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Democracy in America

By: Alexis de Tocqueville

...Henry Reeve A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Democracy in America, Volumes One and Two by Alexis de Tocqueville, trans. Henry Reev... ... Electronic Classics Series Publication Democracy in America, Volumes One and Two by Alexis de Tocqueville, trans. Henry Reeve is a publication of th... ...e and Two by Alexis de Tocqueville, trans. Henry Reeve is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...e eleven years that separated the Declaration of the In- dependence of the United States from the completion of that act in the ordination of our writ... ...n years that separated the Declaration of the In- dependence of the United States from the completion of that act in the ordination of our written Con... ...sted with the grace of poetry, and the driest statistics with the charm of romance. Western emigration seemed commonplace and prosaic till M. de Tocqu... ... State Papers,” vol. i. p. 630. ****By the penal law of Massachusetts, any Catholic priest who should set foot in the colony after having been once dr... ...Statutes, vol. i. p. 455. The Regents of the University annually visit the colleges and acad- emies, and make their report to the legislature. Their s... ...may be acquired, and where the true scholar may be formed. A few excellent universities would do more towards the attainment of this object than a vas...

...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...

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Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from George Washington to Bill Clinton

... INAUGURAL ADDRESSES OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES is a publication of the Penn sylvania State Universit... ... INAUGURAL ADDRESSES OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES is a publication of the Penn sylvania State University. T... ... INAUGURAL ADDRESSES OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES is a publication of the Penn sylvania State University. This Por... ...nn sylvania State University. This Portable Document File is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file,... ...arge 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 Pennsylvania Stat... ... letters and a wish to patronize every rational effort to encourage schools, colleges, universities, academies, and every institution for propagating ... ...nd a wish to patronize every rational effort to encourage schools, colleges, universities, academies, and every institution for propagating knowledge,... ...f the duties which I shall be called upon to perform. It was the remark of a Roman consul in an early pe riod of that celebrated Republic that a most... ...husetts was eager to gather support for his agenda. He attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown that morning before joining President Eisen...

Excerpt: Inaugural addresses of the presidents of the United States.

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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

...SSION 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 Preface xv 1. “WE... ... 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 C... ...HE NEW TERRORISM 47 2.1 A Declaration of War 47 2.2 Bin Ladin’s Appeal in the Islamic World 48 2.3 The Rise of Bin Ladin and al Qaeda (1988–1992... ... Qaeda (1988–1992) 55 2.4 Building an Organization, Declaring War on the United States (1992–1996) 59 2.5 Al Qaeda’s Renewal in Afghanistan (1996–... ...(1988–1992) 55 2.4 Building an Organization, Declaring War on the United States (1992–1996) 59 2.5 Al Qaeda’s Renewal in Afghanistan (1996–1998) ... ...f a Research and Analysis Branch.There large numbers of scholars from U.S. universities pored over accounts from spies, com- munications intercepted b... ... of recruiting officers quali- fied for counterterrorism.Very few American colleges or universities offered programs in Middle Eastern languages or Is... ...tin delenda, meaning that something “must be destroyed,” evoked the famous Roman vow to destroy its rival, Carthage.The overall goal of Clarke’s paper... ...t through a document vendor who stole a blank baptismal certificate from a Catholic church.With this document he was able to obtain a Canadian passpor...

...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 an...

...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 OF THE NEW TERRORI...

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First and Last Things : A Confession of Faith and a Rule of Life

By: H. G. Wells

...First and Last Things A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life By H.G. Wells A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publ... ...: A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life by H.G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ... knowledge. Imagine a large clear jelly, in which at all angles and in all states of simplicity or contor- tion his ideas are imbedded. They are all v... ...validate my assumption that if we go back only to the closing years of the Roman Republic, we go back to an age in which nearly every person living wi... ... This can be done in a hundred ways, by founding and enlarging schools and universities and chairs, for example; by making print and reading and all t... ...ollows:— “I can see no reason why even to-day a number of persons avowedly united in the same ‘Belief’ and recognizing each other as the self-constitu... ...nswer would be, ‘No, we are Samurai and were united before the Elders.’ In Catholic countries those who use only the civil marriage are considered out... ...e world is in their hands; all our head teachers and disciplinary heads of colleges, our judges, barristers, employers of labour be- yond a certain li...

...Introduction: Recently I set myself to put down what I believe. I did this with no idea of making a book, but at the suggestion of a friend and to interest a number of friends with whom I was associated. We were all, we found, extremely uncertain in our outlook upon life, about our religious feelings and in our ideas of right and wrong....

