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Theological Essays and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...THEOLOGICAL ESSAYS AND OTHER PAPERS BY THOMAS DE QUINCEY A A A A AUTHOR OF UTHOR OF UTHOR OF UTHOR OF UT... ...THEOLOGICAL ESSAYS AND OTHER PAPERS BY THOMAS DE QUINCEY A A A A AUTHOR OF UTHOR OF UTHOR OF UTHOR OF UTHOR OF C C C C CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OP... ...UTHOR OF UTHOR OF UTHOR OF C C C C CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OP ONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OP ONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OP ONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OP ON... ...STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Theological Essays and Other Papers: Volume One by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsyl- va... ...er divines, man was naturally superior to the race of beings immedi- ately ranking above him. Jeremy Taylor notices the obscure tradition, that the an... ..., would have opened upon him, as a neces- sity, one stage after another of scientific cross-examination, until his spiritual mission would have been f... ... the abuses of the Popish Confessional. Unfortunately for the interests of scientific ethics, the first cultivators of casuistry had been those who ke... ...e both the ‘sorrow’ and the ‘high standard’ are very compatible with a lax performance. But suppose we had gone as far as the ob- jector supposes, and... ...ficient to alarm any thoughtful man, and rouse him more effectually to the performance of his duty. First, that under the same law (whatever that law ...

Excerpt: Theological Essays and Other Papers: Volume One by Thomas de Quincey.

...Contents ON CHRISTIANITY, AS AN ORGAN OF POLITICAL MOVEMENT..................................4 PROTESTANTISM............................................................................................................... 39 ON THE SUPPOSED SCRIPTURAL EXPRESSION FO...

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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... ...ition is likely to differ by very consid- erable changes from the original papers; and, consequently, to that extent is likely to differ from your exi... ...heir account I add a few words in explanation, referring them for the best scientific comment on the case to Sir David Brewster’s “Natural Magic.” The... ...mpletion of my sixth year, been a privileged pet, and almost, I might say, ranking amongst the sanctities of the household, with all its female sectio... ... to this attelage of kings, and that such an absolute grub should dream of ranking as one in a bright pleiad of pretenders to the Garter. I had not pa... ...e one of his works which announces an extravagant purpose. He was really a scientific man, and already in the time of Cromwell (about 1656) had projec... ... their kind. In particular, she aston- ished every person by her impromptu performances on the 119 Autobiographic Sketches organ, and by her powers o... ...de responsible in law, and should give security from the first for the due performance of his duties. But, to give him a motive for doing this, of cou...

...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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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, And the Heroic in History

By: Thomas Carlyle

...Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...ity. 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... ...es them, what work they did;—on Heroes, namely, and on their reception and performance; what I call Hero-worship and the Heroic in human affairs. Too ... ...l shadow, a mere play of the Fancy, in comparison with that awful Fact and scientific cer- tainty which it poetically strives to emblem. The Allegory ... ... case. For Paganism, therefore, we have still to inquire, Whence came that scientific certainty, the parent of such a bewildered heap of allegories, e... ... milk; you have your clothing from them, very strange creatures; they come ranking home at evening- time, “and,” adds he, “and are a credit to you!” S... ...lready past; a new century is already come. The old unblessed Products and Performances, as solid as they look, are Phantasms, preparing speedily to v... ...might ride in gilt carriages to Whitehall, and have clerks with bundles of papers haunting him, “Decide this, decide that,” which in utmost sorrow of ... ... such a blessedness to have clerks forever pes- tering you with bundles of papers in red tape? A simple Diocletian prefers planting of cabbages; a Geo...

...Excerpt: The text is taken from the printed ?Sterling Edition? of Carlyle?s Complete Works, in 20 volumes, with the following modifications: The footnote (there is only one) has been embedded directly into text, in brackets, [thusly]. Greek text has been transliterated into Latin charact...

................................................. 68 LECTURE IV. THE HERO AS PRIEST. LUTHER; REFORMATION: KNOX; PURITANISM. 99 LECTURE V.THE HERO AS MAN OF LETTERS. JOHNSON, ROUSSEAU, BURNS. ........ 131 LECTURE VI.THE HERO AS KING. CROMWELL, NAPOLEON: MODERN REVOLUTIONISM............................................................................................................

