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More Bab Ballads

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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), …

Book 04, Part 1

In The Annals Vol 2

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Tacitus - Church/Brodribb and Publius Cornelius Tacitus


The Annals was Tacitus' final work, covering the period from the death of Augustus Caesar in the year 14. He wrote at least 16 books, but bo…

The Double Sign

In Ayesha, the Return of She

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H. Rider Haggard


Ayesha, the return of She, is set 16 years after the previous novel She. Horace Holly and Leo Vincey have spent the years travelling the wor…

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 11, part 1-2

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

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John Bagnell Bury


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

Preface

In The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

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Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus


The Twelve Caesars is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire. The work was written in 12…