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"The range of subjects treated in this book is wonderful, even to me. It is a library of universal knowledge, and the facts contained in it are different from any other facts now in use. I have carefully guarded, all the way through, against using hackneyed and moth-eaten facts. As a result, I am able to come before the people with a set of new and attractive statements, so fresh and so crisp that an unkind word would wither them in a moment." - Summary by The Author (16 hr 16 min)


Directions 3:34 Read by peac
My School Days - Recollections of Noah Webster 8:09 Read by peac
To Her Majesty - Habits of a Literary Man 10:22 Read by peac
A Father's Letter - Archimedes 6:56 Read by peac
To the President-Elect - Anatomy 7:44 Read by peac
Mr. Sweeney's Cat - The Heyday of Life 9:08 Read by peac
They Fell - Second Letter to the President 9:33 Read by peac
Milling in Pompeii - Broncho Sam 10:00 Read by peac
How Evolution Evolves - Hours With Great Men 10:29 Read by peac
Concerning Coroners - Down East Rum 10:12 Read by peac
Railway Etiquette - B. Franklin, Deceased 9:50 Read by peac
Life Insurance as a Health Restorer - The Opium Habit 6:18 Read by peac
More Paternal Correspondence - Twombley's Tale 12:05 Read by peac
On Cyclones - The Arabian Language 8:11 Read by peac
Verona - A Great Upheaval 11:55 Read by peac
The Weeping Woman - The Crops 11:38 Read by peac
Literary Freaks - A Father's Advice to His Son 9:28 Read by peac
Eccentricity in Lunch - Insomnia in Domestic Animals 10:04 Read by peac
Along Lake Superior - I Tried Milling 12:04 Read by peac
Our Forefathers - In Acknowledgement 11:46 Read by peac
Preventing a Scandal - About Portraits 10:20 Read by peac
The Old South - Knights of the Pen 10:29 Read by peac
The Wild Cow -Spinal Meningitis 7:30 Read by peac
Skimming the Milky Way - A Thrilling Experience 19:04 Read by peac
Catching a Buffalo - John Adams 11:57 Read by peac
The Wail Of A Wife - Bunker Hill 11:24 Read by peac
A Lumber Camp - My Lecture Abroad 8:43 Read by peac
The Miner at Home - An Operatic Entertainment 10:25 Read by peac
Dogs and Dog Days - Christopher Columbus 10:25 Read by peac
Accepting the Laramie Postoffice - A Journalistic Tenderfoot 7:01 Read by peac
The Amateur Carpenter - The Average Hen 8:40 Read by peac
Woodtick William's Story - In Washington 10:21 Read by peac
My Experience as an Agriculturist - A New Autograph Album 10:21 Read by peac
A Resign - My Mine 9:53 Read by peac
Mush and Melody - The Blase Young Man 8:56 Read by peac
History of Babylon - Lovely Horrors 12:09 Read by peac
The Bite of a Mad Dog - Arnold Winkelreid 7:37 Read by peac
Murray and the Mormons - About Geology 10:36 Read by peac
A Wallula Night - Flying Machines 11:05 Read by peac
Asking for a Pass - Words About Washington 10:04 Read by peac
The Board of Trade - The Cow-Boy 8:58 Read by peac
Stirring Incidents at a Fire - The Little Barefoot Boy 10:59 Read by peac
Favored a Higher Fine - I Spy. 8:05 Read by peac
Mark Anthony - Man Overbored 10:52 Read by peac
Done It A-Purpose.- Picnic Incidents 13:13 Read by peac
Nero - Squaw Jim 10:31 Read by peac
Squaw Jim's Religion - One Kind of Fool 7:01 Read by peac
John Adams' Diary - John Adams' Diary. (No. 2.) 10:13 Read by peac
