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Waverley or Tis Sixty Years Since

By: Sir Walter Scott

...n Waverley or ‘Tis Sixty Years Since by Sir Walter Scott 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 a far more formidable description than was commanded by the adventurous American. Time and circumstances change the character of nations and the fa... ...f some duration to a noble peer on the confines of the shire, of untainted descent, steady T ory prin- ciples, and the happy father of six unmarried a... ...of a more sentimental description. In this respect his ac- quaintance with Italian opened him yet a wider range. He had perused the numerous romantic ... ...w and foolish fashion is introduced to break the natural dependence of the people upon their landlords.’ Sir Everard had done his best to correct this... ...isaffected, and, showed little hospitality to the military guests; and the people of the town, chiefly engaged in mercantile pursuits, were not such a... ...ste, which required only cultivation. Her father had taught her French and Italian, and a few of the ordinary au- thors in those languages ornamented ... ...re than he himself could have expected; but it is men- tioned of the North American Indians, when at the stake of torture, that on the least intermiss...

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Eptimius Felton; Or, The Elixir of Life

By: Nathanial Hawthorne

...Septimius Felton; Or, The Elixir Of Life By Nathanial Hawthorne A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publ... ...e Electronic Classics Series Publication Septimius Felton; or, The Elixir of Life by Nathanial Hawthorne is a publication of the Pennsylvania State... ...“The Marble Faun,” it was conceived and, in another form, begun before the Italian romance had presented itself to the author’s mind. The legend of a ... ...tch the outline of a romance laid in En gland, and having for its hero an American who goes thither to assert his inherited rights in an old manor ho... ... snow and decay,—so the pleasant air and warmth had called out three young people, who sat on a sunny hill side enjoying the warm day and one another.... ...bout such matters, perhaps thinking about them the more. These three young people were neighbors’ children, dwell ing in houses that stood by the sid... ...lous was a spider over the doctor’s head; a spider, I think, of some South American breed, with a cir cumference of its many legs as big, unless I am... ...n again he snatched them up, and contemptuously read them,—those proofs of descent through generations of es quires and knights, who had been renowne... ...t. It was not wholly without interest that Septimius saw that this ancient descent, this connection with noble families, and intermarriages with names...

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The Count of Monte Cristo Voulume One

By: Alexandre Dumas

...andre Dumas A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Count of Monte Cristo Volume One by Alexandre Dumas is a publication of the Penns... ...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... ...y dear Dantes, and call it settled; but I have a partner, and you know the Italian proverb — Chi ha compagno ha padrone — ‘He who has a partner has a ... ...aderousse, beginning the con- versation, with that brutality of the common people in which curios- ity destroys all diplomacy, “you look uncommonly li... ...eking to rem- edy your condition; I did not think that was the way of your people.” “What would you have me do?” said Fernand. “How do I know? Is it m... ...good seamen are welcome everywhere. He The Count of Monte Cristo 68 spoke Italian like a Tuscan, and Spanish like a Castilian; he would have been fre... ...as 171 though drawn downwards by the heavy weight which hastened his rapid descent, it seemed to him as if the fall lasted for a century. At last, wit... ...y the tufted umbrage of the pines, seemed, but for the difficulties of its descent, that path to Avernus of which Virgil speaks. Teresa had become ala... ...y by the world, for I am not an Italian, or a Frenchman, or a Hindu, or an American, or a Spaniard — I am a cosmopolite. No country can say it saw my ...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. Marseilles -- The Arrival. On the 24th of February, 1810, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, the Pharaon from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d?If, got on board the vessel...

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The Last of the Mohicans, A Narrative of 1757

By: James Fenimore Cooper

...The Last of the Mohicans A Narrative of 1757 by James Fenimore Cooper A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Pu... ...imore Cooper A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 by James Fenimore Cooper is a publicat... ...ll alike; but they are so far the predominating traits of these remarkable people as to be characteristic. It is generally believed that the Aborigine... ... to be characteristic. It is generally believed that the Aborigines of the American continent have an Asiatic origin. There are many physical as well ... ...ld do, being compelled to set bounds to fancy by experience; but the North American Indian clothes his ideas in a dress which is different from that o... ...that now composes the United States. They ascribe the known difficulty one people have to understand another to corruptions and dialects. The writer r... ...ger, by a regular rise and fall of his right hand, which terminated at the descent, by suffering the fingers to dwell a moment on the leaves of the li... ...hter, though sun-burned and long-faced com- plexion of one who might claim descent from a European par- entage. The former was seated on the end of a ... ...d in artificial accessories, it is inferior to the finest of the Swiss and Italian lakes, while in outline and purity of water it is fully their equal...

