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Laws of Destiny Never Disappear : Culture of Thailand in the Postlocal World

By: Matti Sarmela

...Matti Sarmela LAWS OF DESTINY NEVER DISAPPEAR Culture of Thailand in the postlocal world Helsinki 2005... ...Matti Sarmela LAWS OF DESTINY NEVER DISAPPEAR Culture of Thailand in the postlocal world Helsinki 2005 ... ...duplicated, printed, distributed and sold without permission or agreement of the author. However, the name of the author must always be clearly indi... ...R DISAPPEAR Culture of Thailand in the Postlocal World ... ...Farmer's festival calendar 172 * Modern annual festivals 173 * Chinese New Year 175 Songkran 176 New Year of Thai culture 176 * Programme of... ...reesura Wiwien Wongsansern Sayom Munnam interviewers had in their minds a lists of topics and questions I had prepared, which they could use to move ... ...hive of the . In this book, we hear the voices of local people, villagers. Listen to their talk about life, the past and the future. They have lived i... ... land and farming it belonged to Thai people. Thus, the Chinese settled in towns and became artisans and business people, e.g. acting as middlemen bet... ...e morning of the first day of the year, a Buddhist ceremony is held, where townspeople may present gifts to the monks in the same way as at Songkran; ...

...The book is a descriptive overview of the culture of the villages. It contains material on the villagers' housing, rice farming and other means of livelihood, community life, festivals, weddings, funerals, sorcerers and healers, as well as village Buddhism. Th...

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The World Factbook: 1987

By: Central Intelligence Agency

... Factbook 1987 CP/1S WF 87-001 US Government officials should obtain copies of The World Factbook directly from their own organization or through lia... ...or through liaison channels from the Central Intelligence Agency. Requesters in the Department of Defense may obtain copies from: Defense Intelligence... ... channels from the Central Intelligence Agency. Requesters in the Department of Defense may obtain copies from: Defense Intelligence Agency RTS-2C Was... ...shington, D.C. 20340-3344 Tel: (202) 373-3869 or Autovon 243-3869 Requesters in the Department of State may obtain copies from: Department of State IN... ...ent of State may obtain copies from: Department of State INR/IC/CD Room 8646 New State Washington, D.C. 20520 Tel: (202) 647-9673. Requesters outside ... ...r, chairman; Communist Party (KPO), Franz Muhri, chairman; Green Alternative List (GAL), Freda Meissner-Blau Voting strength: 1986 parliamentary elect... ...strative divisions: 4 divisions, 21 regions, 64 districts, 495 thanas (rural townships consisting of 4,472 unions or village groupings) Legal system: ... ...n population) and seven states (based on ethnic minorities), subdivided into townships, village-tracts (rural), and wards (urban) Legal system: People... ...ocratic Group (RDNP), Leslie Manigat Voting strength: new voter registration lists being compiled Communists: United Party of Haitian Communists (PUCH...

...There have been some significant changes in this edition. A new Geography section has replaced the former Land and Water sections. Entries in the new section include area (total and land), comparative area, land boundaries, coastline, maritime claims, boundary disp...

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Heroes of Unknown Seas and Savage Lands

By: J. W. Buel

... HEROES OF UNKNOWN SEAS AND SAVAGE LANDS By J. W. BUEL, Author of "The Beautiful Story," "The Story of Man," "The Living World," "Russ... ..." "The Story of Man," "The Living World," "Russia and Siberia," etc. A RECORD OF THE FINDING OF ALL LANDS And Descriptions of the First Visits Made ... ... OF AMERICA By the Viking Sea-Rovers, and Its Settlement by the Scandinavians in the Ninth Century. SUPPLEMENTED WITH THRILLING NARRATIVES OF VOYAG... ...HING INCIDENTS AND PERILOUS UNDERTAKINGS AMONG WILD BEASTS AND SAVAGE PEOPLE IN HEROIC EFFORTS FOR A RECLAMATION OF ALL LANDS TO CIVILIZATION, AND ... ... of Pytheas, the philosopher -- Tears of sorrowing sea-birds -- Discovery of a new world -- A wondrously profitable commerce -- A northwest passage --... ... that they lived in pretentious buildings having walls of stone, and that many towns and villages were established on and near the coast. They used sm... ...a ship the name of which begins with a letter S or 0, for he can recall a long list of vessels whose names began with these unlucky letters, and every... ...ave pushed the old sailor into the background; the world has no longer time to listen to his stories; the steam engine does his work, heaves his ancho... ...they found the country as luxuriant with fields of maize, and as populous with towns and villages as the level lands over which they had before passed...