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What Is Man and Other Essays of Mark Twain

By: Mark Twain

...WHAT IS MAN? WHAT IS MAN? AND OTHER ESSAYS OF MARK TWAIN (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835 1910) What ... ... and Other Essays by Mark T wain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...ge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ...tunate. I have examined many fine and apparently self sacrificing deeds in romances and biographies, but— O.M. Under searching analysis the ostensible... ...? And why were the Congregationalists not Baptists, and the Baptists Roman Catholics, and the Roman Catholics Buddhists, and the Buddhists Quakers, an... ...hine Note.—When Mrs. W. asks how can a millionaire give a single dollar to colleges and museums while one human being is destitute of bread, she has a... ... as well as English, and that answered very well. English and alien poets, statesmen, artists, heroes, battles, plagues, cataclysms, revolutions—we sh... ...grew with a rush; it brought inspiration and cheer with it. Midnight saw a united community, full of zeal and pluck, and with a clearly defined and we... ... Meloria, Zutphen. The highest peaks of the Karakorum range. The number of universities in Prussia. Why are the tops of mountains continually covered ...

Excerpt: What Is Man and Other Essays by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens).

...................................................................................................................................................... 4 THE DEATH OF JEAN ............................................................................................................................................ 75 THE TURNING-POINT OF MY LIFE .....................................

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In the Fourth Year Anticipations of a World Peace

By: H. G. Wells

...e BY H. G. WELLS 1918 A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace by H.G. Wells is a publi... ...Y H. G. WELLS 1918 A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace by H.G. Wells is a publicat... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...e end it will burn them all. The greatest of the Western Allies is now the United States of America, and the Americans have come into this war simply ... ...t will burn them all. The greatest of the Western Allies is now the United States of America, and the Americans have come into this war simply for an ... ...any sufficiently well to recommend them. It is incredible that neither the Roman Catholic Church, the English Episcopal Church, nor any Nonconformist ... ...fficiently well to recommend them. It is incredible that neither the Roman Catholic Church, the English Episcopal Church, nor any Nonconformist body h... ...epresented in Parliament, would also and separately at the same time elect colleges to appoint their representatives. I suppose there would be at leas... ...nd new antagonistic conditions. It is the unhappy usage of our schools and universities to study the history of mankind only during periods of me- cha...

...Excerpt: In the latter half of 1914 a few of us were writing that this war was a ?War of Ideas.? A phrase, ?The War to end War,? got into circulation, amidst much sceptical comment. It was a phrase powerful enough to sway many men, es...

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Memorials and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

... DE QUINCEY A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Memorials and Other Papers by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania ... ...ATION Memorials and Other Papers by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ...hey are described as merely deaf to the lessons of experience, and as too “romanticin their expectations. The very opposite is, to my thinking, thei... ...y of this little novel to a beautiful girl of seventeen, the daughter of a statesman in Westmoreland, not designing any deception (nor so much as any ... ...ency to lawless and gigantesque ideals of adventur- ous life; under which, united with the duelling code of Eu- rope, many things would become trivial... ...tribution of our assize towns, our cathedral towns, our sea-ports, and our universities, all so many recurring cen- tres of civility, it is not very e... ..., in the persons of their children, meeting for study at the same schools, colleges, military academies, &c.; by what furious forgetfulness of the rea... ... rolls of chivalry,—were not excluded, though it was pretty evident that a Catholic zeal had pre- sided in forming the collection. For, together with ...

...Excerpt: These papers I am anxious to put into the hands of your house, and, so far as regards the U.S., of your house exclusively; not with any view to further emolument, but as an acknowledgment of the services which you have already rendered me; namely, first, in havin...

...Contents MEMORIALS, AND OTHER PAPERS, VOL. I. ....................................................................................................... 4 FROM THE AUTHOR, TO THE AMERICAN EDITOR OF HIS WORKS. ..........................................

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The New Machiavelli

By: H. G. Wells

...AVELLI by H. G. Wells A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The New Machiavelli by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania Sta... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, ... ...e of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ing play of instinctive passion and desire against too abstract a dream of statesmanship. But things that seemed to lie very far apart in Machiavelli’... ...ing, and upon nations for weakening towards Ritualism, or treating Ro- man Catholics as tolerable human beings; there would be great rejoicings over t... ...ess homes in which so many find themselves, a going out towards something, romance if you will, beauty, that has suddenly be- come a need—a need that ... ... have dealt with them disrespect- fully. But public schools and university colleges sprang into 54 The New Machiavelli existence correlated, the scho... ... 54 The New Machiavelli existence correlated, the scholars went on to the universities and came back to teach the schools, to teach as they them- sel... ...o Republican and Democrat, for example, and you have the conditions in the United States. The Crown or a dethroned dynasty, the Estab- lished Church o...

