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W. S. Gilbert


This is a subset of the second collection of Gilbert’s “Bab Ballads” – light verses poking fun at the life and people of his time in Gilbert…

The Bab Ballads

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W. S. Gilbert


The Bab Ballads are a collection of light verse by W. S. Gilbert, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before …

The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke

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Rupert Brooke


Rupert Chawner Brooke was an English poet known for his idealistic War Sonnets written during the First World War (especially The Soldier), …

22 - Legends: Cadmus and Perseus

In Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

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E.M. Berens and E. M. Berens


This is a comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of majo…

Aristides pt 1

In Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Vol. 2

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Parallel Lives Vol. 2 and Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus


Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral …

Introduction - Section 1 - Part 3

In Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765)

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William Blackstone


The Commentaries on the Laws of England are an influential 18th century treatise on the common law of England by Sir William Blackstone, ori…

Chapter 2, part 1-2

In A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great, Vol I

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John Bagnell Bury


J. B. Bury wrote his “History of Greece” before World War I, but it was such a good overview of classical Greek history that the third editi…