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Desert Dreams

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

... genie-woman. Who was she to compete against such odds, such deeply rooted alliances and bonds? Therese wondered. Except a plain old, over-sexed, gard... ...thful disciple and an inventive teacher, an old-fashioned chauvinist and a progressive liberal. Packed within this wholly perfect and flawed intuitive...

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

By: H. G. Wells

...tion, an unprofitable and wasting disease, is to deny that conception of a progressive scheme and rightness which we have taken as our basis of belief... ...O OTHERHOOD THERHOOD THERHOOD THERHOOD THERHOOD The idea of organizing the progressive elements in the social chaos into a regular developing force is... ...In doing so I think I overlooked altogether too much how heterogeneous all progressive thought and progressive people must be. In my “Modern Utopia” I... ...nds, too, we must all participate. But the order of the Samurai as a great progressive force controlling a multitude of lives right down to their inti... ...ces at work are saturated now with the conception of evolution, of secular progressive development, as opposed to the revo- lutionary idea. Only a ver... ...ptional persons in every genera- tion, to drive many of them into a forced alliance with real crime and embittered rebellion against custom and the la... ... repentant blunderer and by mercy to save the lesser sinner from desperate alliance with the greater. That is the broad rule, and it is as much as we ... ...hers. Lovers a little exhausting their mutual interest find a fillip in an alliance against the world. They bury their talent of under- standing and s...

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The Count of Monte Cristo Voulume One

By: Alexandre Dumas

...an’s oldest friends, and chamberlain to the Comte d’Artois, “that the Holy Alliance purpose removing him from thence?” “Yes; they were talking about i... ...“Well,” said the marquise, “it seems probable that, by the aid of the Holy Alliance, we shall be rid of Napoleon; and we must trust to the vigilance o... ...ed by his majesty’s principal chamberlain touching the sin- gularity of an alliance between the son of a Girondin and the daugh- ter of an officer of ... ...tunity. If the emperor remained on the throne, Gerard required a different alliance to aid his career; if Louis XVIII. returned, the influence of M. d... ...on of francs for his release; the second, two; the third, three; and so on progressively. He is now in his fifth year of captivity; he will ask to spe... ...ad not a daughter, that he might have bound Edmond to him by a more secure alliance. At seven o’clock in the evening all was ready, and at ten minutes... ... a man would habituate himself more easily than in a warm latitude to this progressive absorption of poison?” “Certainly; it being at the same time pe...

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Heartsease or Brother's Wife

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...sterly friendship. His spirits were in that state of revival when a mutual alliance would have greatly added to the enjoyment of both; but Theodora ha... ...ure of beau- tiful scenery, the watchful care of her kind brother, and the progressive improvement of her babe, produced the desired effect; and when ...

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One of Our Conquerors

By: George Meredith

...rmerly, in his very early youth, he clasped a dream of gain- ing way to an alliance with one of these great surrounding houses; and he had a passion f... ...without a word. Mr. Pempton believed that the Vegetarian movement was more progressive in England than in other lands, but he was at the disadvantage ... ...it is more serviceable to party than agree- able to country; and where the alliance of men and women binds a loving couple, of whom one is a torrent o... ...rther news, corroborative and consecutive, to show the action of things as progressive. Fenellan had sunk into his usual apathy:—and might plead the i... ...as impossible for him to speak the torments of those days of the monstrous alliance. The 111 George Meredith heavens were cognizant. He pleaded his c... ...sure you, my love, he touched chords.’ ‘Did he allude to advantages in the alliance with him?’ Nataly asked smoothly. ‘His passion—nothing else. Candi... ...erchants, whose preference for the plain positive, upon the question of an alliance between families by marriage, lends them for once a resemblance to... ...ow here!’ Skepsey had rushed across an open space to intercept a leisurely progressive man, whose hat was of the shape Victor knew; and the man wore t...

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Catherine de Medici

By: Honoré de Balzac

...for making it. In spite of all ap- parent changes in his conduct (for this alliance naturally af- fected it somewhat) he remained faithful to the popu... ...innocence. Catherine then heard officially from the Pope’s own lips of the alliance reserved for her. The Duke of Albany had been able to do no more t... ...e an interest in his death, for Francois I. was negotiating for his son an alliance which would assuredly have aggrandized France. The count’s confess... ...supported by a powerful party,—the Catholic party,—and by the two powerful alliances Diane had made in marrying one daughter to Robert de la Mark, Duc... ... insult to the favorite. Diane’s greatest ambition was for the honor of an alliance with the royal family of France. The hand of her second daughter (... ...they died, and, above all, the impres- sion produced upon the crowd by the progressive diminu- tion of the chanting voices, superseded the fear inspir...

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Theological Essays and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...ceiving the bad effect produced upon the meeting by this rhapsody, and the progressive confusion of the speaker, I whis- pered (pulling his coat gentl... ...es of warfare— offensive and defensive; the financial means, the available alliances, and other resources, are with so much difficulty appraised—in or... ...ands on common ground; but how this mode of shedding terror can borrow any alliance from chapels, from ruins, from monastic piles, from Inquisi- tion ... ... 131 Thomas de Quincey the strongest barrier (viz., that against Mahometan alliances) is known to have given way, as in other cases innumerable, but f... ...hurch. But that did not hinder alli- ances, and ambitious attempts at such alliances, with their Venetian masters in the most distinguished of the Gre... ...e self-styled Evangelicals), he despised them so profoundly as to make all alliance between them impossible. He hated also many indi- viduals; but, no...

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Scenes from a Courtesans Life

By: Honoré de Balzac

...e succeed! How noble a task is that which has no instrument but love! Such alliances, made famous by the example of Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, Alcibi... ... good family, in whose favor the King will grant this distinction. Such an alliance will get Lucien on in the world and at Court. This boy, of whom I ... ...han four daughters to provide for. No one doubted that in honor of such an alliance the King would revive for Lucien the title of Marquis. This distin... ...can come to you will be death, which you 75 Balzac now wish to meet.” The alliance between these two beings, who were to be- come one, as it were, wa... ...d Justice, are lowered in this nineteenth century, which asserts itself as progressive in all things. “And why should you never be promoted?” said Ame... ...hese hapless creatures danger lies everywhere; excepting in the case of an alliance as ominous as the prison where it was formed, they dare not trust ...

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Another Study of Woman

By: Honoré de Balzac

...acle in the way of this prospect, this distin- guished life, this splendid alliance. Ah! Charlotte, some day you will do me justice by discovering how... ...ied de Marsay. “For very nearly fifty years we have been looking on at the progressive ruin of all social distinctions. We ought to have saved our wom...

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Gulliver's Travels

By: Jonathan Swift

... our being Chris tians and Protestants, of neighbouring countries in strict alliance, that he would move the captains to take some pity on us. This i... ...d by men, who were able (as it should seem) to raise or sink, or put it into progressive motion, as they pleased. But not being at that time in a disp... ...voy age lasted four days and a half. I was not in the least sensible of the progressive motion made in the air by the island. On the second morning, ... ... south eastward of Japan, about a hundred leagues distant. There is a strict alliance between the Japanese emperor and the king of Luggnagg; which aff... ... ions himself, and kill, imprison, or banish, the prince he came to relieve. Alliance by blood, or marriage, is a frequent cause of war between prince... ...ith hatred, disgust, and contempt; and the more, by reflect ing on the near alliance I had to them. For although, since my unfortunate exile from the...