Excerpt: The New Machiavelli by H. G. Wells.

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American Notes for General Circulation

By: Charles Dickens

...an Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, f... ...ge 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 Pennsylvania State ... ...er mistaken. Prejudiced, I never have been otherwise than in favour of the United States. No visitor can ever have set foot on those shores, with a st... ...aken. Prejudiced, I never have been otherwise than in favour of the United States. No visitor can ever have set foot on those shores, with a stronger ... ...it other wise. The earth would still move round the sun, though the whole Catholic Church said No. I have many friends in America, and feel a gratefu... ..., have been educated at this same school. Whatever the defects of American universities may be, they dissemi nate no prejudices; rear no bigots; dig ... ...t likely ever to vie, in point of elegance or beauty, with Cincinnati. The Roman Catholic religion, introduced here by the early French settlers, prev... ...reared, by scores upon American Notes – Dickens 260 scores of thousands; colleges may thrive, churches may be crammed, temperance may be diffused, a...

...Excerpt: It is nearly eight years since this book was first published. I present it, unaltered, in the Cheap Edition; and such of my opinions as it expresses, are quite unaltered too. My readers have opportunities of judging for themselves whether the influences and tendencies which I distrust in America, have any exist...

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Notes on a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...rnhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray is a publica- tion of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...nsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ...omp- ous bronze statue or two of some periwigged, hook-nosed emperor, in a Roman habit, waving his bronze baton on his broad-flanked brazen charger. W... ...greeable picture in my imagination; rather, perhaps, resembling the Junior United Service Club in Charles Street, by which every Londoner has passed e... ...ck which has an air at all picturesque or romantic; there is a plain Roman Catholic cathedral, a hideous new Protestant church of the cigar-divan arch... ...figs, not the worms—and where they are still served at wine-parties at the Universities. When fresh they are not bet- ter than elsewhere; but the melo... ...board our ship had been battling, and which had charmed all—from our great statesman, our polished lawyer, our young Oxonian, who sighed over certain ... ...gionists. I don’t believe the Episcopal apparatus—the chap- lains, and the colleges, and the beadles—have succeeded in converting a dozen of them; and...

...Excerpt: After a voyage, during which the captain of the ship has displayed uncommon courage, seamanship, affability, or other good qualities, grateful passengers often present him with a token of their esteem, in the shape of teapots, tankards, trays, &c. of pre...

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A Modern Utopia

By: H. G. Wells

...ics Series Publication A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ...this type, the chairman remarks with a sudden intrusion of exposition, are romantic with a shadow of meanness, they seek at once to conceal and shape ... ...rwin quickened the thought of the world. Those were all perfect and static States, a balance of happi- ness won for ever against the forces of unrest ... ...its of energy, the grand total of work upon which the social fabric of the United States or England rests, it would be found that a vastly preponderat... ...aution- ary and remedial treatment. There will be disciplinary schools and colleges for the young, fair and happy places, but with less confidence and... ...the citizen from the services of the com- munity as a whole, and the Roman Catholic Church has so far endorsed and substantiated his opinion as to for... ...or merit, was to become the object of a generous competition between rival Universities. In Utopia, any author has the option either of publishing his...

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The Young Step-Mother; Or a Chronicle of Mistakes

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...By Charlotte M. Yonge A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Young Step-Mother; Or A Chronicle of Mistakes by Charlotte M. Yonge is ... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and with- out any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, ... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ... his first wife’s grave. Yes, you may smile, Maurice, as if I were talking romance; but only look at him, poor man! Did you ever see any one so utterl... ...if she had known how to set about it. ‘I suppose Miss Belmarche is a Roman Catholic,’ she said, wishing to account for this wonderful ignorance, and a... ...er, surely it might be hoped that the faith in which she had been bred up, united what was true and sound in the religion of both Reformed and Romanis... ...in keeping him from Bonn, Jena, Heidelberg, or any other of the outlandish universities whose guttural names he show- ered on the meek Vicar’s despond... ...tendency on her. The rigidity and harsh judgment which had beto- kened her states of morbid depression since she had out- grown the sulky form, had pa... ... been personally taught something more than could be gained from books and colleges. Miss Goldsmith was the most to be pitied. She would not hear a wo...

Excerpt: The Young Step-Mother; Or A Chronicle of Mistakes by Charlotte M. Yonge.

