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Voices from the Past

By: Paul Alexander Bartlett

...COVER OF VOICES FROM THE PAST: In Voices from the Past, a daring group of five independent novels, acclaimed author Paul Alexander Bartlett acco... ...s, acclaimed author Paul Alexander Bartlett accomplishes a tour de force of historical fiction, allowing the reader to enter for the first time int... ...stival. Curiously, it is Rhodopis who has sided with them in opposing and blocking Charaxos. Yet, that is not so curious, either. “You’re wrong to ... ...ose from underfoot as I jostled turbaned men... A woman in a striped veil blocked my way. Passing Herod’s temple I searched for sky. Men had worked ... ...qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond “readin’, writin’ and cipherin’ ” to the rule of three. If a straggler, supposed to understand L... ...came of age I did not know much. Still, somehow, I could read, write, and cipher to the rule of three... The little advance I now have upon this sto... ...fy him; if he abuses it, he is in their hands to be dealt with by all the modes they have reserved to themselves under the constitu- tion. This is es... ... They bow over a map. Immediately, I sense that their secret codes are in operation. They guess that I am suspicious; I see that when a lieutenant t...

...In Voices from the Past, a daring group of five independent novels, acclaimed author Paul Alexander Bartlett accomplishes a tour de force of historical fiction, allowing the reader to enter for the first time into the private worlds of five remarkable people: ...

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The Confessions

By: J. J. Rousseau

...The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau by Jean Jacques Rousseau THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU (In 12 books) Privately Printed for the Members of... ... 1903 A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau by Jean Jacques Rousseau, trans. S. W. Orson is a publica... ...ssion on the poet’s mind, and probably had an influence on his conduct and modes of thought: In some stanzas of ‘Childe Harold’ this sympathy is expre... ...ughter of a Mons. Bernard, minister, and possessed a considerable share of modesty and beauty; indeed, my fa- ther found some difficulty in obtaining ... ...xpectation, this hour ar- rived. Mr. Lambercier, as usual, assisted at the operation; we contrived to get between him and our tree, towards which he f... ...treated me with dis- dain, incessantly upbraiding me with being a fool and block- head, not forgetting to repeat, that my uncle had assured him I was ... ...hing better presented itself, to go from shop to shop, offering to engrave ciphers, or coats of arms, on pieces of plate, etc., and hoped to get emplo... ... the name of Souhaitti had formerly invented a mode of noting the gamut by ciphers: a sufficient proof that my system was not new. This might, perhaps... ...the country is, ‘per non parer troppo cogliono’—[Not to appear too great a blockhead.]— The ‘Padoana’ whom we went to visit was pretty, she was even h...

...Introduction: Among the notable books of later times-we may say, without exaggeration, of all time--must be reckoned The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau. It deals with leading personages and transactions of a momentous epoch, when absolutism and feudalism we...

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Adventures in the South Seas

By: Herman Melville

...on Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas 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... ...tening a rope’s end to each sleeper, he rove the lines through a number of blocks, and conducted them all to the windlass; then, by heaving round chee... ... the air, like whip-lashes. “Stand from under!” and down came the rattling blocks, like so many shot. The yard, with a snap and a plunge, went hissing... ...ide for these emergencies, Flash Jack generally re- paired to the scene of operations with a sheath-knife between his teeth, and a club in his hand. O... ...the word “nuee” is significant of quantity. Its repetition is like placing ciphers at the right hand of a numeral; the more places you carry it out to... ...eater the sum. Judge, then, of Kooloo’s esteem. Nor is the allusion to the ciphers at all inappropriate, seeing that, in themselves, Kooloo’s pro- fes... ... ance in the original national costume; which was graceful in the extreme, modest to all but the prudish, and peculiarly adapted to the climate. But t... ... but it has given birth to ignorance, hypocrisy, and a hatred of all other modes of faith, which was once foreign to the open and benevolent character...

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A Journey to the Interior of the Earth

By: Jules Verne

...A Journey to the Interior of the Earth By Jules Verne A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publica... ...nn State Electronic Classics Series Publication A Journey to the Interior of the Earth by Jules Verne is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univ... ...nd he went on talking to himself. “This is what is called a cryptogram, or cipher,” he said, “in which letters are purposely thrown in confusion, whic... ...hem together. “These two writings are not by the same hand,” he said; “the cipher is of later date than the book, an undoubted proof of which I see in... ... was a delightful man, and his friendship became very precious to me. This modest philosopher spoke only Danish and Latin. He came to proffer me his g... ...is plenty left.” “Do you think so?” said my uncle, pretending to look very modest, and trying to hide the curiosity was flashing out of his eyes. “Oh,... ... were on level ground; sometimes he disappeared altogether behind the huge blocks, then a shrill whistle would direct us on our way to him. Some- time... ...s astonishment, but I think not his joy, I read on the western face of the block, in Runic characters, half mouldered away with lapse of ages, this th... ...ies of Davy. We are now among the primitive rocks, upon which the chemical operations took place which are produced by the contact of elementary bases...

...Excerpt: While the translation is fairly literal, and Malleson (a clergyman) has taken pains with the scientific portions of the work and added the chapter headings, he has made some emendations concerning Biblical references of his own, listed below?...

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Autobiographic Sketches Selections, Grave and Gay

By: Thomas de Quincey

...PUBLICATION Autobiographic Sketches by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. This Portable Document file is furn... ...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 also (but more emphatically) the Suspiria de Profundis. On these, as modes of impassioned prose ranging under no precedents that I am aware of i... ...perfect sensibilities. Raptures there might be in arrear; but raptures are modes of troubled plea- sure. The peace, the rest, the central security whi... ...despised my pretensions too entirely to waste a thought or a menace upon a cipher so abject. This change, therefore, being so sudden and so total, oug... ...articulate or brutal sounds of the globe must be all so many languages and ciphers that somewhere have their cor- responding keys—have their own gramm... ...on would be made an argument for selling them. And such, when we trace the operation of this law to its final stage, is the ultimate result of an infr... ...s means for evading British acts, even within their own separate sphere of operation. On these considerations, even an Irishman must grant that public... ...ng and billowing from the thatched roofs and blazing rafters, beginning to block up the avenues of escape. Then began the agony and uttermost conflict...

...Excerpt: My dear sir, I am on the point of revising and considerably altering, for republication in England, an edition of such amongst my writings as it may seem proper deliberately to avow. Not that I have any intention, or consciously any reason, expressly to di...

...Contents EXTRACT FROM A LETTER WRITTEN BY MR. DE QUINCEY TO THE AMERICAN EDITOR OF THIS WORKS. ...................................................................................................... 4 PREFACE TO THE ENGLISH EDITION .............................................................................

