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Democracy in America

By: Alexis de Tocqueville

... One and Two by Alexis de Tocqueville, trans. Henry Reeve is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...e and Two by Alexis de Tocqueville, trans. Henry Reeve is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...e eleven years that separated the Declaration of the In- dependence of the United States from the completion of that act in the ordination of our writ... ...n years that separated the Declaration of the In- dependence of the United States from the completion of that act in the ordination of our written Con... ... lived less than fifty years under our Constitution. In that time no great national commotion had occurred that tested its strength, or its power of r... ...merican institutions appeared in 1840. In 1838 he was chosen member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. In 1839 he was elected to the Cham... ...n 1840. In 1838 he was chosen member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. In 1839 he was elected to the Cham- ber of Deputies. He became a ... ...thusiasm and of an ardent faith, great sacrifices may be obtained from the members of a commonwealth by an appeal to their un- derstandings and their ...

...Excerpt: In the eleven years that separated the Declaration of the Independence of the United States from the completion of that act in the ordination of our written Constitution, the great minds of America were bent upon the study of th...

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Life on the Mississippi

By: Mark Twain

...fe on the Mississippi by Mark T wain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...on the Mississippi by Mark T wain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ... THE M ISSISSIPPI is the body of the nation . All the other parts are but members, important in themselves, yet more important in their relations t... ...er has so vast a drainage basin: it draws its water supply from twenty eight States and T erritories; from Dela ware, on the Atlantic seaboard, and f... ...isolated communities is the pastime of my idle moments, the de struction of nationalities the serious business of my life! The boundless vastness of ... ...of them that you are allowed to run at all down stream. There’s a law of the United States against it. The river may be rising by the time we get to 1... ...hing is so and so; he must know it; for this is eminently one of the ‘exact’ sciences. With what scorn a pilot was looked upon, in the old times, if h... ...e is nothing strikingly remarkable about it; but one can say of it as of the Academy of Music in New York, that if a broom or a shovel has ever been u...

...Excerpt: The ?Body Of The Nation? But the basin of the Mississippi is the body of the nation. All the other parts are but members, important in themselves, yet more important in their relations to this. Exclusive of the Lake basin and...

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French Ways and Their Meaning

By: Edith Wharton

...ight © 2001 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Based on the first edition of 1919. Electronic text created by Sara Triggs. Conten... ...obal Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Based on the first edition of 1919. Electronic text created by Sara Triggs. Contents Preface . . . ... ...ears before the war, a French journalist produced a “thoughtful book” on the United States. Of course he laid great stress on our universal hustle for... ...fore the war, a French journalist produced a “thoughtful book” on the United States. Of course he laid great stress on our universal hustle for the do... ...ears of desperate resistance to a foe in possession of almost a tenth of the national territory, and that tenth industrially the richest in the countr... ...es that frighten the Anglo Saxon by their close resemblance to the poisonous members of the family. It takes a practised eye to distinguish c` epes an... ...—explains the existence of such re ally national institutions as the French Academy, and the French national theatre, the Th´ eˆ atre Franc ¸ais. The... ..., and make French not only elegant, but capable of dealing with the arts and sciences.” Think of the significance of such an act at such a moment! Fran...

...Excerpt: PREFACE; This book is essentially a desultory book, the result of intermittent observation, and often, no doubt, of rash assumption. Having been written in Paris, at odd moments, during the last two years of the war, it could hardly be more than a series of disjointed notes; a...

...Table of Contents: Preface, 1 -- I ?First Impression, 4 -- I, 4 -- II, 6 -- III, 8 -- II? Reverence, 10 -- I, 10 -- II, 13 -- III, 15 -- III? Taste, 17 -- I, 17 -- II, 17 -- III, 18 -- IV, 21 -- IV? Intellectual Honesty, 24 -- I, 2...

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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... ...ics Series Publication A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...rwin quickened the thought of the world. Those were all perfect and static States, a balance of happi- ness won for ever against the forces of unrest ... ... Chamberlain, and the King is here (no doubt incognito), and all the Royal Academy, and Sandow, and Mr. Arnold White. But these famous names do not ap... ... ection 3 ection 3 ection 3 The difference between the social and economic sciences as they exist in our world* and in this Utopia deserves perhaps a... ...its of energy, the grand total of work upon which the social fabric of the United States or England rests, it would be found that a vastly preponderat... ...aw” is to degrade, thwart, torture, and kill the weakest and least adapted members of every species in existence in each generation, and so keep the s... ...s shoulders, and shows us the palms of his hands. On earth, where there is nationality, this would have been a Frenchman—the inferior sort of Frenchma...

