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Essays

By: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

...n by John Florio (1553-1625) Book I. | Book II. | Book III. Note on the e-text: this Renascence Editions text was provided by Professor Emeritu... ...essor Emeritus Ben R. Schneider, Lawrence University, Wisconsin. It is in the public domain. "Florio's Translation of Montaigne's Essays was first p... ...e University, Wisconsin. It is in the public domain. "Florio's Translation of Montaigne's Essays was first published in 1603. In 'The World's Classic... ...al material was supplied by R.S. Bear from the Everyman's Library edition of 1910. Content unique to this presentation is copyright © 1999 The Univer... ... other, who should best entertaine, cherish and foster mee: And as if this river of benignitie did runne in a blood, your worthie Sonne in-law, and v... ...rus for many daies together ammused his whole armie to be revenged of the river Gyndus, for the feare be tooke passing over the same: And Caligula c... ...uld presently linde the spring and motion of it. Our mindes have jumped so unitedly together, they have with so fervent an affection consideredof eac... ...have, that he will once more adventure to charge these re-enforced und re-united forces, and new armed wit h despite and vengeance, that durst not, ... ...faults and deceits they use towards us. And the echoing or reporting of a valleys the sound of a trumpet seemeth to sound before us, which cometh a m...

...(Author to reader)--Reader, loe here a well-meaning Booke. It doth at the first entrance forewarne thee, that in contriving the same I have proposed unto my selfe no other than a familiar and private end: I have no respect or consideration at all, either to thy service, or to my glory: my force...

...They have a secret, unperceived and delicate beauty; he had neede of a cleere, farreseeing and true-discerning sight that should rightly discover this secret light. Is not ingenuity (according to us) cosin germaine unto sottishnesse, and a quality of reproach? Socrates maketh his soule ...

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The Days Work

By: Rudyard Kipling

...THE DAY’S WORK THE DAY’S WORK THE DAY’S WORK by Rudyard Kipling A Penn State Electronic Classics Series P... ...RK by Rudyard Kipling A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling is a publication of the Pennsylvania Stat... ...ics Series Publication The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling 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... ...nks that flared away north and south for three miles on either side of the river—and permitted himself to think of the end. With its approaches, his w... ...y’s Work the drivers’ sticks, and the swish and roll-down of the dirt. The river was very low, and on the dazzling white sand be- tween the three cent... ...ner yet no Vermont, in our business. There’s jest two kind o’ horse in the United States—them ez can an’ will do their work after bein’ properly broke... ...d for a constable! lock him up! “ said that man, adjusting his collar; and unitedly they cast him into the lamp-room, and turned the key, while the dr... ...vel over a swell of rising ground covered with short, withered grass, into valleys of wonder and unrea- son. Beyond the ridge, which was crowned with ...

...Excerpt: The least that Findlayson, of the Public Works Department, expected was a C.I.E.; he dreamed of a C.S.I.: indeed, his friends told him that he deserved more. For three years he had endured heat and cold, disappointment, disco...

...Contents THE BRIDGE-BUILDERS ............................................................................................................. 4 A WALKING DELEGATE..............................................................................

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Two Years before the Mast, And Twenty-Four Years After: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

By: Richard Henry Dana

...u Editions E-books ' 2001, Global Language Resources, Inc. Two Years Before the Mast Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 CHAPTER I — DEP... ...oks ' 2001, Global Language Resources, Inc. Two Years Before the Mast Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 CHAPTER I — DEPARTURE . . . . ... .... . . 13 CHAPTER V — CAPE HORN—A VISIT . . . . . . . . 18 CHAPTER VI — LOSS OF A MAN—SUPERSTITION . . . . . . . . 21 CHAPTER VII — JUAN FERNANDEZ—T... ...LOSS OF A MAN—SUPERSTITION . . . . . . . . 21 CHAPTER VII — JUAN FERNANDEZ—THE PACIFIC CHAPTER VIII — ‘‘TARRING DOWN’’—DAILY LIFE—’’GOING AFT’’—CA... .... We met with nothing remarkable until we were in the latitude of the river La Plata. Here there are violent gales from the southwest, called ... ...thwest, called Pamperos, which are very destructive to the shipping in the river, and are felt for many leagues at sea. They are usually preceded by... ...green and well wooded, with some large, and, I am told, exceedingly fertile valleys, with mule tracks leading to different parts of the island. ... ...a small schooner had made a good voyage, by carrying a cargo of them to the United States. We returned by sun down, and found the Loriotte at a... ...oud cheers, which came from the bottom of our hearts, and made the hills and valleys ring again. In a moment, we heard three, in answer, from the Cal...

