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Far from the Madding Crowd

By: Thomas Hardy

...Far from the Madding Crowd THOMAS HARDY 1874 Contents 1 DESCRIPTION OF FARMER OAK — AN INCIDENT . . . . . 1 2 NIGHT — THE FLOCK — AN INTERIOR —... ... Contents 1 DESCRIPTION OF FARMER OAK — AN INCIDENT . . . . . 1 2 NIGHT — THE FLOCK — AN INTERIOR — ANOTHER IN TERIOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... ... GIRL ON HORSEBACK — CONVERSATION . . . . . . . . 13 4 GABRIEL’S RESOLVE — THE VISIT — THE MISTAKE . . . 20 5 DEPARTURE OF BATHSHEBA — A PASTORAL TRAG... ... . . 13 4 GABRIEL’S RESOLVE — THE VISIT — THE MISTAKE . . . 20 5 DEPARTURE OF BATHSHEBA — A PASTORAL TRAGEDY . 28 6 THE FAIR — THE JOURNEY — THE FIRE ... ...ach foot a roomy apartment so constructed that any wearer might stand in a river all day long and know nothing of damp — their maker being a conscient... ... at the stage wherein they become DESCRIPTION OF FARMER OAK—AN INCIDENT 3 united again, in the character of prejudice, by the influence of a wife and ... ...d through the hedge. They were not in the plantation. He called again: the valleys and farthest hills resounded as when the sailors invoked the lost H... ...een of closed eyelids, was busy with fancies, and full of movement, like a river flowing rapidly under its ice. Night had always been the time at which... ...e found to have a very irreg ular surface, rising to ridges, sinking into valleys; and being just then uncarpeted, the face of the boards was seen to...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1; DESCRIPTION OF FARMEROAK -- AN INCIDENT -- When Farmer Oak smiled, the corners of his mouth spread till they were within an unimportant distance of his ears, his eyes were reduced to chinks, and diverging wrinkles appeared round them, ex...

...Table of Contents: 1 DESCRIPTION OF FARMER OAK? AN INCIDENT, 1 -- 2 NIGHT ? THE FLOCK ? AN INTERIOR ? ANOTHER INTERIOR -- ., 6 -- 3 A GIRL ON HORSEBACK? CONVERSATION, 13 -- 4 GABRIEL?S RESOLVE ? THE VISIT ? THE MISTAKE, 20 -- 5 DEP...

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Moby-Dick or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

...Moby Dick or The Whale HERMAN MELVILLE 1851 IN TOKEN OF MY ADMIRATION FOR HIS GENIUS, This book is Inscribed TO NATHANIEL HAWTHO... ... 1 Loomings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2 The Carpet Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3 The... ...3 The Spouter Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 4 The Counterpane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 5 Br... .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 42 The Whiteness of the Whale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 43 Hark! . . . . .... ...nged into it and was drowned. But that same image, we ourselves see in all rivers and oceans. It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and ... ... the idolatrous dotings of the old Egyptians upon broiled ibis and roasted river horse, that you see the mummies of those creatures in their huge bake... ...n something like this: “Grand Contested Election for the Presidency of the United States. “WHALING VOYAGE BY ONE ISHMAEL. “BLOODY BATTLE IN AFFGHANIST... ...d, which towers between them like a great mountain separating two lakes in valleys; this, of course, must wholly separate the impressions which each i... ...was always replenished with the most excellent of the wines of the Rhenish valleys, so the tun of the whale contains by far the most precious of all h...

...Excerpt: Etymology (SUPPLIED BY A LATE CONSUMPTIVE USHER TO A GRAMMAR SCHOOL.); The pale Usher --threadbare in coat, heart, body, and brain; I see him now. He was ever dusting his old lexicons and grammars, with a queer handkerchief, mockingly embellished with all the gay flags of all the known nations o...

...Table of Contents: Etymology, 1 -- Extracts, 3 -- 1 Loomings, 15 -- 2 The Carpet-Bag, 20 -- 3 The Spouter-Inn, 24 -- 4 The Counterpane, 36 -- 5 Breakfast, 40 -- 6 The Street, 42 -- 7 The Chapel, 45 -- 8 The Pulpit, 48 -- 9 The Serm...