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The French Revolution a History Volume Two

By: Thomas Carlyle

...ench Revolution: A History (Volume Two) by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Penn- sylvania State University. 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... ... payment of that,—is decreed: the first of a long series of like financial performances, which shall astonish mankind. So that now, while old rags las... ...ght cross, say, to Treves or Coblentz where Exiled Princes will be one day ranking; or say, over into Luxemburg where old Broglie loiters and languish... ..., two chairs, and in the recess of a window a table covered with books and papers: his Brother Louis sleeps on a coarse mattrass in an adjoining room.... ...usible speech and brushed raiment; hollow within: Quacks Political; Quacks scientific, Academical; all with a fellow- feeling for each other, and kind... ...evenge; but in silence, with vague look of conjecture and curiosity mostly scientific. A Sainte-Antoine Placard has given notice this morning that ‘wh... ...this last, still to be named; the Emigrants at Coblentz, so many thousands ranking there, in bitter hate and menace: King’s Brothers, all Princes of t... ...s: amid rumour and interruption, which excel human patience; he ‘tears his papers, and withdraws, ’ the irascible adust little man. Nay honourable mem...

...TITUTION ...................................................................................................................... 6 BOOK 2.I. THE FEAST OF PIKES ............................................................................................................................. 6 Chapter 2.1.I. In the Tuileries. ..........................................................

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The Adventures of Harry Richmond

By: George Meredith

...redith A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith is a publication of the Pennsylvania S... ...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... ... out a mew-moan. Our room was richer to me than all the Grange while these performances were going forward. His monkey was almost as wonderful as his ... ...onsciences. From which it followed that one title of superiority among us, ranking next in the order of nobility to the dignity con- ferred by Mr. Rip... ... me, and commenced 83 George Meredith saying in approval of certain of my performances, ‘There’s Beltham in that—Beltham in that!’ Once out hunting, ... ...of merchants; but gentlemen rather bare of graces, and mer- chants not too scientific in finance. Mr. Peterborough con- ducted the argument against me... .... T o me she appeared intact. Her sister took possession of me, and of her papers, and the wed- ding-ring—now in the custody of Dettermain and Newson—... ...ack cloak hung loosely from his shoulders. ‘I am just settling the evening papers,’ he said after greet- ing me, with a show of formality in his warmt... ...keld. The summons was distasteful, for I had settled into harness under my scientific superiors, and had proved to my messmates that I was neither mor...

...Excerpt: Subject Of Contention. One midnight of a winter month the sleepers in Riversley Grange were awakened by a ringing of the outer bell and blows upon the great hall-doors. Squire Beltham was master there: the other members of the househ...

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Democracy in America

By: Alexis de Tocqueville

... One and Two by Alexis de Tocqueville, trans. Henry Reeve is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...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... ...ondition differ- ent from its own, and entertaining no expectation of ever ranking with its chiefs, received benefits from them without discussing the... ...ly destroyed by the hand of man, is a question which neither tradition nor scientific research has been able to resolve. These immense deserts were no... ...ly destroyed by the hand of man, is a question which neither tradition nor scientific research has been able to resolve. These immense deserts were no... ...baptists from the State of Massachusetts. (“Historical Collection of State Papers,” vol. i. p. 538.) See also the law against the Quakers, passed on O... ...n is, the government of the State imposes it in principle only, and in its performance the township resumes all its independent rights. Thus, taxes ar... ...f the Union – Why judged by the Federal tribunals – Causes relating to the performance of contracts tried by the Federal courts – Consequence of this ... ...ity of its morals, and its extreme poverty, will prevent that country from ranking high amongst nations.* As for the Powers of Europe, they are too di...

...Excerpt: In the eleven years that separated the Declaration of the Independence of the United States from the completion of that act in the ordination of our written Constitution, the great minds of America were bent upon the study of the principles of government that were essential t...

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Babbitt

By: Sinclair Lewis

...ic Classics Series Publication Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...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... ...e and without any charge 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... ... a great deal of money; the hot-water ra- diator was of exactly the proper scientific surface for the cubic contents of the room. The windows were lar... ...e new water-cooler! And it was the very best of water-coolers, up-to-date, scientific, and right-thinking. It had cost a great deal of money (in itsel... ...the train!” chuck- led the fat one. The others delightedly laid down their papers. “Well, that’s all right now! I guess I seen some things in the Arbo... ... standardiza- tion of stores, offices, streets, hotels, clothes, and news- papers throughout the United States shows how strong and enduring a type is... ...as because of the jealousy of his captain and he ought to have been a high-ranking officer, he had that natural ability to command that so very, very ... ...ing-room and told him how the Boosters appreciated the high-class artistic performance he’s giving us—and don’t forget that the treasurer of the Dodsw...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. The towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel and cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods. They were neither citadels nor churches, but frankly and beautifully office-buildings....

