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The Philanderer

By: George Bernard Shaw

Excerpt: The Philanderer by George Bernard Shaw.

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Arms and the Man

By: George Bernard Shaw

Introduction: To the irreverent--and which of us will claim entire exemption from that comfortable classification?-- there is something very amusing in the attitude of the orthodox criticism toward Bernard Shaw. He so obviously disregards all the canons and unities and other things which every well-bred dramatist is bound to respect that his work is really unworthy of serious criticism (orthodox). 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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Hermann and Dorothea

By: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Introduction: There are few modern poems of any country so perfect in their kind as the ?Hermann and Dorothea? of Goethe. In clearness of characterization, in unity of tone, in the adjustment of background and foreground, in the conduct of the narrative, it conforms admirably to the strict canons of art; yet it preserves a freshness and spontaneity in its emotional appeal that are rare in works of so classical a perfection in form....

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The First Book of Samuel

By: Anonymous

Excerpt: The First Book of Samuel, otherwise Called The First Book of the Kings, the Ninth Book of the King James Version of the Bible.

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The Levins Had Been Three Months in Moscow

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

Excerpt: Chapter 1. The Levins had been three months in Moscow. The date had long passed on which, according to the most trustworthy calculations of people learned in such matters, Kitty should have been confined. But she was still about, and there was nothing to show that her time was any nearer than two months ago. The doctor, the monthly nurse, and Dolly and her mother, and most of all Levin, who could not think of the approaching event without terror, began to be impatient and uneasy. Kitty was the only person who felt perfectly calm and happy....

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The Analysis of Mind

By: Bertrand Russell

Excerpt: Muirhead Library Of Philosophy. An admirable statement of the aims of the Library of Philosophy was provided by the first editor, the late Professor J. H. Muirhead, in his description of the original programme printed in Erdmann?s History of Philosophy under the date 1890. This was slightly modified in subsequent volumes to take the form of the following statement:...

Contents MUIRHEAD LIBRARY OF PHILOSOPHY .............................................................................................................. 4 PREFACE ..................................................................................................................................................................... 5 THE ANALYSIS OF MIND............................................. 7 LECTURE I. RECENT CRITICISMS OF ?CONSCIOUSNESS? ........................................................................... 7 LECTURE II. INSTINCT AND HABIT ................................................................................................................... 29 LECTURE III. DESIRE AND FEELING ................................................................................................................. 41 LECTURE IV. INFLUENCE OF PAST ..................................................................................................................... 54 HISTORY ON PRESENT OCCURRENCES IN LIVING ORGANISMS ............................................................. 54 LECTURE V. PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL CAUSAL LAWS ..............

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At the End of the Winter, In the Shtcherbatskys House

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

Excerpt: Chapter 1. At the end of the winter, in the Shtcherbatskys? house, a consultation was being held, which was to pronounce on the state of Kitty?s health and the measures to be taken to restore her failing strength. She had been ill, and as spring came on she grew worse. The family doctor gave her cod liver oil, then iron, then nitrate of silver, but as the first and the second and the third were alike in doing no good, and as his advice when spring came was to go abroad, a celebrated physician was called in. The celebrated physician, a very handsome man, still youngish, asked to examine the patient. He maintained, with peculiar satisfaction, it seemed, that maiden modesty is a mere relic of barbarism, and that nothing could be more natural than for a man still youngish to handle a young girl naked. He thought it natural because he did it every day, and felt and thought, as it seemed to him, no harm as he did it and consequently he considered modesty in the girl not merely as a relic of barbarism, but also as an insult to himself....

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Five Works of : Areopagitica, Comus, Lalegro, Il Penseroso, And Lycidas

By: John Milton

Excerpt: They, who to states and governors of the Commonwealth direct their speech, High Court of Parliament, or, wanting such access in a private condition, write that which they foresee may advance the public good; I suppose them, as at the beginning of no mean endeavour, not a little altered and moved inwardly in their minds: some with doubt of what will be the success, others with fear of what will be the censure; some with hope, others with confidence of what they have to speak....

Contents Areopagitica ? 3 John Milton: A Brief Bio, 1608 - 74 ? 49 L?ALLEGRO ? 50 IL PENSEROSO ? 54 COMUS ? 58 LYCIDAS ? 86

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The Longest Journey

By: E. M. Forster

Excerpt: ?THE COW IS THERE,? said Ansell, lighting a match and holding it out over the carpet. No one spoke. He waited till the end of the match fell off. Then he said again, ?She is there, the cow. There, now.? ?You have not proved it,? said a voice. ?I have proved it to myself.? ?I have proved to myself that she isn?t,? said the voice. ?The cow is not there.? Ansell frowned and lit another match....