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Moby-Dick or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

...Moby Dick or The Whale HERMAN MELVILLE 1851 IN TOKEN OF MY ADMIRATION FOR HIS GENIUS, This book is Inscribed TO NATHANIEL HAWTHO... .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 42 The Whiteness of the Whale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 43 Hark! . . . . .... ...btless, were the cheapest, if not the cheeriest inns. Such dreary streets! blocks of blackness, not houses, on either hand, and here and there a candl... ..., and seeing him now exhibiting strong symptoms of concluding his business operations, and jump ing into bed with me, I thought it was high time, now... ...rs’s best cutlery with a vengeance. Afterwards I wondered the less at this operation when I came to know of what fine steel the head of a harpoon is ma... ...t morning, Monday, after disposing of the embalmed head to a barber, for a block, I settled my own and comrade’s bill; using, however, my comrade’s mo... ...ontradictory speculations regarding them, especially concerning the mystic modes whereby, after sounding to a great depth, he transports himself with ... ... else all things are little worth, and the round world itself but an empty cipher, except to sell by the cartload, as they do hills about Boston, to fi... ...le in the whole visible world; which while pauselessly active in uncounted modes, still eternally holds its peace, and ignores you, though you dig fou...

... and brain; I see him now. He was ever dusting his old lexicons and grammars, with a queer handkerchief, mockingly embellished with all the gay flags of all the known nations of the world. He loved to dust his old grammars; it somehow mildly reminded him of his mortality....

...Table of Contents: Etymology, 1 -- Extracts, 3 -- 1 Loomings, 15 -- 2 The Carpet-Bag, 20 -- 3 The Spouter-Inn, 24 -- 4 The Counterpane, 36 -- 5 Breakfast, 40 -- 6 The Street, 42 -- 7 The Chapel, 45 -- 8 The Pulpit, 48 -- 9 The Serm...

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Moby Dick; Or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

...s Publication Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. This Portable Document file is furn... ...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... ...btless, were the cheapest, if not the cheeriest inns. Such dreary streets! blocks of blackness, not houses, on either hand, and here and there a candl... ...and seeing him now exhibiting strong symp- toms of concluding his business operations, and jumping into bed with me, I thought it was high time, now o... ...rs’s best cutlery with a vengeance. Afterwards I wondered the less at this operation when I came to know of what fine steel the head of a harpoon is m... ...MORNING, MONDAY, after disposing of the em- balmed head to a barber, for a block, I settled my own and comrade’s bill; using, however, my comrade’s mo... ...tradic- tory speculations regarding them, especially concerning the mystic modes whereby, after sounding to a great depth, he transports himself with ... ... else all things are little worth, and the round world itself but an empty cipher, except to sell by the cartload, as they do hills about Boston, to f... ...le in the whole visible world; which while pauselessly active in uncounted modes, still eternally holds its peace, and ignores you, though you dig fou...

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Ten Years Later

By: Alexandre Dumas

... Ten Years Later– Volume One (The Thr... ... Ten Years Later– Volume One (The Three Musketeers) by Alexandre Duma [Pere] is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portabl... ...as feeding their gossip with his own personal remarks, without observing that an old man on foot, but leading a small Irish horse by the bridle, was e... ...beauties, all became odious and insipid to Louis XIV. After he had a hundred times bitten his lips, stretched his legs and his arms like a well-brough... ...her,” replied the French prince, “you ask me for a million — me, who was never possessed of a quarter of that sum! I possess nothing. I am no more kin... ...plied the valet de chambre; “M. de Brienne, with your permission, is gone to bed. But, if it is the wish of your eminence, he can speedily be called.”... ...he king, looking at the officer, who wore his uniform with an ease that would have caused envy in a young man, “you are stronger and more vigorous tha... ...1 Planchet made a gesture full of that sort of compassion which we grant to strangers with whom we think we can never possibly find ourselves in conta... ...this man we are about to tell. Monk had just declared himself in favor of the liberty of the Rump Parliament, a parliament which General Lam- bert, im...

...Excerpt: Towards the middle of the month of May, in the year 1660, at nine o?clock in the morning, when the sun, already high in the heavens, was fast absorbing the dew from the ramparts of the castle of Blois a little cavalcade, composed of three men a...

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Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

...SARTOR RESARTUS: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh By Thomas Carlyle A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SE... ...TRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvani... ...ther a Presentation-copy of his Book; with compliments and encomiums which modesty forbids the present Editor to rehearse; yet without indicated wish ... ...aughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. How much lies in Laughter: the cipher-key, wherewith we decipher the whole man! Some men wear an everlasti... ...man proceed by mere Accident, but the hand is ever guided on by mysterious operations of the mind. In all his Modes, and habilatory endeavors, an Arch... ...he hand is ever guided on by mysterious operations of the mind. In all his Modes, and habilatory endeavors, an Architectural Idea will be found lurkin... ...n the midst of Won- ders and Terrors. But indeed man is, and was always, a blockhead and dullard; much readier to feel and digest, than to think and c... ... picture of these University, and the subsequent, years; much more, to de- cipher therein any illustrative primordial elements of the Clothes-Philosop... ...t; and instead of shooting one another, had the cunning to make these poor block- heads shoot.—Alas, so is it in Deutschland, and hitherto in all othe...

Excerpt: Sartor Resartus. The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh.

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Memorials and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...LICATION Memorials and Other Papers by Thomas de Quincey 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... ...hip and jealousy, between two girls, here it might be anticipated in daily operation. But, left to themselves, the yearnings of the female heart tend ... ... She recoiled, by natural temperament and by refinement of taste, from all modes of religious enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is a large word, and in many case... ...ome din- ner; sixpence, I mean, apiece. But two months later came a golden blockhead, who instructed the people that it was “sin- ful” to charge less ... ...account of other universities the non-existence of luxury in this or other modes, whilst, meantime, it is well known to the fair inquirer that each or... ...ntry); with the superior order of tradesmen (who, in Germany, are absolute ciphers, for political weight, or social consideration, but, with us, const... ...thers. The orders of the Grand Arch 213 Thomas de Quincey were written in cipher, and bore a seal having in sixteen com- partments the same number of... ...them to pieces; and then encamping on the heights of Navarin, his lordship blockaded that fortress. The abruptness of these movements, and their almos...

...Excerpt: These papers I am anxious to put into the hands of your house, and, so far as regards the U.S., of your house exclusively; not with any view to further emolument, but as an acknowledgment of the services which you have already rendered me; namely, first, in having brought ...

... I. ....................................................................................................... 4 FROM THE AUTHOR, TO THE AMERICAN EDITOR OF HIS WORKS. .......................................................... 4 EXPLANATORY NOTICES......................................................................................................................................

