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Twilight in Italy

By: D. H. Lawrence

...s Series Publication Twilight in Italy by D. H. Lawrence 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... ...ennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. Contents ITALIANS IN EXILE ............................................................ .......................................................................... 15 Italians in Exile............................................................. ...spective and self-conscious. But still they are genuine expressions of the people’s soul. Often one can distinguish the work of a particular artist he... ...the under-shadow were looking at me. I was of another element. The Italian people are called ‘Children of the Sun’. They might better be called ‘Child... ...la?’ He shows me the paper. It is an old scrap of print, the picture of an American patent door-spring, with directions: ‘Fasten the spring either end... ...ten the spring either end up. Wind it up. Never unwind.’ It is laconic and American. The signore watches me anx- iously, waiting, holding his chin. He... ...in the moun- tains running down from this shallow pot among the peaks. The descent on the south side is much more precipitous and wonderful than the a...

...Contents ITALIANS IN EXILE ......................................................................................4 THE RETURN JOURNEY ..............................................................................4 The Crucifix Across ...

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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... ... 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... ...imperialism, but it was a phrase whose chief con- tent was its aspiration. People were already writing in those early days of disarmament and of the a... ...reatest of the Western Allies is now the United States of America, and the Americans have come into this war simply for an idea. Three years and a hal... ...thing here which was not the possible thought of great multitudes of other people, and capable of becoming the common thought of mankind. One writes i... ...etter in Marburg’s “League of Nations,” a straight- forward account of the American side of the movement by the former United States Minister in Belgi... ...education at about the fifth standard level, plus a little French, German, Italian, and music—who do so much to make our England what it is at the pre... ...—the Africander, the Briton, the Belgian, the Egyptian, the Frenchman, the Italian, the Indian the Portuguese—might all be represented in proportion t... ...th which it is so fatally entangled 58 In the Fourth Year by marriage and descent, and to make its intention of be- coming henceforth more and more B...

...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, essentially pacifists...

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Gulliver's Travels

By: Jonathan Swift

... Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is fur... ...rsity. 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... ...bout three years ago, Mr. Gulliver growing weary of the concourse of curious people coming to him at his house in Redriff, made a small purchase of la... ...r, you were pleased to an swer that you were afraid of giving offence; that people in power were very watchful over the press, and apt not only to in... ... least smattering of, which were High and Low Dutch, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, and Lingua Franca, but all to no purpose. After about two hours ... ...r, they have now equipped a numerous fleet, and are just preparing to make a descent upon us; and his imperial majesty, placing great confidence in yo... ...rds the whole kingdom. The word imports what the Latins call nanunculus, the Italians homunceletino, and the English mannikin. To her I chiefly owe m... ...ies I treat of would be as easy as those of Ferdinando Cortez over the naked Americans. The Lilliputians, I think, are hardly worth the charge of a f...

...Excerpt: The author of these Travels, Mr. Lemuel Gulliver, is my ancient and intimate friend; there is likewise some relation between us on the mother?s side. About three years ago, Mr. Gulliver growing weary of the concourse of curious people c...

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North America Volume Two

By: Anthony Trollope

...ublication North America: Volume Two 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... ............................................................ 273 CHAPTER XIV: AMERICAN HOTELS............................................................... ...o believe in the one or in the other. For myself, I have much faith in the American character, but I cannot believe either in Washington City or in th... ...er mouth! Life in Alexan- dria at this time must have been sad enough. The people were all secessionists, but the town was held by the North- 25 Trol... ...iefly to the excel- lence of his cause, and the blood and character of the people who put him forward as their right arm in their contest; but that he... ...ntellectual inferiority of the negro race, I allude to those of pure negro descent—or of descent so nearly pure as to make the negro element manifestl... ...g on fifty finds himself in such a predicament as that? No French- man, no Italian, no German would so place himself, un- less under the stress of ins... ...a V ol. 2 The inns of the north of Italy are very good; and, in- deed, the Italian inns throughout, as far as I know them, are much better than the na...

............................................................................................................................. 30 CHAPTER III: THE CAUSES OF THE WAR .......................................................................................................... 47 CHAPTER IV: WASHINGTON TO ST. LOUIS .......................................................................

