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Words to Wright By

By: Robin Bayne

...face. Therefore, whether I find craftsmanship and beauty in libraries or art museums, engagements with pen or with brush, there are writing techniques... ... a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~ James Bryce (British Historian) “For though I be free from all men, yet have I made my...

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Class Heroes: A Class Apart

By: Stephen Henning

... London. They had been on a day trip to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Imperial War Museum. There were shrieks, giggles, mobile ringtones, and competi... .... Anika was tearing out sheets of paper from another girl’s set of Imperial War Museum worksheets, screwing them up, and handing them to Emma. Emma... ... it might have had when it was new had long since been tarnished by time and the British weather. PC O’Brien of the Metropolitan Police trudged up a... ...poken to any of them so far because I have been too upset, I may decide that the British public, and people around the world, have a right to know h... ...p if we had him treated in the US by the very best doctors. 53 That way the British police would have no jurisdiction anyway. We’d pick up the ...

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In the Eye of the Beholder

By: By Sharon E. Cathcart

...ned possible. I tried to keep a normal life, going to cafes, galleries and museums; always, I imagined Erik there with me. Zareh and Antoinette vis... ... him handsomely to do it. So, it is he who goes with you to the cafes, 78 museums, gardens and market. It is he with whom you discuss books and en... ...times. Some days, Gilbert would persuade me to go on an outing with him; the British Museum was a particular favorite. On those occasions, I could f... ...ome days, Gilbert would persuade me to go on an outing with him; the British Museum was a particular favorite. On those occasions, I could forget my... ...y when I felt up to activity, it snowed in London. I had planned to visit a museum, but Gilbert had a different idea. “There is a frozen pond at the... ...iding one of the horses. Sometimes Erik insisted that Gilbert take me to a museum so that I would get out of the house for a while and he could wor...

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Links and Factoids

By: Sam Vaknin

...He contemplated marrying one, Thelma Furness, but then dumped her for Simpson. The British media - though perfectly aware of all the goings-on, rep... ...addressed as "Her Royal Highness". Additionally, the King was not allowed by the British government to address the British people and the Empire ... ...famous tableaux, Le Bateau (The Boat), hung upside down for 2 months in 1961 in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Not one of the art critics, jo... ...d the Jamaica Letter (1815) in which he supported a model of government akin to the British parliamentary system - yet, only following a phase of "... ... together with the Burma National Army, to the Allies, and worked closely with the British, whom he hitherto claimed to have been fighting for inde... ...w.greenheart.com/billh/julian.html Canada Following a series of rebellions, the British North American colonies achieved self-government in 1848... ...ccer War merely epitomized this deep-set rivalry. http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/8350/war.html http://ldbelveal.net/futbol_war.htm Spam... ...prang to fame in less than 10 years. The good doctor owned and operated a small wax museum in Paris and, when he died in 1794, Marie - who was his t...

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The Hitler File : A Novel of Fact

By: Sam Vaknin

... all the way to Jerusalem and, standing on the grounds of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, she taped the piercing sound and the ensuing silence. ... ...-supporting Jews.” He paused, as if for emphasis: “No one wanted the Jews. The British sealed off Palestine. The Americans imposed immigration ... ... Business Week predicted ‘a steady decline of jingoistic action against the Jews’. British political commentators concurred: ‘Herr Hitler has not in... ...d essentially the same job: Josh was a research librarian at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. The Genocide Monitoring Group and the M... ... with more than a modicum of trepidation that I decided to pay him a visit. The Museum was the only exhibition space I knew that intentionally i... ... tried everything. We sent couriers with peace offers to both the Americans and the British. We released prisoners from concentration camps. We prom... ...ced moles everywhere: the OSS, later the CIA, not to mention the Communist-infested British MI6. It looked hopeless until someone came with the idea...

