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New Swiss Family Robinson, The

By: Owen Wister

A parody of its famous predecessor, this short piece was written by Owen Wister for the Harvard Lampoon (Summary by David Wales)

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Ten Thousand Year Old Boats Found on Britain's Hillsides : One of the - 13 Ancient Things that Don't Make Sense in History

By: Robert John Langdon

...Have you ever wondered what civilisation brought the Bluestones 200 miles from Wales to Stonehenge? Or the reason why they undertook this monumental task? Then this book is a must for you. Robert John Langdon takes you back 10,000 years to a time when the last Ice Age melted leaving a series of smaller ...

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The Life and Death of King Richard the Second

By: William Shakespeare

...m the last of noble Edwards sonnes, 819 Of whom thy Father Prince of Wales was first, 820 In warre was neuer Lyon rag’d more fierce: 821 ...

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Le Morte Darthur

By: Thomas Malory

...to his hand. For there were many kings within the realm of England, and in Wales, Scotland, and Cornwall. So it befell on a time when King Arthur was ... ... came a knight and told the king tidings how that the King Rience of North Wales had reared a great number of people, and were entered into the land, ... ...o Swords and Balan his brother, and brought with them King Rience of North Wales, and there delivered him to the porters, and charged them with him; a...

...thur his son, the which had great war in his days for to get all England into his hand. For there were many kings within the realm of England, and in Wales, Scotland, and Cornwall. So it befell on a time when King Arthur was at London, there came a knight and told the king tidings how that the King Rience of North Wales had reared a great number of people, and were entered...

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Ulysses S. Grant

By: Owen Wister

...pamphlet size. The author is famous for his stories of the Old West, but he also wrote a substantial body of nonfiction literature. (Summary by David Wales)...

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Le Morte Darthur

By: Thomas Malory

...o make war, and to aid after their power; that is to wit, the lord of West Wales promised to bring thirty thousand men, and Sir Uwaine, Sir Ider his s... ...tressed many of our knights, among whom was slain Sir Gherard, a knight of Wales. Then our knights took heart to them, and slew many Saracens. And the...

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Le Morte Darthur

By: Thomas Malory

...r Ector de Maris, that had seven years sought all En- gland, Scotland, and Wales, seeking his brother, Sir Launcelot. 27 Le Morte Darthur – Book Twen...

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A Shropshire Lad

By: Alfred Edward Housman

...English gate: The vanquished eve, as night prevails, Bleeds upon the road to Wales. Ages since the vanquished bled Round my mother’s marriage bed; 10 ...

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The Life of Henry the Fifth

By: William Shakespeare

...aptiu’d, by the hand 946 Of that black Name, Edward, black Prince of Wales: 947 Whiles that his Mountaine Sire, on Mountaine standing 948 ... ... your Maiesty) and your great Vncle Edward the Placke 2624 Prince of Wales, as I haue read in the Chronicles, fought 2625 a most praue pattl...

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Aaron's Rod

By: D. H. Lawrence

...blind. Awful affair. But the children are awfully nice children. Prince of Wales awfully nice, almost too nice. Prince Henry smart boy, too—oh, a smar... ... wonderful—Queen Victoria?” And so, by light transitions, to the Prince of Wales at the front, and thus into the trenches. And then Herbertson was on ... ...nciated words, in a public-school manner, but with a strong twang of South Wales. “Why, Angus,” came the graceful voice of Francis, “I 190 Aaron’s Ro...

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The War in the Air

By: H. G. Wells

...University of London, and while working upon the auriferous rocks of North Wales, after a brief holiday spent in agitating for women’s suffrage, she h... ...rifting along, and such encounters became more fre- quent as he got out of Wales into England. Amidst all this wreckage they were still campaigning. H...

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War and the Future; Italy, France and Britain at War

By: H. G. Wells

...mpression let me repeat a pleasant story about this king and our Prince of Wales, who recently visited the Italian front. The Prince is a source of an...

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Essays of Travel

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... was with Mr. Jones. I thought him a Scotsman who had been long to sea; and yet he was from Wales, and had been most of his life a blacksmith at an in...

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In the Days of the Comet

By: H. G. Wells

...stened sullenly to his talk with Miss Ramell, and saw only, as they say in Wales, with the front of my eyes, the small flat drawer that had, it seemed...

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20, 000 Leagues under the Sea

By: Jules Verne

...els too?” asked the Canadian. “Yes, mussels of certain waters in Scotland, Wales, Ire- land, Saxony, Bohemia, and France.” “Good! For the future I sha...

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Men of Harlech

By: Talhaiarn ; John Jones

...on Welsh Melodies with the Welsh lyrics by the Welsh poet John Jones (Talhaiarn). A version translated by John Oxenford was published in The Songs of Wales in 1873 with music edited by Brinley Richards. This is the version recorded in this week's poetry project....

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In the Midst of Life; Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

By: Ambrose Bierce

... anticipate and parallel Ernest Hemingway's later arrival, whereas the civilian tales later influence horror writers. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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Phillips Brooks

By: Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe

...degree by the University of Oxford, England (1885). He is known for being the lyricist of O Little Town of Bethlehem. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)...

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Faces and Places

By: Henry W. Lucy

...terest in the 1871 trial of the Tichborne Claimant; The Battle of Merthyr contains an eye-witness account of the Merthyr Riots of 1831; The Prince of Wales paints a portrait of the future King Edward VII.<P/>Lucy, who also wrote as Toby, M.P. for the satirical magazine Punch, loved to poke gentle fun, particularly at the establishment, and this is especially evident in A P...

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The World Factbook: 1987

By: Central Intelligence Agency

...nistrative divisions: 3 districts Legal system: based on laws of England and Wales with a small number adopted from Jamaica and The Bahamas; constitu-... ...000 Jewish (registered) Language: English, Welsh (about 26% of population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland) Infant mortali... ...onarchy Capital: London Administrative divisions: 54 counties in England and Wales, 12 regions in Scotland and islands area, 26 districts in Northern ...

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Heroes of Unknown Seas and Savage Lands

By: J. W. Buel

...tist, John Reinhold Foster and his son, naturalists, William Baily and William Wales, astronomers, and a historiographer. IN A REGION OF INTENSE COLD.... ...third; all except one were broken by the fall, or in some measure defaced. Mr. Wales measured this one, and found it to be fifteen feet in length, and...

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A Child's History of England

By: Charles Dickens

...who gave battle to the Romans, with his army, among the mountains of North Wales. ‘This day,’ said he to his sol diers, ‘decides the fate of Britain!... ...y had innocently invited over as friends, retired Charles Dickens 21 into Wales and the adjacent country; into Devonshire, and into Cornwall. Those p... ...at Alfred, and governed England well. He re duced the turbulent people of Wales, and obliged them to pay him a tribute in money, and in cattle, and t... ...f a Danish prince, Constantine King of the Scots, and the people of North Wales, he broke and defeated in one great battle, long fa mous for the vas... ...f the open country, hid themselves in the mountains of Charles Dickens 37 Wales when they were not attacking travellers and animals, that the tribute... ... that offered him a chance of improving his fortunes. There were, in South Wales, two A Child’s Histroy of England 108 other broken knights of the sa... ...n away; because no resistance was shown. He made another ex pedition into Wales—whence he did run away in the end: but not before he had got from th... ...nobles, who were by this time in revolt against the King, and assembled in Wales. He was finally pardoned and restored to his estates, but he lived pr... ...n he came home, was, to unite under one Sovereign England, Scot land, and Wales; the two last of which countries had each a little king of its own, a...

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Henry Iv, Part 2 Shakespeare’S

By: William Shakespeare

... the Presenter. KING HENRY : the Fourth. (KING HENRY IV:) PRINCE HENRY OF WALES : (PRINCE HENRY:) afterwards KING HENRY V. THOMAS, DUKE OF CLARENCE ... ...e your lordship, I hear his majesty is returned with some discomfort from Wales. Lord Chief Justice : I talk not of his majesty: you would not come... ...w, Master Gower, what news? GOWER: The king, my lord, and Harry Prince of Wales Are near at hand: the rest the paper tells. FALSTAFF: As I am a gent... ...nst Northumberland and the Archbishop. FALSTAFF: Comes the king back from Wales, my noble lord? Lord Chief Justice : You shall have letters of me pr... ...taff, knight, to the son of the king, nearest his father, Harry Prince of Wales, greeting. Why, this is a certificate. PRINCE HENRY : Peace! POINS... .... Now, the Lord bless that sweet face of thine! O, Jesu, are you come from Wales? FALSTAFF: Thou whoreson mad compound of majesty, by this light fles... ...ege, Who undertook to sit and watch by you. KING HENRY IV : The Prince of Wales! Where is he? let me see him: He is not here. Henry 4th, Part 2, Act ...