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes Volume 5 of 7

By: Abraham Lincoln

...The Writings of Abraham Lincoln In Seven V olumes V olume 5 of 7 A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Writings of A... ...ritings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes – Volume Five is a publication of the Penn- sylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...ct and confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy that agitation has not only not ceased but has con... ... that to-day and in all com- ing days it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of reappearing tyranny and oppression. Y our o... ...e supreme law of the land. Now, gentlemen, if it were not for my excessive modesty, I would say that I told that very thing to Judge Douglas quite a y... ...te a year ago. This argu- ment is here in print, and if it were not for my modesty, as I said, I might call your attention to it. If you read it, you ... ...qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond “readin’, writin’, and cipherin”’ to the Rule of Three. If a straggler supposed to un- derstand La... ... came of age I did not know much. Still, somehow, I could read, write, and cipher to the Rule of Three, but that was all. I have not been to school si... ...rs very truly, A. LINCOLN. 149 The Writings of Abraham Lincoln: V ol Five BLOCKING “COMPROMISE” ON SLA VERY ISSUE TO E. B. W ASHBURNE (Private and Co...

...Excerpt: Sydney Spring. My dear sir, your letter introducing Mr. Faree was duly received. There was no opening to nominate him for Superintendent of Public Instruction, but through him Egypt made a most valuable contribution to the convention. I think it may be fairly said that he came off the lion of the day--or rather of the night. Can you not elect him to the Legisl...

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Scenes from a Courtesans Life

By: Honoré de Balzac

...Courtesan’s Life by Honoré de Balzac, trans. James Waring 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 you never were respect- ful to him. Y ou used him as a hack. Repent, blockhead!” said Blondet. Blondet, as sharp as a needle, could detect more ... ...an- hood; you would have known the charm of chastity, the re- finements of modesty, the two virtues that are the glory of a maiden.—You do not love.” ... ...ed, in a tenderly pathetic tone. “As you are on the books of the police, a cipher outside the pale of social beings,” the priest went on, unmoved. “If... ... Lucien’s wife. A word murmured in a dream, an involuntary thought, an im- modest glance, a gesture of impatience, a reminiscence of dissipation, an o... ... On the eighth day he left at each house a note, written in their peculiar cipher, to explain to his friend what death hung over him, and to tell him ... ...ues Collin, reached the archway of Saint-Jean—a narrow, dark passage, some block ahead compelled the postilion to stop under the vault. The prisoner’s... ...s, is now the basement of the Palais de Justice. Between 1825 and 1832 the operation of the last toilet was performed in this enormous hall, between a...

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The Octopus a Story of California

By: Frank Norris

...on enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Ocotopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...ity. 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... ...ize deerhound. Presley wheeled up the driveway and met Harran by the horse-block. Harran was Magnus Derrick’s youngest son, a very well-looking young ... ...own life,” observed Vanamee. The Mission of San Juan, built of brown ‘dobe blocks, covered with yellow plaster, that at many points had dropped away f... ...t too much at first. The man who, even after twenty years’ training in the operation of railroads, can draw an equitable, smoothly working schedule of... ...e me. You two have much in common. I can see so much that is alike in your modes of interpreting nature. In Mr. Presley’s sonnet, ‘The Better Part,’ t... ...new not what. There was as yet no sense of insult in her mind, no outraged modesty. She was only terrified. It was as though searching for wild flower... ...that movement, the drowsy brain had not been quick enough to interpret the cipher message of the eye. Now it was gone. But something had been there. H... ...nkard, the ethics of a masterpiece of paint- ing, and the financiering and operation of ten thousand miles of railroad. “I had never looked at it in j...

Excerpt: The Ocotopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris.

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The Blithedale Romance

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...lication The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne 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... ...n balmy, by a lodger, like myself, in one of the midmost houses of a brick block,—each house partaking of the warmth of all the rest, besides the sult... ... developed figure, in Eve’s earliest garment. Her free, careless, generous modes of expression often had this effect of creating images which, though ... ... a woman!” Not that I would convey the idea of especial gentleness, grace, modesty, and shyness, but of a certain warm and rich char acteristic, whic... ...whatever. There is not human nature in it.” “Why are you so secret in your operations?” I asked. “God forbid that I should accuse you of intentional w... ... bond of love among us) was yet found rather inconvenient in its practical operation, mortal tempers be ing so infirm and variable as they are. If on... ...rchants, the politicians, the Cambridge men, and all those respectable old blockheads who still, in this intangibility and mistiness of affairs, kept ... ...e I showed Hollingsworth a delicate handkerchief, marked with a well known cipher, and told where I had found it, and other circumstances, which had f...

...erpt: Old Moodie. The evening before my departure for Blithedale, I was returning to my bachelor apartments, after attending the wonderful exhibition of the Veiled Lady, when an elderly man of rather shabby appearance met me in an obscure part of the street....

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The Adventures of Harry Richmond

By: George Meredith

...redith A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith is a publication of the Pennsylvania S... ...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... .... Waddy said: ‘It is considered to give a monarchical effect,’—she coughed modestly after the long word, and pursued: ‘as it should.’ I insisted upon ... ...for swearing. The devil was in the parsons, he said: in his time they were modest creatures and stuck to the bottle and heaven. My aunt was of the opi... ...ecoming liker to the creature people supposed me to be, despising them for blockheads in my heart, as boys may who preserve a last trace of the ingenu... ...es of it but empty bottles.’ ‘Court her, serenade her,’ said the captain; ‘blockade the port, lay siege to the citadel. I’ d give a year of service fo... ...onsciously, and I came to no conclusions. Boys are always putting down the ciphers of their observations of people beloved by them, but do not add up ... ... the working of coal-mines, and hire an overseer and workmen to com- mence operations on the Sarkeld property. It would be obliga- tory to entertain h... ... entangled us all. He said that he had. He treated me now confessedly as a cipher. The prince, the princess, my grandfather, and me— he had gathered u...

...Excerpt: Subject Of Contention. One midnight of a winter month the sleepers in Riversley Grange were awakened by a ringing of the outer bell and blows upon the great hall-doors. Squire Beltham was master there: the other members of the househ...

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Redgauntlet

By: Sir Walter Scott

...ssics Series Publication Redgauntlet by Sir Walter Scott is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furn... ...ty. This Por- table Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...tchen, as a footman 34 Redgauntlet in the shilling gallery; so little are modesty and innocence the inseparable companions of rusticity and seclusion... ...be our chaplain.’ The girl, who was really pretty, came forward with timid modesty, and, apparently unconscious that she was doing anything uncommon, ... ...h this difference, that they did not accom- pany or second any such useful operation as the boiling thereof. Fairford was glad when the cloth was with... ...aying, you may command my best—advice.’ ‘I hope for your assistance and co-operation also,’ said the youth. ‘Certainly, certainly,’ said the wary magi... ...was my father (God bless the old man!) a true chip of the old Presbyterian block, walked his parish like a cap- tain on the quarterdeck, and was alway... ...ll if you have not a care. Alas! by night and day there are many stumbling-blocks in our paths!’ With more talk to the same purpose, all of which tend... ...egal means, as you term them, for your friend’s release.’ ‘There are a few ciphers added to this letter,’ said Fairford, when he had perused the paper...