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The Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

By: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

...ions E-books ' 2001, Global Language Resources, Inc. Coleridge: Poems Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Easter Holidays . . . ... ... . . . 4 Nil Pejus est Caelibe Vitæ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sonnet to the Autumnal Moon . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Anthem for the Children of Chr... ...Sonnet to the Autumnal Moon . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Anthem for the Children of Christ’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Julia . .... ... . . . . . . . 8 Quae Nocent Docent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Nose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 To the Muse . . . . . .... ... . . . . 59 The Gentle Look . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Sonnet: To the River Otter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 An Effusion at Evening .... ...e contented rest — Here, meek-eyed Peace with humble Plenty lend Their aid united still, to make thee blest. To ease each pain, and to increase eac... ...thers, cut by the hand of their childhood. At the foot of the hill flows the river Otter. To this place the Author, during the summer months of t... ...enslaved, not wholly vile, O Albion! O my mother Isle! Thy valleys, fair as Eden’s bowers Glitter green with sunny showers;... ...ugh the meadows, the woods, and the echoing mountains, Wandered bleating in valleys, and warbled on blossoming branches. - 297 - Hymn to the Earth C...

...Excerpt: Easter Holidays; Hail! festal Easter that dost bring Approach of sweetly-smiling spring, When Nature?s clad in green: When feather?d songsters through the grove With beasts confess the power of love And brighten all the scene. Now youths the breaking stages load That swiftly rattling o?...

...Table of Contents: Easter Holidays, 1 -- Dura Navis, 2 -- Nil Pejus est Caelibe Vit‘, 4 -- Sonnet to the Autumnal Moon, 5 -- Anthem for the Children of Christ?s Hospital, 6 -- Julia, 7 -- Quae Nocent Docent, 8 -- The Nose, 9 -- To ...

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French Ways and Their Meaning

By: Edith Wharton

...ight © 2001 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Based on the first edition of 1919. Electronic text created by Sara Triggs. Conten... ...obal Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Based on the first edition of 1919. Electronic text created by Sara Triggs. Contents Preface . . . ... ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 VI — The New Frenchwoman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 VII — ... ...EIR MEANING 1 PREFACE T his book is essentially a desultory book, the result of intermittent observa tion, and often, no doubt, of rash assumption. H... ...ears before the war, a French journalist produced a “thoughtful book” on the United States. Of course he laid great stress on our universal hustle for... ...ossible to ask Americans to picture our situation if Germany had invaded the United States, and had held a tenth part of our most important territory ... ...falo, and all our best manhood were in a fighting line centred along the Ohio River. One of the cruellest things about a “people’s war” is that it need... ...son, for instance, why the French have beautiful stone quays along the great rivers on which their cities are built, and why noble monuments of archi ... ...nd vine dressing and dying and tanning and working and hoarding, in the same valleys and on the same river banks as their immemorially remote predeces...

...Excerpt: PREFACE; This book is essentially a desultory book, the result of intermittent observation, and often, no doubt, of rash assumption. Having been written in Paris, at odd moments, during the last two years of the war, it could hardly be more than a series of disjointed notes; a...

...Table of Contents: Preface, 1 -- I ?First Impression, 4 -- I, 4 -- II, 6 -- III, 8 -- II? Reverence, 10 -- I, 10 -- II, 13 -- III, 15 -- III? Taste, 17 -- I, 17 -- II, 17 -- III, 18 -- IV, 21 -- IV? Intellectual Honesty, 24 -- I, 2...

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Walden Or, Life in the Woods

By: Henry David Thoreau

...itors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 The Bean Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... ...he Bean Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 The Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... ...den Economy 1 Economy W HEN I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a hous... ... a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the la... ... some to have been gone over by their predecessors, both the heights and the valleys, and all things to have been cared for. According to Evelyn, “the... ... He dwelt, as it were, in a tent in this world, and was either threading the valleys, or crossing the plains, or climbing the mountain tops. But lo! m... ...e same all the world over, whether the building be an Egyptian temple or the United States Bank. It costs more than it comes to. The mainspring is van... ...gh bor, and separated from the highway by a broad field; its bounding on the river, which the owner said protected it by its fogs from frosts in the s... ... but above all, the recollection I had of it from my earliest voyages up the river, when the house was concealed behind a dense grove of red maples, t...

...Excerpt: WHEN I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the ...

...Table of Contents: Economy, 1 -- Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, 50 -- Reading, 62 -- Sounds, 69 -- Solitude, 80 -- Visitors, 87 -- The Bean-Field, 97 -- The Village, 105 -- The Ponds, 109 -- Baker Farm, 126 -- Higher Laws, 13...

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To Build a Fire : And Other Stories

By: Jack London

...Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. JACK LONDON Contents To the Man on Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The White ... .... . . . . 12 In a Far Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 The Wisdom of the Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 An Odyss... ...2 In a Far Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 The Wisdom of the Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 An Odyssey of the N... ... . . 44 An Odyssey of the North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 The Law of Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 The God of His... ...on Mifflin, 1900. 2 JACK LONDON life. You should have seen the chase, down the river and across the portage.” “But the squaw?” asked Louis Savoy, the ... ...e. And well it might; for it was just midnight, and seventy five miles of rough river trail was not to be sneered at for a twelve hours’ run. The talk ... ... miles of pain. “Contrary minded?” “No!” For the first time the Incapables were united without some compromise of personal interests. “And what are you... .... Then he returned and shouldered his pack. As the day wore along he came into valleys or swales where game was more plentiful. A band of caribou pass... ...he wild bulls of the upland pastures, roping them and leading them down to the valleys. Again the sweat and dust of the branding pen stung his eyes an...