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The Tragedy of Richard the Third

By: William Shakespeare

...ther, to make him a King. 668 Edward thy Sonne, that now is Prince of Wales, 669 For Edward our Sonne, that was Prince of Wales, 670 D... ...ncely Richmond now? 3358 Chri. At Penbroke, or at Hertford West in Wales. 3359 Der. What men of Name resort to him. 3360 Chri....

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Underwoods

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...he faithfu’ French, an’ twa-three mair; The auld prezentor, hoastin’ sair, Wales out the portions, An’ yirks the tune into the air Wi’ queer contortio...

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King Henry Vi, Part Iii

By: William Shakespeare

...bout 1591 1592) DRAMATIS PERSONAE KING HENRY : the Sixth. EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES : his son. (PRINCE ED WARD:) KING LEWIS XI : King of France. (KING...

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Beauchamp's Career

By: George Meredith

...men in England; some parts of Norfolk, and a spot or two in Cumberland and Wales, and the island over there, I know thoroughly. Those Jutes have turne... ...yond the merely womanly. Thus she was assisted to endure a journey down to Wales, where Nevil would surely not be. She passed a Winter with- out seein... ...oin, for services rendered by him on a trying occasion among the miners in Wales during the first spring month. ‘I dare say he can speak effectively t... ...rench gunpow- der notions in his head. He works for us down at the mine in Wales a good part of the year, and has tided us over a threat- ening strike... ...nk that she sees you as you are, more than in what you do. They are now in Wales. They will be in town after Easter. Then you must expect that her fee... ...on the benefit to health of a change of scene. ‘We have just returned from Wales,’ she said. He remarked that it was hardly a change to be within shot... ...soon after our return. We have been travelling incessantly. The cottage in Wales is not home. It is hardly fair to Mount Laurels to quit it without ob... ...fully to poor Blackburn T uckham, who was to be dropped at a town in South Wales, and de- scended greenish to his cabin as soon as they had crashed on...

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What Is Coming a Forecast of Things after the War

By: H. G. Wells

...e, in which rents are to be sent up and wages down, while the old feuds of Wales and Ireland, ancient theological and sec- tarian jealousies and babyi...

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Collected Poems of Alexander Pope : The Reader's Library, Volume 12

By: Alexander Pope; Neil Azevedo, Editor

...f St. Francis Xavier On a Picture of Queen Caroline Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog Which I Gave to His Royal Highness Frederick, Prince of Wales Lines Written in Evelyn’s Book on Coins Epigram (“Did Milton’s prose...”) Epigram (“Should Dennis print...”) Mr. J. M. Smythe Epigram on Mr. Moore’s Going to Law with Mr. Giliver Epigram (“A gold watch found...”) ...

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Pentecost of Calamity, The

By: Owen Wister

...r, and that you can pay too high a price for peace; but that you cannot pay too high for the finding and keeping of your own soul.” (Summary by David Wales)...

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William Shakespeares King Henry Iv, Part 1

By: William Shakespeare

...ATIS PERSONAE KING HENRY : the Fourth. (KING HENRY IV:) HENRY, Prince of Wales: (PRINCE HENRY:) and J OHN of Lancaster: LANCASTER : Sons of Henry... ... charge set down But yesternight: when all athwart there came A post from Wales loaden with heavy news; Whose worst was, that the noble Mortimer, Lea... ...CT I SCENE II: London. An apartment of the Prince’s. [Enter the PRINCE OF WALES and FALSTAF F.] FALSTAFF: Now, Hal, what time of day is it, lad? PRI... ...gall and pinch this Bolingbroke: And that same sword and buckler Prince of Wales, But that I think his father loves him not And would be glad he met w... ...take it already upon their sal vation, that though I be but the prince of Wales, yet I am king of courtesy; and tell me flatly I am no proud Jack, l... ... flock of wild geese, I’ll never wear hair on my face more. You Prince of Wales! PRINCE HENRY : Why, you whoreson round man, what’s the matter? FALS... ...ourt in the morning. That same mad fel low of the north, Percy, and he of Wales, that gave Amamon the bastinado and made Lucifer cuckold and swore th... ...iving, clipp’d in with the sea That chides the banks of England, Scotland, Wales, Which calls me pupil, or hath read to me? And bring him out that is ... ...d Severn hitherto, By south and east is to my part assign’d: All westward, Wales beyond the Severn shore, And all the fertile land within that bound, ...