...Excerpt: CHAPTER I; DEPARTURE -- The fourteenth of August was the day fixed upon for the sailing of the brig Pilgrim on her voyage from Boston round Cape Horn to the western coast of North America. As she was to get under weigh early in the afternoon, I made...

...Table of Contents: CHAPTER I ? DEPARTURE, 1 -- CHAPTER II ? FIRST IMPRESSIONS???SAIL HO!??, 3 -- CHAPTER III ? SHIP?S DUTIES?TROPICS, 6 -- CHAPTER IV ? A ROGUE?TROUBLE ON BOARD???LAND -- HO!???POMPERO?CAPE HORN, 9 -- CHAPTER V ? CA...

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Life on the Mississippi

By: Mark Twain

...fe on the Mississippi by Mark T wain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...on the Mississippi by Mark T wain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...ersity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and i... ..., for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Nei ther the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyo... ...imes, the British Is lands or Italy ten times. Conceptions formed from the river basins of Western Europe are rudely shocked when we con sider the... ...f the Mississippi; nor are those formed from the sterile basins of the great rivers of Siberia, the lofty plateaus of Central Asia, or the mighty swee... ...of them that you are allowed to run at all down stream. There’s a law of the United States against it. The river may be rising by the time we get to 1... ...e of butter to bless yourself with, in any hotel in the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys, outside of the biggest cities. Why, we are turning out oleomarga... ...this enchanting landscape, from the uppermost point of these bluffs upon the valleys below? The primeval wildness and awful loneliness of these sublim...

...Excerpt: The ?Body Of The Nation? But the basin of the Mississippi is the body of the nation. All the other parts are but members, important in themselves, yet more important in their relations to this. Exclusive of the Lake basin and...

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The Voyage Out

By: Virginia Woolf

...Out by Virginia Woolf A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf is a publication of the Pennsylvania State... ...sics Series Publication The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf 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, 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... ...s natural, the little boys let her be. Some one is always looking into the river near Waterloo Bridge; a couple will stand there talking for half an h... ...stminster are like the outlines of Constantinople in a mist; sometimes the river is an opulent purple, some- times mud-coloured, sometimes sparkling b... ...rved in the Bechuanaland Expedition 1884-85 (honourably mentioned). Clubs: United Service, Naval and Military. Recreations: an en- thusiastic curler.’... ...p into the air seemed like the fiery way in which lovers suddenly rose and united, leaving the crowd gazing up at them with strained white faces. But ... ...y one, and the great church towers and the curious houses clustered in the valleys, and the birds, and the dusk, and the rain falling against the wind...

Excerpt: The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf.

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The Confessions

By: J. J. Rousseau

...The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau by Jean Jacques Rousseau THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU (In 12 books) Privately Printed fo... ...The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau by Jean Jacques Rousseau THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU (In 12 books) Privately Printed for the Members of... ...E CONFESSIONS OF JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU (In 12 books) Privately Printed for the Members of the Aldus Society London, 1903 A Penn State Electronic Class... ... 1903 A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau by Jean Jacques Rousseau, trans. S. W. Orson is a publica... ...t altogether imaginary. The habit of liv- ing in this peaceful manner soon united me tenderly to my cousin Bernard; my affection was more ardent than ... ... with joyous festivity, the meadows resounded with sports and revelry, the rivers offered refreshing baths, delicious fish wantoned in these streams, ... ...de l’Echelle. Above the main road, which is hewn through the rock, a small river runs and rushes into fearful chasms, which it appears to have been mi... ... found no grove sufficiently delightful, no landscape that pleased me. The valleys of Thessaly would have satisfied me had I but once had a sight of t... ...at of the Chevrette. It is uneven, mountainous, raised by little hills and valleys, of which the able artist has taken ad- vantage; and thereby varied...

