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What Is Coming a Forecast of Things after the War

By: H. G. Wells

...What is Coming? A Forecast of Things after the War By H.G. WELLS A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERI... ...N STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION What Is Coming? A Forecast of Things after the War by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania... ...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... ...metal supply, the great metal industries, much engineering, and most agri- culture, will be more or less completely under collective own- ership, and ... ...he community not in countries but cantons, each with its own religion, its culture and self- government, and all at peace under a polyglot and imparti... ...rman Empire as a third Habsburg dukedom or kingdom; Roumania, Bulgaria and Greece were to continue as inde- pendent Powers, German ruled. Recently Ger... ...ff as possible. She has nothing to gain and much to fear from Roumania and Greece. Her present relations with Turkey are unnatural. She has everything... ...These used to be called by the British “colonies”—though the “colonies” of Greece and Rome were really only garrison cities settled in foreign lands—a... ... will speak the closely related Italian. I do not see why this Latin black culture should not extend across equatorial Africa to meet the Indian influ...

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A Modern Utopia

By: H. G. Wells

...assics Series Publication A Modern Utopia 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... ...ty Editor, Hazleton, PA 18202 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ...d and mixed discordantly together, one use with another, and no world-wide culture of toleration, no cour- teous admission of differences, no wider un... ...it is not, therefore, to be the development of any special race or type of culture, as Plato’s developed an Athenian-Spartan blend, or More, Tudor Eng... ...ntary. That is true even of those triumphs of static endeavour achieved by Greece. The Greek temple, for example, is a barn with a face that at a cert... ...xperiments dating back to the first dawn of philo- sophical state-craft in Greece. That hasty despair of specialisation for government that gave our p... ... to render possible the exten- sion and consolidation of such a world-wide culture as me- diaeval Christendom and Islam foreshadowed. The first on- se...

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French Ways and Their Meaning

By: Edith Wharton

...obal Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Based on the first edition of 1919. Electronic text created by Sara Triggs. Contents Preface . . . ... ...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... ...ion. 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; an... ...hose habits and opinions are threaded through and through with Mediterranean culture and the civic discipline of Rome. One can imagine the first French... ...s which humanise and unite society. And he chose “taste”—taste in speech, in culture, in manners,— as the fusing principle of his new Academy. The tra... ... more capable o than the English of appreciating the great plastic creators, Greece, Italy and France. This gift of the critical sense in those arts w... ... taste in tabloids, she will never come into her real inheritance of English culture. A gentleman travelling in the Middle West met a charming girl wh... ... an importance in France which was matched only in the most glorious days of Greece. The dramatic sense of the French, their faculty of per ceiving a... ... France and almost swept her away: almost, but not quite. Soon, Phœnicia and Greece were to reach her from the south, soon after that Rome was to stam...

...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; and the excu...

...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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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... ...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... ...itor, Hazleton, PA 18201-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ...or the murder, then, indeed, Lydia enjoyed high peace and security, but in Greece and the countries about it the like villanies again re- vived and br... ...at way back: That it was a 17 Plutarch’s Lives decree consented to by all Greece, that no vessel from any place, containing above five persons, shoul... ... begun: the fame of the strength and valor of Theseus being spread through Greece, Pirithous was desirous to make a trial and proof. of it himself, an... ...us and worthy nature with- out proper discipline, like a rich soil without culture, is apt, with its better fruits, to produce also much that is bad a... ...per and his superior character which, like a plant, seemed only to require culture and a better situation, he urged and persuaded him to apply himself...

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

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Pandora

By: Henry James

...RONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Pandora by Henry James 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... ...itor, Hazleton, PA 18201-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ... reason because he was a German and she had heard the Germans were rich in culture. He won- dered what form of culture Mr. and Mrs. Day had brought ba... ...- dered what form of culture Mr. and Mrs. Day had brought back from Italy, Greece and Palestine—they had trav- elled for two years and been everywhere... ...Another thing, as he learned, that you knew the self- made girl by was her culture, which was perhaps a little too restless and obvious. She had usual... ...oad. All of which quite applied to Pandora Day— the journey to Europe, the culture (as exemplified in the books she read on the ship), the relegation,...

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In the Fourth Year Anticipations of a World Peace

By: H. G. Wells

...IN THE FOURTH YEAR Anticipations of a World Peace BY H. G. WELLS 1918 A Penn State Electronic Classics Serie... ... Electronic Classics Series Publication In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace by H.G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State U... ...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... ...t a kindred nation plead- ing for the scattered people of its own race and culture, or any nation presenting a case on behalf of some otherwise unrepr... ...hose creations of the futurist imagination, the impe- rialism of Italy and Greece, which make such threatening 29 H.G. Wells gestures at the world of... ... the unfortunate Greek republicans, with her eyes on the Greek islands and Greece in Asia. Is it not time that these base imputations were repudiated ... ... reader here of the horrible vacillations and inconsistencies of policy in Greece that have prolonged the war and cost us wealth and lives beyond meas...

...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, essentially pacifists...

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The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

By: Thomas de Quincey

...QUINCEY A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Penn... ...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... ...t or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey, the Pennsylvania State Univ... ...over the Grecian trag- edy, and to court which feeling the tragic poets of Greece naturally spread all their canvas, was more nearly allied to the atm... ... figure as incommensurate to this height. Not at all. The flowing dress of Greece healed all that. But, besides the cothurnus, you have heard of the m... ...worth? Worth the money? How mean a thought! T o see Helen, to see Helen of Greece, was the chief prayer of Marlow’s Dr. Faustus; the chief gift which ... ...successively fading into darkness, still cheering his languid hours by the culture of classical literature, and in his eighty-second year drawing sola... ... they no longer express themselves in the same way. In an age of imperfect culture, all passions and emotions are in a more elementary state—‘speak a ... ...ir parents’ presence. But with us, in an age of more complete intellectual culture, a thick disguise is spread over the naked foundations of human lif...

Excerpt: The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey.

...Contents The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater ...4 THREE MEMORABLE MURDERS .............................................................................................. 4 THE TRUE RELATIONS OF THE BIBLE TO MERELY HUMAN SCIENCE.....................

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An Essay on Comedy

By: George Meredith

...Series Publication An Essay on Comedy by George Meredith 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... ...itor, Hazleton, PA 18201-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ...crowned by the prize only eight times. The favourite poet with critics, in Greece as in Rome, was Menander; and if some of his rivals here and there s... ...gges- tive domestic themes. Terence forwarded manuscript translations from Greece, that suffered shipwreck; he, who could have restored the trea- sure... ...sm. An Englishman paid a visit of admiration to a professor in the Land of Culture, and was 41 George Meredith introduced by him to another distingui...

...Excerpt: Good Comedies are such rare productions, that notwithstanding the wealth of our literature in the Comic element, it would not occupy us long to run over the English list. If they are brought to the test I shall propose, very reputable Comedies will be found unworthy of their station, like the ladi...

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The Art of Writing

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... The Art of Writing by Robert Louis Stev... ... The Art of Writing by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free ... ...e Pennsylvania State University assumes any responsibility for the material contained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmissio... ...eclaiming a so-called iambic verse, it may so happen that we never utter one iambic foot. And yet to this neglect of the original beat there is a limi... ...good heroic line; for though it scarcely can be said to indicate the beat of the iamb, it cer- tainly suggests no other measure to the ear. But begin ... ... graces of temperament, to leave him with nothing but his strength, his courage, his quick- ness, and his magnificent geniality, and to try to express...

...Excerpt: There is nothing more disenchanting to man than to be shown the springs and mechanism of any art. All our arts and occupations lie wholly on the surface; it is on the surface that we perceive their beauty, fitness, and significance; and to pry below is to be appalled by their emptiness and shocked by the coars...

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The Early Short Fiction

By: Edith Wharton

...Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part Two is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Unive... ...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... ...he file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part Two, the Pennsylvania State University, Elec- tronic... ...eamed of the production of his long-planned book on the “Economic Basis of Culture”; and with such absorbing work ahead no existence could be too sequ... ...le Ages, richer, more solemn, more significant than the limpid sunshine of Greece. “The church was silent, but for the wail of the priest and the occa... ...past the alien face of antique civilizations and the familiar won- ders of Greece, till I swam upon the fiercely rushing tide of the Middle Ages, with... ...ibah.” XINGU December, 1911 Mrs. Ballinger is one of the ladies who pursue Culture in bands, as though it were dangerous to meet alone. To this end sh... ...embers, “as a community I hope it is not too much to say that we stand for culture.” “For art—” Miss Glyde eagerly interjected. “For art and literatur...

