som... ...oo. I was scared of advertising it for sale because I did not want strange people coming to the house. Now I will not have to worry. Will you take me ... ...gentaler’s abortion clinic; maybe I could go there. But it’s not legal and people are getting threatened. Anyway, do I want to kill it? …Yes I do, if ... ...0845 833-0200; www.ageconcernscotland.org.uk Age Concern Northern Ireland (Belfast), 028 9024 5729; www.ageconcernni.org Age Concern Cymru (Cardiff), ...

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Ades Web Magazine: London

By: Manuel Balossi

...o n d o n Ades web magazine the docklAnds - o 2 (former millennium dome ) from blAckwell 134 L o n d o n Ades web magazine Southbank the london eye... ...agazine neArby potters fields pArk 144 L o n d o n Ades web magazine hms belfAst 145 L o n d o n Ades web magazine the queen 's wAlk 146 L o n d o ... ...n d o n Ades web magazine south kensington - the serpentine And hyde pArk from the ring 166 L o n d o n Ades web magazine south kensington - hyde pA... ... work could not have been the same without the amazing contribution of the people i’m grateful to: francesco bettelli, my family photos, production an...

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Autobiographic Sketches Selections, Grave and Gay

By: Thomas de Quincey

... S K E T C H E S AUTOBIOGRAPHIC S K E T C H E S Selections, Grave and Gay, from Writings Published and Unpublished BY THOMAS DE QUINCEY A PENN STATE E... ...nia State University is an equal opportunity university. Contents EXTRACT FROM A LETTER WRITTEN BY MR. DE QUINCEY TO THE AMERICAN EDITOR OF THIS WORK... ...ey AUTOBIOGRAPHIC SKETCHES BY THOMAS DE QUINCEY Selections, Grave and Gay, from Writings Published and Unpublished EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRACT FR ... ...shed in a journal dedicated to purposes of politi- cal change such as many people thought revolutionary. I thought so myself, and did not go along wit... ...ular—but many of my readers will know it for a truth— that vast numbers of people, though liberated from all rea- sonable motives to self-restraint, c... ... power to lay aside reserve; and many, again, cannot be so with particular people. I have witnessed more than once the case, that a young female danc... ..., (I call her by the name then current,) and a leader of ton in Dublin and Belfast. The fact, however, that a young lord, and one of great expectation... ... her drawn From May time and the cheerful dawn.” Odious bluestocking 2 of Belfast and Dublin! as some would call you, how I hated you up to that mome...

...e met the call of that particular transient occasion in which they arose; and others, it may be thought on review, might as well have been suppressed from the very first....

...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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Actions and Reactions

By: Rudyard Kipling

...doth wrest thee, Ere folly hath much oppressed thee, Far from acquaintance kest thee Where country may digest thee . . . ... ...ndering whether the next brain-surge of prickly fires would drive his soul from all anchorages. At last they gave judgment. With care he might in two ... ...palate. An hour later he said: “Sophie, I feel sorry about taking you away from everything like this. I—I suppose we’re the two loneliest people on Go... ...ng you away from everything like this. I—I suppose we’re the two loneliest people on God’s earth to-night.” Said Sophie his wife, and kissed him: “Isn... ...e of the place.” “I give it up,” said George one night in their own room. “People don’t seem to matter in this country compared to the places they liv... ...h my uncle.” “How small the world is!” Sophie cried. “Why, all my mother’s people come from Veering Hollow. There must be some there still—the Lashmar... ...ot trust yourself to so-called “rigid” guide-bars J. D. ARDAGH, BELFAST AND TURIN ACCESSORIES AND SPARES CHRISTIAN WRIGHT & ...

...ned room, one ankle crossed above the other, tongue pressed into palate, wondering whether the next brain-surge of prickly fires would drive his soul from all anchorages. At last they gave judgment. With care he might in two years return to the arena, but for the present he must go across the water and do no work whatever. He accepted the terms. It was capitulation; but th...