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The Age of Innocence

By: Edith Wharton

...Edith Wharton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...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... ...- ished it for being small and inconvenient, and thus keeping out the “new people” whom New Y ork was beginning to dread and yet be drawn to; and the ... ... great livery-stableman’s most masterly intuitions to have discovered that Americans want to get away from amusement even more quickly than they want ... ... text of French operas sung by Swed- ish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer un- derstanding of English-speaking audiences. This... ...ared on the setting, which was ac- knowledged to be very beautiful even by people who shared his acquaintance with the Opera houses of Paris and Vienn... ...er rev- erence for her abysmal purity. “We’ll read Faust together … by the Italian lakes …” he thought, somewhat hazily confusing the scene of his pro... ...nch fiction, and architectural incentives to immorality such as the simple American had never dreamed of. That was how women with lovers lived in the ... ...t yet.” In his senseless school-boy happiness he pictured Madame Olenska’s descent from the train, his discovery of her a long way off, among the thro...

...Excerpt: On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing in Faust at the Academy of Music in New York. Though there was already talk of the erection, in remote metropolitan distances ?above the Forties,? of a new Opera House whi...

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The Ambassadors

By: Henry James

...ASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Ambassadors by Henry James 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... ... of “The Ambassadors,” which first appeared in twelve numbers of The North American Review (1903) and was published as a whole the same year. The situ... ...dful little old tradition, one of the platitudes of the human comedy, that people’s moral scheme does break down in Paris; that nothing is more freque... ...“arranged for”; its first appearance was from month to month, in the North American Review during 1903, and I had been open from far back to any pleas... ... a splendid particu- lar economy. Other persons in no small number were to people the scene, and each with his or her axe to grind, his or her situati... ...d in his old geography. He was to remember again repeatedly the medal-like Italian face, in which every line was an artist’s own, in which time told o... ...an affinity and in which he might be trusted a while to float. It wasn’t a descent to earth to say after an instant and in sustained response to the r... ... Jewess (which she wasn’t, oh no!) and chattering French, English, German, Italian, anything one would, in a way that made a clean sweep, if not of pr...

...Excerpt: Volume I. Preface: Nothing is more easy than to state the subject of ?The Ambassadors,? which first appeared in twelve numbers of The North American Review (1903) and was published as a whole the same year. The situation involved is gathered up betimes, that is in the second chapter of Book...

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A Tramp Abroad

By: Mark Twain

... A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publi... ...y Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any ... ...he carpetway clear. Nobody moved or spoke any more but only waited. In a short time the shrill piping of a coming train was heard, and immediately gro... ...e lofty Neckar hills to their beguiling and im- pressive charm in any country; but German legends and fairy tales have given these an added charm. The... ...ves of foreign lands were very numerous. They hailed from every corner of the globe—for instruction is cheap in Heidelberg, and so is living, too. The... ... Go”ttingen, to fight with a Go”ttingen expert; if he is victorious, he will be invited to other colleges, or those colleges will send their experts t... ...gend, too, but I should not feel justified in repeat- ing it because I doubted the truth of some of its minor de- tails. Along in this region a multit... ...a. It did no other harm, but we took to the water just the same. It seems that the heavy work in the quarries and the new railway gradings is done mai... ... where he was born. 8. No student can belong to it who is not of noble blood. 9. No student can belong to it who cannot show three full generations of...

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The War in the Air

By: H. G. Wells

...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... ...blished in the Fall of that year. At that time the aeroplane was, for most people, merely a rumour and the “Sausage” held the air. The con- temporary ... ...t hardly my idea of a lady—flying about in the air, and throwing gravel at people. It ain’t what I been accus- tomed to consider ladylike, whether or ... ...paper and cane as Tom had done, but with a penny packet of Boys of England American ciga- rettes. His language shocked his father before he was twelve... ... Palace, from which ascents were continually being made, and presently the descent of ballast upon his potatoes, conspired to bear in upon his unwilli... ...of reasoning and intuition peculiar to her sex she found gold at her first descent, and emerged after three hours’ submersion with about two hundredwe... ...t was that particularly impressed Bert Smallways. “If them Germans or them Americans get hold of this,” he said impressively to his brother, “the Brit... ...stroy it. There was first the battle of the Bernese Oberland, in which the Italian and French navigables in their flank raid upon the Franconian Park ...

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Doctor Grimshawe's Secret a Romance

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...or Grimshawe’s Secret: A Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne 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... ...about the house which cornered upon it; it made the street gloomy, so that people did not alto gether like to pass along the high wooden fence that s... ...rtook of its dreari ness, because it seemed hardly possible that the dead people should not get up out of their graves and steal in to warm themselve... ...the port, who followed the East and West Indian, the African and the South American trade, it was supposed that this odd philosopher was in the habit ... ... a sixpence and shakes his horse whip at him. Had the grim Doctor been an American, he might have had the vast antipathy to rank, without the trace o... ...ble rumbling down the stairs, which proved to be caused by the precipitate descent of the hapless visitor; who, if he needed no assistance of the grim... ...he estate and the lovely lady from the for tunate heir; and how this grim Italian priest had instigated them to use a certain kind of torture with th... ...se? There are pistols; they lie on the coffer! There is a curiously shaped Italian dagger, of the kind which in a groove has poison that makes its wou...