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Barchester Towers

By: Anthony Trollope

...ies Publication Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, ... ...e of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...onger to be the surest claims to promotion with at any rate one section of states- men, and Dr Proudie was one among those who early in life adapted h... ...the arms of a poor girl from Milan, whom she had taken in exchange for the Roman maid who had accompanied her thus far, and who had then, as her mistr... ..., ha! Why, in the way we’ve left the matter, it’s very odd if the heads of colleges don’t have their own way quite as fully as when the hebdomadal boa... ...they only profess to do so, and sometimes not even that. You’ll have those universities of yours about your ears soon, if you don’t consent to take a ... ...surmised, the great prophet of the Tractarians con- fessed himself a Roman Catholic. Mr Newman left the Church of England, and with him carried many a... ...able to tell their own minds to each other as any Damon and Phillis, whose united ages would not make up that to which Mr Arabin had already attained....

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. Who will be the new bishop? In the latter days of July in the year 185-, a most important question was for ten days hourly asked in the cathedral city of Barchester, and answered every hour in various ways--Who was to be the new Bishop? ...

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A Tramp Abroad

By: Mark Twain

... A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publicat... ... A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...tate University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpos... ...cat, taking the sun, and looking at the blue hills, and listening to the leaves rustling so lonely in the trees, and thinking of the home away yonder ... ... beings. It ain’t any use to tell me a bluejay hasn’t got a sense of humor, because I know better. And memory, too. They brought jays here from all ov... ...ng. Necessarily, this unceasing attention to the art develops an expert occasion- ally. He becomes famous in his own university, his renown spreads to... ..., his renown spreads to other universities. He is invited to Go”ttingen, to fight with a Go”ttingen expert; if he is victorious, he will be invited to... ...years ago. She had a number of rich and noble lovers and one poor and obscure one, Sir Wendel Lobenfeld. With the native chuckleheadedness of the hero... ...onths at a time, and then retire to this miserable wooden den and spend a few months in repenting and getting ready for another good time. She was a d...

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Vailima Letters

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson ... ... Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document fil... ...ennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, f... ...he form of a fictitious narrative of the voyage of one Mr. Pye, an English traveller, and his conversation with a chief; there are touches of satire ... ...ook at it without smiles, and was always anxious to put on another stick. We entertained him with the fairy tales of civilisation—theatres, London, bl... ...y more ahead before this cup is drained; sweat and hyssop are the ingredients. We are clearing from Carruthers’ Road to the pig fence, twenty-eight po... ...se it didn’t set up to be a book, only a long tough yarn with some pictures of the manners of to-day in the greater world—not the shoddy sham world of... ...is last chapter is equally delicate and necessary. The prayers of the congregation are requested. Eheu! and it will be ended before this letter leaves... ... the last, where my weak point was attempted. On every other, I am strong. Only force can dislodge me, for public opinion is wholly on my side. All ra...

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Don Quixote

By: Miquel de Cervantes

... by Miguel de Cervantes, trans. John Ormsby (1922 ed.) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...nsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ...likely to have a strong feeling on the subject of the sham chivalry of the romances. It gives a point, too, to what 10 Don Quixote he says in more th... ...no doubt, is that of all the books in the world, “Don Quixote” is the most catholic. There is something in it for every sort of reader, young or old, ... ...te, “that this is done to divert our idle thoughts; and as in well-ordered states games of chess, fives, and billiards are allowed for the diversion o... ...a, thou hast conquered, for it is impossible to have the heart to deny the united force of so many truths.” Luscinda in her feebleness was on the poin... ...e at Naples the great Count of Lemos, who, without so many petty titles of colleges and rectorships, sustains me, protects me and does me more favour ... ... will be third, in the same way as licentiate degrees are conferred at the universities; but, for all that, the title of first is a great distinction....

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Theological Essays and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...TER TER, ET , ET , ET , ET , ETC. ET C. ET C. ET C. ET C. ETC. C. C. C. C. IN TWO VOLUMES. VOL. I. A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION... ...I. A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Theological Essays and Other Papers: Volume One by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the P... ...says and Other Papers: Volume One by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...E UNDER GREECE UNDER GREECE UNDER GREECE UNDER THE R THE R THE R THE R THE ROMANS OMANS OMANS OMANS OMANS ............................................... ... dogs. Hypocrisy, the cringing of sycophants, and the credulities of fear, united to conceal this misotheism; but we may be sure that it was widely di... ...nd here only, is found the outermost expansion, the centrifugal, of the TO catholic, united with the innermost centripetal of the personal con- scious... ...which has my entire permission to hold its head up amongst twenty and more colleges, as the leading one in Cambridge, (provided it can obtain St. John... ...ontemplated in general rules. The tendency of such varia- tions is, in all states of complex civilization, to absolute in- finity.* It is our present ... ...e question was this:—An English College, but we cannot say in which of our universities, had been founded in the reign of Henry VI., and between 1440 ...

