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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 In Two Volumes Volume One A Penn State... ...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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A Journey to the Interior of the Earth

By: Jules Verne

...A Journey to the Interior of the Earth By Jules Verne A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publica... ...nn State Electronic Classics Series Publication A Journey to the Interior of the Earth by Jules Verne is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univ... ...th century; I mean Latin. If I am mistaken, I can but try Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, or Hebrew. But the savants of the sixteenth century gener- ... ...eturn should be the first news of it.” “Do you really think there are many people bold enough?” said I. “Certainly; who would hesitate to acquire such... ... to Altona. 39 Jules Verne CHAPTER VIII SERIOUS PREPARATIONS FOR VERTICAL DESCENT Altona, which is but a suburb of Hamburg, is the terminus of the Ki... ...it with all our luggage, the abundance of which rather astonished the good people of Rejkiavik. “Well, Axel,” said my uncle, “we are getting on, and n... ...not have an- swered the purpose, as the pressure would increase during our descent to a point which the mercurial barometer* would not register. 3. A ... ...waters which were carrying us away exceeded that of the swiftest rapids in American rivers. Its surface seemed com- posed of a sheaf of arrows hurled ... ...nt appellet-on cette Montagne, mon enfant?” Silence still. “Now let us try Italian,” said my uncle; and he said: “Dove noi siamo?” “Yes, where are we?...

...Excerpt: While the translation is fairly literal, and Malleson (a clergyman) has taken pains with the scientific portions of the work and added the chapter headings, he has made some emendations concerning Biblical references of his own, listed below?...

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Memorials and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...LICATION Memorials and Other Papers by Thomas de Quincey 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... ................................................... 4 FROM THE AUTHOR, TO THE AMERICAN EDITOR OF HIS WORKS. ................................................ ...condly, in hav- ing made me a participator in the pecuniary profits of the American edition, without solicitation or the shadow of any expectation on ... ... any, had been already tried for me vicariously amongst the Ameri- cans; a people so nearly repeating our own in style of intel- lect, and in the comp... ...rciful bloodshed”—In reading either the later religious wars of the Jewish people under the Maccabees, or the ear- lier under Joshua, every philosophi... ...atrimonial prize in the lottery of a country girl, whom one single step of descent in life might have brought within sight of menial service—had been ... ...m in- sensible to all the deep sanctities of beauty that sleep amongst the Italian varieties of the Madonna face), is not without its appropriate trut... ...f the philosophy may be stated. It has been computed (see Duclos) that the Italian opera has not above six hundred words in its whole vocabulary: so n...

...Excerpt: These papers I am anxious to put into the hands of your house, and, so far as regards the U.S., of your house exclusively; not with any view to further emolument, but as an acknowledgment of the services which you have already rendered me; namely, first, in having brought ...

...HER PAPERS, VOL. I. ....................................................................................................... 4 FROM THE AUTHOR, TO THE AMERICAN EDITOR OF HIS WORKS. .......................................................... 4 EXPLANATORY NOTICES......................................................................................................................

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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 In Two Volumes Volume Two A Penn State... ...te Electronic Classics Series Publication The Marble Faun, or The Romance of Monte Beni: Volume Two by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a publication of the Pe... ... might, by this time, have been centuries old, though ever new. In the dry Italian air, how- ever, Nature had only so far adopted this old pile of sto... ...and yellow wash, which is a sort of renovation very much in vogue with the Italians. Kenyon noticed over a doorway, in the portion of the edifice imme... ... “old Tomaso and old Stella are both asleep, no doubt, and the rest of the people are in the vineyard. But I have expected you, and you are welcome!” ... ...must have been a numerous family, indeed, that could ever have sufficed to people with human life so large an abode as this, and impart social warmth ... ...t to say, the earlier and very much the larger portion of this respectable descent—and the same is true of many briefer pedigrees—must be looked upon ... ...r worth his pencil than the newly painted pine boxes, in which—if he be an American—his countrymen live and thrive. But there is reason to suspect tha... ...the V atican, with my palette and my brushes, and shall look for my little American artist that sees into the very heart of the grand pictures! And wh...