... A preface generally begins with a truism; and I may set out with the admission that it is not always expedient to bring to light the posthumous work of great writers. A man generally contrives to publish, during his lifetime, quite as much as the public has time or inclination to read; and his surviving friends are apt to show more zeal than discretion in dragging forth f...

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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... ...excluding the 5 H G Wells United States, Russia, and most of the ‘subject peoplesof the world), meeting obscurely amidst a world-wide disre- gard t... ...st dreamt of attacking the mammoth; every one of them was of his blood and descent; and the thing they sought, all unwit- tingly, was the snare that w... ... it boil away, seeing the lids of vessels dance with its fury; millions of people at different times must have watched steam pitching rocks out of vol... ... automobiles, aeroplanes, waterplanes, and such-like, mobile purposes. The American Kemp engine, differing widely in principle but equally prac- ticab... ... it was at last possible to add Redmayne’s ingenious helicopter ascent and descent engine to the verti- cal propeller that had hitherto been the sole ... ...the world until the twentieth century. Then, the growing impatience of the American people with the monstrous and socially paralysing party systems th... ...y saw the black shape of a man. ‘Any one here?’ he asked, speaking with an Italian accent. The king broke into a cold perspiration. Then Pestovitch an...

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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... ...g. He correctly observed, and he marvelously painted. He exactly portrayed people whom God had cre ated; but he created none himself. Let us spare h... ...orm it. Mark T wain 19 O.M. But there is here and there a man who would. People, for instance, like the man who lost his life trying to save the chi... ...ion: English—Protestant; Ameri can—ditto; Spaniard, Frenchman, Irishman, Italian, South American—Roman Catholic; Russian—Greek Catholic; T urk—Moham... ...rotestant; Ameri can—ditto; Spaniard, Frenchman, Irishman, Italian, South American—Roman Catholic; Russian—Greek Catholic; T urk—Mohammedan; and so o... ...ns, the Russians, the Germans, the French, the English, the Spaniards, the Americans, the South Americans, the Japanese, the Chinese, the Hindus, the ... ... her tongue took to languages with an easy facility. She never allowed her Italian, French, and German to get rusty through neglect. The telegrams of ... ...find an instance to put with this one. The oldest family of unchal lenged descent in Christendom lives in Rome and traces its line back seventeen hun...

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

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The Author of Beltraffio

By: Henry James

...enry James A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Author of Beltraffio by Henry James is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni... ...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... ...onvinced that he was tormented by strangers, and especially by my country- people, and not exempt from the suspicion that he had the irritability as w... ...ad yet been made of the gospel of art; it was a kind of aesthetic war-cry. People had endeavoured to sail nearer to “truth” in the cut of their sleeve... ...his I had picked up, and also that Mrs. Ambient was charming—my friend the American poet, from whom I had my introduc- tion, had never seen her, his r... ...lied with my privilege long enough, I despatched to him the missive of the American poet. He had already gone out of town; he shrank from the rigour o... ... moved and was “cut,” as to the neck and sleeves, like the garments of old Italians. She suggested a symbolic picture, something akin even to Durer’s ... ...l from the annals of the time that was dear to him beyond all periods, the Italian cinque-cento. It came to me thus that in his books he had uttered b... ...hich I recognised, as I had placed it on that spot at the early hour of my descent from my room. “Is this the new book?” she asked, holding it up. “Th...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. Much as I wished to see him I had kept my letter of introduction three weeks in my pocket-book. I was nervous and timid about meeting him-- conscious of youth and ignorance, convinced that he was tormented by strangers, and especially by my countrypeople, and not exempt fro...

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Autobiographic Sketches Selections, Grave and Gay

By: Thomas de Quincey

...PUBLICATION Autobiographic Sketches by Thomas de Quincey 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... ...iversity. Contents EXTRACT FROM A LETTER WRITTEN BY MR. DE QUINCEY TO THE AMERICAN EDITOR OF THIS WORKS. ............................................... ...secondly, in having made me a participator in the pecuniary profits of the American edition, without solicita- tion or the shadow of any expectation o... ...shed in a journal dedicated to purposes of politi- cal change such as many people thought revolutionary. I thought so myself, and did not go along wit... ...ular—but many of my readers will know it for a truth— that vast numbers of people, though liberated from all rea- sonable motives to self-restraint, c... ... cheerfully with my brother’s suggestion. He had the advantage of a slight descent: the wicked pony went down “with a will;” his echoing hoofs drew th... ... half had served under Na- poleon in his first foreign campaign, viz., the Italian cam- paign of 1796, which accomplished the conquest of North- ern I... ...land something of that rank which the golden milestone of Rome held in the Italian peninsula. At Birmingham it was (which I, like myriads beside, had ...