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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... ... Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ... you have made me say the thing that was not. Likewise in the account of the academy of projectors, and several passages of my discourse to my master ... ...o not go naked? I wrote for their amendment, and not their approbation. The united praise of the whole race would be of less consequence to me, than ... .... For as to what we have heard you affirm, that there are other kingdoms and states in the world inhabited by human creatures as large as yourself, ou... ...lors both to the king and kingdom; to have a share in the legislature; to be members of the highest court of judicature, whence there can be no appeal... ...ersons educated in the general knowl edge of equity, or only in provincial, national, and other local customs? Whether they or their judges had any p... ...ompass of their thoughts and mind being shut up within the two forementioned sciences. Most of them, and especially those who deal in the astronomical...

...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 curio...

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Bureaucracy

By: Honoré de Balzac

...y by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...y Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... .... Monsieur Leprince assured his daughter that Xavier was of the stock that statesmen came of. Celestine answered that a man named Rabourdin would neve... ...epartments, where the humbler clerks struggled vainly against degener- ate members of the aristocracy, who sought positions in the government bureaus ... ...othered many statements conscientiously written on the secret evils of the national government; lowered the courage of many hearts, and corrupted ster... ...d prevented all ameliorations of home rule. In Austria, where many diverse united nations present so many conflicting interests to be conciliated and ... ...ration of justice, the household of the king, and all that concerned arts, sciences, and belles lettres. All patron- age ought to flow directly from t... ...f these recon- ciliations he received the formal promise of a place in the Academy of Belles-lettres on the first vacancy. “It would pay,” he said, “t...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. The Rabourdin household in Paris, where men of thought and study bear a certain likeness to one another, living as they do in a common centre, you must have met with several resembling Monsieur Rabourdin, whose acquaintance w...

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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... ... Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...ers, and in the bag of my railway rug the whole of Bancroft’s History of the United States, in six fat volumes. It was as much as I could carry with c... ...d in the bag of my railway rug the whole of Bancroft’s History of the United States, in six fat volumes. It was as much as I could carry with convenie... ...of a hundred exhibitions. I have seen it in the Salon; I have seen it in the Academy; I have seen it in the last French Exposition, excellently done b... ...ks the less shall we be apt to love the literal in our pro- ductions. In all sciences and senses the letter kills; and to- day, when cackling human ge... ... utterance of which he had the secret – “Suivez!” said he. The arrest of the members, the oath of the T ennis Court, the signing of the declaration of... ... proud to remember) as a friend. Like my old soldier, he was far gone in the national com- plaint. Unlike him, he had a vulgar taste in letters; scarc...

Excerpt: Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson.

...Contents 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?..........

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Reprinted Pieces

By: Charles Dickens

...eries Publication Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...es Publication Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...s on for a few days, lies down in the desert, and dies. But he shall be re united in his immortal spirit—who can doubt it!—with the child, when he and... ...lves as having been imposed upon, or as having weakly gratified their con sciences with a lazy, flimsy substitute for the noblest of all vir tues. T... ...doll, with moveable eyes, was put up to be raffled for, by five and twenty members at two shillings, seven years ago this autumn, and the list is not ... ...sociated in the minds of all Englishmen with brave, unpretending, cordial, national service. We like to look at him in his Sunday state; and if we wer... ...omething else as I lie awake; or, like that sagacious animal in the United States who recognised the colonel who was such a dead shot, I am a gone ‘Co... ... all the Modern Exhibitions every season, and of course I revere the Royal Academy. I stand by its forty Academical ar ticles almost as firmly as I s...

...Contents THE LONG VOYAGE ...................................................................................................................... 5 THE BEGGING-LETTER WRITER .................................................................