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Essays of Travel

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...o of the women wept. Any one who had come aboard might have supposed we were all absconding from the law. There was scarce a word interchanged, and no... ...table and that of the true steerage passenger was the table itself, and the crockery plates from which we ate. But lest I should show myself ungratefu... ...ical disparity; and even by the pal- ate I could distinguish a smack of snuff in the former from a flavour of boiling and dish-cloths in the second. A... ...ily men broken by adversity, elderly youths who had failed to place themselves in life, and people who had seen better days. Mildness was the prevaili... ...re a shipful of failures, the broken men of England. Yet it must not be supposed that these people exhibited depression. The scene, on the contrary, w... ...s Stevenson the reply, indicating, I fancy, a shade of difference in the social scale. When people pass each other on the high seas of life at so earl... ... through the Irish Sea, that the entire crew deserted and remained behind upon the quays of Belfast. Evil days were now coming thick on the Devonian. ... ...uays of Belfast. Evil days were now coming thick on the Devonian. He could find no berth in Belfast, and had to work a passage to Glasgow on a steamer...

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Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

...er; and, to the raging, struggling multitude here and elsewhere, solemnly, from hour to hour, with preparatory blast of cow-horn, emit his Horet ihr H... ...ult and gold ornaments; also many a scene that looks desert and rock-bound from the distance, will unfold itself, when visited, into rare valleys. Nay... ...then, by quite foreign sugges- tion. By the arrival, namely, of a new Book from Professor Teufelsdrockh of Weissnichtwo; treating expressly of this su... ...e fables, and Laplace’s Mecanique Celeste, down to Robinson Crusoe and the Belfast Town and Country Almanack, are familiar to him,—we shall say nothin... ...r natural grotto: but for Decoration he must have Clothes. Nay, among wild people, we find tattooing and painting even prior to Clothes. The first spi... ...er wohl mit schweren Zinsen, wird’s einst zuruckgefordert. ‘Good Christian people, here lies for you an invaluable Loan; take all heed thereof, in all... ...nal satisfying, they resolved, as in such circumstances charitable prudent people needs must, on nursing it, though with spoon- meat, into whiteness, ...

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Modern Broods or Developments Unlooked For

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

... books stood near the fire. “They know something; Kate Bell heard a report from her cousins, and they have been watching anxiously for news from you.”... ...l, their expectations will have a fall, poor dears!” “And it does not come from their side of the family,” said Mrs. Best. “Of course not! And it was ... ...And it was wholly unexpected, was it not?” “Yes, I had my name of Magdalen from my great aunt T remlett; but she had never really forgiven my mother’s... ...d I don’t believe it was infectious after all! Still, I am tired of ‘other people’s stairs.’” “It is nearly five years since you have been with them, ... ...at, I could not—I did not know whether their lives would not lie among our people here.” “Dear Sophy, don’t concern yourself. I am quite certain you w... ...a’s spending their holidays at Mr. Waring’s coun- try house.” “Very worthy people, you said. I remember T om Waring, a very nice boy; and Jessie Dale ... ...s with Nag,” said Mysie, “and we could get a real nurse 189 Yo n g e from Belfast or Dublin, if it was wanted.” So it was arranged, and uncle and nie... ...erpool, being unable to stay away from Agatha under such circumstances. At Belfast they obtained a trained nurse, and a doctor was to follow them. The... ... she decided not to re- turn to England, but to procure a second outfit at Belfast, and to set forth again from thence, nothing daunted, for, as she s...

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The Two Sides of the Shield

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...dirty and dilapidated grasses in the centre, and at one end a soup tureen, from which a gentleman had helped himself and a young girl of about thirtee... ...d the plates, really came as near to feeding the pair as was possible with people above three years old. The one was a dark, thin man, with a good dea... ...ble brow, but that her dark hair was cut square over it, so as to take off from its height, and give a heavy over-hanging look to the upper part of th... ...poke again. ‘Dolores,’ and the tone was dry, as if all feeling were driven from it. 6 The Two Sides of the Shield ‘Yes, father.’ ‘You know that I hav... ...thing,—and sharks, and volcanoes, and hurricanes.’ ‘I don’t think they eat people there now.’ ‘It’s bad enough if they don’t! And you know those aunts... ...t of the way most of the time. They have lived at Malta and Gibraltar, and Belfast, and all sorts of places, so they will all have regular garrison fr... ...ed; and father took me there on Sunday to luncheon; but there were so many people, and such a talk, and such a bustle, that I hardly knew which was wh... ...hen we were in London on coming home, and they would not come to see us at Belfast, so that I could never make acquaintance with her; but I believe sh... ...hat comes of living in Ireland, Regie,’ said Aunt Lily. ‘Once in a shop at Belfast, a lady darted up to me with “And it’s I that am glad to see you, m...

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Adventures in the South Seas

By: Herman Melville

...WAS the middle of a bright tropical afternoon that we made good our escape from the bay. The vessel we sought lay with her main-topsail aback about a ... ...e bay. The vessel we sought lay with her main-topsail aback about a league from the land, and was the only object that broke the broad expanse of the ... ...everything denoting an ill state of affairs aboard. The four boats hanging from her sides proclaimed her a whaler. Leaning carelessly over the bulwark... ...ence gathered, however, I learned to my surprise that, in some things, the people of Hivarhoo, though of the same group of islands, differed considera... ...slands, where we were going to refit, abounding with delicious fruits, and peopled by a race almost wholly unsophisticated by in- tercourse with stran... ...he was altogether too good-natured. Say what they will about easy-tempered people, it is far better, on some accounts, to have the temper of a wolf. W... ...nd it’s shipping yer after, my jewels, is it?” cried a curly- pated little Belfast sailor, coming up to us, “thin arrah! my livelies, jist be after sa...

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Beechcroft at Rockstone

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...ely and some years older, came into the room. ‘No, it is not Reggie. It is from Lily. Poor Lily! Jasper— accident—Come.’ ‘Poor dear Lily! Is it young ... ...s old Jasper, we shall see in the paper to-day. I will send it down to you from the station. Supposing it is Sir Jasper, and she wants to go out to hi... ...t. 3rd. ‘Lieutenant-General Sir Jasper Merrifield, G.C.B., has been thrown from his horse, and received severe injuries.’ She despatched this paper to... ...of them; and lords and ladies aren’t a bit better to play with than, other people. In fact, Ivy is what Japs calls a muff and a stick.’ 14 Charlotte ... ...nd of anxieties that have ended happily, only a crowd of examples of other people’s misfor- tunes. The difference is in the greater elasticity and pow... ... marble works, which went on on the other side of the promontory, and some people said would one day con- sume Rockstone altogether. It was a very fin... ...od up for her, and Alethea was very fond of her. But soon after we went to Belfast, Mr. White was made to retire with the rank of captain. I think pap... ...ons of the great ruthless-looking engines that Gillian had seen at work at Belfast; the only loose cog being apparently her sister Adeline, who quietl... ...lued as parting gifts. A few drawings reminded her of the School of Art at Belfast, and there was a vase of wild flowers and ferns prettily arranged, ...

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Typhoon

By: Joseph Conrad

...e of “Y outh” when the instance of a steamship full of return- ing coolies from Singapore to some port in northern China occurred to my recollection. ... ...anything in the world except men’s idle talk for which it was not adapted. From the first the mere anecdote, the mere statement I might say, that such... ...e sole ground that “the girl never says anything.” This is perfectly true. From first to last Hermann’s niece utters no word in the tale — and it is n... ...he Pall Mall Maga- zine. Of that story I will only say that it struck many people by its adaptability to the stage and that I was induced to drama- ti... ...en could have induced that perfectly satisfactory son of a petty grocer in Belfast to run away to sea. And yet he had done that very thing at the age ... ...r: “On Christ- mas day at 4 P . M. we fell in with some icebergs.” The old people ultimately became acquainted with a good many names of ships, and wi... ...s on the Nan-Shan outside? … Come in, Bates. How is it that you let Tait’s people put us off with a defective lock on the cabin door? The Captain coul...

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Moby-Dick or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

...not true.” Hackluyt. “WHALE. * * * Sw. and Dan. hval. This animal is named from roundness or rolling; for in Dan. hvalt is arched or vaulted.” Webster... ...ed or vaulted.” Webster’s Dictionary. “WHALE. * * * It is more immediately from the Dut. and Ger. Wallen; A.S. Walw ian, to roll, to wallow.” Richards... ...how ever authentic, in these extracts, for veritable gospel cetology. Far from it. As touching the ancient authors generally, as well as the poets he... ...ked fangs.” Montgomery’s Pelican Island. “Io! Paean! Io! sing, To the finny people’s king. Not a mightier whale than this In the vast Atlantic is; Not ... ...t me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off — then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I... ...d deal rather not sleep with your own brother. I don’t know how it is, but people like to be private when they are sleeping. And when it comes to slee... ...hiff.) A row a’low, and a row aloft — Gods and men — both brawlers! Humph! Belfast sailor. A row! arrah a row! The Virgin be blessed, a row! Plunge in...