...Excerpt: My dear sir, I am on the point of revising and considerably altering, for republication in England, an edition of such amongst my writings as it may seem proper deliberately to avow. Not that I have any intention, or consciously any reason, expressly to di...

...Contents EXTRACT FROM A LETTER WRITTEN BY MR. DE QUINCEY TO THE AMERICAN EDITOR OF THIS WORKS. ...................................................................................................... 4 PREFACE TO THE ENGLISH EDITION .............................................................

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A Modern Utopia

By: H. G. Wells

...assics Series Publication A Modern Utopia 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... ... and entertaining as its matter permits, because I want it read by as many people as possible, but I do not promise anything but rage and confusion to... ...ph entertainment is the one to grasp. There will be an effect of these two people going to and fro in front of the circle of a rather defective lanter... ..., and at the word terminology I should insinuate a comment on that eminent American bi- ologist, Professor Mark Baldwin, who has carried the language ... ...a Rip-Van-Winkle fancy we have entertained, all the unfamiliarities of our descent from the mountain pass gather together into one fullness of convict... ...ing the obverse side, and a head thereon—of Newton, as I live! One detects American influ- ence here. Each year, as we shall find, each denomination o... ...ering traditions of Greek temple 133 H G Wells building, and of Roman and Italian palaces; it is simple, unaffected, gracious. The material is some a... ...he dress is varied and graceful; that of the women reminds one most of the Italian fifteenth century; they have an abundance of soft and beautifully-c...

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Pictures from Italy

By: Charles Dickens

...es Publication Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens 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 ... ..., to abstain from the discus sion of any such questions with any order of Italians, so I would rather not enter on the inquiry now. During my twelve ... ...ions—mere shadows in the water—of places to which the imaginations of most people are attracted in a greater or less degree, on which mine had dwelt f... ...nd touch it. For it is something to touch a carriage that has held so many people. It is a legacy to leave one’s children. The rooms are on the first ... ...ONS of such a place as Albaro, the suburb of Genoa, where I am now, as my American friends would say, ‘located,’ can hardly fail, I should imagine, t... ...onstantly lying down, and surfeiting them selves with vine leaves—perfect Italian cows enjoying the Dolce Far’ Niente all day long. They are presided... ...got them on, once more; forced and goaded them to an abrupter point of the descent; and when their writhing and smarting, and the weight be hind them... ...sed to view a little wooden doll, in face very like General Tom Thumb, the American Dwarf: gorgeously dressed in satin and gold lace, and actually bla...

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Across the Plains

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...ersity. 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... ...n shouted to them to move on, and threatened them with shipwreck. These poor people were under a spell of stupor, and did not stir a foot. It rained a... ...ss, like that produced by fear, presided over the disorder of our land- ing. People pushed, and elbowed, and ran, their families fol- lowing how they ... ... coffee was always exhausted before I could elbow my way to the counter. Our American sunrise had ushered in a noble summer’s day. There was not a clo... ...w, I consulted him upon a point of etiquette: if one should offer to tip the American waiter? Certainly not, he told me. Never. It would not do. They ... ..., we have sat down to table day after day, a French- man, two Portuguese, an Italian, a Mexican, and a Scotchman: we had for common visitors an Americ... ...nd venerable to the eye; and yet beneath these outworks, all twittering with Italian superstition, his eye scouting for omens, and the whole fab- ric ... ...h; an odd circumstance, if you reflect that both must be largely Norsemen by descent. I remember seeing one of the strongest instances of this di- vis...

... CHAPTER I - ACROSS THE PLAIN........................3 CHAPTER II - THE OLD PACIFIC CAPITAL........38 CHAPTER III - FONTAINEBLEAU VILLAGE COMMUNITIES OF PAINTERS...............................52 CHAPTER IV - EPILOGUE TO ?AN INLAND VOYAGE?................................................................. 68 CHAPTER V - RANDOM MEMORIES.................79 CHAPTER VI - RANDOM M...