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The Confessions

By: J. J. Rousseau

...The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau by Jean Jacques Rousseau THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU (In 12 books) Privately Printed fo... ...The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau by Jean Jacques Rousseau THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU (In 12 books) Privately Printed for the Members of... ...NFESSIONS OF JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU (In 12 books) Privately Printed for the Members of the Aldus Society London, 1903 A Penn State Electronic Classics ... ...the prevalence of those more tolerant and rational principles by which the statesmen of our own day are actuated. On these matters, however, it is not... ...t altogether imaginary. The habit of liv- ing in this peaceful manner soon united me tenderly to my cousin Bernard; my affection was more ardent than ... ...ne fell into my hands writ- ten by Father Lami, called ‘Entretiens sur les Sciences’, which was a kind of introduction to the knowledge of those books... ...nly of going to Paris, not doubt- ing that on presenting my project to the Academy, it would be adopted with rapture. I had brought some money from Ly... ...for no other reason than because, not being a Frenchman, I had no right to national protection, and that it was a private affair between him and mysel...

...Introduction: Among the notable books of later times-we may say, without exaggeration, of all time--must be reckoned The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau. It deals with leading personages and transactions of a momentous epoch, when absolutis...

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The Village Rector

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ine Prescott Wormeley A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Village Rector by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley ... ...r by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...t of his pottery. In 1793 he was able to buy a chateau sold as part of the National domain, which he at once pulled to pieces. The profits were such t... ...ntly at Veronique as she returned to her seat from the altar where she had united herself with God,—a moment when she appeared to all the parish in he... ...od-father, saw in me, the son of a mere workman, an aptitude for the exact sciences and a precocious desire to rise in life. You favored my impulse to... ...Paris to the first suspension bridge built by an engineer, a member of the Academy of Sciences; a mel- ancholy collapse caused by blunders such as non... ...magnificent phase of public works, which is destined to change the face of States and nations, to double human life, and modify the laws of space and ... ...village is now almost a town, and a third of all the land is cultivated by members of our family, whom God has constantly protected. Our tillage suc- ...

Excerpt: The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac, translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley.

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The Lesser Bourgeoisie (The Middle Classes)

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ine Prescott Wormeley A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katherine Prescott Worme... ...e by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katherine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...igitte and Jerome, the former being twenty-seven, the latter twenty-three, united their ex- istence. Brother and sister were bound together by an ex- ... ...ds which said noth- ing but answered all things,—progress, steam, bitumen, National guard, order, democratic element, spirit of associa- 33 Balzac ti... ...son, the professor, is his idol; he thinks him capable of attaining to the Academy of Sciences. Thuillier, between the audacious nullity of Minard, an... ...ofessor, is his idol; he thinks him capable of attaining to the Academy of Sciences. Thuillier, between the audacious nullity of Minard, and the solid... ...partment on the third floor, with the furniture rigorously required by all members of his noble profession,—for the guild of barristers admits no brot... ...tely demanded in the interests of commerce, which is certainly the life of States. In any case, this view, which isn’t yours, appears to have been tha...

...Excerpt: Here, madame, is one of those books which come into the mind, whence no one knows, giving pleasure to the author before he can foresee what reception the public, our great present judge, will accord to it. Feeling almost certain of your sympathy ...

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The Deputy of Arcis

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ine Prescott Wormeley A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Deputy of Arcis by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley... ...t Wormeley A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Deputy of Arcis by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publi... ... are as spiritually intelligent as men,—an argument in favor of the occult sciences. The old man-servant of Colonel Giguet, Madame Marion’s older brot... ...omise the influence of his family in the arrondissement of Arcis, that old statesman would doubtless propose for candidate some young man who could be... ...he information of countries so unfortunate as not to know the blessings of national repre- sentation, and which are, therefore, ignorant by what intes... ...d not been the son of an ardent Bonapartist, he belonged to a family whose members had justly incurred the animosity of the Cinq-Cygne family, owing t... ... Historical Mystery.”] The Marions, Grevins, and Giguets were all the more united be- cause the triumph of their political opinions, called “consti- t... ... were already so apparent in the work he did for his examinations that the Academy, under pressure of opinion, decided to crown him—though he laughed ...

...Excerpt: All elections begin with a bustle before beginning to describe an election in the provinces, it is proper to state that the town of Arcis-sur-Aube was not the theatre of the events here related. The arrondissement of Arcis votes at Bar-sur-Aube, which is forty miles from Arcis; consequently there is no...

