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Democracy in America

By: Alexis de Tocqueville

... One and Two by Alexis de Tocqueville, trans. Henry Reeve is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...e and Two by Alexis de Tocqueville, trans. Henry Reeve 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... ...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... ...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... ... seems to have regulated the separa- tion of land and water, mountains and valleys. A simple, but grand, arrangement is discoverable amidst the confus... ... this immense tract of country there are neither high moun- tains nor deep valleys. Streams meander through it irregu- larly: great rivers mix their c... ...n- tains nor deep valleys. Streams meander through it irregu- larly: great rivers mix their currents, separate and meet again, disperse and form vast ... ... tops of the Rocky Mountains. At the bottom of the valley flows an immense river, into which the various streams issuing from the mountains fall from ...

...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 th...

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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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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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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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American Notes for General Circulation

By: Charles Dickens

...American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens A publication of PSU s Electronic Classics Series American Notes for General Circulation... ...rican Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...an Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ..., 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... ...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... ...Prejudiced, I am not, and never have been, otherwise than in favour of the United States. I have many friends in America, I feel a grateful interest i... ...d out of dock yesterday afternoon and was now lying at her moorings in the river. And there she is! all eyes are turned to where she lies, dimly disce... ...water side, and are intersected by cross streets running parallel with the river. The houses are chiefly of wood. The market is abundantly supplied; a... ...ough, and wild: but delicate slopes of land, gently swelling hills, wooded valleys, and slender streams, abound. Every little colony of houses has its...

...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 existenc...

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Essays of Travel

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... by Robert Louis Stevenson A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of th... ...Classics Series Publication Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document ... ...ania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any ... ...this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty E... ...rom the law. There was scarce a word interchanged, and no common sentiment but that of cold united us, until at length, having touched at Greenock, a ... ...sh to the starboard now announced that our ocean steamer was in sight. There she lay in mid-river, at the T ail of the Bank, her sea-signal flying: a ... ...mless humour, I turned up a lane and found myself following the course of the bright little river. I passed first one and then another, then a third, ... ...ver water and level land, where it did not jar, as here, with the soft contour of hills and valleys. The whole scene had an indefinable look of being ... ...ps of raw wine; river by river receive your body in the sultry noon. Wherever you went warm valleys and high trees and pleasant villages should compas...

...Excerpt: The Second Cabin. I first encountered my fellow-passengers on the Broomielaw in Glasgow. Thence we descended the Clyde in no familiar spirit, but looking askance on each other as on possible enemies. A few Scandinavians, who ...

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes Volume 1 of 7

By: Abraham Lincoln

...The Writings of Abraham Lincoln In Seven V olumes V olume 1 of 7 A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Writings of A... ...olumes V olume 1 of 7 A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes – Volume One is a publicat... ...Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes – Volume One is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...tings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes – Volume One is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...s; he read Robinson Crusoe, The Pilgrim’s Progress, a short history of the United States, and Weems’s Life of Washington. To the town constable’s he w... ...n their claims seemed to him unfair. Presenting his very first case in the United States Circuit Court, the only question being one of authority, he d... ...a squad of sailors who had rowed him ashore from the flotilla in the James River, a negro picked up on the way serving as a guide. Never had the world... ...ge of nineteen, when a neighbor employed him to accompany his son down the river to New Orleans to dispose of a flatboat of produce—a commission which... ...h themselves us, of this goodly land, and to uprear upon its hills and its valleys a political edifice of liberty and equal rights; it is ours only to...

...Introduction: Immediately after Lincoln?s re-election to the Presidency, in an off-hand speech, delivered in response to a serenade by some of his admirers on the evening of November 10, 1864, he spoke as follows: ?It has long been a grave question whether any government not too st...

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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 Tragedy of Puddnhead Wilson: And the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

By: Mark Twain

...edy of Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ... of Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain (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... ...le, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Fac ulty Editor, nor an... ...en the clusters of buds came forth. The main street, one block back from the river, and running parallel with it, was the sole business street. It was... ... that corner. The hamlet’s front was washed by the clear waters of the great river; its body stretched itself rearward up a gentle in cline; its most... ...have lived long in the various countries of Europe, and several years in the United States. Our names are Luigi and Angelo Capello. You desire but on... ...ved long in the various countries of Europe, and several years in the United States. Our names are Luigi and Angelo Capello. You desire but one guest... ... his low places he found lifted to ideals, some of his ideas had sunk to the valleys, and lay there with the sackcloth and ashes of pumice stone and s...