...Thrilling narratives of voyages, discoveries, adventures, battles, darings and sufferings of the heroic characters, bold explorers and dauntless spirits who have made ocean history and established christian supremacy over the most savage lands of...

...The Rolling Stone of History. -- Surprising revelations -- Ancient Cities that are now no more -- Effects of Cataclysms upon the human race -- The rise and fall of nations -- Cave dwellers who became masters of the world -- The first boats -- ...

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The Williams Record

By: Student Media

...AMSTOWN, MASS., MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1907 NO. 1 THE HATCHET BURIED Conclusion of Hostilities Be- tween the Classes of 1909 and 1910 End of the March J7th... ...nd 1910 End of the March J7th Celebration —The Shirt-Tail Parade- Speeches of the Four Orators on the Old Campus When the four olnsseB joined hands an... ...on itself wns entirely suo- oessful, and despite its humorous side, tied a new itnot in tlie bond of ail Williams men. The parade, the fireworks, the ... ...wns entirely suo- oessful, and despite its humorous side, tied a new itnot in tlie bond of ail Williams men. The parade, the fireworks, the transparen... ...parts of a cus- tom tliftt is no empty formalitj. The Parade 1910 gathered in front of the opera house shortly after 7 o'clock, clad in night-shirts, ... ...lected for next year: President, W. H. Scarritt '08; vice-president. G. A. Townsend of Brown ; secretary and treasurer, R. W. Rice of Wesleyan. The ch... ...rfeit game to its credit; or, in other words, Williams will include in its list of game-scores at the end of next season both a victory over and a def... ...pposed the a|i- propriation of the money, while the chief advocate for the towns- people was Dr. John Bascom '49. Two Williams men were re elected to ... ...ion occur the league would immediately beco.me eligible for a place on the list of former leagues which have passed their period of usefulness, so far...

...ongest running independent newspaper at Williams is the Williams Record, a weekly broadsheet paper published on Wednesdays. The newspaper was founded in 1885, and now has a weekly circulation of 3,000 copies distributed in Williamstown, in addition to more than 600 subscribers across the country. The newspaper does not receive financial support from the college or from the...

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A Courageous Battle

By: Susan Bracken

...SUSAN BRACKEN Copyright © 2010 Susan Bracken. All rights reserved. No part of this print publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, ... ...ghts reserved. No part of this print publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electron... ..., mechanical, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author. ISBN: 978-0-9864879-1-0 The first part of this book (excludi... ..., is entirely coincidental and not intended by the author. The information in the Appendix of this book is offered on an “as is” basis, without warran... ...to accept suggestions for changes for future editions of this book and for listings on the website (www.susanbracken.ca) Distributed in Canada by: Dav... ...ked pathway with bro- ken tiles that led to her house and opened the door, listening. The silence echoed in her ears. She must be sleeping already. It... ...mb with self-loathing, she took her books up to her bed and lay down. This new hurt was tempered by the knowledge that boys were like that. In her sto... ...docked at one of the locks in the deep countryside, away from villages and towns. They cooked their supper on the boat and sat on shore sip- ping wine... ...Springs. I bussed and hiked into New South Wales where there are almost no towns, only set- 230 SUSAN BRACKEN tlers on ranches set far apart from eac...

...Lacey Wilson overcomes neglect in childhood and abuse in her first marriage to achieve fame and riches as a popular author, and finds true love and happiness with wealthy entrepreneur, Jake Edmonds. Then cancer strikes. Lacey is afraid of the pain and indi...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

... All rights reserved. This book, or any part thereof, may not be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission from: Lidija Rangelovs... ... and Musings: http://philosophos.tripod.com The Silver Lining – Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Films http://samvak.tripod.com/film.html Download f... ... http://samvak.tripod.com/freebooks.html Created by: LIDIJA RANGELOVSKA REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA C O N T E N T S I. A II. B III. C IV. D V... ... XXI. The Author A Abortion I. The Right to Life It is a fundamental principle of most moral theories that all human beings have a right to lif... ...Reductio ad absurdum: if, in the far future, research will unequivocally prove that listening to a certain kind of music or entertaining certain tho... ...scheme known as the stock exchange, this expectation is proportional to liquidity - new suckers - and volatility. Thus, the price of any given stock... ...Honderich, Ted, ed. - The Oxford Companion to Philosophy - Oxford University Press, New York, 1995 - p. 31) Anarchists are not opposed to organizat... ...s a serious study of the Jews and their role in history, past and present. Endless lists of prominent people of Jewish descent are produced in supp... ...(AA) correctly pointed out - women drivers tend to make more short journeys around towns and shopping centers and these involve frequent parking. H...

Cyclopedia of issues in economics analyzed through the prism of the economies of countries in transition, emerging markets, and developing countries.

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

... All rights reserved. This book, or any part thereof, may not be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission from: Lidija Rangelovs... ... and Musings: http://philosophos.tripod.com The Silver Lining – Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Films http://samvak.tripod.com/film.html Download f... ... http://samvak.tripod.com/freebooks.html Created by: LIDIJA RANGELOVSKA REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA C O N T E N T S I. A II. B III. C IV. D V... ... XXI. The Author A Abortion I. The Right to Life It is a fundamental principle of most moral theories that all human beings have a right to lif... ...Reductio ad absurdum: if, in the far future, research will unequivocally prove that listening to a certain kind of music or entertaining certain tho... ...scheme known as the stock exchange, this expectation is proportional to liquidity - new suckers - and volatility. Thus, the price of any given stock... ...Honderich, Ted, ed. - The Oxford Companion to Philosophy - Oxford University Press, New York, 1995 - p. 31) Anarchists are not opposed to organizat... ...s a serious study of the Jews and their role in history, past and present. Endless lists of prominent people of Jewish descent are produced in supp... ...(AA) correctly pointed out - women drivers tend to make more short journeys around towns and shopping centers and these involve frequent parking. H...

...Cyclopedia of issues in modern philosophy: The philosophy of science and religion, the cognitive sciences, cultural studies, aesthetics, art and literature, the philosophy of economics, the philosophy of psychology, and ethics....

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In the Days of the Comet

By: H. G. Wells

... COMET BY H. G. WELLS A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvani... ... G. WELLS A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univ... ...ty. This Por- table Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this docu- ment file, for any purpose, and in... ...e of any kind. Any person using this docu- ment file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State U... ... beautiful, and in some subtle quality, in this small difference and that, new to me and strange. They were in no fashion I could name, and the simple... ...hip came into being. (Swathinglea, Clayton, and Overcastle were contiguous towns, I should mention, in the great in- dustrial area of the Midlands.) W... ...turned to me. “Wouldn’t you like to see?” I had to look, and then I had to listen, how that this scarce- visible intruder was to be, was presently to ... ...a beerhouse or so, and round until all the valley in which four industrial towns lay crowded and confluent was overlooked. I will admit that with the ... ...want to start meetings of an evening on Howden’s Waste.” “You think they’d listen?” “They’d listen fast enough now.” “They didn’t before,” said Parloa...

...Excerpt: I saw a gray-haired man, a figure of hale age, sitting at a desk and writing: He seemed to be in a room in a tower, very high, so that through the tall window on his left one perceived only distances, a remote horizon of sea, a headland and that vague haze an...

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Life of John Coleridge Patteson : Missionary Bishop of the Melanesian Islands

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...Life of John Coleridge Patteson: Missionary Bishop of the Melanesian Islands By Charlotte Mary Yonge A Penn State Electronic C... ...lotte Mary Yonge A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Life of John Coleridge Patteson: Missionary Bishop of the Melanesian Islands by ... ...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. Life of John Coleridge Patteson: Missionary Bishop of the Melan... ...e boy’s sharp, stormy gusts of passion, and his mother’s steady refusal to listen to his ‘I will be good’ until she saw that he was really sorry for t... ... year that the Rev. George Augustus Selwyn was appointed to the diocese of New Zealand. Mrs. Selwyn’s parents had always been inti- mate with the Patt... ... his last examination for the Newcastle, in the spring of 1845. Before the list was given out he had written to his father that the Divinity papers we... ...s, so far as can be judged, exactly those most requisite for work in large towns. He could deal with individuals bet- ter than with masses, and his me... ...u ever talk to me about any of your English wa- tering-places and sea-port towns! No one knows anything about what an harbour can be for perfect beaut...

...Preface: There are of course peculiar advantages as well as disadvantages in endeavouring to write the life of one recently departed. On the one hand, the remembrances connected with him are far fresher; his contemporaries can he consulted, and...

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The War in the Air

By: H. G. Wells

...y H. G. Wells A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The War in the Air by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer... ...ICS SERIES PUBLICATION The War in the Air by H. G. Wells 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... ...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... ...e under notice to quit, the last patch of country in a district flooded by new and prbaa things. He did his best to console himself, to imagine matter... ... ULTIMATUM. BRITAIN MUST FIGHT. OUR INFATUATED WAR OFFICE STILL REFUSES TO LISTEN TO MR. BUTTERIDGE. GREAT MONO-RAIL DISASTER AT TIMBUCTOO. or this:— ... ...marsh to the left, at a minute wide prospect of weald and downland, at dim towns and harbours and rivers and rib- bon-like roads, at ships and ships, ... ...on. As he trailed, Bert saw ahead of him one of the most attractive little towns in the world—a cluster of steep gables surmounted by a high church to... ...rovidential. Last grace of Heaven. Like a sign. Hullo!” He stood still and listened. Outside there was a going to and fro of feet, a sound of distant ...

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The World Set Free

By: H. G. Wells

...ICS SERIES PUBLICATION The World Set Free by H. G. Wells 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 per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in... ...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 World Set Free by H. G. Wells, the Pennsylvania State Unive... ...nd flushed under his matted hair, gesticulating to his gaping, incredulous listener, gripping his wrist to keep him attentive, was the most marvellous... ...r valleys about the warm, temper- ate zone of the earth there were already towns and temples, a score of thousand years ago. They flourished unrecorde... ...n with the progress of the old stone age, but slow in comparison with this new age of systematic dis- covery in which we live. They did not very great... ... gas mantle—cer- tainly is; actinium. I feel that we are but beginning the list. And we know now that the atom, that once we thought hard and impenetr... ...airvoyant vision of this populated world as a whole, of all its cities and towns and villages, its high roads and the inns beside them, its gar- dens ...

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A Footnote to History

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...lication A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson 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... ...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. A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson, the Pennsylvan... .... In addition to the old conundrum, “Who is the king?” they had supplied a new one, “What is the vice-king?” Two royal lines; some cloudy idea of alte... ...11 Robert Louis Stevenson came to him upon a visit and took a fancy to his new posses- sion. “We have long been wanting a boat,” said they. “Give us t... ...e continued to strengthen himself in Leulumoenga, and Laupepa sat inactive listening to the song of consuls. Captain Brandeis. The new actor was Brand... ...ites were still to be seen running with their guns. All morning shots were listened for in vain; but over the top of the forest, far up the mountain, ... ...d destroy- ing gardens. The T amasese had at first evacuated several beach towns in succession, and were still in retreat on Lotoanuu; finding themsel...

...Preface: An affair which might be deemed worthy of a note of a few lines in any general history has been here expanded to the size of a volume or large pamphlet. The smallness of the scale, and the singularity of the manners and events and many of the characters, considere...