...Introduction: Among the notable books of later times-we may say, without exaggeration, of all time--must be reckoned The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau. It deals with leading personages and transactions of a momentous epoch, when absolutis...

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Across the Plains

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ... Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...ersity. 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... ...ile, 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 anyo... ...ers, and in the bag of my railway rug the whole of Bancroft’s History of the United States, in six fat volumes. It was as much as I could carry with c... ...lowed the porters into a long shed reaching downhill from West Street to the river. It was dark, the wind blew clean through it from end to end; and h... ... and threw a sudden flare over the shed. We were being filtered out into the river boat for Jersey City. You may imagine how slowly this filtering pro... ... day. There was not a cloud; the sunshine was baking; yet in the woody river valleys among which we wound our way, the atmosphere preserved a sparklin... ... where nomenclature is so rich, poetical, hu- morous, and picturesque as the United States of America. All times, races, and languages have brought th...

Excerpt: Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson.

...Contents CHAPTER I - ACROSS THE PLAIN........................3 CHAPTER II - THE OLD PACIFIC CAPITAL........38 CHAPTER III - FONTAINEBLEAU VILLAGE COMMUNITIES OF PAINTERS...............................52 CHAPTER IV - EPILOGUE TO ?AN INLAND VOYAGE?..........

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The Country Doctor

By: Honoré de Balzac

...rriage and Clara Bell A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Country Doctor by Honoré de Balzad, trans. Ellen Marriage and Clara Bel... ...by Honoré de Balzad, trans. Ellen Marriage and Clara Bell is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...Honoré de Balzad, trans. Ellen Marriage and Clara Bell is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...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... ...he mountains, the soft shades of their lower slopes, the very shape of the valleys seemed to vary continu- ally. A ray of sunlight through the tree-st... ...hout, the children besieged the latch of a door that gave way before their united efforts, and slipped out of the worn staple that held it; and finall... ...iest landscapes that he had ever seen. The mountains bar the course of the river, which forms a little lake at their feet, and raise their crests abov... ...e at their feet, and raise their crests above it, tier on tier. Their many valleys are revealed by the changing hues of the light, or by the more or l... ... few trees that love to grow by the water-side. On the farther bank of the river, at the foot of a mountain, with a faint red glow of sunset upon its ...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. The countryside and the man on a lovely spring morning in the year 1829, a man of fifty or thereabouts was wending his way on horseback along the mountain road that leads to a large village near the Grande Chartreuse. This vi...

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The Octopus a Story of California

By: Frank Norris

...ssics Series Publication enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Ocotopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris is a publication of the... ...on enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Ocotopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...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... ...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... ... had been his ambition to represent his native State—North Carolina—in the United States Senate. Calhoun was his “great man,” but in two succes- sive ... ...me the legislature is in session; he’s got his own men on the floor of the United States Sen- ate. He has the whole thing organised like an army corps... ...y own will can count for so little. Just now I could not resist. If a deep river had been between us, I must have crossed it. Suppose I had been aslee... ... ob- stinate till the very last gun was fired. Why, if he got drowned in a river he’d float upstream just to be contrary. In the course of time, the n... ...al. Delaney raised a great whoop. “We’ve got you now.” Into the slopes and valleys of the hills dashed the band of horsemen, the trail now so fresh th...

Excerpt: The Ocotopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris.