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The Uncommercial Traveller

By: Charles Dickens

... The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles D... ... The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dick... ...otel-advertisement is personally addressed to me, no hotel-room tapestried with great-coats and railway wrappers is set apart for me, no house of publ... ...at the scene of the late disaster to the Royal Char- ter, which have received universal recognition, you have very benevolently employed your valuable... ...RCANTILE JACK I S THE SWEET little cherub who sits smiling aloft and keeps watch on life of poor Jack, commissioned to take charge of Mercantile Jack,... ...oods and small shops, is the fancy of a humble artist, as exemplified in two portraits representing Mr. Thomas Sayers, of Great Brit- ain, and Mr. Joh... ...ere the boy Horatio Nelson got out of bed to steal the pears: not because he wanted any, but because every other boy was afraid: yet I have sev- eral ... ...ld phrenology, within certain limits, to be true; I am much of the same mind as to the subtler expressions of the hand; I hold physiognomy to be infal...

Excerpt: The Uncommercial Traveler by Charles Dickens.

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The New Machiavelli

By: H. G. Wells

...AVELLI by H. G. Wells A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The New Machiavelli by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania Sta... ...CS SERIES PUBLICATION The New Machiavelli by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...ing play of instinctive passion and desire against too abstract a dream of statesmanship. But things that seemed to lie very far apart in Machiavelli’... ... are steep square hills (geologically, volumes of Orr’s Cyclopaedia of the Sciences) and the cracks and spaces of the floor and the bare brown surroun... ...the Cage Fields, and presently extended right up the London Road. A single national school in an inconve- nient situation set itself inadequately to c... ...eigns as a stroked aphis exudes honey. It was like the new language of the Academy of Lagado to me, and I never learnt how to express myself in it, fo... ...easy, but its shifting audience, the comings and goings and hesitations of members behind the chair—not mere audience units, but men who matter—the de... ...o Republican and Democrat, for example, and you have the conditions in the United States. The Crown or a dethroned dynasty, the Estab- lished Church o...

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Essays of Michel de Montaigne

By: William Carew Hazilitt

...es Cotton Edited by William Carew Hazilitt 1877 1877 1877 1877 1877 ESSAYS OF MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE Book the First T ranslated by Charles Cotton Edited ... ...Carew Hazilitt 1877 1877 1877 1877 1877 ESSAYS OF MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE Book the First T ranslated by Charles Cotton Edited by William Carew Hazilitt 18... ... leaving Paris, stayed a short time at Blois, to attend the meeting of the States-General. We do not know 22 Essays: Book the First what part he took... ... there being some sort of relationship be- tween them), “since I have been united to you by marriage, which is one of the most weighty and sacred ties... ... and of the ancient favour and friendship which you have borne towards the members of our house. But, Monsieur, in default of better coin, I offer you... ...0]. 53 Montaigne XV XV XV XV XV To the same.—[ This letter is also in the national collection, among the Dupuy papers. It was first printed in the “J... ... proceeds from their applying themselves the wrong way to the study of the sciences; and that, after the manner we are instructed, it is no wonder if ... ...uch more easy and natural than that of Gaza,—[Theodore Gaza, rector of the Academy of Ferrara.]—in which the precepts are so intricate, and so harsh, ...

Excerpt: Essays of Michel De Montaigne, Book the First, translated by Charles Cotton, Ed. William Carew Hazilitt.

...................................................................................................................................................... 6 THE LIFE OF MONTAIGNE ...................................................................................................................................... 9 THE LETTERS OF MONTAIGNE ............................................

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Essays of Michel de Montaigne Book the Third

By: William Carew Hazilitt

...es Cotton Edited by William Carew Hazilitt 1877 1877 1877 1877 1877 ESSAYS OF MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE Book the Third T ranslated by Charles Cotton Edited ... ...Carew Hazilitt 1877 1877 1877 1877 1877 ESSAYS OF MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE Book the Third T ranslated by Charles Cotton Edited by William Carew Hazilitt 18... ...her- wise and more nobly ordered than that other justice which is special, national, and constrained to the ends of government, 12 Essays: Book III “... ...inkles, and the like. This is the utmost of what I would allow them in the sciences. There are some particular natures that are private and re- tired:... ...s does this raving put our faces into! what sallies and agitations both of members and voices does it inspire us with! Does it not seem that this indi... ...d, they still close and stick to- gether, both moving and in heaps; as ill united bodies, that, shuffled together without order, find of themselves a ... ...v. 7, 43.] we are not, peradventure, at our last gasp. The conservation of states is a thing that, in all likelihood, surpasses our un- derstanding;—a... ... at pleasure. Antiochus had in his youth strongly written in favour of the Academy; in his old age he wrote as much against it; would not, which of th...

