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Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds

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Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle


This book is a popular science book written in the late 1600s. It is written as a series of conversations between a gallant philosopher and …

Frederic the Great

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


Macaulay's review essay on Frederick the Great of Prussia is found in vol. iii of his Critical and Historical Essays, and concentrates prima…

The History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 3, Chapter 14)

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


This is volume 3 chapter 14 of a series of books written by the Baron Macaulay in the 19th century. It starts with a brief resume of the his…

Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

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John Donne


Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English writer John Donne. It is a series of reflections that were written as …

Catherine De' Medici

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Honoré de Balzac


The Philosophical Studies from The Human Comedy (La Comedie Humaine) are a series of works that are intended as a reflection on history in p…

The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. III: Great Britain - I

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William Jennings Bryan, Francis Whiting Halsey and Various,William Jennings Bryan


In 1906, William Jennings Bryan, himself a famous American orator, and Francis Whiting Halsey published a series of the most famous orations…

A Study Of Army Camp Life During American Revolution

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Mary Hazel Snuff


Housing, Food, Clothing, Health, Sanitation, Recreation, Religion, Duties, Discipline. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the req…

The Old Régime in Canada

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Francis Parkman, Jr.


Francis Parkman is an nineteenth century American historian. He devoted most of his life to a seven volume history of "The French and E…

Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution: A Chapter in the History of Botany

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Agnes Arber


Eminent British botanist Agnes Arber provides an authoritative history of printed Herbals -- books widely used in early modern Europe to cat…

A History of the Four Georges, and of William IV, Volume 3

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Justin Mccarthy


In Volume III of this series on the Hanoverian Kings, Justin McCarthy is joined by his son, Justin Hartly McCarthy, a liberal Irish MP like …

A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (Version 2)

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George Berkeley


A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (commonly called Treatise when referring to Berkeley's works) is a 1710 work, in Eng…

Human Nature and Conduct - Part 4, Conclusion

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John Dewey


John Dewey, an early 20th Century American philosopher, psychologist, educational theorist. This project encompasses Part 4 of 4 of his book…

Tea Drinking In 18th-Century America: Its Etiquette And Equipage

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Rodris Roth


The title of this 1961 Smithsonian Institution bulletin says it all. “In 18th-century America, the pleasant practice of taking tea at home …

Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 2

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Niccolò Machiavelli


In "Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius", posthumous work by the author of The Prince, Machiavelli discusses the useful…

The Life and Times of Kateri Tekakwitha, The Lily of the Mohawks

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Ellen Walworth


Saint Kateri Tekakwitha's lifespan of only about 24 years was spent in utter humility and penitence. In spite of her natural diffidence, she…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 16 - The War Chief of the Six Nations: A Chronicle …

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Louis Aubrey Wood


'Thayendanegea!' The name was taken from the great book of nature. It was a birth-name of the Mohawks meaning two sticks of wood bound toget…

History of the Thirty Years War, Volume 4

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Friedrich Schiller


Volume Four covers the battle of Lutzen (November, 1633) to the death of Wallenstein (February, 1634) focusing on the reaction of the Protes…

The Private Soldier Under Washington

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Charles Knowles Bolton


Much was been written about the American Revolution, but our knowledge of the private solders of the patriot army is confined chiefly to Was…

Letters of John Huss

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Jan Hus


Personal correspondence of Bohemian religious reformer John Huss (Jan Hus) from 1411 when he was exiled from Prague through his death by bur…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 11 - The Winning of Canada: a Chronicle of Wolfe

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William Wood


Any life of Wolfe can be artificially simplified by treating his purely military work as something complete in itself and not as a part of a…

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