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The Life of John Sterling

By: Thomas Carlyle

...omas Carlyle A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Life of John Sterling by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvania Sta... ...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... ... in construing Latin, I think also an elemen- tary knowledge of Greek; add ciphering to a small extent, Euclid perhaps in a rather imaginary condition... ...u can rebel in a generous manner, several things may be ac- quired in that operation,—rigorous mutual fidelity, reti- cence, steadfastness, mild stoic... ...from present activity, and occasion the gravest apprehensions; practically block- ing up all important courses whatsoever, and rendering the future, i... ...tiful and hopeful; had made up, for the young couple, the foundations of a modestly ef- fective household; and in the future there lay more sub- stant... ...were two very different-looking men, and were following two very different modes of ac- tivity that afternoon. And yet with a strange family like- nes... ...efficient measures for teaching Roman Catholic children to read, write and cipher, merely because they believe in the Pope, and the Pope is an imposto... ...es. “Frank Vane” (Sterling himself), and “Peter Mogg,” the pattern English blockhead of elections: these are the candidates. There are, of course, fie...

...Introduction: Near seven years ago, a short while before his death in 1844, John Sterling committed the care of his literary Character and printed Writings to two friends, Archdeacon Hare and myself. His estimate of the bequest was far from overweening; to few men could the small sum-total of his activities in this world seem more i...

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My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass. With an Introduction. By James M'Cune Smith

By: Frederick Douglas

...blication My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglas 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... ...ed up a dozen old spelling books, and a few testa- ments; and we commenced operations, with some twenty scholars, in our Sunday school. Here, thought ... ...ion. Woe to the slaveholder when he undertakes to hinder or to prevent the operation of these electric conduc- tors. A succession of earthquakes would... ...s business; and he had given up ship building in his own yard, on the City Block, and was now acting as foreman of Mr. Walter Price. The best he could... ...s who could in- struct me. Many of the young calkers could read, write and cipher. Some of them had high notions about mental im- provement; and the f... ...as up by break of day, and off to the ship yard of Mr. Butler, on the City Block, near the draw- bridge. I was a favorite with Mr. B., and, young as I... ...t length upon these cruelties. Suffice it to say, that all of the peculiar modes of torture that were resorted to in the West India is- lands, are res...

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Emma

By: Jane Austen

...CTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES P UBLICATION Emma by Jane Austen 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... ...-street.” “Has he so!—Then I know nothing of Mr. Elton. No, my dear little modest Harriet, depend upon it the picture will not be in Bond-street till ... ...in quarto of hot-pressed paper, made up by her friend, and ornamented with ciphers and trophies. In this age of literature, such collections on a very... ...e. His eldest daughter’s alarm was equal to his own. The hor- ror of being blocked up at Randalls, while her children were at Hartfield, was full in h... ...f him with hope, if I had not assured her of his attachment, for she is as modest and humble as I used to think him. Oh! that I had been satisfied wit... ...he youth and cheerfulness of morning are in happy analogy, and of powerful operation; and if the distress be not poignant enough to keep the eyes uncl... ...ected to The Rev. Philip Elton, White-Hart, Bath, was to be seen under the operation of being lifted into the butcher’s cart, which was to convey it t... .... There must be ample room in it for every real comfort. The man must be a block- head who wanted more. Mrs. Weston laughed, and said he did not know ...

...Excerpt: Emma Woodhouse. Handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her....

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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...s Publication Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. This Portable Document file is fur... ...ity. 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... ...reviously made a respectful virgin- like curtsey to the gentleman, and her modest eyes gazed so perseveringly on the carpet that it was a wonder how s... ...r; for though the task of husband- hunting is generally, and with becoming modesty, entrusted by young persons to their mammas, recollect that Miss Sh... ...op by evincing the deepest sympathy in the raspberry-jam preserving, which operation was then going on in the Housekeeper’s room; she persisted in cal... ..., and as soon as she had done wiping her eyes with her handkerchief (which operation she concluded the very mo- ment the carriage had turned the corne... ..., behind the tall caned portals of Gaunt House with its smoky coronets and ciphers. The feasts there were of the grandest in London, but there was not... ...ttle house in Curzon Street. Many scores of carriages, with blazing lamps, blocked up the street, to the disgust of No. 100, who could not rest for th... ...re stretched on racks in your bedrooms, and who lay your heads down on the block daily at the drawing-room table; every man who watches your pains, or...

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Doctor Grimshawe's Secret a Romance

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...or Grimshawe’s Secret: A Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne 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... ...e alludes to it as a work into which he proposed to convey more of various modes of truth than he could have grasped by a direct effort. But circumsta... ...n as he be stowed on her playmate Ned, and thus learn to read, write, and cipher; which, to say the truth, was about as far in the way of scholarship... ...oil of hewing, chiselling, and polishing a gentleman out of this ponderous block, now rough from the quarry of human nature. But, in the mean time, he... ...en a dose of his famous preparation of spider’s web, for aught I know, the operation of which was said to be of a soothing influence, causing a deligh... ...d, Ned, my boy, I’m sorry for what I said,” cried he. “I am a guzzling old blockhead, and don’t know how to treat a gentleman when he honors me with h... ...81 Hawthorne from the house by the graveyard, as at nightfall they saw the modest pine built edifice, with its cupola and bell, where Ned was to be in...

... A preface generally begins with a truism; and I may set out with the admission that it is not always expedient to bring to light the posthumous work of great writers. A man generally contrives to publish, during his lifetime, quite as much as the public has time or inclination to read; and his surviving friends are apt to show more zeal than discretion in dragging forth f...

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Ivanhoe

By: Sir Walter Scott

... Classics Series Publication Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furn... ...ty. This Por- table Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...with a tone of conscious importance, which formed a strong contrast to the modest terms which he thought it proper to employ. “T wo of the humblest se... ...hance I might even have made him one of my warders.”* Oswald the cupbearer modestly suggested, “that it was scarce an hour since the tolling of the cu... ... with a halter, as the readiest cord which occurred. He submit- ted to the operation without remonstrance, except that, dart- ing a reproachful look a... ...outer tower, (marry beshrew their hands that built it not the firmer!) and blocked up the passage. The roar of one falling tower followed another—I ga... ...the 335 Sir Walter Scott despised Children of the Promise are a stumbling-block and an abomination; yet thou knowest that pressing affairs of traf- f... ...ke up a balanced account with Heaven, as our old cellarer used to call his ciphering, as fair as Isaac the Jew keeps with his debtors, and, like him, ... ...ble loans.” “Give me an example of your meaning, Wamba, —I know nothing of ciphers or rates of usage,” answered the Knight. “Why,” said Wamba, “an you...

