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Magna Carta

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The original document is in Latin so this can only be a fairly rough approximation of the actual content. The text used is the first version…


In The Three Musketeers

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Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d…

The East and West India Companies. Commercial and Economic Expansion .

In History of Holland

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George Edmundson

The title, "History of Holland," given to this volume is fully justified by the predominant part which the great maritime province…

Babby Burds

In Short Poetry Collection 008

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John Hartley

LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 008: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Th' Next Morning

In Short Poetry Collection 009

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John Hartley

LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 009: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Appendix 01

In The Prince

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Niccolò Machiavelli

ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolò Machiavelli, originally called “De Principatibus” (…

The Tale of Sir Thopas

In The Canterbury Tales

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Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the…

Chapter 12

In Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

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Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Th…

Chapter 2 – Paulina

In Villette

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Charlotte Brontë

After a tragedy in her family, Lucy Snow leaves her home to become a teacher at a French boarding school. Lucy soon begins to fight against …

Chapter 04

In Beowulf

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Tr. Francis Barton Gummere, Unknowntranslated Byfrancis Barton Gummere and Translated Byfrancis Barton Gummere

This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a my…

Chapter V, Part 1

In The History of England, from the Accession of James II - (Volume 1, Chapter 05)

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Thomas Babington Macaulay

This chapter of Macaulay’s History of England is concerned, for a large part, with insurrection against James II and his manoeuverings to su…

Henry VIII and The Field of the Cloth of Gold

In Our Island Story, Part 2

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H.E. Marshall and Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles…