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Autobiographic Sketches Selections, Grave and Gay

By: Thomas de Quincey

...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Autobiographic Sketches by Thomas de Quincey, the Pennsylvania ... ...ngoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. C... ...ere ever known of a woman, in the rank of servant, regarding infidelity or irreligion as something brilliant, or interesting, or in any way as favorab... ... departure for Bengal; Mr. U. Z., with an address from the Upper and Lower Canadas; Sir L. V ., on his appointment as commander of the forces in Nova ... ...t they had the prince conveyed secretly to an Indian settle- ment in Lower Canada, as a situation in which French, be- ing the prevailing language, wo...

...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 disown any one thing that I have ever published; but some t...

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The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

By: Thomas de Quincey

...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey, t... ...ngoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. C... ...his argues, beyond a doubt, that Swift was in that state of constitutional irreligion, irreligion from a vulgar temperament, which im- putes to everyb... ...o oblivion or to laughter. No case so much illus- trates Swift’s essential irreligion; since, if he had shared in ordinary human feelings on such subj... ...ght and true (and he really did say the true thing about Swift’s essential irreligion), usually becomes exhausted, like a boa-constrictor after eat- i... ...lutionary convulsions, the silence of Lapland, and the solitary forests of Canada, with the swarming life of the torrid zone, together with in- numera...

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The Confidence- Man

By: Herman Melville

...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Nei- ther the Pennsylvania State... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville, the Pennsylvania State U... ...ngoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in En- glish, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them.... ...uction can you put upon a rascal, but that a rascal he is?” “Be not such a Canada thistle,” urged the Methodist, with something less of patience than ... ...added, coming to a dead halt where he was; “look you, I have been called a Canada thistle. Very good. And a seedy one: still better. And the seedy Can... ... offer so to do without something like the appearance of a kind of implied irreligion; nor in his heart was he ungrateful, that since a spirit oppo- s...

...Excerpt: At sunrise on a first of April there appeared, suddenly as Manco Capac at the lake Titicaca, a man in cream-colors, at the water-side in the city of St. Louis. His cheek was fair, his chin downy, his hair flaxen, his hat a white fur one, with a long fleecy nap. He had neither trunk, valise, carpet-bag, nor parcel. No porte...

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Democracy in America

By: Alexis de Tocqueville

...Henry Reeve A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Democracy in America, Volumes One and Two by Alexis de Tocqueville, trans. Henry Reev... ...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ained within the document or for the file as an elec- tronic transmission, in any way. Democracy in America, Volumes One and Two by Alexis de Tocquevi... ...g a triangle whose irregular sides meet at length below the great lakes of Canada. The second region begins where the other terminates, and includes a... ...g a triangle whose irregular sides meet at length below the great lakes of Canada. The second region begins where the other terminates, and includes a... ... much insulated from the world as if its frontiers were girt by the ocean. Canada *Kent’s “Commentaries,” vol. i. p. 244. I have selected an example w... ...cling to it with increased devotedness, and although persua- sions differ, irreligion is unknown. Such, however, is not the case when a religious beli... ...looks go no further than the morrow. In those countries in which unhappily irreligion and de- mocracy coexist, the most important duty of philosophers... ...re at the same time immoral and irreligious, the effects of immorality and irreligion easily manifest themselves outwardly, because men have but littl...

...Excerpt: In the eleven years that separated the Declaration of the Independence of the United States from the completion of that act in the ordination of our written Constitution, the great minds of America were bent upon the study of...

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The Brotherhood of Consolation

By: Honoré de Balzac

...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ained within the document or for the file as an elec- tronic transmission, in any way. The Brotherhood of Consolation by Honore de Balzac, trans. Kath... ...ngoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. C... ...lf at some enormous distance from Paris,—in lower Brittany or the wilds of Canada. Silence has perhaps its own degrees. Godefroid, already penetrated ... ...ime; he brought a whole region out of wretchedness into prosperity, out of irreligion into Christianity, out of barbarism into civiliza- tion.* The na...

...Excerpt: The malady of the age. On a fine evening in the month of September, 1836, a man about thirty years of age was leaning on the parapet of that quay from which a spectator can look up the Seine from the Jardin des Plantes to Notre-Dame, and down, along the vast perspec...

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Familiar Studies of Men and Books

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...rge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson, th... ...ngoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. C... ... birth to them; his statement of facts must include all reli- gion and all irreligion, Christ and Boodha, God and the devil. The world as it is, and t... ... full quantity upon the reader in such books as Cape Cod, or The Yankee in Canada. Of the latter he con- fessed that he had not managed to get much of... ...d to get much of himself into it. Heaven knows he had not, nor yet much of Canada, we may hope. “Nothing,” he says somewhere, “can shock a brave man b... ...there are few spots more shocking to the brave than the pages of Yankee in Canada. There are but three books of his that will be read with much pleasu...

...Excerpt: Preface By Way Of Criticism. These studies are collected from the monthly press. One appeared in the New Quarterly, one in MacMillan?s, and the rest in the Cornhill Magazine. To the Cornhill I owe a double debt of thanks; first, that I was received there in the very best society, and under the eye of the very best of ...

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The Longest Journey

By: E. M. Forster

...e of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ...ntained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Longest Journey by E.M. Forster, the Pennsylvania State Uni... ...ngoing student publication project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. C... ... He preferred to brood over his coarse- ness, his caddish ingratitude, his irreligion. Out of these he constructed a repulsive figure, forgetting how ... ... own relatives so much as she has done up to now. He goes next Saturday to Canada. What you told her about him just turned the scale. She has asked us... ...u have put words into my mouth to ‘turn the scale’ against him. He goes to Canada—and all the world thinks it is 196 The Longest Journey owing to me....

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