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Nostromo a Tale of the Seaboard

By: Joseph Conrad

...nrad A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad is a publication of the Pennsylvania State... ...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... ...ume picked up outside a second-hand book-shop. It was the life story of an American sea- man written by himself with the assistance of a jour- nalist.... ...hat was interesting was that he would boast of it openly. He used to say: “People think I make a lot of money in this schooner of mine. But that is no... ... the mere story. A rascal steals a large parcel of a valuable commodity—so people say. It’s either true or untrue; and in any case it has no value in ... ...os—the “beautiful Antonia.” Whether she is a possible varia- tion of Latin-American girlhood I wouldn’t dare to affirm. But, for me, she is. Always a ... ...eing torn to pieces. Providentially, Nostromo— invaluable fellow—with some Italian workmen, im- ported to work upon the National Central Railway, was ... ...own, a man who, when I discovered his value, sir, was just the bos’n of an Italian ship, a big Genoese ship, one of the few European ships that ever c... ... of estates on the plain, grave, courteous, simple men, caballeros of pure descent, with small hands and feet, conservative, hospitable, and kind. The...

Excerpt: Nostromo. A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad.

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New York

By: James Fenimore Cooper

...CS S ERIES PUBLICATION New York by James Fenimore Cooper 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... ...while New England, collectively, must have had some six or seven times our people. A very few years of peace, however, brought material changes. In 17... ...succeeding it, it was found that the propor- 4 New Y ork tion between the people of the State of New Y ork and the people of the city , was about as ... ...ch that, in this country, is by no means affluent. The manner in which the Americans are subdivided into sects also conflicts with any com- mendable d... ...wn local authorities. But representation forms no part of the machinery of American policy . It is supposed that man is too intellectual and philosoph... ... because the principles of law leave them the control of the rules for the descent of property , there- fore, whenever a landlord may happen to die, h... ...the pride, recollections, and national traditions of the Hungarian, or the Italian, to submit to the sway of a German; but it may well be questioned i...

...Excerpt: The increase of the towns of Manhattan, as, for the sake of convenience, we shall term New York and her adjuncts, in all that contributes to the importance of a great commercial mart, renders them one of the most remarkable places of the ...

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The Marble Faun : Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, Illustrated with Photogravures

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...The Marble Faun or The Romance of Monte Beni by Nathaniel Hawthorne Complete Two Volumes in One A Penn Sta... ...te Electronic Classics Series Publication The Marble Faun, or The Romance of Monte Beni by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a publication of the Pennsylvania S... ...ique statues, a well-known masterpiece of Grecian sculp- ture, and a young Italian, the fourth member of their party. “You must needs confess, Kenyon,... ...orted with his like; whereas Donatello has known cities a little, and such people as ourselves. But the resemblance is very close, and very strange.” ... ... eyes were somewhat startled. “Donatello, my dear friend,” said Kenyon, in Italian, “pray gratify us all by taking the exact attitude of this statue.”... ...at he must 9 Hawthorne heretofore have been chiefly conversant with rural people. “Well, well,” said Miriam, “your tender point—your two tender point... ...more favored individuals did credit to Miriam’s selection. One was a young American sculptor, of high promise and rapidly increasing celebrity; the ot... ...adle. According to a third statement, she was the off-spring of a Southern American planter, who had given her an elabo- rate education and endowed he... ...hine peeped into a burial niche; then again, they went downward by gradual descent, or by abrupt, rudely hewn steps, into deeper and deeper recesses o...

...pter 1. Miriam, Hilda, Kenyon, Donatello Four individuals, in whose fortunes we should be glad to interest the reader, happened to be standing in one of the saloons of the sculpture-gallery in the Capitol at Rome. It was that room (the first, after ascending the staircase) in the centre of which reclines the noble and most pathetic figure of the Dying Gladiator, just sinki...

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The Research Magnificent

By: H. G. Wells

...RIES PUBLICATION The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. 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... ...lexingly just isn’t… . 2 2 2 2 2 Benham did not go about the world telling people of this con- suming research. He was not the prophet or preacher of ... ...ome a smash in a minute!’ Far ahead I saw the grey sheds of Eastchurch and people strolling about apparently unaware of our disaster. There was a sudd... ... talking of Eugenics and the “family”—Benham was almost knocked down by an American trotter driven by Lord Breeze. “Whup there!” said Lord Breeze in a... ...uestrian… .” That night some malignant spirit kept Benham awake, and great American trotters with vast wide-striding feet and long yellow teeth, uncon... ...it, and then they commented on Amanda and Benham, assuming an ignorance of Italian in the visitors that was only partly justifiable. “Bellissima,” “br... ... up to when he wanted the money beforehand.” He came to the * This is vile Italian. It may—with a certain charity to Benham—be rendered: “The beastlie... ... Durazzo. The eye fell in succession down the stages of a vast and various descent, on the bazaars and tall minarets of the town, on jagged rocks and ...

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