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The Lamentations of Jeremiah

By: Various

THE TWENTY-FIFTH BOOK OF THE HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED & REVISED SET FORTH IN 1611 AND COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE KING JAMES VERSION...

Excerpt: Chapter 1. How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary! -- 2 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies -- 3. Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits -- 4. The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness....

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Narrative Tive of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

By: Frederick Douglass

Excerpt: Narrative of the Live of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglas.

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A Theologico-Political Treatise

By: R. H. M. Elwes

Excerpt: A Theologico-Political Treatise: Part Four -- Chapters XVI to XX by Baruch Spinoza, translated by R.H.M. Elwes.

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Philebus

By: Plato

Excerpt: Philebus by Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett.

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The Brothers Karamazov

By: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

Excerpt: Chapter 1. Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov. Alexy Fyodorovitch Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us owing to his gloomy and tragic death, which happened thirteen years ago, and which I shall describe in its proper place. For the present I will only say that this ?landowner?--for so we used to call him, although he hardly spent a day of his life on his own estate--was a strange type, yet one pretty frequently to be met with, a type abject and vicious and at the same time senseless. But he was one of those senseless persons who are very well capable of looking after their worldly affairs, and, apparently, after nothing else. Fyodor Pavlovitch, for instance....

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Sophist

By: Plato

Excerpt: Sophist by Plato, translated by by Benjamin Jowett.

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The Witch and Other Stories

By: Anton Chekhov

Excerpt: The Witch and other stories by Anton Chekhov.

Contents THE WITCH .................................................................................................................................... 4 PEASANT WIVES.......................................................................................................................... 15 THE POST...................................................................................................................................... 29 THE NEW VILLA .......................................................................................................................... 35 DREAMS ........................................................................................................................................ 49 THE PIPE ....................................................................................................................................... 57 AGAFYA.......................................................................................................................................... 65 AT CHRISTMAS TIME .................................................................................................................

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The Contest in America

By: John Stuart Mill

Excerpt: Reprinted from Fraser?s Magazine. The cloud which for the space of a month hung gloomily over the civilized world, black with far worse evils than those of simple war, has passed from over our heads without bursting. The fear has not been realized, that the only two first-rate Powers who are also free nations would take to tearing each other in pieces, both the one and the other in a bad and odious cause. For while, on the American side, the war would have been one of reckless persistency in wrong, on ours it would have been a war in alliance with, and, to practical purposes, in defence and propagation of, slavery. We had, indeed, been wronged....

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Dark Lady of the Sonnets

By: George Bernard Shaw

Excerpt: I had better explain why, in this little piece d?occasion, written for a performance in aid of the funds of the project for establishing a National Theatre as a memorial to Shakespear, I have identified the Dark Lady with Mistress Mary Fitton. First, let me say that I do not contend that the Dark Lady was Mary Fitton, because when the case in Mary?s favor (or against her, if you please to consider that the Dark Lady was no better than she ought to have been) was complete, a portrait of Mary came to light and turned out to be that of a fair lady, not of a dark one. That settles the question, if the portrait is authentic....

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Jonathan Swift's a Modest Proposal

By: Jonathan Swift

Excerpt: Jonathan Swift?s ?A Modest Proposal?.

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The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians

By: Anonymous

Excerpt: Chapter 1. Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) 2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia -- 3. Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ -- 4. Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father -- 5. To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen -- 6. I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:...

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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).

Index A A blow felled Artaxerxes, with a thrust 466 A branch of Est there in the Guelfian tree 392 A bugle small he winded loud and shrill, 162 ?A burning fire, so are those deserts charmed, 307 A Christian once, Macon he now adores, 27 A dreadful thunder-clap at last he heard, 402 A false Armenian did this squadron guide, 380 A gallant steed, while thus the Soldan said, 227 A hard division, when the harmless sheep 40 A hollow cave was in the craggy stone, 234 ?A knight of Genes shall have the hardiment 344 A little higher on the way they met 349 A mass of solid fire burning bright 280 A messenger to Godfrey sage doth tell 179 A messenger, while thus he mused, drew near, 117 A mount of ruins, and of shafts a wood 416 A murdered body huge beside him stood, 194 A Pagan damsel there unwares he met, 15 ?A Pagan therefore thee I fostered have, 278 ?A pinnace take thee swift as shaft from bow, 20 A privy door Ismen unlocked at last, 235 ?A rumbling sound amid the waters deep 331 A secret place they found in one of those, 347 A shadow, blacker than the mirkest night, 370 A shepherd fair Erminia entertains, 148...

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The Mayflower Compact

By: Various

Excerpt: In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereigne Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne Parts of Virginia; doe, by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid;...

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A Simple Soul

By: Gustave Flaubert

Excerpt: A Simple Soul by Gustave Flaubert.

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The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians

By: Anonymous

Excerpt: The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians, the Fiftieth Book of the King James Version of the Bible.

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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

By: Abraham Lincoln

Excerpt: Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war?testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated?can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war....

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The Sea-Gull

By: Anton Checkov

Excerpt: The Sea-Gull by Anton Checkov.

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History of the Britons

By: Nennius

Prologue: Nennius, the lowly minister and servant of the servants of God, by the grace of God, disciple of St. Elbotus, to all the followers of truth sendeth health. Be it known to your charity, that being dull in intellect and rude of speech, I have presumed to deliver these things in the Latin tongue, not trusting to my own learning, which is little or none at all, but partly from traditions of our ancestors, partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans, and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymus, Prosper, Eusebius, and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons, although our enemies, not following my own inclinations, but, to the best of my ability, obeying the commands of my seniors; I have lispingly put together this history from various sources, and have endeavored, from shame, to deliver down to posterity the few remaining ears of corn about past transactions, that they might not be trodden under foot, seeing that an ample crop has been snatched away already by the hostile reapers of foreign nations. For many things have been in my way, and I...

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The Prince

By: Nicolo Machiavelli

Introduction: Nicolo Machiavelli was born at Florence on 3rd May 1469. He was the second son of Bernardo di Nicolo Machiavelli, a lawyer of some repute, and of Bartolommea di Stefano Nelli, his wife. Both parents were members of the old Florentine nobility....

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes Volume One

By: Edgar Allan Poe

Excerpt: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes: Volume One.

Contents EDGAR ALLAN POE AN APPRECIATION ............................................................................................................. 4 EDGAR ALLAN POE BY JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL ....................................................................................... 11 TO HELEN ................................................................................................................................................................. 14 DEATH OF EDGAR A. POE BY N. P. WILLIS........................................................................................................ 19 THE UNPARALLELED ADVENTURES OF ONE HANS PFAAL......................................................................... 26 Notes to Hans Pfaal .................................................................................................................................................... 68 THE GOLD-BUG ....................................................................................................................................................... 75 THE HOMO-CAMELEOPARD ...................................................................

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