...Excerpt: In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster. ...

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Don Quixote

By: Miquel de Cervantes

...Don Quixote by Miquel de Cervantes Translated by John Ormsby 1922 edition of Ormsby’s translation A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication... ...ote by Miguel de Cervantes, trans. John Ormsby (1922 ed.) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...ich, it seems probable, his brother Rodrigo was serving, and shared in the operations of the next three years, including the capture of the Goletta an... ...Put no vain emblems on thy shield; All figures—that is bragging play. A modest dedication make, And give no scoffer room to say, “What! Alvaro d... ... restrain their laughter, which made Don Quixote wax indignant, and say , “Modesty becomes the fair , and moreover laughter that has little cause is g... ...sel is right,” said the curate, “and it will be well to put this stumbling-block and temptation out of our friend’s way. To begin, then, with the ‘Dia... ...yone in the world remove it, or make me think otherwise -and he would be a blockhead who would hold or believe anything else than that that arrant kna... ...scribed seven hundred and three liveries, with their colours, mottoes, and ciphers, from which gentlemen of the court might pick and choose any they f...

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The Count of Monte Cristo Voulume One

By: Alexandre Dumas

...andre Dumas A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Count of Monte Cristo Volume One by Alexandre Dumas is a publication of the Penns... ...ity. 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... ...lice was turned with concentrated spite on Villefort, who bent his head in modest triumph. “I do not mean that for you, Blacas,” continued Louis XVIII... ...s built of rough stones, among which, to give strength to the struc- ture, blocks of hewn stone were at intervals imbedded. It was one of these he had... ...tes touched it, and found that it was a beam. This beam crossed, or rather blocked up, the hole Dantes had made; it was necessary, therefore, to dig a... ...ugh his brain were enclosed in crystal so clear as to display its minutest operations. “I have already told you,” answered the abbe, “that I loathe th... ...im a priest.” A shout of laughter followed this brutal jest. Meanwhile the operation of putting the body in the sack was going on. “This evening,” sai... ...nz that he closed his eyes, and in a last look about him saw the vision of modesty completely veiled; and then followed a dream of passion like that p... ... the future. My mind was already made up. Benedetto could read, write, and cipher perfectly, for when the fit seized him, he learned more in a day tha...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. Marseilles -- The Arrival. On the 24th of February, 1810, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, the Pharaon from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d?If, got on board the vessel...

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Jane Eyre

By: Charlotte Brontë

...lassics Series Publication Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 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... ...sh.” I was about to propound a question, touching the manner in which that operation of changing my heart was to be per- formed, when Mrs. Reed interp... ...e again and again intimated that I desire the hair to be arranged closely, modestly, plainly. Miss Temple, that girl’s hair must be cut off entirely; ... ...oth- ing to entitle me to an acknowledgment.” “Oh, don’t fall back on over-modesty! I have examined Adele, and find you have taken great pains with he... ... library?” “Yes, ma’am—but she looks such a tinkler.” “Cease that chatter, blockhead! and do my bidding.” Again Sam vanished; and mystery, animation, ... ...nt in her mind or manners—and, I married her:—gross, grovelling, mole-eyed blockhead that I was! With less sin I might have—But let me remember to who... ...ren—at the best, farmers’ daughters. Knitting, sewing, reading, writ- ing, ciphering, will be all you will have to teach. What will you do with your a... ...ed. I had twenty scholars. But three of the number can read: none write or cipher. Several knit, and a few sew a little. They speak with the broadest ...

...Preface: A preface to the first edition of Jane Eyre being unnecessary, I gave none: this second edition demands a few words both of acknowledgment and miscellaneous remark. My thanks are due in three quarters. To the Public, for the indulgent ear it has inclined t...

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Sons of the Soil

By: Honoré de Balzac

...rescott Wormeley A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Sons of the Soil by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a pu... ...l by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ... the middle classes in all the smaller towns cousins to each other, owed a modest position in a government office to the assistance of his father and ... ...le of overthrowing mountains to give my Adeline, I won’t say luxury, but a modest competence. You made Monsieur Leclercq’s fortune; why won’t you put ... ...h- ter-in-law; “your father is as red as a grid-iron, and that chip o’ the block as pink as vine-shoot.” “Y our healths!” cried the old man, “and a fi... ...first place, he had reduced his wife, who could nei- ther read, write, nor cipher, to absolute obedience. After hav- ing ruled her deceased master, th... ...istrict of Argenteuil, where there are thirty thousand plots of land. Such operations as those Rigou was concerned in require extensive collusion, lik... ... see me the day after to-morrow. I may be able to procure him the delicate operation of cutting off a forefinger.” Then, leaving the little man thorou...

Excerpt: Sons of the Soil by Honore de Balzac, translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley.

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Plutarchs Lives Volume Two

By: Hugh Clough

... Plutarch’s Lives – Volume Two trans. Arthur Hugh Clough is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...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... ...igonus, whom he justly feared. For he had sent orders not only to have him blocked up and besieged again, but had given a very sharp answer to the Mac... ... a battle of mice in Arcadia.” Happy Sparta, meanwhile, in the justice and modesty of Agesilaus, and in the deference he paid to the laws of his count... ...der the disadvantage of being born of an exiled father, and himself young, modest, and inactive, meddled not much in affairs. Agesilaus took a course ... ...yria, to provide and fit out a fleet there; himself in the meantime having blocked up the gates, placed his lightest soldiers as guards upon the walls... ... three fingers broad and four long, and stuck fast in the bone. During the operation, he was taken with almost mortal swoonings, but when it was out h... ...hat he was the first who contrived means for communicating with friends by cipher, when ei- ther press of business, or the large extent of the city, l... ...uild a forti- fied camp above a lake, to serve as a center-point for their operations, and also as a place of refuge. Whilst Scipio was thus employed,...

... ...................................................................................................................................... 31 COMPARISON OF SERTORIUS WITH EUMENES................................................................. 50 AGESILAUS ............................................................................................................................