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Adventures in the South Seas

By: Herman Melville

...eys. With one of them, from whom he first received overtures, he formed an alliance, and became what he now was, the military leader of the tribe, and... ...e brought us troops of “tayos,” or 133 Melville friends, eager to form an alliance after the national custom, and do our slightest bidding. The reall... ... A few very brief extracts will enable the reader to mark for himself what progressive improvement, if any, has taken place. Nor must it be overlooked... ...ing, being unwilling to entangle themselves 177 Melville in a matrimonial alliance, however splendid in point of fam- ily. Tonoi’s men, the fishermen... ...r, an island about one hundred miles from T ahiti. This proving an unhappy alliance, the pair were soon afterwards divorced. The present husband of th...

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The Portrait of a Lady

By: Henry James

...t have coarser tastes than that. You see they’re very luxurious, and these progressive ideas are about their biggest luxury. They make them feel moral... ...rt of way. The com- mon lot? Why, I’m devoted to the common lot! Strike an alliance with me, and I promise you that you shall have plenty of it. You s... ...or the first time in England, several months ago, and we struck up a grand alliance. I like her immensely, and I do what I don’t do every day— I admir... ...r, to think that he had taken it into his head to marry her niece. Such an alliance, on Isabel’s part, would have 289 Henry James an air of almost mo... ...ing to grudge to Henrietta’s violated conscience. Osmond had thought their alliance a kind of monstrosity; he couldn’t imagine what they had in common... ...rre- spondents appeared to him a part of the natural scheme of things in a progressive country, and though he never read their letters he supposed tha...

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Typee a Romance of the South Seas

By: Herman Melville

...moved from each other. In the one is shown the result of long centuries of progressive Civilization and refinement, which have gradually converted the... ... as it is termed with us, might have been followed by an immediate nuptial alliance. At any rate, I have more than one reason to believe that tedious ... ...hiefly prize. They have at least twenty different terms to express as many progressive stages in the growth of the nut. Many of them reject the fruit ...

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In the South Seas

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...e. Here, then, we have one side of the case. Man-eating among kindly men, child-murder among child-lovers, in- dustry in a race the most idle, inventi... ...ption had caused much excitement in the vil- lage; it made the strangers popular. Paaaeua, in his difficult posture of appointed chief, drew strength ... ...metimes from the midst of the roof, an aerial whistling proceeds, appalling to the in- experienced. This, it appears, is the language of the dead; its...

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Of Human Bondage

By: Somerset Maugham

...of a man educated at a great public school. While he pointed out the great alliances which his ances- tors had formed, Philip amused himself by won- d... ...so that there might be room for dancing, and smaller ones were set out for progressive whist. “The ‘eads ‘ave to get there early ,” said Mrs. Hodges. ... ...ind you, she’s not a bad sort, she’s not like what some are.” After supper progressive whist was played. This was very noisy , and there was a great d...

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Guy Mannering

By: Sir Walter Scott

...ngowan, and who indeed derived their principal claim of gentility from the alliance, were now disposed to pay to their trees of gene- alogy a tribute,... ... they now cultivate arts unknown to the former generation, not only in the progressive improvement of their possessions, but in all the comforts of li...

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Cousin Betty

By: Honoré de Balzac

...lgiojoso, who will represent in this “Human Comedy” the close and constant alliance between Italy and France, to which Bandello did honor in the same ... ... in consequence, partly, of the loneliness of the neighborhood, and of the alliance, to which their neces- sities had led, between them and the doorke... ...tted, as a respectful son yields to the tyr- anny of a mother. The strange alliance seemed to be the out- come of a strong will acting constantly on a... ...- claim the many merits of the lady of the house. Scandal is the true Holy Alliance in Paris. T ake that as an axiom. Inter- ests invariably fall asun... ...-deal- ers grow rich, it is generally not so much by trade as through some alliance between the shop and rural thrift. A large 138 Cousin Betty propo... ...and Victorin Hulot. These two politicians were trying to form a nucleus of progressives in the loose array of the Conservative Party. Giraud himself o...