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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

By: Charles Dickens

...HE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, containing a Faithful Account of the Fortunes, Misfortunes, Uprisings, Downfallings and Complete Career o... ...LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, containing a Faithful Account of the Fortunes, Misfortunes, Uprisings, Downfallings and Complete Career of t... ...OLUME ONE A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication V olume One of THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, containing a Faithful Acco... ...ME ONE A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication V olume One of THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, containing a Faithful Account... ...tty well!’ echoed Mr Bonney. ‘It’s the finest idea that was ever started. “United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muf- fin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual D... ...nto consideration the propriety of petitioning Parliament in favour of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Del... ...OLAS NICKLEBY lowly cabins, and muffin bells should ring in her rich green valleys. And, after him, came the Scotch member, with vari- ous pleasant al... ... the fair sisters. Heaven above was blue, and earth beneath was green; the river glistened like a path of diamonds in the sun; the birds poured forth ... ...on the box beside the driver. They went into the city, turning down by the river side; and, after a long and very slow drive, the streets being crowde...

...Excerpt: Volume One of the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, containing a Faithful Account of the Fortunes, Misfortunes, Uprisings, Downfallings and Complete Career of the Nickelby Family by Charles Dickens....

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Five Works of : Areopagitica, Comus, Lalegro, Il Penseroso, And Lycidas

By: John Milton

...agitica, Comus, “L’Alegro,” “Il Penseroso,” and “Lycidas” is a publication of the Penn sylvania State University. This Portable Document file is fu... ...tica, Comus, “L’Alegro,” “Il Penseroso,” and “Lycidas” is a publication of the Penn sylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...ersity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and i... ...le, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Edi tor, nor an... ...d can be built. And when every stone is laid artfully together, it cannot be united into a continuity, it can but be contiguous in this world; neither... ... he see our small divided maniples cutting through at every angle of his ill united and unwieldy brigade. And that we are to hope better of all these ... ...t, when a city shall be as it were besieged and blocked about, her navigable river infested, inroads and incursions round, defiance and battle oft rum... ...g clouds do often rest; Meadows trim, with daisies pied; Shallow brooks, and rivers wide; Towers and battlements it sees Bosomed high in tufted trees,... ...s, and bid them hither cast Their bells and flowerets of a thousand hues. Ye valleys low, where the mild whispers use Of shades, and wanton winds, and...

...Excerpt: They, who to states and governors of the Commonwealth direct their speech, High Court of Parliament, or, wanting such access in a private condition, write that which they foresee may advance the public good; I suppose them, as at the begi...

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The Divine Comedy of Dante

By: H. F. Cary

... This publication of The Divine Comedy of Dante Hell , Translated by H.F. Cary , is a publication of the Pe... ...ne Comedy of Dante Hell , Translated by H.F. Cary , is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...rsity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and i... ...le, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk . Neither the Penn sylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor an... ...d with shame, Fearing my words offensive to his ear, Till we had reach’d the river, I from speech Abstain’d. And lo! toward us in a bark Comes on an ... ...e wrath of God, All here together come from every clime, And to o’erpass the river are not loth: For so heaven’s justice goads them on, that fear Is t... ...ted me, Honouring they greet me thus, and well they judge.” So I beheld united the bright school Of him the monarch of sublimest song, That o’er ... ...py about a fourth part of the poem. Leaving this territory, he passes over valleys, mountains, woods, forests, and bridges, till he arrives in a bea... ... was engaged to marry a lady of the Amidei family, but broke his promise and united himself to one of the Donati. This was so much resented by the for...

...Excerpt: CANTO I. In the midway of this our mortal life, I found me in a gloomy wood, astray Gone from the path direct: and e?en to tell It were no easy task, how savage wild That forest, how robust and rough its growth, Which to remember only, m...