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The Pioneers Or, The Sources of the Susquehanna a Descriptive Tale

By: James Fenimore Cooper

...THE PIONEERS OR, THE SOURCES OF THE SUSQUEHANNA A Descriptive Tale by James Fenimore Cooper A Penn State... ...State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Pioneers, or The Sources of the Susquehanna, A Descriptive Tale by James Fenimore Cooper is a public... ...transmitted to Marmaduke, for safe-keep- ing, all his valuable effects and papers; and left the colony without his father. The war had, however, scarc... ...e whole of his effects beyond the reach of the royal forces, including the papers of his friend also. There he con- tinued serving his country during ... ...rsal practice of the country and the times; and Judge T emple, so far from ranking among the low- est of his judicial contemporaries in the courts of ... ...think I may say , without bragging, that it is the handsomest and the most scientific country church in America. I know that the Con- necticut settler... ...ing in Richard’s right hand, and the lash drawing through his left, in the scientific manner with which drummers apply the cat; and Agamemnon, after t... ...is well, John, and I hope you will receive profit and consolation from the performance of this duty. The Great Spirit overlooks none of his children; ... ...tion is to be paid (according to future agreement between the parties), on performance of the conditions?” “Any way, any way,” said Edwards; “he seems...

Excerpt: The Pioneers, or The Sources of the Susquehanna, A Descriptive Tale by James Fenimore Cooper.

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The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

By: Thomas H. Kean

...THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT Final FM.1pp 7/17/04 5:25 PM Page i List of Illustrations and Tables ix Member List xi Staff List xiii–xiv Pr... ...omeland Defense 14 1.3 National Crisis Management 35 2. THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW TERRORISM 47 2.1 A Declaration of War 47 2.2 Bin Ladin’s App... ... as an Intelligence Asset and Liability The application of newly developed scientific technology to the mission of U.S. war fighters and national secu... ... of training, language study, and experience to bring a recruit up to full performance. 75 Analysis. The CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence retained so... ...might not be immediate. But when they wrote their estimates, even in brief papers, they could draw on a deep base of knowledge. When the Cold War ende... ... of McFarlane, Poindexter, North, and ten oth- ers, including several high-ranking officers from the CIA’s Clandestine Service.The investigations spot... ...ed at the University of Bonn in a program for technical, mathematical, and scientific studies. In June 1997, he requested a leave from his studies, ci... ...After the millennium alert, elements of the U.S. government reviewed their performance.The CIA’s leadership was told that while a number of plots had ... ...re functioning, however, and the air was clear of smoke. 52 As the highest-ranking officer on the scene, the battalion chief initially was the FDNY in...

...Excerpt: We present the narrative of this report and the recommendations that flow from it to the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the American people for their consideration. Ten Commissioners--five Republicans and five Democra...

...CONTENTS List of Illustrations and Tables ix Member List xi Staff List xiii?xiv Preface xv 1. ?WE HAVE SOME PLANES? 1 1.1 Inside the Four Flights 1 1.2 Improvising a Homeland Defense 14 1.3 National Crisis Management 35 2. THE FOUNDATION O...

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The French Revolution a History

By: Thomas Carlyle

...ATION The French Revolution: A History by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...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... ...pass lightly, without call to linger: for as yet events are not, much less performances. Time of sunniest stillness;—shall we call it, what all men th... ...wn! Inspired by the indignation, which makes, if not verses, satirical law-papers, the withered Music-master, with a desperate heroism, takes up his l... ..., or less. For Philosophedom he has done as good as nothing,—sent out some scientific Laperouse, or the like: and is he not in ‘angry correspondence’ ... ... payment of that,—is decreed: the first of a long series of like financial performances, which shall astonish mankind. So that now, while old rags las... ...ght cross, say, to Treves or Coblentz where Exiled Princes will be one day ranking; or say, over into Luxemburg where old Broglie loiters and languish... ...usible speech and brushed raiment; hollow within: Quacks Political; Quacks scientific, Academical; all with a fellow-feeling for each other, and kind ... ... up, did nevertheless abate the Hussar ardour, and produce a respectfuller ranking further back. Jugs of wine, handed over the ranks, for the German t...

...E ................................................................................................................................ 12 BOOK 1.I. DEATH OF LOUIS XV. ........................................................................................................................... 12 Chapter 1.1.I. Louis the Well-Beloved. .................................................

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