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The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

By: Thomas H. Kean

...THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT Final FM.1pp 7/17/04 5:25 PM Page i List of Illustrations and Tables ix Member List xi Staff List xiii–xiv Pr... ...omeland Defense 14 1.3 National Crisis Management 35 2. THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW TERRORISM 47 2.1 A Declaration of War 47 2.2 Bin Ladin’s App... ... AMERICAN HOMELAND 145 5.1 Terrorist Entrepreneurs 145 5.2 The “Planes Operation” 153 5.3 The Hamburg Contingent 160 5.4 A Money Trail? 169 6.... ...ers off balance.At 9:58:57, Jarrah told another hijacker in the cockpit to block the door. Jarrah continued to roll the airplane sharply left and righ... ...m an edu- cation often obtained at the cost of great family sacrifice, and blocked from starting families of their own, some of these young men were e... ...s foreign com- munications and breaks codes.The NSA also creates codes and ciphers to pro- tect government information. Another is the recently rename... ...he analyst’s jigsaw puzzle. NSA engineers build technical systems to break ciphers and to make sense of today’s complex signals environ- ment. Its ana... ...e United States quietly negotiated with Iran about exchanging hostages for modest quantities of arms. Shultz and Weinberger, united for once, opposed ... ...SSION REPORT Final 5-7.5pp 7/17/04 11:46 AM Page 184 T enet obtained a modest supplemental appropriation, which funded counter- terrorism without ...

...Excerpt: We present the narrative of this report and the recommendations that flow from it to the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the American people for their consideration. Ten Commissioners--five Republicans and five Democra...

...CONTENTS List of Illustrations and Tables ix Member List xi Staff List xiii?xiv Preface xv 1. ?WE HAVE SOME PLANES? 1 1.1 Inside the Four Flights 1 1.2 Improvising a Homeland Defense 14 1.3 National Crisis Management 35 2. THE FOUNDATION O...

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes Volume One

By: Edgar Allan Poe

... Volume One A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes: Volume One is a publication of the Penn... ...ity. 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 with his better nature; but, when himself, and as we knew him only, his modesty and unaffected humility, as to his own deservings, were a constant ... ... losing blood. Having no lancet, however, I was constrained to perform the operation in the best manner I was able, and finally succeeded in opening a... ...at least - have had good masters, and flatter myself that I am not quite a blockhead.” “But, my dear fellow, you are joking then,” said I, “this i... ...f the characters. These characters, as any one might readily guess, form a cipher—that is to say, they convey a meaning; but then, from what is known ... ...l cases of secret writ- ing—the first question regards the language of the cipher; for the principles of solution, so far, especially, as the more sim... ...ich has been paved, by way of experiment, with the overlapping and riveted blocks. Here your countenance brightened up, and, perceiving your lips 122... ... where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found. The modes and sources of this kind of error are well typified in the contemplat...

Excerpt: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes: Volume One.

............................................................................................................................................... 14 DEATH OF EDGAR A. POE BY N. P. WILLIS........................................................................................................ 19 THE UNPARALLELED ADVENTURES OF ONE HANS PFAAL............................................

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Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

By: Ulysses S. Grant

...rant A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant by U. S. Grant is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...ity. 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... ...ed the railing, and tak- ing hold of the centre rope, just below the upper block, I put one foot on the hook below the lower block, and stepped off ju... ...t such a flying rate that generally I was past and under cover of the next block of houses before the enemy fired. I got out safely without a scratch.... ... weeks, awaiting the arrival of transports to carry it to its new field of operations. The transports were all sailing vessels. The pas- sage was a te... ...tly with the view that they should be a history of what followed. In their modes of expressing thought, these two generals contrasted quite as strongl... ... RELIEF OF KNOXVILLE—HEAD- QUARTERS MOVED TO NASHVILLE— VISITING KNOXVILLE-CIPHER CIPHER DISPATCHES—WITHHOLDING ORDERS CHATTANOOGA now being secure to... ... necessary for me to have some person along who could turn dispatches into cipher, and who could also read the cipher dispatches which I was liable to... ...t he had been saying to them. Sheridan 532 Personal Memoirs felt a little modest about giving his advice where it had not been asked; so one of my st...

Excerpt: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by U.S. Grant.

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Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

... Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers by Thomas de Quincey 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... ...ide, must naturally, in every wealthy nation, or wherever property and the modes of property are much developed, constitute the vast majority of all t... ...n northernmost Spain. But her sensibilities were ob- tuse as regarded some modes of delicacy, some modes of eq- uity, some modes of the world’s opinio... ...old men from the chimney corner?’* That craziness, as the third reader de- ciphers, rose out of a deeper soil than any bodily affection. It had its ro... ...g children, though the offence is hardly visible in the sight of God. Only blockheads adjust their scale of guilt to the scale of human punishments. N... ...re missing the very logic of all I have been saying for the improvement of blockheads, which is—that you should consult any man but a medical man, sin... ...o an house, the front door of which he began to open with a pass-key. This operation was the signal for Catalina that the hour of vengeance had struck... ...would not be called for until many ages had passed, so also the mysterious cipher of man’s imperishable hopes may have been entwined and enwreathed wi...

........................ 76 KATE?S PASSAGE OVER THE ANDES ................................................................................... 102 FLIGHT OF A TARTAR TRIBE.................................................................................................. 140 Volume Two ................................................................. 189 SYSTEM OF THE HEAVENS AS...

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Autobiography Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life

By: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

...ns. John Oxenford, with an introduction by Thomas Carlyle 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 because commonly, on the self- same day, we used to visit him, quite modestly, in order that we might, when my grandmother had emptied the peppe... ...ommended by popular writers, the German physicians hesitated to perform an operation that seemed to forestall Nature. Speculative En- glishmen, theref... ...ight N. N. came to me, and said,”—the name and revelation being written in cipher; or, “This night I saw,”— all the rest being again in cipher, except... ...ority were composed of those who dissented more or less broadly; but their modes of think- ing attracted by originality, heartiness, perseverance, and... ...his or that had been differently done. Hence arose a new and very singular operation. As one painter best executed figures, another middle-grounds and... ...er languages having been cut off from him,— and, by means of his frightful ciphers, brought the rest of them into despair, and my parents into a heart... ...phy tried, I often made wood-cuts also. I prepared various little printing-blocks after French patterns, and many of them were found fit for use. Let ...

...resented in this Goethe; a singular, highly significant phenomenon, and now also means more or less complete for ascertaining its significance. A man of wonderful, nay, unexampled reputation and intellectual influence among forty millions of reflective, serious and cultivated men, invites us to study him; and to determine for ourselves, whether and how far such influence h...