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The Perfect Wagnerite : A Commentary on the Ring of the Niblungs

By: George Bernard Shaw

...The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung’s Ring by Bernard Shaw A Penn State Electronic Classics Series ... ... Ring by Bernard Shaw A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung’s Ring by George Bernard... ...Commentary on the Niblung’s Ring by George Bernard Shaw is a publica- tion 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... ...ve episodes, both orchestral and dramatic. The nature music alone—music of river and rain- bow, fire and forest—is enough to bribe people with any lov... ...he curtain to rise, you suddenly catch the booming ground-tone of a mighty river. It becomes plainer, clearer: you get nearer to the surface, and catc... ...s dominion over it is complete, when the soft airs and green mosses of its valleys shall be changed into smoke, slag, and filth; when slavery, disease... ... who have no general ideas, no touch of the concern of the philosopher and statesman for the race, can- not enjoy The Rhine Gold as a drama. They may ... ...ve. Now a human being is both man and woman: it is only when these two are united that the real human being exists; and thus it is only by love that m...

Excerpt: The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung?s Ring by George Bernard Shaw.

...Contents Preface to the First German Edition................................................................................................ 5 Preface to the Second Edition ...........................................................................

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The Maine Woods

By: Henry David Thoreau

...t c 2001 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Based on the 1864 Ticknor & Fields edition. Contents Ktaadn . . . . . . . . . . .... ...hesuncook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 The Allegash and East Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... ... II. FLOWERS AND SHRUBS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 III. LIST OF PLANTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 IV . LIST OF... ...7 VI. OUTFIT FOR AN EXCURSION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 VII. A LIST OF INDIAN WORDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Ktaadn 1 Ktaadn O N... ...e was interested. 1 From this place, which is about one hundred miles by the river above Bangor, thirty miles from the Houlton military road, and five ... ...on foot from the northeast side, by the Aroostook road, and the Wassataquoik River; but in that case you see much less of the wilderness, none of the ... ...re would anon work up, or work down, into the smiling and verdant plains and valleys of earth. This was an undone extremity of the globe; as in lignit... ...e? This ground is not prepared for you. Is it not enough that I smile in the valleys? I have never made this soil for thy feet, this air for thy breat... ... for us. There was not a single cabman to cry “Coach!” or inveigle us to the United States Hotel. At length a Mr. Hinckley, who has a camp at the othe...

...Excerpt: ON THE 31st of August, 1846, I left Concord in Massachusetts for Bangor and the backwoods of Maine, by way of the railroad and steamboat, intending to accompany a relative of mine engaged in the lumber-trade in Bangor, as far as...

...Table of Contents: Ktaadn, 1 -- Chesuncook, 51 -- The Allegash and East Branch, 96 -- Appendix, 184 -- I. TREES., 184 -- II. FLOWERS AND SHRUBS., 185 -- III. LIST OF PLANTS., 188 -- IV. LIST OF BIRDS, 196 -- V. QUADRUPEDS., 197 -- ...

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Heartbreak House : A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes

By: George Bernard Shaw

...HEARTBREAK HOUSE: A FANTASIA IN THE RUSSIAN MANNER ON ENGLISH THEMES by BERNARD SHAW 1913-1916 A Penn State... ...te Electronic Classics Series Publication Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes by George Bernard Shaw is a publicatio... ...e Russian Manner on English Themes by George Bernard Shaw 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... .... And of the two atmospheres it is hard to say which was the more fatal to statesmanship. Revolution on the Shelf Heartbreak House was quite familiar ... ... climax of legal lawlessness was reached in France. The greatest Socialist statesman in Europe, Jaures, was shot and killed by a gentleman who resente... ... wrath on which many suns go down before it is appeased. Yet it was in the United States of America where nobody slept the worse for the war, that the... ...utside them. Go out on the seas; climb the moun- tains; wander through the valleys. She is still too young. MANGAN [weakening]. But I’m very little ov... ... I call the drunken skipper, though he drank nothing but the waters of the River Jordan. ELLIE. Splendid! And you haven’t had a drop for an hour. You ...

...Excerpt: Heartbreak house is not merely the name of the play which follows this preface. It is cultured, leisured Europe before the war. When the play was begun not a shot had been fired; and only the professional diplomatists and the very few amateurs whose hobby ...

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