... enough; but when it comes to brandy and peppersauce and?--?Dump it in. Who?s making this punch, anyway?? And Malemute Kid smiled benignantly through the clouds of steam. ?By the time you?ve been in this country as long as I have, my son, and lived on rabbit tracks and salmon-belly, you?ll learn that Christmas comes only once per annum. And a Christmas without punch is sin...

...Table of Contents: To the Man on Trail, 1 -- The White Silence, 12 -- In a Far Country, 24 -- The Wisdom of the Trail, 44 -- An Odyssey of the North, 53 -- The Law of Life, 90 -- The God of His Fathers, 99 -- The League of the Old ...

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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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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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Sartor Resartus the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdr Ockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

... SARTOR RESARTUS The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdr¨ ockh THOMAS CARLYLE 1831 DjVu Editions Copyright c ... ...HAPTER IV — CHARACTERISTICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 CHAPTER V — THE WORLD IN CLOTHES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 CHAPTER VI — APRONS . .... ...9 CHAPTER VII — MISCELLANEOUS HISTORICAL . . . . . . . . . 31 CHAPTER VIII — THE WORLD OUT OF CLOTHES . . . . . . . . . 34 CHAPTER IX — ADAMITISM . . ... ...— MISCELLANEOUS HISTORICAL . . . . . . . . . 31 CHAPTER VIII — THE WORLD OUT OF CLOTHES . . . . . . . . . 34 CHAPTER IX — ADAMITISM . . . . . . . . . ... ...nd rock bound from the distance, will unfold itself, when visited, into rare valleys. Nay, in any case, would Criticism erect not only finger posts and... ... 5 to. For not this man and that man, but all men make up mankind, and their united tasks the task of mankind. How often have we seen some such advent... ...sure to hear something noteworthy. Nay, perhaps to hear a whole se ries and river of the most memorable utterances; such as, when once thawed, he wou... ...y his own boot maker, jeweller, and man milliner; he bounds free through the valleys, with a perennial rain proof court suit on his body; wherein warm... ... from below; the little Kuhbach gushing kindly by, among beech rows, through river after river, into the Donau, into the Black Sea, into the Atmospher...

...Excerpt: CHAPTER I; PRELIMINARY -- CONSIDERING our present advanced state of culture, and how the Torch of Science has now been brandished and borne about, with more or less effect, for five thousand years and upwards; how, in these times especially, not only the Torch still burns, and perhaps more...

...Table of Contents: BOOK I 3 -- CHAPTER I ?PRELIMINARY, 3 -- CHAPTER II ?EDITORIAL DIFFICULTIES, 7 -- CHAPTER III ?REMINISCENCES, 11 -- CHAPTER IV? CHARACTERISTICS, 19 -- CHAPTER V? THE WORLD IN CLOTHES, 24 -- CHAPTER VI? APRONS, 29...

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Middlemarch

By: George Eliot

...liot 1872 To my dear Husband, George Henry Lewes, in this nineteenth year of our blessed union. Contents Book I — Miss Brooke . . . . . . . . . . . ... ...XLII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 Book V — The Dead Hand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345 Chapter ... ...III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418 Book VI — The Widow and the Wife. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429 Chapter LIV... ...arch 1 Book I Miss Brooke Prelude W ho that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiment... ...ile complete knowledge with devoted piety; here was a modern Augustine who united the glories of doctor and saint. The sanctity seemed no less clearly... ...hing doesn’t often run in the female line; or it runs underground like the rivers in Greece, you know— it comes out in the sons. Clever sons, clever m... ...ady Chettam, who attributed her own remarkable health to home made bitters united with constant medical attendance, entered with much exercise of the ... ...ing wood; and the stray hovel, its old, old thatch full of mossy hills and valleys with wondrous modulations of light and shadow such as we travel far... ...so kind as to propose a second favorite song of his—“Flow on, thou shining river”—after she had sung “Home, sweet home” (which she detested). This har...

...Excerpt: Prelude; Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has not smiled with some gentleness at the thought of the little...

...Table of Contents: Book I ?Miss Brooke, 1 -- Prelude, 1 -- Chapter I., 3 -- Chapter II., 10 -- Chapter III., 16 -- Chapter IV., 25 -- Chapter V., 31 -- Chapter VI., 38 -- Chapter VII., 47 -- Chapter VIII., 51 -- Chapter IX., 55 -- ...

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