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Essays

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

...LASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furn... ...ty. This Por- table Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...uite accurately in the form of a cherub as painted over churches, —a round block in the centre, which it was easy to animate with eyes and mouth, supp... ...ay to him, ‘Go love thy infant; love thy wood-chopper; be good-natured and modest; have that grace; and never varnish your hard, uncharitable ambi- ti... ...ns of men; in their religion; in their education; in their pursuits; their modes of living; their association; in their property; in their speculative... ... moonlight was a pleasing fever and the stars were letters and the flowers ciphers and the air was coined into song; when all business seemed an imper... ...wn on the facts of to-morrow; for the soul will not have us read any other cipher than that of cause and effect. By this veil which curtains events it... ...gle figures. Here is the artist himself improvising, grim and glad, at his block. Now one thought strikes him, now another, and with each moment he al... ... different names in every system of thought, whether they be called cause, operation, and effect; or, more poetically, Jove, Pluto, Neptune; or, theo-...

...Excerpt: History. There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has befallen any man, he can under...

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The French Revolution a History

By: Thomas Carlyle

...ATION The French Revolution: A History by Thomas Carlyle 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... ...hat a world of pru- rient corruption lies visible in that super-sublime of modesty! Yet, on the whole, our good Saint-Pierre is musical, poetical thou... ...ot more incredible than undeniable. A thing mournfully true: the stumbling-block on which all Min- isters successively stumble, and fall. Be it ‘want ... ... Chapter 1.3.IX. Burial with Bonfire. Besenval, during these extraordinary operations, of Payment two-fifths in Paper, and change of Prime Minister, h... ...bring back no answer, can hardly bring himself back. For the roads are all blocked with batteries and pickets, with floods of carriages arrested for e... ...e memorable to all times and lands. Glance into the interior: strongly yet modestly benched and seated; as many as Thirteen Hundred chosen Patriots; A... ...re passing and repassing between Metz and the Tuileries; and Letters go in cipher,—one of them, a most impor- tant one, hard to decipher; Fersen havin... ...pher,—one of them, a most impor- tant one, hard to decipher; Fersen having ciphered it in haste. (Choiseul, Relation du Depart de Louis XVI. (Paris, 1...

...E ................................................................................................................................ 12 BOOK 1.I. DEATH OF LOUIS XV. ........................................................................................................................... 12 Chapter 1.1.I. Louis the Well-Beloved. .................................................

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Walden Or, Life in the Woods

By: Henry David Thoreau

...den Economy 1 Economy W HEN I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a hous... ... a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the la... ... dying to day, insolvent; seeking to curry favor, to get custom, by how many modes, only not state prison offences; lying, flattering, voting, contract... ...l heat by better methods than other men? When a man is warmed by the several modes which I have described, what does he want next? Surely not more war... ...may prove a bad neighbor, and also not keep his side in repair. The only co¨ operation which is commonly possible is exceedingly partial and superficia... ...nly possible is exceedingly partial and superficial; and what little true co¨ operation there is, is 44 Walden as if it were not, being a harmony inau... ...’s chariot but one day, and drove out of the beaten track, he burned several blocks of houses in the lower streets of heaven, and scorched the surface... ... have learned to read to serve a paltry convenience, as they have learned to cipher in order to keep accounts and not be cheated in trade; but of read... ... rapidly hauled off on to an ice platform, and raised by grappling irons and block and tackle, worked by horses, on to a stack, as surely as so many b...

...Excerpt: WHEN I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there tw...

...Table of Contents: Economy, 1 -- Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, 50 -- Reading, 62 -- Sounds, 69 -- Solitude, 80 -- Visitors, 87 -- The Bean-Field, 97 -- The Village, 105 -- The Ponds, 109 -- Baker Farm, 126 -- Higher Laws, 13...

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes Volume Two

By: Edgar Allan Poe

... Volume Two A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes: Volume Two is a publication of the Penn... ...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... ...as of ingenuity; and, in searching for anything hidden, advert only to the modes in which they would have hidden it. They are right in this much—that ... ...emergency—by some extraordinary reward—they extend or exaggerate their old modes of practice, without touching their principles. What, for example, in... ..., in the second. It had a large black seal, 19 V olume Two bearing the D— cipher very conspicuously, and was addressed, in a diminutive female hand, ... ... us so minute a description. Here the seal was large and black, with the D—cipher; there it was small and red, with the ducal arms of the S—family. He... ...uddenly, found him, as they imagined, in the midst of his coun- terfeiting operations. His agitation is represented as so exces- sive that the officer... ...ese people, in case of sudden accident, might prove. I therefore postponed operations until about eight the next night, when the arrival of a medical ... ...us. Was it not Socrates who said that the statuary found his statue in the block of marble? Then Michael Angelo was by no means original in his couple...

Excerpt: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes: Volume Two.

......................................................................................................................... 4 THE THOUSAND-AND-SECOND TALE OF SCHEHERAZADE......................................................................... 21 A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTR™M. ..........................................................................................................

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Leaves of Grass

By: Walt Whitman

... Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por table Document file is f... ...ity. This Por table Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and i... .........548 To the Pending Year..........................548 Shakspere Bacon’s Cipher.................549 Long, Long Hence.............................5... ...t my eyes, That they turn from gazing after and down the road, And forthwith cipher and show me to a cent, Exactly the value of one and exactly the va... ... his place. 13 The negro holds firmly the reins of his four horses, the block swags underneath on its tied over chain, The negro that drives the ... ...o sentimentalist, no stander above men and women or apart from them, No more modest than immodest. Unscrew the locks from the doors! Unscrew the doors... ...ct falling like a veil over my countenance, Upon a door step, upon the horse block of hard wood outside, Leaves of Grass –Whitman 73 Upon the race c... ...b’d head, laughter, and naivete, Slow stepping feet, common features, common modes and emanations, They descend in new forms from the tips of his fing... ...workmen of the world here to be represented. Here shall you trace in flowing operation, In every state of practical, busy movement, the rills of civil...

...Excerpt: BOOK I. INSCRIPTIONS. One?s-self I sing, a simple separate person, Yet utter the word Democratic, the word En-Masse. Of physiology from top to toe I sing, Not physiognomy alone nor brain alone is worthy for the Muse, I say the Form complete is worthier far, The Female equally with the Male I sing. Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and powe...

...Contents LEAVES OF GRASS.......................8 BOOK I. INSCRIPTIONS..................9 One?s-Self I Sing...................................9 As I Ponder?d in Silence.....................10 In Cabin?d Ships at Sea.......................11 T...

