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The Lost Art of Reading

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Gerald Stanley Lee


Gerald Stanley Lee speaks here-in of books and self in the time of factories, tall buildings and industry and big city making, the effects o…

The Celebrity

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Winston Churchill


Satirizes the rise of a young novelist (thought to be Richard Harding Davis, but denied as such by Churchill). - Summary by Joseph Tabler

Bunker Bean

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Harry Leon Wilson


Young, self conscious, timid stenographer for a New York businessman with a beautiful daughter (the flapper). He emulates stronger types, bu…

Ch 8, The Struggle for the Continent, Part 6

In Poems of American History, The Colonial Era

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


A History through Poetry of the exploration and settling of North American by Europeans. Beginning with Leif Erikson, and continuing throug…

18 - The Bible as an Educator: Mysteries of the Bible

In Education

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Ellen G. White


Ellen White said that one of the most delicate tasks in life was working with youthful minds. Teaching should be varied which can make it po…

To the Same

In Selected Letters of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

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Saint Jane Frances De Chantal


Saint Jane Frances de Chantal (1572 – 1641) is a Roman Catholic Saint, who founded The Congregation of the Visitation after the death of her…

Book 8, Chapter 4, Part 2: Spheres of Action - Censorship

In History of the Inquisition of Spain, Vol. 3

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Henry Charles Lea


The 3rd volume of Lea's monumental work on the Spanish Inquisition. This volume covers torture practices; the trial process; punishments; Je…

Coursing the Prongbuck

In American Big-Game Hunting

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Theodore Roosevelt


The first book published by The Boone and Crockett Club founded by Theodore Roosevelt and George Grinnell, who declared in their Editors Not…

Ch2 The Beginnings of American Pt 1 In Colonial Days

In The American Language

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H. L. Mencken


"It was part of my daily work, for a good many years, to read the principal English newspapers and reviews; it has been part of my work…

Chapter 5

In A Book of Whales

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Frank Evers Beddard


A Book of Whales is a natural history of whales for the layman. - Summary by A. Gramour

19. 4.5 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 5

In The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 10 - Legal

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Robert G. Ingersoll


For those who like courtroom drama, here are Ingersoll’s Opening and Closing arguments on the most famous trials of his career--the Star Rou…

Night 895 - 896

In The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights) Volume 09

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Anonymoustranslated Byrichard Francis Burton


This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythol…

Letter 46 M'Donald

In Clarissa Harlowe, or the History of a Young Lady - Volume 6

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Samuel Richardson


It tells the tragic story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family, It is generally regarded as Richardson'…

Chapter I

In The Wit of Women

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Kate Sanborn


It is refreshing to find an unworked field all ready for harvesting. While the wit of men, as a subject for admiration and discussion, is n…

RUNE XX. The Brewing of Beer

In The Kalevala: the Epic Poem of Finland (Crawford Translation)

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Elias Lonnrot and Elias Lönnrot


This is the epic of Finland. It is the combined folk tales of the Finnish nation starting with the birth of the world from the egg of a seab…

Chapter XXXVI, The Pall Mall Gazette

In The History of Pendennis

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William Makepeace Thackeray


In Pendennis, William Makepeace Thackeray skillfully shows the coming of age of Arthur Pendennis, a young gentleman trying to make his way i…