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In Among the Great Masters of the Drama

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Walter Rowlands

In "Among the great masters of the drama; scenes in the lives of famous actors; thirty-two reproductions of famous pictures with text&q…

Chapter III - Contact with Life

In Jane Austen and her Country-House Comedy

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William Henry Helm

Written for the centenary of Jane Austen's death, W. H. Helm reflects poetically on the timelessness of her work: the must of age has not se…

Ch 7. The Lowell Offering (Continued)

In Loom and Spindle

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Harriet H. Robinson

Harriet Robinson was a frequent contributor to the famous monthly periodical, "The Lowell Offering", which featured poetry, essays…

The Great Sir Henry Morgan

In The Romance of Piracy

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Edward Keble Chatterton

The Library of Romance is a series of books concerning the romance of scientific facts, be it biology, chemistry, history, or politics. This…

Personal Greatness on the Stage - Sir Harry Lauder

In Seen on the Stage

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Clayton Hamilton

A fourth collection of essays on theatre by American critic Clayton Hamilton, intended as a suffix to his earlier works, The Theory of the T…

CHAPTER XVI. That a People accustomed to live under a Prince, if by any acciden…

In Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1

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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…

Ch. 4 Beginning of His Public Career

In Frederick Douglass

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Booker T. Washington

An account of the life of Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery to become one of the most important and influential abolitionists, authors…

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