Excerpt: The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part Two.

...Contents AFTERWAR .....................................................................................................4 THE FULNESS OF LIFE ...............................................................................33 A VENETIAN NIGHT?S ................................................................................43 ENTERTAINMENT.......................

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The Human Comedy: Introductions and Appendix

By: Honoré de Balzac

...uman Comedy: Introductions & Appendix by Honoré de Balzac is a publication of the Penn- sylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...itor, Hazleton, PA 18202-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ...ile man, by a law that has yet to be sought, has a tendency to express his culture, his thoughts, and his life in everything he appropriates to his 4... ...can have failed to note that the writers of all periods, in Egypt, Persia, Greece, and Rome, have forgotten to give us a history of manners? The fragm...

...Excerpt: Volumes, almost libraries, have been written about Balzac; and perhaps of very few writers, putting aside the three or four greatest of all, is it so difficult to select one or a few short phrases which will in any way denote them, much more sum them up. Yet the five words quoted above, which co...

..................................................................................................................................... 32 THE BALZAC PLAN OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE ............................................................ 32 Comedie Humaine .............................................................................................................................

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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 Is Man and Other ... ...Man and Other Essays by Mark T wain (Samuel L. Clemens) 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 ... ...avage race has produced architects who could approach the air in genius or culture. No civilized race has produced architects who could plan a house b... ...as to private particu lars. “Where do you live when you are at home?” “In Greece.” “Greece! Well, now, that is just astonishing! Born there?” “No.” “... ...when the right words are conspicuous that they thunder: The glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome! When I got back from Howells old to ... ...f an asp which she dissolved in a wine cup. The only form of government in Greece was a limited monkey. The Persian war lasted about 500 years. Greece... ... had been stocked, but not their understandings. It was a case of brickbat culture, pure and simple. There are several curious “compositions” in the l... ...s are very well, but books do not cover the whole domain of esthetic human culture. Pride of profes sion is one of the boniest bones in existence, if...

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

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The Invisible Man a Grotesque Romance

By: H. G. Wells

...sics Series Publication The Invisible Man 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... ...itor, Hazleton, PA 18201-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ...defective, a sort of limp white kilt that could only have passed muster in Greece. “Hold him!” he bawled. “He’s got my trousers! And every stitch of t... ...nder the north window, a microscope, glass slips, minute instruments, some cultures, and scattered bottles of reagents. Dr. Kemp’s solar lamp was lit,...

...hapter 1. The Strange Man?s Arrival. The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over the down, walking from Bramblehurst railway station, and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand. He was wrapped up from head to foot, and the brim of his soft felt hat hid every inch ...

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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope Volume I.

By: George Gilfillan

...I. A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: Volume One, with Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Expl... ...ation, and Explanatory Notes by the Rev. George Gilfillan 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... ...and el- egant poem, in ottava rima, entitled, “Mr Pope’s Welcome Home from Greece,” in which his different friends are pic- tured as receiving him hom... ...its beauty and propriety in the time of Theocritus; it was used in part of Greece, and frequent in the mouths of many of the greatest persons: whereas... ... 90 By the same laws which first herself ordain’d. Hear how learn’d Greece her useful rules indites, When to repress, and when indulge our flig... ...? Where grows?—where grows it not? If vain our toil, We ought to blame the culture, not the soil: Fix’d to no spot is happiness sincere, Tis nowhere t...

Excerpt: The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: Volume One, with Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes by the Rev. George Gilfillan.

...Contents LIFE OF ALEXANDER POPE.................................................................................................................................. 6 PREFACE2......................................................................

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

By: Thomas Carlyle

...Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...ity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...itor, Hazleton, PA 18201-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ...er formed; which still shows it- self in the latest forms of our spiritual culture. Higher consid- erations have to teach us that the God Wish is not ... ...omer yet is veritably present face to face with every open soul of us; and Greece, where is it? Desolate for thousands of years; away, vanished; a bew... ...d existence of it all gone. Like a dream; like the dust of King Agamemnon! Greece was; Greece, except in the words it spoke, is not. The uses of this ... ... looking at the world, men then had. As in Homer we may still construe Old Greece; so in Shakspeare and Dante, after thousands of years, what our mode... ... so long as he had any basis. He has an instinct of Nature better than his culture was. His savans, Bourrienne tells us, in that voyage to Egypt were ...