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Ten Years Later

By: Alexandre Dumas

... England, sire, and not of Charles II. It was doubtless wrong, from a family point of view, to sign a treaty with a man who had cut off the head of th... ..., would you approve of England’s sending to the United Provinces or to Spain a regiment, a company, a squadron even, of English gentlemen? Would you t... ...ld be separated you would no longer think of me.” “Dear Marie, is it then to-day only that you have discov- ered we are surrounded by people intereste... ...: Lambert demanded a profession of faith from his rival. The latter declared he had no other opinion than that of the majority. Lambert asked if it wo... ...ening, monsieur le prince,” said the minister, in a careless tone; “it is very kind of you to visit an old sick friend.” “A friend!” murmured the Comt... ...e refalling stone. Every time, the stone, abandoned by them, sunk deeper into the damp earth, which rendered the operation more and more difficult. A ...

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Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from George Washington to Bill Clinton

...tical; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, en tangling alliances with none; the support of the State governments in all their ri... ... preservation of our forts, arsenals, and dockyards, and the introduction of progressive im provements in the discipline and science of both branches... ...mpatible with our welfare and the prin ciples of our Government. We decline alliances as ad verse to our peace. We desire commercial relations on eq... ... to promise anything but harmony in their intercourse or permanency in their alliance, and yet for ages neither has been interrupted. Content with the... ...ustice should char acterize all our intercourse with foreign countries. All alliances having a tendency to jeopard the welfare and honor of our count... ...at the same time freedom from alarm on the part of those pursuing proper and progressive business meth ods, further legislative and executive action ... ...e split vote for President Taft’s Republican ticket and Theodore Roosevelt’s Progressive Party. The Governor of New Jersey and former Princeton Univer... ... There is no short road to the realization of these as pirations. Ours is a progressive people, but with a de termination that progress must be base... ...become portents of disaster! Prosperity already tests the persistence of our progressive purpose. Let us ask again: Have we reached the goal of our vi...

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Celt and Saxon

By: George Meredith

...and she wished to defend her cousin from the charge of contracting such an alliance, but Patrick’s face had brightened out of a gloom of stupefaction;... ...home, and who certainly would not have dreamed of contracting the abhorred alliance had she been breathing the air of common sense peculiar to her nat... ...ing her father’s paint- ing of him), he was almost interesting through his alliance:— an example of how much earth the worshipper can swallow when he ... ...him credit 118 Celt and Saxon for sound opinions: he was moderate, merely progressive. When it was added that the man had the habit of taking counsel... ...ast endurance. She had grounds for fearing that John, who might step to an alliance with any one of the proudest houses in the King- dom, would marry ... ...metimes to com- mand, the captain by the prophetic intimations of a holier alliance, a more illumined prescience. Reefs here, shallows there, yonder a...

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes Volume Three

By: Edgar Allan Poe

...ms, may be found, upon minute philological scrutiny, to betray either some alliance with the chasms themselves, or some reference to the Ethiopian cha... ...nguage, made their way into my heart by paces so steadily and stealth- ily progressive that they have been unnoticed and unknown. Y et I believe that ...

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

...world; in North America, in Europe, and in China; which renders it rapidly progressive in the first, slow and gradual in the second, and altogether st... ... public prosperity. It deserves to be remarked, perhaps, that it is in the progressive state, while the society is advancing to the further acquisitio... ...e. It is hard in the stationary, and miserable in the declining state. The progressive state is, in reality, the cheerful and the hearty state to all ... ...institutions, therefore, never disturbed the natural course of things, the progressive wealth and increase of the towns would, in every political soci... ...intain ministers in foreign countries, where the purposes either of war or alliance would not have required any. The commerce of the T ur- key company... ...pal branches of the house of Bourbon in a much stricter and more permanent alliance than the ties of blood could ever have united them. Joint-stock co...