Excerpt: Essays of Michel De Montaigne, translated by Charles Cotton, Ed. William Carew Hazilitt.

...Contents CHAPTER I OF PROFIT AND HONESTY................................................................................... 4 CHAPTER II OF REPENTANCE ................................................................................................

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Modeste Mignon

By: Honoré de Balzac

...n by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...y Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...ignity and style, belonged to the Chalet, and separated, or if you prefer, united it to the villa Vilquin. Dumay consoled himself for the toils of bus... ...emoiselle,—Canalis (Baron of), Constant Cys Melchior, member of the French Academy, born in 1800, at Canalis (Correze), five feet four inches in heigh... ...orality cannot change; they are one: but obligations vary in the different states of life. Just as the sun lights up a scene diversely and produces di... ...ean Butscha. I will not be notary; I shall give that up; I shall study the sciences.” “Why?” “Ah, mademoiselle, to train up your children, if you will... ...the operation. This important consultation took place before the assembled members of the Chalet, who stood trembling and expectant to hear the verdic... ...a chance to show the fleetness of his horses and dogs in the open. The two national systems were thus face to face and allowed to do their best under ...

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Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

By: Charles Dickens

...s A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylva- ... ...and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylva- nia State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...lous or wrong at home, so I then hoped that the good-humored people of the United States would not be generally disposed to quarrel with me for carryi... ... wrong at home, so I then hoped that the good-humored people of the United States would not be generally disposed to quarrel with me for carrying the ... ... of my second reception in America, and to bear my honest testimony to the national generosity and magnanimity. Also, to declare how astounded I have ... ...atively modern days of the Diggory Chuzzlewit before mentioned, one of its members had at- tained to very great wealth and influence. Throughout such ... ... new grammar had at school, long time ago, with ‘Master Pinch, Grove House Academy,’ inscribed in faultless writing on the fly- leaf! That whiff of ru... ... scrutiny of a dentist. Amateurs in the physi- ognomical and phrenological sciences roved about him with watchful eyes and itching fingers, and someti...

...Preface: What is exaggeration to one class of minds and perceptions, is plain truth to another. That which is commonly called a long-sight, perceives in a prospect innumerable features and bearings non-existent to a short-sighted person. I sometimes ask myself whether...

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By: Mark Twain

...Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...entures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...llage itself; for the county; for the State; for the State officers; for the United States; for the churches of the United States; for Congress; for t... ...tself; for the county; for the State; for the State officers; for the United States; for the churches of the United States; for Congress; for the Pres... ...re were no guards. His gratitude for their gifts had always smote their con sciences before — it cut deeper than ever, this time. They felt cowardly ... ... shook his head, looked wise, and made that sort of astounding success which members of that craft usu ally achieve. That is to say, he “found a clew... ...some day. He said he meant to look to it that Tom should be admitted to the National Military Academy and afterward trained in the best law school in... ...he meant to look to it that Tom should be admitted to the National Military Academy and afterward trained in the best law school in the country, in o...

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The Secret Places of the Heart

By: H. G. Wells

...T BY H. G. WELLS 1922 A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Penns... ...922 A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univ... ...l knowledge—” “Technical knowledge be damned! Those men mean to corner the national fuel supply. And waste it! For their prof- its. That’s what I’m up... ...from the doubt in themselves. By dismissing me they dismiss their own con- sciences. And then they can scamper off and be sensible little piggy-wigs a... ...yflower that we ought to be told about. I allow it’s a recent revival. The United States has been like one of those men you read about in the papers w... ... that we ought to be told about. I allow it’s a recent revival. The United States has been like one of those men you read about in the papers who go a... ...as a class, and he in- stanced the conflict of motives he found in all the members of his Committee and most so in himself. He repeated the persuasion... ...mories of Rome, Florence, Milan, Paris, the National Gallery and the Royal Academy, amidst which splendours a competent staff administers modern comfo...

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