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

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

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A Start in Life

By: Honoré de Balzac

...e by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley 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... ...itor, Hazleton, PA 18202-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ..., “monsieur has been to the East?” “Yes, monsieur; first to Egypt, then to Greece, where I served under Ali, pacha of Janina, with whom I had a ter- r... ...il, too, if the devil has money? From Zante we were to skirt the coasts of Greece and tack about, on and off. Now it happens that my name of Georges i... ... the wars as a private in 1813. Well, to go back to the time I returned to Greece; you wouldn’t believe with what joy old Ali T ebelen received the gr... ... they must come from sheep; and to have sheep you must have fields, farms, culture—” “Well, there may be something of that sort,” replied Georges. “Bu...

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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... ...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 ... ...ained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson, the Pennsylvania Stat... ...ailed to mention it, smelt. Now he came forward in a pause with another contribution to our culture. ‘Just by way of change,’ said he, ‘I’ll ask you a... ...of corn and steam-engines. It may be argued that these opinions spring from the de- fect of culture; that a narrow and pinching way of life not only e... ...is not to be learned in Scotland, and that is the way to be happy. Yet that is the whole of culture, and perhaps two-thirds of mo- rality. Can it be t... ...rfectly and obscurely know; what is to be yet lies be- yond the flight of our imaginations. Greece, Rome, and Judaea are gone by forever, leaving to g... ... be crusty with half a year’s baking?’ I think this quip would leave us cold. The ‘Isles of Greece’ seem rather tawdry too; but on the ‘Address to the...

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The Volsunga Saga with Excerpts from the Poetic Edda Anonymous Old Norse and Icelandic Mythologies

By: William Morris

...ga Saga trans. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson (1888) 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... ...itor, Hazleton, PA 18202-1291 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ...he great fights of Hafrsfirth or Sticklestead. The language and history of Greece and Rome, their laws and religions, have been always held part of th... ..., the Faroes, the Orkneys, and Ireland. The whole coast of Europe, even to Greece and the shores of the Black Sea, the northern shores of Africa, and ... ...oduce similar practices, apart from all borrowing of ideas and manners; in Greece we find snake-dances, bear-dances, swimming with sacred pigs, leapin... ...d the close contact with an artistic and inventive folk, possessed of high culture and great learning. The infusion of Celtic blood, however slight it...

...............................................5 TRANSLATORS? PREFACE.......................................................................23 THE STORY OF THE VOLSUNGS AND NIBLUNGS.............................26 APPENDIX:.................................................................................................132 EXCERPTS FROM THE POETIC EDDA.............................

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Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

...SARTOR RESARTUS: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh By Thomas Carlyle A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SE... ...TRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvani... ...ty. This Portable Document file is furnished free and with- out any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...1] BOOK I CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY C onsidering our present advanced state of culture, and how the Torch of Science has now been bran- dished and borne a... ...ressing a political or other immediately practical tendency on all English culture and endeavor, cramps the free flight of Thought,—that this, not Phi... ...heless,” continues he, “I too acknowledge the all-but omnipotence of early culture and nurture: hereby we have either a doddered dwarf bush, or a high... ...oth slopes of the Altaic chain, in the central Platform of Asia; in Spain, Greece, Turkey, Crim Tartary, the Curragh of Kildare? One man, in one year,...

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The New Machiavelli

By: H. G. Wells

...CS SERIES PUBLICATION The New Machiavelli 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... ...ty Editor, Hazleton, PA 18202 is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of liter... ...sive and thorough. At one time he nearly gave up his classes for intensive culture, so enamoured was he of its possibilities; the peculiar pungency of... ...f his own, has scarred my olfactory memories for a lifetime. The intensive culture phase is very clear in my memory; it came near the end of his caree... ...ait upon the cultivator’s convenience, but has times of its own. Intensive culture greatly increases this disposition to trouble mankind; it makes a g... ...ce or precision what we felt about that maga- zine. “To the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome.” 67 H G Wells CHAPTER CHAPTER CHAPT...

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