John Adams' Diary (No. 3.) - Heap Brain. 8:50 Read by peac
The Approaching Humorist - What We Eat 9:29 Read by peac
Care of House Plants - A Peaceable Man. 8:36 Read by peac
Biography of Spartacus - Concerning Book Publishing. 11:10 Read by DJRickyV
A Calm. - The Story of a Struggler. 15:35 Read by DJRickyV
The Old Subscriber. - My Dog. 19:52 Read by DJRickyV
A Picturesque Picnic. - Taxidermy. 13:18 Read by DJRickyV
The Ways of Doctors.- Absent Minded. 8:12 Read by realisticspeakers
Woman's Wonderful Influence. - Causes for Thanksgiving. 12:18 Read by realisticspeakers
Farming in Maine. - Doosedly Dilatory. 11:50 Read by Kalynda
Every Man His Own Paper Hanger. - Sixty Minutes in America. 11:33 Read by Deon Gines
Rev. Mr. Hallelujah's Hoss. - Somnambulism and Crime. 8:05 Read by Phillip Moyer
Modern Architecture. - Letter to a Communist. 10:30 Read by realisticspeakers
The Warrior's Oration. - The Holy Terror. 8:12 Read by mbm0rxi
Boston Common and Environs. - Drunk in a Plug Hat. 11:48 Read by Diana Schmidt
Spring. - The Duke of Rawhide. 6:31 Read by mbm0rxi
Etiquette at Hotels. - Fifteen Years Apart. 10:48 Read by BettyB
Dessicated Mule. - Time's Changes. 8:55 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Letter From New York. - Crowns and Crowned Heads. 7:53 Read by Bruce Kachuk
My Physician. - All About Oratory. 9:41 Read by mbm0rxi
Strabusmus and Justice. - A Spencerian Ass. 7:26 Read by mbm0rxi
Anecdotes of Justice. - The Chinese God. 10:17 Read by realisticspeakers
A Great Spiritualist. - General Sheridan's Horse. 8:02 Read by mbm0rxi
A Circular. - The Photograph Habit. 9:27 Read by mbm0rxi
Rosalinde. - The Church Debt. 7:49 Read by Bruce Kachuk
A Collection of Keys. - Extracts from a Queen's Diary. 7:49 Read by Kalynda
Shorts. - We. 6:49 Read by Diana Schmidt
A Mountain Snowstorm. - Lost Money. 10:17 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Dr. Dizart's Dog. - Chinese Justice. 8:06 Read by mbm0rxi
Answers to Correspondents. - Great Sacrifice of Bric-a-brac. 12:23 Read by mbm0rxi
A Convention. - Come Back. 8:12 Read by jinney
A New Play. - The Silver Dollar. 11:08 Read by jinney
Polygamy as a Religious Duty. - The Newspaper. 18:21 Read by Zecru
Wrestling with the Mazy. - Anecdotes of the Stage. 9:43 Read by Linda Johnson
George the Third. - The Cell Nest. 9:41 Read by Kalynda
Parental Advice. - Early Day Justice. 9:30 Read by Kalynda
The Indian Orator. - You Heah Me, Sah! 8:55 Read by Linda Johnson
Plato. - The Expensive Word. 10:15 Read by realisticspeakers
Petticoats at the Polls. - The Sedentary Hen. 9:31 Read by Kalynda
A Bright Future for Pugilism. - The Snake Indian. 11:57 Read by Linda Johnson
Roller Skating. - No More Frontier. 9:25 Read by Linda Johnson
A Letter of Regrets. - Venice. 10:08 Read by SK
She Kind of Coaxed Him. - Answering an Invitation. 15:47 Read by realisticspeakers
Street Cars and Curiosities. -The Poor Blind Pig. 13:32 Read by realisticspeakers
Daniel Webster. - Two Ways of Telling It. 11:14 Read by realisticspeakers
All About Menials. - A Powerful Speech. 9:25 Read by realisticspeakers
A Goat in a Frame. - To a Married Man. 9:22 Read by realisticspeakers
To an Embryo Poet. - Eccentricities of Genius. 12:10 Read by realisticspeakers