...Excerpt: The tower among the Apennines It was in June that the sculptor, Kenyon, arrived on horse back at the gate of an ancient country house (which, from some of its features, might almost be called a castle) situated in a part of Tuscany somewhat remote from the ordinary track of tourists. Thither we must now accompany him, and endeavo...

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A Book of Golden Deeds

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...RLOTTE M YONGE A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication A Book of Golden Deeds is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This... ...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... ...he collection has been made. It is rather intended as a treasury for young people, where they may find minuter particulars than their abridged histori... ...er and thicker from the volcano, and the liquid mud streamed down, and the people fled and struggled on, and still the sentry stood at his post, unfli... ...s of self was cast away. Among these we cannot forbear mentioning the poor American soldier, who, grievously wounded, had just been laid in the middle... ...l bear hoisting better than he will’. And, even as we write, we hear of an American Railway collision that befell a train on the way to Elmira with pr... ...to battle under the command of one of the con- suls. Many little States or Italian tribes, who had nearly the same customs as Rome, surrounded the Cam... ...ad their dominion over the cen- tral part of Italy. They were well used to Italian and Etruscan ways of mak- ing war, but after nearly 400 years of th... ...ho held this opinion was Brythnoth, Earl of Essex. He was of partly Danish descent himself, but had become a thorough Englishman, and had long and fai...

...Preface: As the most striking lines of poetry are the most hackneyed, because they have grown to be the common inheritance of all the world, so many of the most noble deeds that earth can show have become the best known, and enjoyed their full meed of fame. The...

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Roderick Hudson

By: Henry James

...assics Series Publication Roderick Hudson 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... ...xpedition and secrecy purchase certain valuable specimens of the Dutch and Italian schools as to which he had received private proposals, and then pre... ...ceived private proposals, and then present his treasures out of hand to an American city, not unknown to ; aesthetic fame, in which at that time there... ...me. Every one assures me that this is a peculiar refinement of bliss; most people talk about Rome in the same way. It is evidently only a sort of idea... ... Roderick Hudson air of apathetic homesickness, and she played her part in American society chiefly by having the little squares of brick pavement in ... ...uff in him.” “He ‘s a strange being,” said Cecilia, musingly. “Who are his people? what has been his education?” Rowland asked. “He has had no educati... ... in its homely veracity, its artless artfulness, of the works of the early Italian Renaissance. On the pedestal was cut the name—Barnaby Striker, Esq.... ...summer sunrise. Rome, for the past month, had been delicious. The an- nual descent of the Goths had not yet begun, and sunny leisure seemed to brood o...

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The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

By: Thomas de Quincey

...QUINCEY A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Penn... ...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 exertion is very lim- ited, and is soon filled by regular professional people, trained and equipped for the service. In the case of a fire which i... ...the fiery deluge, for he went down head foremost; and in all respects, the descent had the air of a voluntary act. What followed? From every one of th... ...ain rob her mistress of a night’s rest. And she well knew that, with three people all 19 Thomas de Quincey anxiously awaiting her return, and by this... ...ge line of sea-board (stretching through twenty-four hundred miles) of the American United States; may enjoy fifty years for lei- surely repentance; a... ...emplified a com- mon abuse, not confined to literature. An artist from the Italian opera of London and Paris, making a professional excursion to our p... ...The first elementary idea of a Greek tragedy, is to be sought in a serious Italian opera. The Greek dialogue is represented by the recitative, and the... ... well known upon that coast; and ‘faults’ may be a flash term for what the Americans call ‘notions.’ A part of the cargo it clearly is; and one is not...

Excerpt: The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey.

...Contents The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater ...4 THREE MEMORABLE MURDERS .............................................................................................. 4 THE TRUE RELATIONS OF THE BIBLE TO MERELY HUMAN SCIENCE.....................