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Brooksmith, The Real Thing, The Story of It, Flickerbridge, And Mrs. Medwin

By: Henry James

...n an exceptionally marked degree the glazed and expressionless mask of the British domestic de race. I saw with dismay that if I hadn’t known him I sh... ...Beatrice. As I never insisted, in such situations, on the blankness of the British domestic, I reflected that he had the making of a servant—and I nee... ...ench one?” “I’m afraid.” “Do you carry them by the dozen—?” “Into innocent British homes?” Maud tried to remem- ber. “I believe I brought three—seeing... ...ke everything too hard. But if you can’t read 55 Henry James the novel of British and American manufacture, heaven knows I’m at one with you. It seem... ...hat then cradled, and that continued to cradle, so many of their kind. The British capital was a strange grey world to him, where people walked, in mo... ...n him in Italy, in Spain, confronted at last, in dusky side-chapel or rich museum, with great things dreamed of or with greater ones unexpectedly pres... ...ently do. He would close the door on his impression, treat it as a private museum. He would see that he could lounge and linger there, live with wonde...

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First and Last Things : A Confession of Faith and a Rule of Life

By: H. G. Wells

...it took me through the mineral and fossil galleries of the Natural History Museum, through the geological draw- ers of the College of Science, through... ...as also to be abandoned in social sci- ence. We cannot put Humanity into a museum or dry it for examination; our one single still living specimen is a... ...od, from that philanthropic admin- istrative socialism one finds among the British ruling and ad- ministrative class. That seems to me to be based on ... ... there are (or were in 1901) 21,436,107 females to 20,172,984 males in our British community seems to condemn our present rigor- ous insistence upon m...

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Moby Dick; Or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

... its concerns, the Specksynder or Chief Harpooneer reigned supreme. In the British Greenland 146 Moby Dick Fishery, under the corrupted title of Spec... ...ld, on good authority, that on the Barbary coast, a Commodore Davis of the British navy found the skeleton of a sperm whale. Now, as a vessel of war r... ...under their immediate auspices, and partly, I think, at their expense, the British gov- ernment was induced to send the sloop-of-war Rattler on a whal... ... authorities you can refer to, to test my accuracy. There is a Leviathanic Museum, they tell me, in Hull, England, one of the whaling ports of that co... ...pecimens of fin-backs and other whales. Likewise, I have heard that in the museum of Manchester, in New Hampshire, they have what the proprietors call...

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Moby-Dick or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

... its concerns, the Specksynder or Chief Harpooneer reigned supreme. In the British Greenland Fishery, under the corrupted title of Specksioneer, this ... ...d, on good authority, that on the Barbary coast, a Commander Davies of the British navy found the skeleton of a sperm whale. Now, as a vessel of war r... ...under their immediate auspices, and partly, I think, at their expense, the British government was induced to send the sloop of war Rattler on a whali... ...uthorities you can refer to, to test my accu racy. There is a Leviathanic Museum, they tell me, in Hull, England, one of the whaling ports of that co... ...specimens of fin backs and other whales. Likewise, I have heard that in the museum of Manchester, in New Hampshire, they have what the proprietors call...

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Heartsease or Brother's Wife

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...e letter, and read the address, to ‘Antony Percival Fotheringham, Esquire, British Embassy, Constantinople.’ She started to find it was the surname of... ...would have liked to linger, recognizing her old friends, and studying this museum of wonders, inlaid marble tables, cases of stuffed humming birds, an...

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20, 000 Leagues under the Sea

By: Jules Verne

...in the United States. In virtue of my office as Assistant Professor in the Museum of Natural History in Paris, the French Government had attached me t... ...ch they had pierced through and through, as a gimlet pierces a barrel. The Museum of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris possesses one of these defensive... ... follows: 12 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea To M. Aronnax, Professor in the Museum of Paris, Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York. Sir,—If you will consent to ... ...nd I will not bring back less than half a yard of his ivory halberd to the Museum of Natural His- tory.” But in the meanwhile I must seek this narwhal... ...six months ago.” “In your little room, sir,” replied Conseil, “and in your museum, sir; and I should have already classed all your fossils, sir. And t... ...an hour. But I saw noth- ing, not even the Island of Perim, with which the British Government has fortified the position of Aden. There were too many ... ...s Verne than 120 miles from Ireland. Was Captain Nemo going to land on the British Isles? No. To my great surprise he made for the south, once more co...

