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Essays

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

... life of ours is stuck round with 9 Emerson Egypt, Greece, Gaul, England, War, Colonization, Church, Court and Commerce, as with so many flowers and ... ...e prayed so often and with such fervor, whilst now we pray with the utmost coldness and very seldom?” The advancing man discovers how deep a property ... ... by so much virtue as they contain. Commerce, husbandry, hunting, whaling, war, eloquence, personal weight, are somewhat, and engage my respect as exa... ...th, let us at least resist our temptations; let us enter into the state of war and wake Thor and Woden, courage and constancy, in our Saxon breasts. ... ...ction, we meet in every part of nature; in darkness and light; in heat and cold; in the ebb and flow of waters; in male and female; in the inspi- rati... ...The influences of climate and soil in po- litical history are another. The cold climate invigorates. The barren soil does not breed fevers, crocodiles... ... What books in the circulating libraries circulate? How we glow over these novels of pas- sion, when the story is told with any spark of truth and nat... ...y adorn And make each morrow a new morn So shall the drudge in dusty frock Spy behind the city clock Retinues of airy kings, Skirts of angels, starry ... ...hings is silent. Will they suffer a speaker to 202 Essays go with them? A spy they will not suffer; a lover, a poet, is the transcendency of their ow...

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A Room with a View

By: E. M. Forster

...were at Tunbridge Wells when you helped the Vicar of St. Peter’s that very cold Easter.” The clergyman, who had the air of one on a holi- day, did not... ...they did. It gave her no extra pleasure that any one should be left in the cold; and when she rose to go, she turned back and gave the two outsiders a... ...course, it must be a wonderful building. But how like a barn! And how very cold! Of course, it con- tained frescoes by Giotto, in the presence of whos... ...arked the kingdom of this world, how full it is of wealth, and beauty, and war—a radiant crust, built around the central fires, spinning towards the r... ...e opportunity for eru- dition. “Non fate guerra al Maggio,” he murmured. “‘War not with the May’ would render a correct meaning.” “The point is, we ha... ... To his astonishment, she replied: “There I cannot agree with you. In it I spy Lucy’s salvation.” “Really. Now, why?” “She wanted to leave Windy Corne... ...t topics: the Emersons’ need of a housekeeper; servants; Italian servants; novels about Italy; novels with a purpose; could literature influence life?... ...n Athens, never occurred to them, for they regarded travel as a species of war- fare, only to be undertaken by those who have been fully armed at the ...

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Resurrection

By: Mrs. Louis Maude

...cuted in the Caucasus (especially from 1895 to 1898) for refusing to learn war. About seven thousand three hundred of them are settled in Canada, and ... ...ar care, then, from a tap fixed to his marble washstand, he let a spray of cold water run over his face and stout neck. Having finished this part of t... ...he tore it up, as it seemed too intimate. He wrote another, but it was too cold; he feared it might give offence, so he tore it up, too. He pressed th... ... head, lightly bent his knees three times. “Nothing keeps one going like a cold bath and exer- cise,” he said, feeling the biceps of his right arm wit... ...litary man is, on the contrary, proud of a life of this kind especially at war time, and Nekhludoff had en- tered the army just after war with the Tur... ...f, wel- comed him this time more warmly than ever. Dmitri was going to the war, where he might be wounded or killed, and this touched the old aunts. N... ...eem important and good. It is usually imagined that a thief, a murderer, a spy, a prostitute, acknowledging his or her profession as evil, is ashamed ... ...sight of every one; he did not then know that this was both a jailer and a spy. However, he took the note and read it on coming out of the prison. The... ...othing, and told him I would not answer.” “Then this—Petrov—” “Petrov is a spy, a gendarme, and a blackguard,” put in the aunt, to explain her niece’s...