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In the South Seas

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... In The South Seas by Robert Louis Stev... ... In The South Seas by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free ... ...upon the floor, and regarding me in silence with embarrassing eyes. The eyes of all Polynesians are large, luminous, and melting; they are like the ey... ...e woman was a savage, said they, and spoke no language. ‘Mais, vous savez,’ objected the fair sentimentalist; ‘Ils apprennent si vite l’Anglais!’ But ... ...t only in the Marquesan will you find such names as Haaii and Paaaeua, when each individual vowel must be separately uttered. These points of similari... ...fresh ac- quaintances with favour, but continually modified my judg- ment. A polite Englishman comes to-day to the Marquesans and is amazed to find th... ...there dwelt an old, melancholy, grizzled man of the name of Tari (Charlie) Coffin. He was a native of Oahu, in the Sandwich Islands; and had gone to s... ...ey of Hapaa, known to readers of Herman Melville under the grotesque misspell- ing of Hapar. There are but two writers who have touched the South Seas... ... early opportunity to explain his situation. True, he was only an appointed chief when I beheld him; but somewhere else, perhaps upon some other isle,...

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One of Our Conquerors

By: George Meredith

...y George Meredith A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication One of Our Conquerors by George Meredith is a publication of the Pennsylvania S... ...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... ...at distinctive article of his attire. At the same time, for these friendly people about him to share the fun of the annoyance, he looked hastily brigh... ...s recent mishap. But, in fact, a thing had occurred to vex him more than a descent upon the pavement or damage to his waistcoat’s whiteness: he abomin... ... the roar of cries and stilled it, by capping the cries in turn, until the people cheered him; and the effect of the scene upon Victor Radnor disposed... ...d drew his next remark to Fenellan. ‘How Wagner seems to have stricken the Italians! Well, now, the Germans have their Emperor to head their armies, a... ...ther in Sapho-delicious. I held out against Wagner as long as I could. The Italians don’t much more than Wagnerize in exchange for the loss of melody.... ... He thanked heaven to his wife often, that he had nothing to do with North American or South American mines and pastures or with South Africa and, gol... ...and in- structed Germans not deviously march; whom acute and ad- venturous Americans, with half a cock of the eye in passing, compassionately outstrip...

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Brooksmith, The Real Thing, The Story of It, Flickerbridge, And Mrs. Medwin

By: Henry James

...me Short Stories by Henry James “Brooksmith,” “The Real Thing,” “The Story of It,” “Flickerbridge,” and “Mrs. Medwin” A PENN S TATE ELECTRONIC CLASSIC... ...ICS SERIES PUBLICATION Some Short Stories by Henry James is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ... had been too much liked—liked even by those who didn’t like it—so that as people of that sort never get titles or dotations for the horrid things the... ...ence, in some degree, it is true, of physical infir- mity—that if you wish people to find you at home you must manage not to be out. He had in short a... ...a young man whom I at once saw to be a foreigner and who proved in fact an Italian acquainted with no English word but my name, which he uttered in a ... ... I proficient in his tongue; but as he was not so meanly constituted— what Italian is?—as to depend only on that member for expression he conveyed to ... ...g too hard. But if you can’t read 55 Henry James the novel of British and American manufacture, heaven knows I’m at one with you. It seems really to ... ...ries out and nine descriptive articles. His three or four portraits of fat American ladies—they were all fat, all ladies and all American—were a poor ... ...hat seemed momentarily to over- shadow her own power to do so. “I’ve had a descent from him.” But she had to explain. “My half-brother—Scott Homer. A ...

...Excerpt: We are scattered now, the friends of the late Mr. Oliver Offord; but whenever we chance to meet I think we are conscious of a certain esoteric respect for each other. ?Yes, you too have been in Arcadia,? we seem not too grumpily to allow. When I pass the hous...

................................................................. 4 THE REAL THING ........................................................ 21 THE STORY OF IT ........................................................ 48 FLICKERBRIDGE ......................................................... 65 MRS. MEDWIN ............................................................. 85...