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The World Set Free

By: H. G. Wells

...et Free by H.G. Wells A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The World Set Free by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania Stat... ...ICS SERIES PUBLICATION The World Set Free by H. G. Wells 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 per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in... ...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... ... land a poor little League of (Allied) Nations (excluding the 5 H G Wells United States, Russia, and most of the ‘subject peoples’ of the world), mee... ...ou would have sought him in vain; only in a few temperate and sub-tropical river val- leys would you have found the squatting lairs of his little herd... ...and pursued it and began pictorial art, moulded the soft, warm clay of the river brink between his fingers, and found a pleasure in its patternings an... ...h he died blindly unknowing. At last, in the generous levels of warm river valleys, where food is abundant and life very easy, the emerging human over... ...rtility, and the king ruled peace 9 H G Wells and war. In a hundred river valleys about the warm, temper- ate zone of the earth there were already to...

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A Book of Golden Deeds

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...RLOTTE M YONGE A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication A Book of Golden Deeds is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This... ...ic Classics Series Publication A Book of Golden Deeds 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... ...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... ...ave called forth the actions that delight us. And this enthusiasm is often united with the utmost tenderness of heart, the very appreciation of suffer... ... in time of flood, and fought their way to him, putting all enemies in the valleys to flight. But the Eastern sun burnt on the bare rocks. A huge fis-... ...wns, And hied them to the wall. ‘They held a council standing Before the River Gate: Short time was there, ye well may guess, For musing or debate.... ...‘Saw on Palatinus, The white porch of his home, And he spake to the noble river That rolls by the walls of Rome: ‘O Tiber! father Tiber! To whom th... ...ar more among horses. The whole host was spread over the mountains and the valleys so that it is said that their bright armor and gold and silver shie...

...Preface: As the most striking lines of poetry are the most hackneyed, because they have grown to be the common inheritance of all the world, so many of the most noble deeds that earth can show have become the best known, and enjoyed thei...

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The Last of the Mohicans, A Narrative of 1757

By: James Fenimore Cooper

...The Last of the Mohicans A Narrative of 1757 by James Fenimore Cooper A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Pu... ...James Fenimore Cooper A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 by James Fenimore Cooper is a... ...imore Cooper A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 by James Fenimore Cooper is a publicat... ...Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 by James Fenimore Cooper is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ... numerous tribes which formerly occupied the country that now composes the United States. They ascribe the known difficulty one people have to underst... ...ds, or rifts, as they were then termed in the language of the country, the river became navigable to the tide. While, in the pursuit of their daring p... ...CHAPTER 3 “Before these fields were shorn and till’d, Full to the brim our rivers flow’d; The melody of waters fill’d The fresh and boundless wood; An... ...OUTE TAKEN by Hawkeye lay across those sandy plains, relived by occasional valleys and swells of land, which had been traversed by their party on the ... ...n the arts of the wilderness. As they gradually rose from the level of the valleys, the thick darkness which usually pre- cedes the approach of day be...

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A Tramp Abroad

By: Mark Twain

... A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publi... ... A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publicat... ...y Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any ... ...nished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. N... ...re the following incident oc- curred. Charlemagne, while chasing the Saxons (as he said), or being chased by them (as they said), arrived at the bank ... ..., and beyond that a nobler and loftier one. The Castle looks down upon the compact brown-roofed town; and from the town two picturesque old bridges sp... ... 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... ...It took a mighty force to churn these big lumps of stone around in that vigor- ous way. The neighboring country had a very different shape, at that ti... ...Native Wilds THE RIGI-KULM IS an imposing Alpine mass, six thousand feet high, which stands by itself, and commands a mighty pros- pect of blue lakes,...

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The War in the Air

By: H. G. Wells

...he Air by H. G. Wells A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The War in the Air by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania Stat... ...ICS SERIES PUBLICATION The War in the Air by H. G. Wells 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 Uni- versity nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyo... ...n with war, the smash-up of civilization is inevitable. It is chaos or the United States of the World for mankind. There is no other choice. Ten years... ... minute wide prospect of weald and downland, at dim towns and harbours and rivers and rib- bon-like roads, at ships and ships, decks and foreshortened... ...ms, and the hills were deeply intersected by the gorges of several winding rivers interrupted at intervals by the banked-up ponds and weirs of electri... ...ntly below, and the only trees were clumps of pine and spruce in the lower valleys. Kurt went with three men into the still intact gas-chambers, let o... ...y ahead, through a land like a larger England, with bigger hills and wider valleys, larger fields, wider roads, fewer hedges, and wooden houses with c...