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Voices from the Past

By: Paul Alexander Bartlett

... THE PAST: In Voices from the Past, a daring group of five independent novels, acclaimed author Paul Alexander Bartlett accomplishes a tour de fo... ...s, piling the surf on the beach, hissing the rain across my roof. It is cold and the light of my terra cotta lamp is cold. Some say that a storm ... ... and I will gaze across the bay—and Alcaeus will not be here. My feet are cold and the lamp is weak and the wax hard, and I must go to bed. P Yest... ...at sea, her mast broken, her tangled sail and rigging dragging. Will the war never end? P Fog, as grey as a shepherd’s cloak, ruffled the bay for ... ...aring around me like the recent storm. I couldn’t speak. I felt that the war was forever between us and I hated those years, those battles, the lin... ...confusion? The soldiers I met, after their drunken reunions, spoke of the war with bitterness. Ten years, they said. Ten years, for what? And how man... ...lashing and soaking us. We finally discovered a shepherd’s hut, but I got colder and colder in its windowless gloom. Lying on the floor, among stiff ... ...nday. I am threatened by various authorities for such “misdemeanors.” Men spy on me and plot against me for acts of kindness. Kindness has reached th... ...ginian, Ward Hill Lamon, of Danville days. Hill is my volunteer guardian, spy, Rabelaisian crony, scribe. Time and again he bundles up and sleeps al...

...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: Sappho of Lesbos, th...

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...s ies ies ies Publication Publication Publication Publication Publication War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is a publication of the Pennsylva- nia State U... ...in the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic... ...ity The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. War and Peace by Leo T olstoy/T olstoi BOOK ONE: 1805 CHAPTER I “WELL, PRIN... ... ou know everything.” “What can one say about it?” replied the prince in a cold, listless tone. “What has been decided? They have decided that Buonapa... ...inine arts. But as soon as the prince had gone her face resumed its former cold, artificial expression. She returned to the group where the vicomte wa... ...ed fixedly at her through his eyeglass. “Go in, Annette, or you will catch cold,” said the little princess, taking leave of Anna Pavlovna. “It is sett... ... they both knew. CHAPTER XIV ON NOVEMBER 1 Kutuzov had received, through a spy, news that the army he commanded was in an almost hopeless position. Th... ...y, news that the army he commanded was in an almost hopeless position. The spy reported that the French, af- ter crossing the bridge at Vienna, were a... ...m him in from two sides. Kutuzov chose this latter course. The French, the spy reported, having crossed the Vienna bridge, were advancing by forced ma...

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...8 81 1 1 1 12 2 2 2 2 A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication War and Peace: Book Ten by Leo Tolstoy is a publication of the Pennsylvania... ...in the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. War and Peace: Book Ten by Leo Tolstoy, the Pennsylvania State University, ... ...nnsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Tolstoy War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy BOOK TEN: 1812 CHAPTER I NAPOLEON BEGAN THE WA... ...tely breaking off his relations with Mademoiselle Bourienne. His looks and cold tone to his daughter seemed to say: “There, you see? Y ou plotted agai... ...!” he thought, and he looked at his own naked body and shuddered, not from cold but from a sense of disgust and horror he did not himself understand, ... ...nd frightened eyes, crossing themselves, bowed and kissed the old prince’s cold and stiffened hand. 48 War and Peace – Book Ten CHAPTER IX UNTIL PRIN... ...“Y ou know, Count, such knights as you are only found in Madame de Souza’s novels.” “What knights? What do you mean?” demanded Pierre, blushing. “Oh, ... ...Place, stopped and got out of his trap. A French cook ac- cused of being a spy was being flogged. The flogging was only just over, and the executioner...

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Arms and the Man

By: George Bernard Shaw

...story in “The Man of Destiny,” Napo- leon at T avazzano knew of the Art of War. But both men were successes each in his way—the latter won victories a... ...the former gained audiences, in the very teeth of the accepted theories of war and the theatre. Shaw does not know that it is unpardon- able sin to ha... ...n- tionalized senses are shocked. The only men who have no illusions about war are those who have re- cently been there, and, of course, Mr. Shaw, who... ...ed by a variegated native cloth, and on it there is a pile of paper backed novels, a box of chocolate creams, and a miniature easel, on which is a lar... ... lady, a thousand pardons. Good- night. (Military bow, which Raina returns coldly. Another to Catherine, who follows him out. Raina closes the shutter... ...ose three chocolate creams. It was unsoldierly; but it was angelic. RAINA (coldly). Thank you. And now I will do a soldierly thing. You cannot stay he... ...iddy. I came up it fast enough with death behind me. But to face it now in cold blood!—(He sinks on the ottoman.) It’s no use: I give up: I’m beaten. ... ...re a provoking little witch, Louka. If you were in love with me, would you spy out of windows on me? LOUKA. Well, you see, sir, since you say you are ... ...ou realize what he has done, Captain Bluntschli? He has set this girl as a spy on us; and her reward is that he makes love to her. 67 Shaw SERGIUS. F...