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Women in Love

By: D. H. Lawrence

...ssics Series Publication Women in Love 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... ...d diffidence contrasted with Ursula’s sensitive expectancy. The provincial people, intimidated by Gudrun’s perfect sang-froid and exclusive bareness o... ...run’s face. She did not want to be too definite. ‘When one thinks of other people’s children—’ said Ursula. Again Gudrun looked at her sister, almost ... ..., blackish boughs came down close to the grass. There were present a young Italian woman, slight and fashionable, a young, athletic-looking Miss Bradl... ...n and seeing the Pa- cific.’ ‘Silent upon a peak in Dariayn,’ murmured the Italian, lifting her face for a moment from her book. ‘Not necessarily in D... ...y syllable distinctly. She looked at the cover, to verify herself. ‘An old American edition,’ said Birkin. ‘Ha!—of course—translated from the French,’... ...iked the West Afri- can wooden figures, the Aztec art, Mexican and Central American. He saw the grotesque, and a curious sort of me- chanical motion i... ...track towards the summit of the slopes, where was the marienhutte, and the descent on the other side. But he was not really conscious. He only wanted ...

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The Bostonians

By: Henry James

...erself to telling a fib. She is very honest, is Olive Chancellor; she is full of rectitude. Nobody tells fibs in Boston; I don’t know what to make of th... ...e apartment, had lost himself in its pages. He threw it down at the approach of Mrs. Luna, laughed, shook hands with her, and said in answer to her la... ...gin life afresh. One didn’t even know what one had come back for. There were people who wanted one to spend the winter in Boston; but she couldn’t sta... ...ed from the doorway. ‘The amount of thought they give to their clothing, the people who are afraid of looking frivolous!’ Chapter 2 W hether much or ... ...o raise money for some cadaverous Pole, to obtain lessons for some shirtless Italian. There was a legend that an Hungarian had once possessed 22 The ... ...herself. There was a lithographic smoothness about her, and a mixture of the American matron and the public character. There was something public in h... ...and helpless miseries grow greater all the while? I am only a girl, a simple American girl, and of course I haven’t seen much, and there is a great de... ...he sank into it a little more every day, without measuring the inches of her descent. Now she stood there up to her chin; it may probably be said of h...

...sn?t know whether she is or not, and she wouldn?t for the world expose herself to telling a fib. She is very honest, is Olive Chancellor; she is full of rectitude. Nobody tells fibs in Boston; I don?t know what to make of them all. Well, I am very glad to see you, at any rate.? These words were spoken with much volubility by a fair, plump, smiling woman who entered a narro...

...Table of Contents: Book First 3 -- Chapter 1, 3 -- Chapter 2, 8 -- Chapter 3, 12 -- Chapter 4, 20 -- Chapter 5, 26 -- Chapter 6, 30 -- Chapter 7, 38 -- Chapter 8, 45 -- Chapter 9, 51 -- Chapter 10, 55 -- Chapter 11, 62 -- Chapter 1...

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Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency

By: The Duke of Saint Simon

...Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency By The Duke of Saint-Simon A Penn State Electronic Classics ... ...f Saint-Simon A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency by The Duke of Saint-Simon is... ...int- 4 Saint-Simon Simon, was born in Paris, January 16, 1675. He claimed descent from Charlemagne, but the story goes that his fa- ther, as a young ... ...e by eight months; and if the expression be allowed in speak- ing of young people, so unequal in position, friendship had united us. I made up my mind... ...cs due to various tradesfolk. He had written out false receipts from these people, and put them in his accounts. He was a little man, gentle, affable,... ...lept at the Pont Beauvosin that night, and on the mor- row parted with her Italian attendants without shedding a single tear. On the 4th of November s... ...he died a few years after. The King at this time drove away the company of Italian actors, and would not permit another in its place. So long as the I... ...It had all the marks of antiquity, and contained a triumphant proof of the descent of the house of La T our, to which the Bouillons be- longed, from t... ...whose permanent reign did not last less than thirty-two years? Born in the American islands, where her father, perhaps a gentleman, had gone to seek h...