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The Amazing Marriage

By: George Meredith

...: ‘My mother was a Glamorganshire woman. My father, I know, walked up from Wales, mending boots on his road for a livelihood. He is not a bad scholar,... ...e value of Lord Fleetwood’s estates in Kent and in Staffordshire and South Wales, and his house property in London. ‘He will have means to support her... ...ured: ‘Now she’s got the boy. There ‘s clasping and kissing. He’s all wild Wales to her.’ The plate of meat was brought by Mary Jones with Gower besid... .... He promises to be a patron of Literature as well. His mother was a South Wales woman.’ ‘Could he be persuaded to publish a grand edition of the T ri... ...ht by the door of the shuttered shop, that Lord Fleetwood had gone down to Wales. ‘It means her having to wait,’ she said. ‘The minister has been to t... ...ers and voted against the Government, and then went down to his estates in Wales, being an excellent holder of the reins, whether on the coach box or ... ... jump and my lord’s paymaster here upon the scene. ‘My lady was to go down Wales way, sir.’ ‘That may be ordered after.’ ‘I ‘m to take my lady to my l... ... following letter to Chillon: ‘I am with Livia to-morrow. Janey starts for Wales to-mor- row morning, a voluntary exile. She pleaded to go back to tha... ...s lawyers, informing him of their receipt of a communica- tion dated South Wales, December 11th, and signed Owain Wythan; to the effect, that the birt...

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North America Volume One

By: Anthony Trollope

...The coast is not fine. To those who know the best portions of the coast of Wales or Cornwall—or better still, the west- ern coast of Ireland, of Clare... ... transit must, I should say, be very joyous. I was told that the Prince of Wales desired to go down a rapid on a raft, but that the men in charge woul...

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To Build a Fire : And Other Stories

By: Jack London

...w in his palmy days — he had once been the heavy weight champion of New South Wales — he would have ridden in a cab to the fight, and how, most likely...

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Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...o our haughty and defying Duke of Buckingham. But a year ago the Prince of Wales was in Spain, and he also was welcomed with triumph and great joy, bu...

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Notes on Life and Letters

By: Joseph Conrad

...n; this was a real casualty of the sea. The indigna- tion of the New South Wales Premier flashed tele- graphically to Canada is perfectly uncalled-for... ...if it wanted to. And there is another thing the angry Premier of New South Wales does not know. It is this: that for a ship to float for fifteen minut... ...ing of irritation, such as the hon. gentleman at the head of the New South Wales Government has discharged in a telegraphic flash upon the world. But ...

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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. : A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne : Written by Himself

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...shall henceforth call Viscount Castlewood here, was H. R. H. the Prince of Wales, born in the same year and month with Frank, and just proclaimed at S... ...to arrest him in a midnight prank; he gave a dinner-party on the Prince of Wales’s birthday, which was within a fortnight of his own, and the twenty y... ...d him. Castlewood, I have said, was born in the same year as the Prince of Wales; had not a little of the Prince’s air, height, and figure; and, espec... ...hat which the leaders here were only talking about; to bring the Prince of Wales into the country openly in the face of all, under Bolingbroke’s very ... ... And galloping by the Prince’s side the Colonel explained to the Prince of Wales what his movements had been; who the friends were that knew of the ex... ...bove stairs, and spoke confi- dently of having him proclaimed as Prince of Wales and heir to the throne before that day was over. The Bishop had enter... ...ur again; and had the King not chosen to ride to Castlewood, the Prince of Wales might have slept at St. James’s.” “‘Sdeath! gentlemen,” says the Prin... ...greatest names of this kingdom were as- sembled to accompany the Prince of Wales, who might have been the acknowledged heir of the throne, or the poss...

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The History of the Thirty Years' War in Germany

By: Friedrich Schiller

..., and with it the policy of Henry the Great. The marriage of the Prince of Wales with Henrietta of France, established a close union between the two c...

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Two Years before the Mast, And Twenty-Four Years After: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

By: Richard Henry Dana

...elow. Soon after, John came aft, with his bare back covered with stripes and wales in every direction, and dread- fully swollen, and asked the stewa...

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Memories and Portraits

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... has not yet managed to assimilate the islands whence she sprang. Ireland, Wales, and the Scottish moun- tains still cling, in part, to their old Gael... ...of Japan to be uneatable – a staggering pretension. So, when the Prince of Wales’s mar- riage was celebrated at Mentone by a dinner to the Mentonese, ...

...foreign parts of England; and the race that has conquered so wide an empire has not yet managed to assimilate the islands whence she sprang. Ireland, Wales, and the Scottish mountains still cling, in part, to their old Gaelic speech. It was but the other day that English triumphed in Cornwall, and they still show in Mousehole, on St. Michael?s Bay, the house of the last Co...

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