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Notes on a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

... Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray is a publica- tion of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...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... ...ge; and, having their book-learn- ing fresh in their minds, see the living people and their cities, and the actual aspect of Nature, along the famous ... ...s shores of the Mediterranean. CHAPTER I:VIGO THE SUN BROUGHT ALL the sick people out of their berths this morning, and the indescribable moans and no... ...e moored everywhere, showing their flags, Rus- sian and English, Austrian, American, and Greek; and along the quays country ships from the Black Sea o... ... abominably; you sit over your horse as it were on a tower, from which the descent would be very easy, but for the big peak of the saddle. A good way ... ...issaries, with silver maces shining in the sun. ’Twas the party of the new American Consul-General of Syria and Jerusalem, hastening to that city, wit... ... a much more Eastern look than the European quarter, with its Anglo-Gallic-Italian inhab- itants, and Babel-like civilisation. Here and there a large ... ...the town, who conveyed it in a language com- posed of French, Spanish, and Italian, and with a volubility quite worthy of a barber of “Gil Blas. ” The...

...Excerpt: After a voyage, during which the captain of the ship has displayed uncommon courage, seamanship, affability, or other good qualities, grateful passengers often present him with a token of their esteem, in the shape of teapots, tankards, trays, &c. of precious metal....

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The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

By: Thomas Hutchinson

...THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY VOLUME 1 OXFORD EDITION. INCLUDING MATERIALS NEVER ... ... 1 OXFORD EDITION. INCLUDING MATERIALS NEVER BEFORE PRINTED IN ANY EDITION OF THE POEMS. EDITED WITH TEXTUAL NOTES BY THOMAS HUTCHINSON, M. A. EDITOR ... ...ng wheels inflame _600 The steep descent of Heaven’s untrodden way. Fast and far the chariot flew: The might... ...being is thus pervaded. Thus, the tragic poets of the age of Pericles; the Italian revivers of ancient learning; those mighty intellects of our own co... ... my heart, and bore my steps along. 44 44 44 44 44. ‘How, to that vast and peopled city led, Which was a field of holy warfare then, ... ...ts utmost spring! 30 30 30 30 30. For, before Cythna loved it, had my song Peopled with thoughts the boundless universe, A mighty congregation, which ... ...eep despondency by the radiant visions disclosed by the sudden burst of an Italian sunrise in autumn on the highest peak of those delightful mountains... ... the revolution eight hundred students, and among them several Germans and Americans. The munificence and energy of many of the Greek princes and merc... ... reported that this Messiah had arrived at a seaport near Lacedaemon in an American brig. The association of names and ideas is irresistibly ludicrous...

Excerpt: The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume One.

.................................. 7 PREFACE BY MRS. SHELLEY TO FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, 1839. ......................... 16 POSTSCRIPT IN SECOND EDITION OF 1839. ........................................................................ 21 PREFACE BY MRS. SHELLEY. TO THE VOLUME OF POSTHUMOUS POEMS PUBLISHED IN 1824...................................................................

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Diana of the Crossways

By: George Meredith

...George Meredith A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith is a publication of the Pennsylvania St... ...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... ... laugh is an excellent progenitorial founda- tion for the wit to come in a people; and undoubtedly the diarial record of an imputed piece of wit is wi... ...lows there.’ But she would have us away with sentimentalism. Senti- mental people, in her phrase, ‘fiddle harmonics on the strings of sensualism,’ to ... ...y; and Mr. Sullivan Smith partly founded his preferable claim on her Irish descent, and on his acquaintance with her eminent defunct father—one of the... ...uring his recent term of Indian services, was on the hills, where a day of Italian sky, or better, a day of our breezy South-west, washed from the sho... ...na came to Copsley to introduce her husband. They had run over Italy: ‘the Italian Peninsula,’ she quoted him in a letter to Lady Dunstane: and were f... ...e worked for my bread. I had thoughts of America. I fancy I can write; and Americans, one hears, are gentle to women.’ ‘Ah, Tony! there’s the looking ... ... inducement she had received to embark her money in this Company: a South- American mine, collapsed almost within hearing of the trum- pets of prospec...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. Of Diaries and Diarists Touching The Heroine. Among the diaries beginning with the second quarter of our century, there is frequent mention of a lady then becoming famous for her beauty and her wit: ?an unusual combination,? ...