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Theological Essays and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...THEOLOGICAL ESSAYS AND OTHER PAPERS By THOMAS DE QUINCEY AUTHOR OF CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER, ETC. ETC. IN TWO VOLUMES. V V V V... ... Essays and Other Papers: Volume Two by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...ginal act of invitation. And yet, in defiance of that notorious fact, some people go so far as to assert, that a call is not good unless where it is s... ... inoperative, is and must be moonshine. Yet be- tween two moonshines, some people, it seems, can tell which is the denser. W e have all heard of Barme... ...ountries, a cold and lifeless state of public religion prevailed up to the American and French Revolutions. These great events gave a shock everywhere... ... Biblical and from Arabic authority, that it was a practice of Patriarchal descent amongst both the African and Asiatic Bedouins, to suspend rings of ... ...osts which gathered in the early years of the Revolution on the German and Italian frontiers of France. Yet were these hosts applied, under the perfec... ...pect of ransom; a British nobleman’s son from death or the consequences of Italian barbarity; or a prince, the brother of Napoleon, from having the se... ...entire tribes of those savages, and, upon a scale still more awful, to the American Indians. In such cases, mere strangers would 132 Theological Essa...

...Contents SECESSION FROM THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND ................................................................ 4 TOILETTE OF THE HEBREW LADY........................................................................................ 43 CHARLEMAGNE...................

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The French Revolution a History Volume Three

By: Thomas Carlyle

...ch Revolution: A History (Volume Three) by Thomas Carlyle 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... ...m in prison,—Roy- alist types replace the worn types often snatched from a People’s-Friend in old ill days. In our ‘peculiar tribune’ we write and red... ... another; citoyen (citizen) were suitabler; we even say thou, as ‘the free peoples of Antiq- uity did:’ so have Journals and the Improvised Commune su... ...is in the collision of all tempers; arrived now at the black Mahlstrom and descent of Death: in sorrow, in indig- nation, in resignation struggling to... ...uses broken into (by a tumult of Patri- ots, among whom red-capped Varlet, American Fournier loom forth, in the darkness of the rain and riot); had th... ...the little bronzed-complexioned Artillery-Officer of Toulon, home from the Italian Wars! Grim enough; of lean, almost cruel aspect: for he has been in...

........................................................................................................................... 77 Chapter 3.2.V. Stretching of Formulas. ............................................................................................................................ 80 Chapter 3.2.VI. At the Bar. ...........................................................

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Lord Ormont and His Aminta

By: George Meredith

...ublication Lord Ormont and His Aminta by George Meredith 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... ...and there was a question or two about names, which belonged to verses, for people caring to read poems. To the joy of the school he displayed a greate... ...judgement on him. According to Mr. Shalders, the opinion of all thoughtful people in England was with John Company and the better part of the Press to... ...et privately excitable tradesmen, sedentary coachmen and cabmen, of Viking descent, were set to think like boys about him: and the boys, the women, an... ..., good at classics, fairish at mathemat- ics, a scholar in French, German, Italian, with a shrewd knowl- edge of the different races, and with sound E... ... at Caen and at a Paris Lycee; French fairly mas- tered; German, the same; Italian, the same; after studies at Heidelberg, Asti, and Florence; between... ...he work, doesn’t dispirit. Otherwise, one may say that an African or South American traveller has a more exciting time. I shall manage to keep my head... ...is boys: English, French, Germans, Italians, a Spaniard in my time—a South American I have sent him— two from Boston, Massachusetts—and clever!—all em...

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Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief

By: James Fenimore Cooper

...1843) A PENN S TAT E ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief by James Fenimore Cooper is a publication of the P... ...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... ...ot share in the blood of princes. Although favored by a strictly vegetable descent myself, the laws of nature have not permitted me to escape from the... ...continent, in what relates to immigration and territorial origin. When the American enters on the history of his ancestors, he is driven, after some t... ...ography of a Pocket-Handkerchief with us, our most remote extraction being American, while our more recent construction and education have taken place... ... as well as those of men, giving me a claim to Norman, instead of Milesian descent. The embarkation, or shipment of my pro- genitors, whichever may be... ...bosom, and balmy airs fanning our cheeks. We loved change, too, like other people, and had probably seen enough of vegetation, whether figurative or r... ...k that much of it is, and, as I am now writing to Americans, and of French people, I see no particular rea- son why the fact should be concealed. Resp... ... say.” “W ell, to my notion, nobility and teaching little girls French and Italian, and their gammes, have very little in common. I had thought Mr. Sh...