...x). Indeed he knows no more about the dramatic art than, according to his own story in ?The Man of Destiny,? Napoleon at Tavazzano knew of the Art of War....

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Selected Writings

By: Guy de Maupassant

...rges,” and with the writer of “Colomba.” A somewhat minute analysis of the novels and romances of Maupassant would suffice to demon- strate, even if w... ...e,” “Le Masque,” “Le Horla,” “L’Epreuve,” “Le Champ d’Oliviers,” among the novels, and among the romances, “Une Vie,” “Pierre et Jean,” “Fort comme la... ...d their impulses: Stendhal, so alert, so mo- bile, after a youth passed in war and a ripe age spent in vagabond journeys, rich in experiences, immedia... ...alled new, if ungifted with a viewpoint totally out of the ordinary plane. Cold and merciless in the use of this point de vue De Maupassant undoubtedl... ...23 Selected Writings carrying his tail spread out on to his breast. He had cold, gentle, blue eyes, and the scar from a sword-cut, which he had receiv... ...le, blue eyes, and the scar from a sword-cut, which he had received in the war with Austria; he was said to be an honorable man, as well as a brave of... ... in turn punished his inferiors. The general had said: “One does not go to war in order to amuse oneself, and to caress prostitutes.” And Graf von Far... ... home wretched, as if some misfortune were awaiting me there. Why? Is it a cold shiver which, passing over my skin, has upset my nerves and given me a... ...ention, and never saw her again, either. “No doubt they both took me for a spy from the ‘Third Section of the Imperial Chancellery.’ In that case, the...

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Sartor Resartus the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdr Ockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

...as with the Prince of Lies and Darkness, we do at all times wage internecine war. This assurance, at an epoch when puffery and quackery have reached a... ...you traced rather confusion worse confounded; at most, Timidity and physical Cold? Some indeed said withal, he was “the very Spirit of Love embodied:”... ...n! Some men wear an everlasting barren simper; in the smile of others lies a cold glitter as of ice: the fewest are able to laugh, what can be called ... ...ands in legible print. Over such a universal medley of high and low, of hot, cold, moist and dry, is he here strug gling (by union of like with like,... ...ous sports of skill or strength, the Boy trains himself to Co operation, for war or peace, as governor or governed: the little Maid again, provident o... ...awn two ways at once, and in this im portant element of school history, the war element, had little but sorrow.” On the whole, that same excellent “P... ...character. At first we find our poor Professor on the point of being shot as a spy; then taken into private conversation, even pinched on the ear, yet p... ...ecret. Nor are Sacred Books wanting to the Sect; these they call Fashionable Novels: however, the Canon is not completed, and some are canonical and o... ...e, appears something like a Dissertation on this very subject of Fashionable Novels! It sets out, indeed, chiefly from a Secular point of view; directi...

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes Volume Five

By: Edgar Allan Poe

...lier. Additional sconces were set in various parts of the hall, out of the war, and a flambeau, emitting sweet odor, was placed in the right hand of e... ...colors than a pirate runs up, one after the other, when chased by a man-of-war. “Are you quite sure he said that? W ell, at all events I am in for it ... ...is invariably mistranslated and misconceived. “Cui bono?” in all the crack novels and elsewhere,—in those of Mrs. Gore, for example, (the author of “C... ...e threw open her two peepers to the itmost, and thin it was a little gould spy-glass that she clapped tight to one o’ them and divil may burn me if it... ...idn’t spake to me as plain as a peeper cud spake, and says it, through the spy-glass: “Och! the tip o’ the mornin’ to ye, Sir Pathrick 62 EA Poe O’Gr... ...ume Five Hippocrates!—smelt of asafoetida—ugh! ugh! ugh!—caught a wretched cold washing him in the Styx—and after all he gave me the cholera morbus.” ... ...k, and Harry to strip me of my coffins, and my clothes, in this wretchedly cold climate? In what light (to come to the point) am I to regard your aidi... ...it seems, of Allamistakeo) had a slight fit of shivering—no doubt from the cold. The Doctor immediately repaired to his wardrobe, and soon returned wi... ...he expediency, Taste con- tents herself with displaying the charms:—waging war upon Vice solely on the ground of her deformity—her dispropor- tion—her...

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