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The Wings of the Dove

By: Henry James

...The Wings of the Dove by Henry James The Wings of the Dove by Henry James The Wings of the Dove by Henry James A PENN STAT... ...Henry James A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Wings of the Dove by Henry James is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Unive... ...erned with. I had from far back mentally projected a certain sort of young American as more the “heir of all the ages” than any other young person wha... ...nt compactness. For already, from an early stage, it had be- gun richly to people itself: the difficulty was to see whom the situation I had primarily... ...s him to watching her, as it were, through the successive windows of other people’s interest in her. So, if we talk of princesses, do the balconies op... ...panish dancer, understood to be at that moment the delight of the town, an American reciter, the joy of a kindred people, an Hungarian fiddler, the wo... ...unge into London, which filled up the measure. But brave enough though his descent to English earth, he had passed, by the way, through zones of air t... ...d. It was the judgement of the head-waiters and other functionaries on the Italian lakes that approved itself now as interested; they themselves had b... ...er finished to the finger-tips; for he was for ever carrying one well-kept Italian hand to his heart and plunging the other straight into her pocket, ...

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The Chaplet of Pearls

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...E M.YONGE A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Chaplet of Pearls by Charlotte M. Yonge 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... ...if you do not mend your ways.’ ‘But I thought,’ said Annora gravely, ‘that people were mar- ried once for all, and it could not be undone.’ ‘So said A... ... some mysterious manner, had become felt rather than known among the young people, yet with- out altering the habitual terms that existed between them... ...de Ribaumont had a trained ear, and the very voice that was wanting to the Italian song they were practising. And so sped a happy hour, till a booted ... .... Books at the University, fencing and dancing from the best profes- sors, Italian poetry, French sonnets, Latin epigrams; nothing came amiss to Sidne... ...had befallen him personally, while they anxiously debated what this sudden descent of the Queen-mother might portend. Teligny was ready to believe in ... ...essels on the northern and eastern coasts of France; and often indulged in descents on the coast, when the sail- ors—being in general the scum of the ... ...in general the scum of the nation—were apt to comport themselves more like American buccaneers than like champions of any form of religion. La Sableri...

...Preface: It is the fashion to call every story controversial that deals with times when controversy or a war of religion was raging; but it should be remembered that there are some which only attempt to portray human feelings as affected by the events that such warfare occasioned. ?Old Mortality? and ?Woodstock? are not controversia...

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Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ormeley A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley ... ...u by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ... dreaming, my friend.” “I am not dreaming, my beautiful white doe. Listen. People should always do what their position in life demands. Gov- ernment h... ...l store-house for bottle, crystals, and porcelains. The work- shop for our people, in the attic! Passers-by shall no longer see them gumming on the la... ...is hair, of a tint like hair that has been dyed black, indicated a mongrel descent, through which he derived his mental qualities from some libertine ... ...ls, walls hung with an olive-green paper, and otherwise decorated with the American Declaration of Independence, a portrait of Bonaparte as First Cons... ... doubt encounter some angel, com- plying yet majestic! I have always loved Italian women. Did you ever have an Italian woman yourself? No? Then come w...

Excerpt: Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau by Honore de Balzac, translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley.

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The Light That Failed

By: Rudyard Kipling

...IES PUBLICATION The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling 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... ...e atom, choosing her words very deliberately, ‘I shall write to my lawyer- peoples and tell them that you are a very bad woman. Amomma is mine, mine, ... ...worse than you can ever beat me. If you beat me I shall write to my lawyer-peoples and tell them that you do not give me enough to eat. I am not afrai... ...’ said Dick; and he helped Maisie down the slope of the fort to the sea,—a descent that she was quite capable of cov- ering at full speed. Equally gra... ...evening. Mrs. Jennett prophesied an immediate judgment of Providence and a descent into Tophet later, but Dick walked in Para- dise and would not hear... ...ssly and cannot understand that inclination does not im- ply power; of the Americans, whose rasping voices in the hush of a hot afternoon strain tense... ...- demned passenger-ship turned into a cargo-boat and owned by a second-had Italian firm. She was a crazy basket. We were cut down to fifteen ton of co... ...gels in the half dark, and wondering whether the next minute would put the Italian captain’s knife between his shoulder-blades. And the go-fever which...

...nswered, without hesitation. ?Have you got the cartridges?? ?Yes; they?re in my pocket, but they are joggling horribly. Do pin-fire cartridges go off of their own accord?? ?Don?t know. Take the revolver, if you are afraid, and let me carry them.? ?I?m not afraid.? Maisie strode forward swiftly, a hand in her pocket and her chin in the air. Dick followed with a small pin-fi...