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Plutarchs Lives Volume One

By: Hugh Clough

... Plutarch’s Lives – Volume One trans. Arthur Hugh Clough is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...lutarch’s Lives – Volume One trans. Arthur Hugh Clough is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...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... ...rom the gods. Both warriors; that by all the world’s allowed. Both of them united with strength of body an equal vigor mind; and of the two most famou... ...n injustice. As he went forward on his journey, and was come as far as the river Cephisus, some of the race of the Phytalidae met him and saluted him,... ...eir country both famine and pestilence lay heavy upon them, and even their rivers were dried up. Being told by the oracle that, if they appeased and r... ...st and sacrifice, which he called Panathenaea, or the sacrifice of all the united Athenians. He instituted also another sacrifice, called Metoecia, or... ...e good use; for there were beyond the enemies some wooded ascents and deep valleys thickly set with trees, whither he sent Claudius Marcellus, secretl...

.... 5 ROMULUS ........................................................................................................................... 34 COMPARISON OF ROMULUS WITH THESEUS .............................................................. 64 LYCURGUS .......................................................................................................................... 68 ...

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Prince Otto a Romance 1905 Edition

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...Otto – A Romance by Robert Louis Stevenson (1905 Edition) is a publication of the Penn- sylvania State University. This Portable Document file is fur... ...o – A Romance by Robert Louis Stevenson (1905 Edition) is a publication of the Penn- sylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...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... ...– the China boy, by this time, perhaps, baiting his line by the banks of a river in the Flowery Land; – and in particular the Scot who was then sick a... ... derness of heart. Several intermarriages had, in the course of centuries, united the crowned families of Grunewald and Maritime Bohemia; and the last... ...IGHT FELL upon the Prince while he was threading green tracks in the lower valleys of the wood; and though the stars came out overhead and displayed t... ...sky and the free air, delighted him like wine; and the hoarse chafing of a river on his left sounded in his ears agreeably. It was past eight at night... ...ng sunless pillars. Now she followed wandering wood- paths, in the maze of valleys; and again, from a hill-top, beheld the distant mountains and the g...

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The Trial or More Links of the Daisy Chain

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...THE TRIAL or MORE LINKS OF THE DAISY CHAIN By Charlotte M. Yonge A Penn State Electronic Classics Seri... ...By Charlotte M. Yonge A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Trial, or More Links of the Daisy Chain by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publ... ...enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Trial, or More Links of the Daisy Chain by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publication of the Pennsylvan... ...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, what was the use of 5 Yo n g e keeping the poor lad unsettled? So Mrs. Rivers, the eldest sister and the member’s wife, had come to arrange matter... ...wedding had taken place shortly after Easter; and im- mediately after, the Rivers family had departed for London, and T om May had returned to Cambrid... ...e bump when she comes home. Oh! when will our poor remnants be once more a united family? and when shall I get into Cocksmoor school again?’ When Dr. ... ... dark for taking aim, he and the weapon were so thor- 111 Yo n g e oughly united, that no further difficulty remained but of getting out his thanks t... ...in. Just as they had shot beyond the town, and come into the little wooded valleys beyond, Leonard turned round, and with the first sparkle in his eye...

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Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

By: Mary Wollstonecraft

...odern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley , is a publication of the Pennsyl vania State University. This Portable Document file is fu... ...rn Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley , is a publication of the Pennsyl vania 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 Editor, nor anyo... ...le boat, with his holiday mates, on an expedition of discovery up his native river. But supposing all these conjectures to be false, you cannot contes... ...ide which led his friend to a conduct so little worthy of the affection that united them. He lost no time in endeavouring to seek him out, with the ho... ... a few. I was indifferent, therefore, to my school fellows in general; but I united myself in the bonds of the closest friend ship to one among them.... ...t passion which afterwards ruled my destiny I find it arise, like a mountain river, from ignoble and almost forgotten sources; but, swell ing as it p... ...d that I suddenly left my home, and bending my steps towards the near Alpine valleys, sought in the magnificence, the eternity of such scenes, to forg...

...Excerpt: You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. I arrived here yesterday, and my first task is to assure my dear sister of my welfare and increasing confidence in the success of my undert...

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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...

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Kidnapped Being the Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...KIDNAPPED Being the Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 by Robert Louis Stevens... ...KIDNAPPED Being the Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 by Robert Louis Stevenson ... ...s Series Publication Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...eries Publication Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ... “ah, and he had a beard, too — well, and as soon as we cleared out of the river, and he had the drug out of his head — my! how he cried and carried o... ...as is very well known) narrows at this point to the width of a good- sized river, which makes a convenient ferry going north, and turns the upper reac... ...ce that, and with the rebel- lion of the colonies and the formation of the United States, it has, of course, come to an end; but in those days of my y... ..., and with the rebel- lion of the colonies and the formation of the United States, it has, of course, come to an end; but in those days of my youth, w... ...ing our night tramps, it was solemn to hear the voice of them below in the valleys, now booming like thunder, now with an angry cry. I could well unde...

...Excerpt: How he was kidnapped and cast away; his sufferings in a desert isle; his journey in the wild highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he suffered at the hands of his uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so called Written by himself and now...

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