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Rewards and Fairies

By: Rudyard Kipling

...eries Publication Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling 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... ...f those whom mor- tals call Fairies. Their proper name, of course, is ‘The People of the Hills’. This Puck, by means of the magic of Oak, Ash, and Tho... ...s and in the country about, they saw and talked to some rather interesting people. One of these, for instance, was a Knight of the Norman Conquest, an... ...will not call them), who are now at large and working more piracies in his American ocean, which the Pope gave him. (He and the Pope should guard it, ... ...he wells. He was a Frenchy—a bad enemy he was.’ ‘I had mine too. He was an Italian, called Benedetto. I met him first at Oxford on Magdalen T ower whe... ... did. Was he a Frenchy like?’ ‘No, a hectoring, hard-mouthed, long-sworded Italian builder, as vain as a peacock and as strong as a bull, but, mark yo... ...shore. None’ll hinder you. They’re all gone mad on these coasts—French and American together. ’Tisn’t my notion o’ war.” Pierre was an old King Louis ... ...r, and became one of my best and most refreshing friends. He was a Meon by descent, from the west edge of the kingdom; a scholar educated, curiously e...

......................... 71 THE KNIFE AND THE NAKED CHALK .................................................................................. 72 The Run of the Downs ................................................................................................................................................ 72 The Knife and the Naked Chalk .....................................

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The C‘Sars

By: Thomas de Quincey

...SSICS SERIES PUBLICATION THE CÆSARS By Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furn... ...ty. This Por- table Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this docu- ment file, for any purpose, and in... ...uld have been otherwise who lived and conversed with that genera- tion and people. But if superstitious, he was so after a mode of his own. In his ver... ...rs of the Augustan era, it would seem that this custom was not confined to people of distinction, but was familiar to a class of travellers so low in ... ...and extensive ravages by fire, such as now happen, not unfrequently in the American woods, (but gen- erally from carelessness in scattering the glowin... ...sionate and vindictive ambition, placed himself and his reti- nue upon the Italian soil; and, as if by inspiration from Heaven, in one moment involved... ...reeable ef- fect of withdrawing from the general remembrance his ob- scure descent. For the Octavian house [gens] had in neither of its branches risen... ...f the first twelve Cæsars, the six latter have no con- nection whatever by descent, collaterally, or otherwise, with the six first, it would be a more... ...evolt the feelings of sober thinkers. Except, perhaps, in some chapters of Italian history, as, for example, among the most profligate of the Papal ho...

...Excerpt: The condition of the Roman Emperors has never yet been fully appreciated; nor has it been sufficiently perceived in what respects it was absolutely unique. There was but one Rome: no other city, as we are satisfied by the collation of many...

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House of Mirth

By: Edith Wharton

... E DITH WHARTON A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION House of Mirth by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer... ...ity. 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 tea?” She smiled assentingly, and then made a slight grimace. “So many people come up to town on a Monday—one is sure to meet a lot of bores. I’m ... ...t she must have cost a great deal to make, that a great many dull and ugly people must, in some mysterious way, have been sacrificed to produce her. H... ...inattentively, and he saw that she was preoc- cupied with a new idea. “And Americana—do you collect Americana?” Selden stared and laughed. “No, that’s... ... good editions of the books I am fond of.” She made a slight grimace. “And Americana are horribly dull, I suppose?” “I should fancy so—except to the h... ...extended from furtive inspections of the servants’ bedrooms to unannounced descents to the cel- lar; but she had never allowed herself many pleasures.... ...man with political ambi- tions and vast estates; or, for second choice, an Italian prince with a castle in the Apennines and an hereditary office in t... ...ears since she had wavered in imagination between the English earl and the Italian prince? Relentlessly her mind travelled on over the dreary interval...

...Excerpt: Selden paused in surprise. In the afternoon rush of the Grand Central Station his eyes had been refreshed by the sight of Miss Lily Bart. It was a Monday in early September, and he was returning to his work from a hurried dip into the country; but what was Miss Bart doing i...

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