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Life of Johnson

By: James Boswell

...gain. This rare charm the book owes in large mea- sure to its creator. THE ALLIANCE OF author with subject in Boswell’s Johnson is one of the happiest... ...took the charge of an edition of those Essays at Edinburgh, which followed progressively the London publication. This year he wrote to the same gentle... ...dvantages of Ox- ford for learning. ‘There is here, Sir, (said he,) such a progressive emulation. The students are anxious to appear well to their tut... ...swell’s Life of Johnson been carried on. In this war the smaller powers in alliance with him were of course led to en- gage, at least on the defensive...

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Notes on Life and Letters

By: Joseph Conrad

...f Satan), the simple old saint lent his ear to the subtle arguments of the progressive enemy of mankind. The venerable St. Mael fell away from grace b... .... Meanwhile till the time comes when there will be no frontiers, there are alliances so shamelessly based upon the exigencies of suspicion and mistrus... ...rd hint- ing tentatively at a possible re-grouping of European Powers. The alliance of the three Empires is sup- posed possible. And it may be possibl... ...of Europe which merges into Asia. No principle be- ing involved in such an alliance of mere expediency, it would never be allowed to stand in the way ... ...ne in the character of a friend he en- tered deliberately into a treaty of alliance with the Republic, and then, before the ink was dry, tore it up in... ...nother danger sprang up, a danger arising naturally from the new political alliances dividing Europe into two armed camps. It was the danger of silenc...

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The Noble Qur'An

By: Rev. J. M. Rodwell

...that the Law existed before the Creation. Midr. Jalkut, 7. 8 That is, the progressive conquests of the Muslims trench more and more on the territorie... ...who are as your own flesh. 36 T wo Jewish tribes (Koreidha and Nadhir) in alliance with certain Arab tribes who were at war, destroyed one another’s ... ...e apostle exhorteth you to believe in your Lord, and He hath accepted your alliance–if ye are true believers? He it is who hath sent down clear tokens... ...believer; and if he be of a people between whom and yourselves there is an alliance, then let the blood-money be paid to his family, and let him set f... ...nd the whore shall not marry other than a whoremonger or an idolater. Such alliances are forbidden to the faithful. They who defame virtuous women, 2 ... ...n religion. We make clear our signs to those who understand. But if, after alliance made, they break their oaths and revile your religion, then do bat...

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Proposed Roads to Freedom

By: Bertrand Russell

...pectre of Communism. All the Powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre—Pope and Czar, Metternich and Guizot, Fre... ...ived in Italy, where he founded in 1864 an “International Fraternity” or “ Alliance of Socialist Revolution- aries.” This contained men of many countr... ...zerland, where in the following year he helped to found the “International Alliance of So-cialist Democracy,” of which he drew up the program. This pr... ...a good succinct resume of his opinions:— 36 Proposed Roads to Freedom The Alliance declares itself atheist; it desires the definitive and entire abol... ... of free associations, both agricultural and industrial. The International Alliance of Socialist Democracy desired to become a branch of the Internati... ...ience of the way in which the power of the State can be employed against a progressive minority. This experience has led them to abandon altogether th... ...tic State Socialism it is to be feared that science would soon cease to be progressive and acquired a medieval respect for authority. But under a free...

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Bride of Lammermoor

By: Sir Walter Scott

...reer, proved instantly fatal. Stumbling forward with a hideous bellow, the progressive force of his previous motion, rather than any op- eration of hi... ... party now in power, with whom she main- tained a close correspondence and alliance; and that she hated, without fearing, the Ravenswood family (whose... ...poned against the attainder. Lord Ravenswood was an ancient title, and the alliance would, in some measure, legitimate his own possession of the great... ...e could conceive no other reason for a proceeding so extraordinary than an alliance betwixt the houses, and Ravenswood Castle assigned for the young l... ...esire in a match more than the sopiting of a very dangerous claim, and the alliance of a son-in-law, noble, brave, well-gifted, and highly connected; ... ...erclouded his fancy. In those features, so simply sweet, he could trace no alliance with the pinched visage of the peak-bearded, black-capped Puri- 1...

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