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The Confidence- Man

By: Herman Melville

...Series Publication The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ... and so still be poison, moral poison. Too well I know this Tacitus. In my college-days he came near souring me into cynicism. Yes, I began to turn do... ...t Tacitus! I have long been of opinion that these classics are the bane of colleges; for—not to hint of the immorality of Ovid, Horace, Anacreon, and ... ...ct, not dis- similar to yours, was by me thrown out at the World’s Fair in London.” “World’s Fair? You there? Pray how was that?” “First, let me—” “Na... ...sm what was ever achieved but commonplace? But again: consider the poor in London. T o that mob of misery, what is a joint here and a loaf there? I am... ...t is in kindliness—and all for so paltry a sum. Security? Our being fellow-academics, and friends from childhood up, is security.” “Pardon me, my dear... ...om childhood up, is security.” “Pardon me, my dear Frank, our being fellow-academics is the worst of securities; while, our having been friends from c... ...tomer (for in a row there were three thrones on the dais, as for the three kings of Cologne, those patron saints of the barber), “sir, you say you tru...

...Excerpt: At sunrise on a first of April there appeared, suddenly as Manco Capac at the lake Titicaca, a man in cream-colors, at the water-side in the city of St. Louis. His cheek was fair, his chin downy, his hair flaxen, his hat a white fur one, with a lo...

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Guy Mannering

By: Sir Walter Scott

...ics Series Publication Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...le of all his school-companions. The same qualities secured him at Glasgow college a plentiful share of the same sort of notice. Half the youthful mob... ...ge, or made the least attempt to retort upon his tormentors. He slunk from college by the most secret paths he could discover, and plunged himself int... ...Colonel is now at Nottingham, the Major, with the officers of my corps, at Kingston-upon-Thames. I offer before you both to submit to any degree of ig... ...you both to submit to any degree of ignominy, if, within the return of the Kingston and Nottingham posts, I am not able to establish these points. Or ... ...the difference between Plato and Zenocrates.” “The former was chief of the Academics, the latter of the Sto- ics,” said the Dominie, with some scorn o... ...ring before me, while that investigation was proceeding?” “I was called to London,” answered Glossin, “on most im- portant business, the morning after... ...clock the next morning. By next day’s post, the solicitor sent the case to London, a chef-d’oeuvre of its kind; and in which, my informant assured me,...

...Excerpt: Introduction To Guy Mannering. The novel or romance of Waverley made its way to the public slowly, of course, at first, but afterwards with such accumulating popularity as to encourage the author to a second attempt. He looked about for a name and a subject; and the manner in ...

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