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A Year with the Birds

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W. Warde Fowler


William Warde Fowler was a true polymath; although his early studies focused on natural history, he became a well-known authority on the his…

The Astral Plane: Its Inhabitants, Scenery, and Phenomena

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C. W. Leadbeater


Few words are needed in sending this little book out into the world. It is the fifth of a series of Manuals designed to meet the public dema…

William Blake

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G. K. Chesterton


From the author’s introduction: "Blake’s life of Blake … would have been full of symbolic wild beasts and naked women, of monstrous cl…

Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot

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Wilkie Collins


Two travellers, the writer of this book, and an artist friend who is the companion of his ramble, explored Cornwall together, on foot in the…

Practical Mysticism (Version 2)

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Evelyn Underhill


I write only for the larger class which, repelled by the formidable appearance of more elaborate works on the subject, would yet like to kno…

Orthodoxy (Version 3)

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G. K. Chesterton


… [In] its pages I have attempted in a vague and personal way, in a set of mental pictures rather than in a series of deductions, to state t…

How the Whale Got His Throat

In Children's Short Works, Vol. 038

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Rudyard Kipling


Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 038: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Libr…

The New Tenants

In Birds, Vol. III, No 1, January 1898

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Various


Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems…

Chapter III. The Protestant Collapse (1620-30) by A. W. Ward (part 6)

In The Cambridge Modern History. Volume 04, The Thirty Years' War

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Various


The Cambridge Modern History is a universal history covering the period from 1450 to 1910. It was published in 14 volumes between 1902 and 1…

THE SOWER OF TARES

In The Call of the Wildflower

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Henry Salt


A learned, and immensely pleasant, journey in search of wildflowers as told by the author. - Summary by KevinS

North Shields: Stevenson Street

In The Haunted Homes and Family Traditions of Great Britain

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John Henry Ingram


Possibly no part in the world is more connected in our minds to hauntings, ghost sightings and gruesome legends than Great Britain with its …