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Babbitt

By: Sinclair Lewis

...ic Classics Series Publication Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis 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... ...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. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, the Pennsylvania State University, E... ...sting them from the business center, and on the farther hills were shining new houses, homes—they seemed—for laughter and tranquillity. Over a concret... ...n’t we try something in poetry? Honest, it’d have wonderful pulling-power. Listen: ‘Mid pleasures and palaces, Wherever you may roam, You just prov... ...man who desired to lease a store-building for a pool-room; he ran over the list of home-leases which were about to expire; he sent Thomas Bywaters, a ... ...y that was too much—Lord, if the Old Folks— they live in one of these hick towns up-state and they simply can’t get onto the way a city fellow’s mind ... ...us reality. Chum Frink had recently been on a lecture-tour among the small towns, and he chuckled, “Awful good to get back to civilization! I certainl...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. The towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel and cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods. They were neither citadels nor churches, but frankly and beautifully office-buildings....

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In the Fourth Year Anticipations of a World Peace

By: H. G. Wells

...IN THE FOURTH YEAR Anticipations of a World Peace BY H. G. WELLS 1918 A Penn State Electronic Classics Serie... ...e BY H. G. WELLS 1918 A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace by H.G. Wells is a publi... ... Electronic Classics Series Publication In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace by H.G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State U... ...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... ...his phrase, The League of Nations, used to express the outline idea of the new world that will come out of the war. There can be no doubt that the phr... ...ant demo- cratic air; one sovereign state, one vote. Now let us run over a list of sovereign states and see to what this leads us. We find our list in... ...le prod- ucts in the world. I will not go in detail over the items of this list, because the reader can fill in the essentials of the argu- ment from ... ...n a posi- tion to commence day and night continuous attacks upon the Rhine towns. Not hour-long raids such as London knows, but week-long raids. Then ... ...sketched out in this war. We shall get big land ironclads which will smash towns. We shall get air offensives—let the experi- enced London reader thin...

...Excerpt: In the latter half of 1914 a few of us were writing that this war was a ?War of Ideas.? A phrase, ?The War to end War,? got into circulation, amidst much sceptical comment. It was a phrase powerful enough to sway many men, es...

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In the South Seas

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... In The South Seas by Robert Louis Stev... ... In The South Seas by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free ... ...ennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file... ...e associated with the Pennsylvania State University assumes any responsibility for the material contained within the document or for the file as an el... ...ds the close of ’89. By that time gratitude and habit were beginning to attach me to the is- lands; I had gained a competency of strength; I had made ... ...unded with the articulations of the mountains; and the isle and its unsub- stantial canopy rose and shimmered before us like a single mass. There was ... ...esist before he had divined the principles; and he was interested even to excitement by a type-writer, which he learned to work. When he departed he c... ...one after another all Marquesan arts and pleasures, has found them one after another tainted with a cannibal element, and one after another has placed... ...ill be blowing also, speeding the canoes; but the screen of bush completely intercepts it from the shore, and sleep and silence and com- panies of mos...

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What Is Man and Other Essays of Mark Twain

By: Mark Twain

...WHAT IS MAN? WHAT IS MAN? AND OTHER ESSAYS OF MARK TWAIN (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835 1910) What Is Man and Other ... ...Man and Other Essays by Mark T wain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...ge 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 docu ment or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. What Is Man and Other Essays by Mark T wain (Samuel L. Clemens... ...d, “I am told that you are a coward!” It was not he that turned over the new leaf—she did it for him. He must not strut around in the merit of it—i... ...s Mormons—and so on? Y.M. You may answer your question yourself. O.M. That list of sects is not a record of studies, searchings, seekings after light... ...ts to. O.M. Not if it find another that suits it better. As a rule it will listen to neither a dull speaker nor a bright one. It refuses all persuasio... ...apoleons. Anything to get notoriety; any thing to set the village, or the township, or the city, or the State, or the nation, or the planet shouting,... ... kick ing themselves, acquired by practice in the back streets of the two towns when other people were in bed; for back they must go over that unspea...

............................................................................................................................................ 4 THE DEATH OF JEAN ............................................................................................................................................ 75 THE TURNING-POINT OF MY LIFE ...............................................

