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02 Canto 1, Part 2, Stanzas 16-29

In Lara, A Tale

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Lord Byron and George Gordon, Lord Byron


This powerful poem narrates the fateful return of Count Lara to the British Isles after spending years abroad traveling the orient. Returni…

bk6_08 - The Legende of Calidore - Canto 08

In The Faerie Queene Books 6 & 7

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Edmund Spenser


'The Sixth Book of the Faerie Queene contayning the Legende of S, Calidore or of Cvrtesie.' Apart from Books 1-6, the only surviving sectio…

15 - Book 5, pt 3 - The rudeness of the early life of men. The invention of spe…

In On the Nature of Things (Watson translation)

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Titus Lucretius Carus


Written in the first century b.C., On the Nature of Things (in Latin, De Rerum Natura) is a poem in six books that aims at explaining the Ep…

Part 11

In Herodotus' Histories Vol 3

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Herodotus


The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histori…

Third Voyage

In The Arabian Nights Entertainments

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Andrew Lang


The Arabian Nights is a collection of Perso-Arabic folk tales and other stories. The collection, or at least certain stories drawn from it (…

Chapter 3

In Humility: The Beauty of Holiness

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Andrew Murray


A book on the all importance of humility, how Jesus was humble, and how we also can become humble. Murray wrote "Without humility, ther…

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