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In the Days of the Comet

By: H. G. Wells

...ad once been very terrible; there was a devil, who was also ex officio the British King’s enemy, and much denunciation of the wicked lusts of the fles... ...g.” The American ironmasters were now dumping on the Brit- ish market. The British employers were, of course, taking their loss out of their workpeopl... ...them “plots”—against the poor. Y ou can still see how we figured it in any museum by look- ing up the caricatures of capital and labor that adorned th... ...gible confu- sions that were matter of fact to their fathers. Here were we British, forty-one millions of people, in a state of almost indescribably a... ...isibly spitting upon my faultless country’s colors. Somebody had hoisted a British flag on the right bank of some tropical river I had never heard of ... ...n it down. Then one of the con- venient abundant natives of the country, a British subject indisputably, had been shot in the leg. But the facts were ... ...l find if you care to look for them, in out-of-the-way corners of our book museums, the shriveled cheap publications—the publi- cations of the Rationa... ...y a few carefully disinfected types and vestiges of that remain now in our museums. One writes now with a peculiar horror of the dress of the old worl...

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The Portrait of a Lady

By: Henry James

...o the consumption of beer by her maid- servants; and she affirmed that the British laundress (Mrs. Touchett was very particular about the appearance o... ... Lady puzzled him. She questioned him immensely about En- gland, about the British constitution, the English char- acter, the state of politics, the m... ...o amused themselves, time and again, with talk- ing of the attitude of the British public as if the young lady had been in a position to appeal to it;... ... if the young lady had been in a position to appeal to it; but in fact the British public remained for the present profoundly indifferent to Miss Isab... ...sabel presently found herself in the singular situation of de- fending the British constitution against her aunt; Mrs. Touchett having formed the habi... ...ferent fitted parts of him as she had seen, 132 The Portrait of a Lady in museums and portraits, the different fitted parts of armoured warriors—in p... ...d go afterwards to the play; they would frequent the Abbey and the British Museum and find out where Doctor Johnson had lived, and Goldsmith and Addis... ...nable to accept or to refute. The party went more than once to the British Museum and to that brighter palace of art which reclaims for antique variet... ...—when people are not idiots.” “You do it delightfully. As cicerone of your museum you appear to particular advantage.” Mr. Osmond, in return for this ...

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Twelve Stories and a Dream

By: H. G. Wells

...t occasion. Conceive it! Filmer! Our obscure unwashed Filmer, the Glory of British science! Duchesses crowd upon him, beautiful, bold peeresses say in... ...e could get to the floor whenever he wanted, which was sim- ply to put the British Encyclopaedia (tenth edition) on the top of his open shelves. He ju... ...y that lay through the trees. It was clear to me they didn’t take me for a British citizen, whatever else they thought of me, and for 84 Twelve Stori... .... The truth I dare not tell. I have consulted a number of law-books in the British Museum, and there is not the slightest doubt that I have connived a... ...uth I dare not tell. I have consulted a number of law-books in the British Museum, and there is not the slightest doubt that I have connived at and ab... ...ough pictures and sculpture galleries, immense crowded churches, ruins and museums, Judas trees and prickly pears, wine carts and palaces, they admire...

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American Notes for General Circulation

By: Charles Dickens

...or an answer. ‘Yes. Every house without a signal will be fired upon by the British troops. No harm will be done to the others. No harm at all. Those t... ...try at home, as the distinguished gentleman who is now its Minister at the British Court sustains its highest character abroad. I visited both houses ... ...dical College; and the Battle Monument in memory of an engagement with the British at North Point; are the most conspicuous among them. American Notes... ... accommodated, as the spectators usually are, in one of those locomo tive museums of penny wonders; and the ladies being partitioned off by a red cur... ... the great things to be seen there. When I told him of that chamber in the British Museum wherein are preserved household memorials of a race that cea... ...at things to be seen there. When I told him of that chamber in the British Museum wherein are preserved household memorials of a race that ceased to b... ...tever, between the social fea tures of the United States and those of the British Pos sessions in Canada. For this reason, I shall confine my self ...