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

....................4 PROTESTANTISM............................................................................................................... 39 ON THE SUPPOSED SCRIPTURAL EXPRESSION FOR ETERNITY ................................ 90 JUDAS ISCARIOT.............................................................................................................. 103 ON HUME?S AR...

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North America Volume One

By: Anthony Trollope

...ication North America: Volume One by Anthony Trollope is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ...ION It has been the ambition of my literary life to write a book about the United States, and I had made up my mind to visit the country with this obj... ...has been the ambition of my literary life to write a book about the United States, and I had made up my mind to visit the country with this object bef... ... by all around him; and the rule which holds that men at Rome should do as Romans do, if true anywhere, is true in America. Therefore I say that in an... ...; and has it not always 58 North America V ol. 1 been the case with Roman Catholics when they have been forced to measure themselves against Protesta... ...s, in this respect that the greatest difference exists between the English universities and Harvard College. With us a young man may, I take it, still... ... The expense of education at Harvard College is not much lower than at our colleges; with us there are, no doubt, more men who are absolutely extravag...

...?RHODE ISLAND ................................................................................................. 20 CHAPTER III: MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND VERMONT ............................................................................ 34 CHAPTER IV: LOWER CANADA ...............................................................................................................

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An Englishman Looks at the World Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters

By: H. G. Wells

... Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication An Englishman Looks at the World by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univers... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ... whence the necessary impetus for a national renascence is to come.... The universities are poor and spiritless, with no ambition to lead the country.... ...rom the Mediterranean. Italian work- men by the hundred thousand go to the United States in the spring and return in the autumn. Again, there is a str... ... Mediterranean. Italian work- men by the hundred thousand go to the United States in the spring and return in the autumn. Again, there is a stream of ... ...ire will acquit itself. How absurd is the preoccupation of our schools and colleges with the little provincialisms of our past history before A.D. 180... ... opens at the depopulation of Italy by the aggressive great estates of the Roman Empire, at the impoverishment of the French peas- antry by a too cent... ...y the cultivation of the land, world-wide in its interests and outlook and catholic in its tolerance and sympathy, a system of great individual freedo...

...Excerpt: The telephone bell rings with the petulant persistence that marks a trunk call, and I go in from some ineffectual gymnastics on the lawn to deal with the irruption. There is the usual trouble in connecting up, minute voices i...

...Contents THE COMING OF BLRIOT ......................................................................................................... 5 MY FIRST FLIGHT...................................................................................

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

...AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS by Adam Smith A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC C... ...AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS by Adam Smith A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ...EMENT OF AGRICULTURE IN THE ANCIENT STATE OF EUROPE, AFTER THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE............................311 CHAPTER III OF THE RISE AND PRO... ...of men of learn- ing, but upon the public conduct of princes and sovereign states. I have endeavoured, in the fourth book, to explain as fully and dis... ...ivided into any number of parts, as by fusion those parts can easily be re-united again; a quality which no other equally durable commodities possess,... ...ar double of what arises from the other two-thirds. The old money rents of colleges must, according to this account, have sunk almost to a fourth part... ...part of incorporated trades. All such incorporations were anciently called universities, which, indeed, is the proper Latin name for any incorporation... ...e mean- ness of their pecuniary recompence. In England, and in all Ro- man catholic countries, the lottery of the church is in reality much more advan...

Excerpt: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.

...Contents INTRODUCTION AND PLAN OF THE WORK .......................................................................... 8 BOOK I OF THE CAUSES OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE PRODUCTIVE POWERS OF LABOUR, AND OF THE ORDER ACCORDING TO WHICH ITS PRODUCE IS NATU...

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Letters on England

By: Voltaire, 1694-1778

...Letters on England by Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ... God, I began to question my courteous host. I opened with that which good Catholics have more than once made to Hugue- nots. “My dear sir,” said I, “... ...enius and knowledge, and to whom Descartes had dedicated his Philosophical Romance. She was then retired to the Hague, where she received these Friend... ... for this reason. All the clergy (a very few excepted) are educated in the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge, far from the depravity and corruption ... ...pe, brought with them the form 30 Letters on England of government called States or Parliaments, about which so much noise is made, and which are so ... ...e of the prism, that light is a composition of coloured rays, which, being united, form white colour. A single ray is by him divided into seven, which... ...t, Filling, with frantic crowds of thinking fools, Those reverend bedlams, colleges, and schools; Borne on whose wings each heavy sot can pierce The l...