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Jerusalem Delivered

By: Torquato Tasso

Excerpt: Jerusalem Delivered (Gerusalemme Liberata) by Torquato Tasso (first pub. Parma, Italy 1581), translated by Edward Fairfax (London 1600).

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Notes from the Underground

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Excerpt: Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky, translated by Constance Garnett.

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Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

By: Ulysses S. Grant

Excerpt: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by U.S. Grant.

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The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

By: Anonymous

Excerpt: The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy, the Fifty-fourth Book of the King James Version of the Bible.

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

Excerpt: War and Peace: Six by Leo Tolstoy.

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

Excerpt: War and Peace: Eleven by Leo Tolstoy.

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Best of Four

By: David Retz

Excerpt: Welcome to the sixth volume of Best of Four. That?s right, we have been in business long enough to publish six volumes of the best student writing published in English 4 classes each fall, on the Hazleton Campus of Commonwealth College. Last year, and continuing this year, we?ve also been publishing work from students at other Commonwealth College locations. In the coming year, we will be making some major changes....

Contents Transition Time: High School to College Alaina Watts ....................................................................................... 4 An Objective View of Cheerleading Erica Chinetski .......................................................................................... 5 She?s Come Undone Jill Giosa ............................................................................................................................ 7 Decisions for the Futrue Joseph M. Schifano ...................................................................................................... 8 Rewards Beyond Products Kari Barnett............................................................................................................ 10 The American Alex Groysman ........................................................................................................................... 11 The Glorious Five Days Alexandrea Satar ........................................................................................................ 12 Go Sharks! Beth Olexa .................................................................................

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Manifesto of the Communist Party

By: Karl Marx

Excerpt: A spectre is haunting Europe -- the spectre of Communism. All the Powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Czar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police- spies. Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as Communistic by its opponents in power? Where the Opposition that has not hurled back the branding reproach of Communism, against the more advanced opposition parties, as well as against its reactionary adversaries? Two things result from this fact....

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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

By: Anonymous

Excerpt: Are these the only works of Providence within us? What words suffice to praise or set them forth? Had we but understanding, should we ever cease hymning and blessing the Divine Power, both openly and in secret, and telling of His gracious gifts? Whether digging or ploughing or eating, should we not sing the hymn to God....

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The Palimpsest Review

By: Anonymous

Excerpt: The Palimpsest Review is the student literary publication for the Pennsylvania State University campuses outside the University Park main campus. All the short stories and poems published herein are the products of students enrolled on those campuses during the academic year prior to the semester of publication....

Contents A Note on Submissions: .............................................................. 3 From the Editor?s Desk ............................................................... 3 Sarah Etter ? Berks ?Concaves? ................................................. 5 Marissa Molina ? Berks ?The Day I Wasn?t There? ................ 7 Andrew Timberlake-Newell ? Berks ?Smokie? ...................... 8 Anthony Kocur ? Berks ?To the Edge?? ............................... 10 David Kim ? Berks ?Young and Perverted? .......................... 17 Ryan Morini ? Berks ?B ? Movie Enthusiast? ........................ 18 Zachary Bricker ? Berks ?Bedtime Story? ............................ 21 Joe Giachero ? Berks ?Whatever Came First? ....................... 22 Meghan Elliott ? Delaware ?Sound? .................................... 28 Veronika L Daddona ? Delaware ?Driver? ......................... 29 Veronika L. Daddona ? Delaware ?Lamentia? ................... 30 Ronell Smith ? Fayette ?The 1988 Holiday Barbie? ............ 33 Charles Howells ? Berks ?Bandwagon Patriots? ................ 35 Andrew Noll ? Berks ? Ten Feet Behind J.F.K?. ............

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Captain Brassbound's Conversion

By: George Bernard Shaw

Excerpt: ACT I. On the heights overlooking the harbor of Mogador, a seaport on the west coast of Morocco, the missionary, in the coolness of the late afternoon, is following the precept of Voltaire by cultivating his garden. He is an elderly Scotchman, spiritually a little weather beaten, as having to navigate his creed in strange waters crowded with other craft but still a convinced son of the Free Church and the North African Mission, with a faithful brown eye, and a peaceful soul. Physically a wiry small-knit man, well tanned, clean shaven, with delicate resolute features and a twinkle of mild humor. He wears the sun helmet and pagri, the neutral-tinted spectacles, and the white canvas Spanish sand shoes of the modern Scotch missionary: but instead of a cheap tourist?s suit from Glasgow, a grey flannel shirt with white collar, a green sailor knot tie with a cheap pin in it, he wears a suit of clean white linen, acceptable in color, if not in cut, to the Moorish mind....

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