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Walden, Or Life in the Woods

By: Henry David Thoreau

...Henry David Thoreau s or Life in the Woods This publication of Walden, or Life in the Woods is part of The Pennsylvania State Universit... ... Walden, or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...dying today, insolvent; seeking to curry favor, to get custom, by how many modes, only not state prison offences; lying, flattering, voting, con trac... ...at by better methods than other men? When a man is warmed by the several modes which I have described, what does he want next? Surely not more warmt... ... chariot but one day, and drove out of the beaten track, he burned several blocks of houses in the lower streets of heaven, and scorched the surface o... ...to read to serve a paltry convenience, W alden 96 as they have learned to cipher in order to keep ac counts and not be cheated in trade; but of read... ...ing his opportu nity, he sprang upon the black warrior, and commenced his operations near the root of his right fore leg, leav ing the foe to select... ...apidly hauled off on to an ice platform, and raised by grappling irons and block and tackle, worked by horses, on to a stack, as surely as so many bar... ...se observer of Nature, and seems as thor oughly wise in regard to all her operations as if she had been put upon the stocks when he was a boy, and he...

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Sartor Resartus the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdr Ockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

... SARTOR RESARTUS The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdr¨ ockh THOMAS CARLYLE 1831 DjVu Editions Copyright c ... ...— MISCELLANEOUS HISTORICAL . . . . . . . . . 31 CHAPTER VIII — THE WORLD OUT OF CLOTHES . . . . . . . . . 34 CHAPTER IX — ADAMITISM . . . . . . . . . ... ...hither a Presentation copy of his Book; with compliments and encomiums which modesty forbids the present Editor to rehearse; yet without indicated wis... ...aughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. How much lies in Laugh ter: the cipher key, wherewith we decipher the whole man! Some men wear an everlas... ...s man proceed by mere Accident, but the hand is ever guided on by mysterious operations of the mind. In all his Modes, and habilatory endeavors, an Ar... ... the hand is ever guided on by mysterious operations of the mind. In all his Modes, and habilatory endeavors, an Architectural Idea will be found lurk... ...se in the midst of Wonders and Terrors. But indeed man is, and was always, a blockhead and dullard; much readier to feel and digest, than to think and... ...nge. In gregarious sports of skill or strength, the Boy trains himself to Co operation, for war or peace, as governor or governed: the little Maid aga... ...out; and instead of shooting one another, had the cunning to make these poor blockheads shoot.—Alas, so is it in Deutschland, and hitherto in all othe...

...Excerpt: CHAPTER I; PRELIMINARY -- CONSIDERING our present advanced state of culture, and how the Torch of Science has now been brandished and borne about, with more or less effect, for five thousand years and upwards; how, in these times especially, not only the Torch still burns, and perhaps more...

...Table of Contents: BOOK I 3 -- CHAPTER I ?PRELIMINARY, 3 -- CHAPTER II ?EDITORIAL DIFFICULTIES, 7 -- CHAPTER III ?REMINISCENCES, 11 -- CHAPTER IV? CHARACTERISTICS, 19 -- CHAPTER V? THE WORLD IN CLOTHES, 24 -- CHAPTER VI? APRONS, 29...

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Biographical Essays

By: Thomas de Quincey

...IES PUBLICATION Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey 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... ...e abstract image of womanhood, in. its love- liness, its delicacy, and its modesty, nowhere makes itself more impressive or more advantageously felt t... ... 50 Biographical Essays the biassed judgment of an age trained in the same modes of feeling and of thinking with himself,—but by the solemn award of g... ...f libels and lampoons, levelled almost exclu- sively at Pope, although the cipher of the joint authors stood entwined upon the title-page. These libel... ...on the mere me- chanical excitement of a bar or two whistled by some other blockhead in some other stable. The very stage has grown weary of ridiculin... ...r, and a murderer of a freezing class; cool, calculating, wholesale in his operations, and moving all along under the advantages of unsuspecting domes... ...ked. Here it was that the shallow piety of the Germans found a stum- bling-block. Those who have read any circumstantial his- tory of the physical sig...

...Excerpt: William Shakespeare, the protagonist on the great arena of modern poetry, and the glory of the human intellect, was born at Stratford-upon- Avon, in the county of Warwick, in the year 1564, and upon some day, not precisely ascertained, in the month of April. It is certain that he ...

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Middlemarch

By: George Eliot

...liot 1872 To my dear Husband, George Henry Lewes, in this nineteenth year of our blessed union. Contents Book I — Miss Brooke . . . . . . . . . . . ... ...arch 1 Book I Miss Brooke Prelude W ho that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiment... ...een there,” said young Ladislaw, coloring, perhaps with temper rather than modesty. “Oh, come, this is a nice bit, now. I did a little in this way mys... ...its for the angelical doctor, I shall feel honored. That is to say, if the operation will not be a lengthy one; and if Mrs. Casaubon will not object t... ...97 “Well—oh—well—why, there was a great deal of fighting, and they were all blockheads, and—I can’t tell it just how you told it— but they wanted a man... ...ence, in its kindness, had supplied him with the wife he needed. A wife, a modest young lady, with the 224 Book III — Waiting For Death. purely appre... ...f high commercial transactions by the inexpensive addition of proportional ciphers. As to any provincial history in which the agents are all of high m... ...rk red roof, two of the chimneys were choked with ivy, the large porch was blocked up with bundles of sticks, and half the windows were closed with gr... ...which eighteen months before would have had the effect of a numeral before ciphers. In reality, however, she was in tensely aware of Lydgate’s voice ...

...Excerpt: Prelude; Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has not smiled with some gentleness at the thought of the little girl walkin...

...Table of Contents: Book I ?Miss Brooke, 1 -- Prelude, 1 -- Chapter I., 3 -- Chapter II., 10 -- Chapter III., 16 -- Chapter IV., 25 -- Chapter V., 31 -- Chapter VI., 38 -- Chapter VII., 47 -- Chapter VIII., 51 -- Chapter IX., 55 -- ...

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Middlemarch

By: George Eliot

... Classics Series Publication Middlemarch by George Eliot is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furn... ...ty. This Por- table Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...een there,” said young Ladislaw, coloring, perhaps with temper rather than modesty. “Oh, come, this is a nice bit, now. I did a little in this way mys... ...” “Well—oh—well—why, there was a great deal of fighting, and they were all blockheads, and—I can’t tell it just how you told it—but they wanted a man ... ...ence, in its kindness, had supplied him with the wife he needed. A wife, a modest young lady, with the purely appre- ciative, unambitious abilities of... ...f high commercial transactions by the inexpensive addition of proportional ciphers. As to any provincial history in which the agents are all of high m... ...rk red roof, two of the chimneys were choked with ivy, the large porch was blocked up with bundles of sticks, and half the windows were closed with gr... ... as any of them, to come over twice a-week, and in case of any exceptional operation, Protheroe will come from Brassing. I must work the harder, that’... ...which eighteen months before would have had the effect of a numeral before ciphers. In reality, however, she was intensely aware of Lydgate’s voice an...

...Excerpt: Prelude. Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has not smiled with some gentleness at the thought of the little girl walkin...

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