...Introduction: Francois Marie Arouet, who called himself Voltaire, was the son of Francois Arouet of Poitou, who lived in Paris, had given up his office of notary two years before the birth of this his third son, and obtained some years afterwards a treasurer?s office in the Chambre des Comptes....

...Contents LETTER I.?ON THE QUAKERS .............................................................................................................................. 6 LETTER II.?ON THE QUAKERS .............................................................

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The Varieties of Religious Experience

By: William James

...The Varieties of Religious Experience A Study in Human Nature by William James A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PU... ...ture by William James A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William J... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...gion on that account—Theory that religion has a sexual origin refuted— All states of mind are neurally conditioned— Their significance must be tested ... ...URE XIX OTHER CHARACTERISTICS Aes- thetic elements in religion—Contrast of Catholicism and Protestantism— Sacrifice and Confession— Prayer— Religion h... ... I hope that many of my countrymen may be asked to lecture in the Scottish universities, changing places with Scotsmen lecturing in the United States;... ... the Scottish universities, changing places with Scotsmen lecturing in the United States; I hope that our people may become in all these higher mat- t... ...l these writers; but how devoid of passion or exultation the spirit of the Roman Emperor is! Compare his fine sentence: “If gods care not for me or my... ... to your own room and I will teach you.’ She professes to care nothing for colleges, or preachers, or churches, but only cares to listen to what God s...

Excerpt: The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James.

.................................................................................................................................. 9 Lecture I: RELIGION AND NEUROLOGY............................................................................................................. 11 Lecture II: CIRCUMSCRIPTION OF THE TOPIC .............................................................

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Autobiography Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life

By: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

...ated by John Oxenford Introduction by Thomas Carlyle Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, trans. John ... ... John Oxenford, with an introduction by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ..., but full of solemnity and loveliness? How has the belief of a Saint been united in this high and true mind with the clearness of a Sceptic; the devo... ...estruction or captivity; and peace of this sort is like that of Galgacus’s Romans, who ‘called it peace when they had made a desert.’ Here the ardent ... ...found but scant acceptance at Berlin or Vienna. The princes of the smaller states surrounded them- selves with literature and art. The duke of Brunswi... ...ss, by which he gave 70 Autobiography me to understand that he was a good Catholic Christian. “Young gentleman, how came you here, and what are you d... ... ballot, complicated in the V enetian fashion, and restricted by the civil colleges, was called to do right, without acquiring any special privilege t... ...aged to her. The circumstances of his parents would not allow him to go to universities; but he had en- deavored to acquire a fine handwriting, a know...

...Excerpt: It would appear that for inquirers into Foreign Literature, for all men anxious to see and understand the European world as it lies around them, a great problem is presented in this Goethe; a singular, highly significant phenomenon, and now also means more or less complete for ascertaining its significance. A m...

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Mankind in the Making

By: H. G. Wells

...Y H. G. WELLS A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni... .... G. WELLS A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, ... ...ll be equally available for applica- tion in the British Empire and in the United States. T o that we must come, unless our talk of co-operation, of r... ...qually available for applica- tion in the British Empire and in the United States. T o that we must come, unless our talk of co-operation, of reunion,... ...of the soul and another may not; one man may be a Swedenborgian, another a Roman Catholic, another a Calvinistic Methodist, another an En- glish High ... ... soul and another may not; one man may be a Swedenborgian, another a Roman Catholic, another a Calvinistic Methodist, another an En- glish High Church... ... the hands of such a highly intelligent constituency as one of the British universities, would be thought to be carrying crankiness be- yond the borde... ...s the most necessary and hopeful of mental processes. Our Universities and Colleges are still but imper- fectly aware of the recent invention of the P...

...Preface: It may save misunderstanding if a word or so be said here of the aim and scope of this book. It is written in relation to a previous work, Anticipations,* and together with that and a small pamphlet, ?The Discovery of the Future,?** presents a general theory of social development and o...

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Essays

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

...SICS SERIES PUBLICATION Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furnish... ...sylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ... in me to be credible or intelligible. We, as we read, must become Greeks, Romans, Turks, priest and king, martyr and executioner; must fasten these i... ...a cathedral. When we have gone through this process, and added thereto the Catholic Church, its cross, its music, its processions, its Saints’ days an... ... infusions. Every thing the individual sees without him corresponds to his states of mind, and every thing is in turn intelli- gible to him, as his on... ... consciousness of a train of great days and victories behind. They shed an united light on the advancing actor. He is attended as by a visible escort ... ...nt fails, men say he is ruined. If the finest genius studies at one of our colleges and is not installed in an office within one year after- wards in ... ...e for Herder, a pension for Meyer, two profes- sors recommended to foreign universities; &c., &c. The longest list of specifications of benefit would ...

