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The Natural History of Selborne

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Gilbert White


The Reverend Gilbert White was the curate of the village of Selborne, a village in Hampshire, from 1784 to his death in 1793, living most of…

Highways and Byways in Sussex

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E. V. Lucas


A very personal and opinionated wander through the Sussex of around 1900, illustrated with anecdotes, literary and poetic quotations, graves…

Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics (version 2)

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Bliss Carman


Sappho lived six centuries before Christ, at a period when lyric poetry was peculiarly esteemed and cultivated at the centres of Greek life.…

Ketchup

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A. W. Bitting


The Bittings have written a number of books on canning and home preparation of food. This short volume includes a brief description of the p…

London Labour and the London Poor Volume I

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Henry Mayhew


Subtitled, "A Cyclopaedia of the condition and earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work.&…

A Text-book of Assaying

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Cornelius Beringer and Cornelius Beringerandjohn Jacob Beringer


This is a formal but relaxed text covering assaying techniques for most of the substances which are mined. As the authors say: "At firs…

Phallic Worship

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Hargrave Jennings


A fairly scholarly, short survey of religious sexual symbols and practices from ancient times to the near-present, and within various countr…

Dissertation on Oriental Gardening

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William Chambers


A little essay on the Chinese style of gardening, as opposed to the continental style, which the author finds too formal with too many strai…

On the Preparations of the Indian Hemp

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William Brooke O'Shaughnessy


The author investigated the uses of cannabis resin as an anticonvulsant and relaxant in cases of tetanus, cholera, and infantile convulsions…

The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories

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H. G. Wells


A collection of Wells' short stories, with a short introductory essay by the author- "Essentially it is a miscellany of inventions, man…

The Rookeries of London

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Thomas Beames


Rev. Thomas Beames (1815 – 1864) was a preacher at St. James, Westminster in London. He compiled his own eye-witness accounts of the most no…

The Walking Man

In Songs of the Outlands: Ballads of the Hoboes and Other Verse

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Henry Herbert Knibbs


A poetry collection. The poem "Out There Somewhere" was extensively quoted in and was the basis for Edgar Rice Burroughs' story &q…

Book Three - IV - The Wreck of the "Macquarie"

In In Search of the Castaways

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Jules Verne


The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle cast into the ocean by the captain himself …

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