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Moby Dick; Or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

...s not true.” —Hackluyt “Whale. ... Sw. and Dan. Hval. This animal is named from roundness or rolling; for in Dan. Hvalt is arched or vaulted.” —W ebst... ...ed or vaulted.” —W ebster’ s Dictionary “Whale. ... It is more immediately from the Dut. and Ger. wallen; a.s. walw-ian, to roll, to wallow.” —Richard... ..., however authentic, in these extracts, for veritable gospel cetology. Far from it. As touching the ancient authors generally, as well as the poets he... ...— Montgomery’ s World before the Flood. “Io! Paean! Io! sing. To the finny people’s king. Not a mightier whale than this In the vast Atlantic is; Not ... ...me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knock- ing people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I c... ...d deal rather not sleep with your own brother. I don’t know how it is, but people like to be private when they are sleeping. And when it comes to slee... ...a whiff). A row a’low, and a row aloft— Gods and men—both brawlers! Humph! Belfast sailor. A row! arrah a row! The Virgin be blessed, a row! Plunge in...

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Mankind in the Making

By: H. G. Wells

... an attempt to deal with social and politi- cal questions in a new way and from a new starting-point, viewing the whole social and political world as ... ...opolitan. In the latter peri- odical they were, for the most part, printed from uncorrected proofs set up from an early version. This periodical publi... ...e in the final revision. These papers have indeed been honoured by letters from men and women of almost every profession, and by a really very conside... ...ding upon one’s self, without supposing them to be im- perative upon other people. T o write “I believe” is not only less presumptuous and aggressive ... ... schemes of conduct, but that he has observed in the thought of numberless people about him, rendering their action fragmentary, wasteful in the gross... ...o the failure of old formulae and methods to satisfy now, I am afraid many people will choose to understand that I refer to what is often spoken of as... ...en- ing address to the Engineering Section of the British Asso- ciation at Belfast, expressed an opinion that the average boy of fifteen might be got ...

...neral theory of social development and of social and political conduct. It is an attempt to deal with social and political questions in a new way and from a new starting-point....

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Best of Freshman Writing 1 Best of Freshman Writing

By: Lucy Morrison

...arily on the Hazleton campus. Two years ago we began accepting submissions from some of the other Com- monwealth College campuses, and this year we ma... ... campuses, and this year we made the big plunge into accepting submissions from all twelve of the campuses that comprise the Commonwealth College. And... ...ddress in the “contact box” on this page. Second, we’re still not sure how people want to use the maga- zine. Almost everyone agrees that publishing s... ...ontributed to my growing imagination. Located approximately twenty minutes from the nearest town, Hobbie pro- vided me with a safe haven from busy str... ...old west- ern. However, once summer began, the campground was swamped with people from all over the country. Our quiet Hobbie home was soon flooded wi... ... songs. As I watched the campers checking in and out, I saw many different people from many different backgrounds. Some were dressed in cowboy boots a... ...ovitch English 15 – Shenango campus Reflections of a City When thinking of Belfast, Northern Ireland, people conjure up im- ages of bombs, riots, and ... ...s, I have come to appreciate the beauty and the softer side of “Bitter Old Belfast.” The city is where I spent my happiest child- hood days and where ... ...ith a British soldier in the troubled sum- mer of 1973. I have come to see Belfast as an old friend, a place I can return to when things get bad, a ci...

...were Best of Four, publishing the best writing in English 004 classes, primarily on the Hazleton campus. Two years ago we began accepting submissions from some of the other Commonwealth College campuses, and this year we made the big plunge into accepting submissions from all twelve of the campuses that comprise the Commonwealth College....

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Preface to Androcles and the Lion: On the Prospects of Christianity

By: George Bernard Shaw

...here have been one or two grotesque attempts at it by in- 8 Shaw adequate people, such as the Kingdom of God in Munster, which was ended by crucifixi... ...p who took the part of Annas went home and died of horror. But responsible people have never made such attempts. The moneyed, respectable, capable wor... ...hy with vagabonds and talkers who try to reform society by taking men away from their regular productive work and making vagabonds and talkers of them... ...acks on the existing social order, however corrupt that order might be, by people with no knowledge of government and no power to construct political ... ... his belief in many things, true and false, that in no way distinguish him from other Syrians of that time. But such common beliefs do not constitute ... ...p, or believing that the earth is flat and that the stars could drop on it from heaven like hailstones. Chris- tianity interests practical statesmen n... ...aul and Calvin. Imagine the effect of trying to govern India or Egypt from Belfast or from the Vatican! The position is perhaps graver for France than...