...Excerpt: History. There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has befallen a...

.................................................................................................................................................... 127 THE OVER-SOUL .................................................................................................................................................. 137 IX. THE OVER-SOUL .............................................

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Master Francis Rabelais Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel

By: Thomas Urquhart

...MASTER FRANCIS RABELAIS FIVE BOOKS OF THE LIVES, HEROIC DEEDS AND SAYINGS OF GARGANTUA AND HIS SON PANTAGRUEL T r... ...MASTER FRANCIS RABELAIS FIVE BOOKS OF THE LIVES, HEROIC DEEDS AND SAYINGS OF GARGANTUA AND HIS SON PANTAGRUEL T ranslated into English by... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ... end of the fifteenth century. And, indeed, it is in the references in his romance to names, persons, and places, that the most certain and valuable e... ...ook upon himself to develop and to add to, and in the attacks on the Roman Catholic Church. According to Jean Paul Rich- ter, Fischart is much superio... ...ense that, in order to lose as little as possible, they have collected and united what originally were variations—the revisions, in short, of the orig... ...raw them to peace but by sharp and fierce wars. Chapter 1.XXXIII. How some statesmen of Picrochole, by hairbrained counsel, put him in extreme danger.... ...ble. Then he returned not to Poictiers, but would take a view of the other universities of France. Therefore, going to Rochelle, he took shipping and ... ...ruel Fodder Street he held dispute against all the regents or fel- lows of colleges, artists or masters of arts, and orators, and did so gallantly tha...

...Excerpt: Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel by Master Francis Rabelais, translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart and Peter Antony Motteux....

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Familiar Studies of Men and Books

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania St... ...iar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ................................................. 4 CHAPTER I – VICTOR HUGO’S ROMANCES ..................................................................... ...t, was in character the very essence of a literary train- ing. Schools and colleges, for one great man whom they com- plete, perhaps unmake a dozen; t... ...emony can do aught to fix the wandering affec- tions, here were two people united for life. Mary came of a superstitious family, so that she perhaps i... ...Whitman’s intense Americanism, his unlimited belief in the future of These States (as, with reverential capitals, he loves to call them), made the war... ...s no new thing, but has often been equalled by poor Scotch students at the universities. The point is the sanity of his view of life, and the insight ... ...mond of Hawthornden, and a good pugilist like Cap- tain Barclay. They were catholic, as none but the entirely idle can be catholic. It might be Pierre...

...Excerpt: Preface By Way Of Criticism. These studies are collected from the monthly press. One appeared in the New Quarterly, one in MacMillan?s, and the rest in the Cornhill Magazine. To the Cornhill I owe a double debt of thanks; first, that I was received there in the very best society, and un...

... PREFACE BY WAY OF CRITICISM. ........................................................................................... 4 CHAPTER I ? VICTOR HUGO?S ROMANCES ........................................................................ 15 CHAPTER II ? SOME ASPECTS OF ROBERT BURNS.......................................................... 34 CHAPTER III ? WALT WHITMAN..............

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Walden, Or Life in the Woods

By: Henry David Thoreau

...Henry David Thoreau s or Life in the Woods This publication of Walden, or Life in the Woods is part of Th... ...Henry David Thoreau s or Life in the Woods This publication of Walden, or Life in the Woods is part of The P... ...nsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...e Solomon pre scribed ordinances for the very distances of trees; and the Roman praetors have decided how often you may go into your neighbor’s land ... ...with civilization. I hardly need refer now to the laborers in our Southern States who produce the staple exports of this country, and are themselves a... ...ich is synonymous with philoso phy is not even sincerely professed in our colleges. The consequence is, that while he is reading Adam Smith, Ricardo,... ...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 vanit... ...education when we begin to be men and women. It is time that villages were universities, and their elder inhabitants the fellows of universities, with... ...had been instructed only in that innocent and ineffectual way in which the Catholic priests teach the aborigines, by which the pupil is never educated...

Excerpt: Walden, or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau.

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Three Soldiers

By: John Dos Passos

... SERIES PUBLICATION Three Soldiers by John Dos Passos is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ... barracks. A certain terror held him. In a week the great structure of his romantic world, so full of many colors and harmonies, that had sur- vived s... ...d come from such various worlds, all these men sleep- ing about him, to be united in this. And what did they think of it, all these sleepers? Had they... ...n, ain’t yer? Well, he’s a good friend o’ hers; see? Bein’ as they’re both Catholics … But I’m goin’ out this afternoon, see what the town’s like … an... ....” “Have you heard anything about this army students’ corps to send men to universities here in France? Something the Y. M. C. A.’s getting up.” “Can’... ...t-Major, can you tell me any- thing about a scheme to send enlisted men to colleges over here? Can you tell me who to apply to?” “According to what ge... ... think of it,” said Aubrey, “that means world revo- lution with the United States at the head of it. What do you think of that?” “Moki doesn’t think s...