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Of Human Bondage

By: Somerset Maugham

... not help seeing how small his attainments were beside the American’s, his British pertinacity , his wounded vanity (perhaps they are the same thing),... ...rth while to go back to Barnes for the interval between the closing of the Museum and his meal in an A. B. C. shop, and the time hung heavily on his h... ...th hair - dressers and garcons de cafe; I translate wretched books for the British public, and write articles upon contemptible pictures which de- ser... ...thed himself in a tweed suit and a Trinity Hall tie. He looked grotesquely British. The others were elaborately polite to him, and during the soup the... ...usted the notices he saw a glass door which led into what was apparently a museum, and having still twenty minutes to spare he walked in. It was a col... ...ting on for eleven.” “ We’d better try to find it.” They walked out of the museum into a long, dark corridor, with the walls painted in two shades of ... ... end of the lecture the boy who had spo- ken to Philip in the pathological museum and sat next to him in the theatre suggested that they should go to ... ... would boom. The only thing was to wait patiently . What they wanted was a British reverse to knock things down a bit, and then it might be worth whil... ...o read, he wanted to sit alone and think. He made up his mind to go to the British Mu- seum. Solitude was now his only luxury. Since he had been at Ly...

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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

... minute the father of the family walked in, rattling his seals like a true British merchant. “What’s the matter, Emmy?” says he. “Joseph wants me to s... ...r, to make a little heap for Rebecca. And going to her Papa, that generous British merchant, who had promised to give her as many guineas as she was y... ...et except his own; and it is with grief and pain, that, as admirers of the British aristocracy, we find ourselves obliged to admit the existence of so... ...ng, the fives court, and four-in-hand driving were then the fashion of our British aris- tocracy; and he was an adept in all these noble sciences. And... ...hat he really thought he was one of the most deserv- ing characters in the British army, and gave himself up to be loved with a good deal of easy resi... ...h contained a number of useful and valuable little things—in which private museum she placed the one note which Messrs. Jones and Robinson’s cash- ier... ...of age, twenty-four of which he had passed in the corps, he had a singular museum. He was one of the best shots in England, and, for a heavy man, one ... ...of ancient and modern times and languages. He took the boys to the British Museum and descanted upon the antiquities and the specimens of natural hist... ...of the Gaunt or Regent’s Own Regiment of Militia, a Trustee of the British Museum, an Elder Brother of 673 Thackeray the Trinity House, a Governor of...

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Theological Essays and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...nsider- able action and reaction between the two classical churches of the British soil. Such was the varying condition, when sketched in outline, of ... ... as one section in that general extension of religious machinery which the British people, by their government and their legislature, have for many ye... ...r than France. But, gen- erally speaking, the case may be stated thus: the British na- tion is, by original constitution of mind, and by long enjoy- m... ...on of moment to any future tourist is, what may be the present value, at a British insurance office, of any given life risked upon a tour in Greece? M... ...s captivity, and reserved from slaughter only by the prospect of ransom; a British nobleman’s son from death or the consequences of Italian barbarity;... ...e overgrowth into forms of nature—yet in Athens only is there a great open museum of such monuments. The Athenian buildings, though none of them Homer...

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Aesop's Fables

By: George Fyler Townsend

... Ausonii Epistola, xvi. 75 80. 10 Both these publications are in the British Museum, and are placed in the library in cases under glass, for t... ...sonii Epistola, xvi. 75 80. 10 Both these publications are in the British Museum, and are placed in the library in cases under glass, for the in s... ...liam Shepherd. Liverpool. 1801. 14 Professor Theodore Bergh. See Classical Museum, No. viii. July, 1849. 15 Vavassor’s treatise, entitled “De Ludic...

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Captains Courageous a Story of the Grand Banks

By: Rudyard Kipling

... too. Ho! ho! Onct Dad has a jedgment, he’ d sooner dip his colours to the British than change it. I’m glad it’ s settled right eend up. Dad’ s right ... ... “Wa-al, Enoch Fuller he made a model o’ the old Ohio, and she’ s to Calem museum now . Mighty pretty model, too, but I guess Enoch he never done it f... ... a retired dory full in the front yard and a shuttered parlour which was a museum of oversea plunder. There sat a large woman, silent and grave, with ...

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