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Diana of the Crossways

By: George Meredith

...George Meredith A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith is a publication of the Pennsylvania St... ...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... ...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. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith, the Pennsylvania Sta... ...is more, the beautiful creature can talk.’ He wondered, for she was young, new to society. Subsequently he is rather ashamed of his wonderment, and ac... ...e case, and discreetly, over-discreetly; and pictures the trial, tells the list of witnesses, records the verdict: so the case went, and some thought ... ...or chatter was disregarded. It was visible that the hero of the night hung listening and in expectation. He and the Beauty were named to one another, ... ...auty, I love sim- plicity. All that will be destroyed by the refuse of the towns flooding the land—barring accidents, as Lukin says. There seems nothi... ...ave already exchanged opinions on the subject. Simplicity must go, and the townsman meet his equal in the countryman. As for beauty, I would sacrifice...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. Of Diaries and Diarists Touching The Heroine. Among the diaries beginning with the second quarter of our century, there is frequent mention of a lady then becoming famous for her beauty and her wit: ?an unusual combination,? ...

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The Prime Minister

By: Anthony Trollope

...eries Publication The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope 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... ...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 Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope, the Pennsylvania State ... ...back of a building, in which there sat at a desk a greasy gentleman with a new hat on one side of his head, who might perhaps be about forty years old... ...thanks. The many who fail sit idly for hours, undergoing the weary task of listening to platitudes, and enjoy in return the now absolutely valueless p... ...ed for her love. And he had even taken the trouble to allure Dick, and had listened to and had talked whole pages out of “Bell’s Life”. On his own beh... ...n of the country suffrage, with some slight redistri- bution of seats. The towns with less than 20,000 inhabitants were to take in some increased port... ...borough by splitting the Liberal interest with their much respected fellow-townsman, Mr Du Boung. In the course of the evening he did copy that letter...

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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... ...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. Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville, the Pennsylvania St... ...the pacific ocean.” By Owen Chace of Nantucket, First Mate of said vessel. New York, 1821. “A mariner sat in the shrouds one night, The wind was pip- ... ...s mast- 56 Moby Dick head and sit on the hatches there where you sit, and listen as you listen, while some one of you reads me that other and more aw... ...ptain Ahab; doesn’t speak much; but, when he does speak, then you may well listen. Mark ye, be forewarned; Ahab’s above the common; Ahab’s been in col... ... than that great captain of antiquity who boasted of taking as many walled towns. And, as for me, if, by any possibility, there be any as yet undiscov... ...led waters, I had lost the miserable warping memories of traditions and of towns. Long I gazed at that prodigy of plumage. I cannot tell, can only hin...

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The Mirror of the Sea

By: Joseph Conrad

...eph Conrad A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univ... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in... ...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 Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad, the Pennsylvania State ... ...hen the great soul of the world turned over with a heavy sigh, a perfectly new, extra-stout foresail vanish like a bit of some airy stuff much lighter... ... And so on and so on, the ship meanwhile rushing on her way with a heavier list, a noisier splutter, a more threatening hiss of the white, almost blin... ...th the man on board, but it was hopeless for Captain S- to try to make his new iron clipper equal the feats which made the old Tweed a name of praise ... ...harves, they felt themselves no captives, but honoured guests. XXXIV THESE TOWNS of the Antipodes, not so great then as they are now, took an interest... ...inamen (Sun-kum-on’s was not bad), is heard at regular in- tervals. I have listened for hours to this most perti- nacious pedlar (I wonder whether he ...

...Excerpt: Landfall and departure mark the rhythmical swing of a seaman?s life and of a ship?s career. From land to land is the most concise definition of a ship?s earthly fate. A ?Departure? is not what a vain people of landsmen may think. The term ?Landfall? is more easily understoo...

...Contents: I. Landfalls and Departures IV. Emblems of Hope VII. The Fine Art X. Cobwebs and Gossamer XIII. The Weight of the Burden XVI. Overdue and Missing XX. The Grip of the Land XXII. The Character of the Foe XXV. Rules of East and West...

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