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Middlemarch

By: George Eliot

...assics Series Publication Middlemarch by George Eliot is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furnish... ...sylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ...th to provincial families, still discussing Mr. Peel’s late conduct on the Catholic question, in- nocent of future gold-fields, and of that gorgeous p... ...at Catholicism was a fact; and as to refusing an acre of your ground for a Romanist chapel, all men needed the bridle of religion, which, properly 16... ...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... ... must be remembered that this was a dark period; and in spite of venerable colleges which used great efforts to secure purity of knowledge by making i... ...rades,— especially against a man who had not been to either of the English universities and enjoyed the absence of anatomical and bedside study there,... ...cceed each other like the magic-lantern pictures of a doze; and in certain states of dull forlornness Dorothea all her life continued to see the vastn...

...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...

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The Long Vacation

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...BY CHARLOTTE M. YONGE A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Long Vacation by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publication of the Pennsylvani... ...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ... journey to Italy. Poor man, he little knew what he undertook. Music, art, Roman Catholic services, and nov- elty conspired to intoxicate her, and her... ...ey to Italy. Poor man, he little knew what he undertook. Music, art, Roman Catholic services, and nov- elty conspired to intoxicate her, and her siste... ...he account, which she illustrated by the discoveries she had made from the united witnesses. “And is it not delightful to see for once what Gerald rea... ...on feels with those who suc- ceed it. Nor do I feel as if I understood the Universities to- 76 The Long Vacation day as I did Cambridge thought of ol... ...rit of independence that sends girls to hospitals or medical schools.” “Or colleges, or lecturing. Dolores is wild to lecture, and I see no harm in he... ...and all at Vale Leston. There is an old age of novelty about these eastern states, quite disgusting in comparison with the reverend dignity of such a ...

...Preface: If a book by an author who must call herself a veteran should be taken up by readers of a younger generation, they are begged to consider the first few chapters as a sort of prologue, introduced for the sake of those of elder years, who were kind enough to be interested in the domestic politics of the Mohuns and the Underwoods....

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The Dukes Children

By: Anthony Trollope

...n by Anthony Trollope A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope is a publication of the Pennsylvani... ...sylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ...im,—except the girl herself. He would find no other friend so generous, so romantic, so unworldly as the Duchess had been. It was clear to him that La... ...speak of his own iniquity, and that the hero- ine and the demon are so far united that they have been in a garret together. But there is the drawback ... ...mbers of Parliament so regard their success in life,—as the fellows of our colleges do too often, thinking that their fellowships were awarded for the... ...f all men it could not be refused. And then the very altitude of the great Statesman whom he was invited to befriend,—the posi- tion of this Duke who ... ...e House of Commons. I had assisted humbly in the emancipation of the Roman Catholics, and have learned by the legislative troubles of just half a cent... ...been so peculiarly unfortunate, he would make no allusion to either of the universities. To his el- dest son he would talk of Parliament which of all ...

...Excerpt: When The Duchess Was Dead No one, probably, ever felt himself to be more alone in the world than our old friend the Duke of Omnium, when the Duchess died. When this sad event happened he had ceased to be Prime Minister. During the...

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Catherine : A Story

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...Publication Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...sylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ...rge 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 Pennsylvania State U... ...r author, in which Sen- timent and History, or the True and Beautiful, are united. CHAPTER XXIV BUTTON’S IN PALL MALL. THOSE WHO FREQUENT the dismal a... ...ining his wan but noble features, “why speak to thee in the accents of the Roman poet, which thou comprehendest not? Bright One, there be other things... ... which we have mentioned. The dinner over, the young men rushed from their colleges, flushed, full-fed, and eager for battle. If the Gown was angry, t... ....” The Bishop ran off, with more than youthful agility, to seek the United States’ Minister. “These Republi- cans,” he added, confidentially, and with... ...urpose: this author or au- thoress with the most delicate skill insinuates Catholicism into you, and you find yourself all but a Papist in the third v... ...lable toe! “‘Our afflicted country cries aloud for reforms. The infa- mous universities shall be abolished. Education shall no longer be permitted. A ...

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

...Contents NOVELS BY EMINENT HANDS ...................................................................................................... 4 NOONDAY IN CHEPE ....................................................................................................................... 5 BUTTON?S IN PALL MALL............................................................................

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