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Man and Superman a Comedy and a Philosophy

By: George Bernard Shaw

...nack of mine which happens to amuse the British public distracts attention from my character; but the character is there none the less, solid as brick... ...it. But my con- science is the genuine pulpit article: it annoys me to see people comfortable when they ought to be uncomfortable; and I insist on mak... ...love and must accordingly marry or perish at the end of the play, or about people whose relations with one another have been complicated by the marria... ...ction. That is why we insist on beauty in our performers, differing herein from the countries our friend William Archer holds up as examples of seriou... ...rama with which the experienced popular author instinctively saves himself from failure. But what did you want? Owing to your unfortunate habit—you no... ...out of date for you and for me; and if there are millions of less literate people who are still in the eighteenth century, have they not Moliere and M... ... Nothing has been right since that speech that Profes- sor Tyndall made at Belfast. TANNER. Yes: life is more complicated than we used to think. But w...

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Sartor Resartus the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdr Ockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

...er; and, to the rag ing, struggling multitude here and elsewhere, solemnly, from hour to hour, with preparatory blast of cow horn, emit hisH¨ oret ih... ...umult and gold ornaments; also many a scene that looks desert and rock bound from the distance, will unfold itself, when visited, into rare valleys. N... ...and then, by quite foreign suggestion. By the arrival, namely, of a new Book from Professor Teufelsdr¨ ockh of Weissnichtwo; treating expressly of thi... ...fables, and Laplace’s M´ ecanique C´ eleste, down to Robinson Crusoe and the Belfast Town and Country Almanack, are familiar to him,—we shall say noth... ... or natural grotto: but for Decoration he must have Clothes. Nay, among wild people, we find tattooing and painting even prior to Clothes. The first spi... ...nal sat isfying, they resolved, as in such circumstances charitable prudent people needs must, on nursing it, though with spoon meat, into whiteness,... ...ething of the partiality with which I have ever since regarded that singular people. Towgood was not without an eye, could he have come at any light. ...

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The Clever Woman of the Family

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...uite young girls now,” said Grace, half perplexed, half annoyed. “Exactly, from this moment we are established as the 4 The Clever Woman of the Famil... ...other white muslin.” “I have done with white muslin,” said Rachel, rousing from her reverie. “It is an affectation of girlish simplicity not be- comin... ...l in a measure; but I am five and twenty, and I will no longer be withheld from some path of usefulness! I will judge for myself, and when my mission ... ...estioning and perplexed. “I was thinking,” said Grace, “that I believe the people at the Cliff Cottages are going away, and that Miss Williams might b... ...iving in state here,” said Rachel; “I never could enter into the cult some people, mamma especially, pay to their drawing-room.” The Major used to be ... ...e less than one or 42 The Clever Woman of the Family two and thirty! Many people set up for beauties with far less claim. What is the matter with her... ... I tried to find out your sister and Dr. Long, but heard they were gone to Belfast.” “Yes, they lost a good deal in the crash, and did not like retren... ...ny. It is well they are no nearer, and as this colonel says he is going to Belfast in a day or two, there will not be much provocation to them to come... ... liable to interruptions in the most interesting part. “When he is gone to Belfast—” “Yes, when he is gone to Belfast!” repeated Ermine, with an irres...

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Lady Hester : Or, Ursula's Narrative

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...t on a sporting expedition with a Canadian gentleman, when about ten miles from Montreal they halted at a farm with a good well-built house, named Sau... ...and Joel Lea called his wife, a hand- some, fair young woman. Bertram says from the first she put him in mind of some one, and he was trying to make o... ...ld attachment between them, and he explained how my father was shipped off from England between life and death; and how, when he recovered, he found h... ... way, make him think the most sensible thing in the world. What odd things people can do who have lived together like brothers and sisters! I can hard... ... sweetness and grace, and Mrs. Deerhurst had gone on very well. Of course, people were 13 Lady Hester unkind enough to say, it was only because she h... ...o the title and estate, and, next after him, stood Hester Lea and her son. People said she was like the family; I never could see it, and always thoug... ...ight, and a dismayed air that I can never forget. He had been quartered at Belfast, and we had written to him the day after my father’s illness, to su...

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