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The Glimpses of the Moon

By: Edith Wharton

... Wharton A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni... ...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 bills and borrowing against which its frail structure had been reared. “People with a balance can’t be as happy as all this,” Susy mused, letting t... ...l this,” Susy mused, letting the moonlight filter through her lazy lashes. People with a balance had always been Susy Branch’s bug- bear; they were st... ...he mid-day din- ner was two hours late-and proportionately bad—because the Italian cook was posing for Fulmer. Lansing’s first thought had been that m... ...denationalized that those one took for Russians generally turned out to be American, and those one was inclined to ascribe to New York proved to have ... ...appreciation of its value. Even she and Lansing, in spite of their unmixed Americanism, their substantial background of old-fashioned cousinships in N... ...chooses to sur- render herself momentarily to the unwholesome spell of the Italian decadence it is not for me to protest or to criticize. Her intellec... ...sed the other to the stars! With an intenser precision he saw again Susy’s descent from the gondola at the calle steps, the sound of her laughter and ...

...Excerpt: PART I. It rose for them--their honey-moon--over the waters of a lake so famed as the scene of romantic raptures that they were rather proud of not having been afraid to choose it as the setting of their own. ?It required a total lack of humour, or as great a gift for it as ours, to r...

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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories

By: H. G. Wells

... G. Wells A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories by H.G. Wells is a publication of the Penns... ...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... ...sh, and Mr. Frank Harris was not only printing good short stories by other people, but writing still better ones himself in the dignified pages of the... ...d better sort of pay that the short stories of the ‘nineties were written. People talked about them tremendously, compared them, and ranked them. That... ...the further view of Etruria and Hanley had dropped out of sight with their descent. Before them, by the stile, rose a notice-board, bearing, still dim... ...8 The Country of the Blind on a way of settling him at last. It is a South American dodge. I joined all my fishing-lines together with stems of seawee... ..., the people were supposed to be English and were dressed like fashionable Americans of the current epoch, and I fell into the natural error of suppos... ...Plattner began to clamber down the precipitous de- scent towards them. The descent was long and exceedingly tedious, being so not only by the extraord... ...said, turning the contents of the measure into a glass in the manner of an Italian waiter mea- suring whisky. “Sit with the eyes tightly shut and in a...

...Introduction: The enterprise of messrs. T. Nelson & Sons and the friendly accommodation of Messrs. Macmillan render possible this collection in one cover of all the short stories by me that I care for any one to read again. Except for the two series of l...

...RODUCTION ............................................................................................................................. 5 THE JILTING OF JANE ................................................................................10 THE CONE.....................................................................................................16 THE STOLEN BACILLUS......

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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 for the Members of... ... 1903 A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau by Jean Jacques Rousseau, trans. S. W. Orson is a publica... ...ains, lakes and islands, formerly regarded with aversion, into a fairyland peopled with crea- tures whose joys and sorrows appealed irresistibly to ev... ... my eyes only examples of mildness, and was surrounded by some of the best people in the world? My father, my aunt, my nurse, my relations, our friend... ...under- taking was executed with ardor, but did not immediately succeed—our descent was not skilfully planned—the water did not run, the earth falling ... ...ement was wasting paper, in drawing, washing, coloring, etc. There came an Italian mountebank to Geneva, called Gamber-Corta, who had an exhibition of... ...owned with success, and this assurance made me succeed the more. Though an Italian, and too pretty to be entirely devoid of coquetry, she had so much ... ... with mine. T o prove this by experience, I taught music gratis to a young American lady, Mademoiselle des Roulins, with whom M. Roguin had brought me... ...ly connected with him to pass his name over in silence. M. du Perou was an American, son to a commandant of Surinam, whose successor, M. le Chambrier,...

...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 absolutism and feudalism we...

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Amy Foster

By: Joseph Conrad

... CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad 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 document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...and a pair of grey, profoundly attentive eyes. He had the talent of making people talk to him freely, and an inexhaustible patience in lis- tening to ... ... from there.” The doctor pointed with his whip, and from the summit of the descent seen over the rolling tops of the trees in a park by the side of th... ... death or else slavery, passing through years of precarious existence with people to whom their strangeness was an object of suspicion, dislike or fea... ...at three dollars a day in America, and no military service to do. “But the American Kaiser would not take every-body. Oh, no! He himself had a great d... ...o out of the room sev- eral times to work the telegraph on his behalf. The American Kaiser engaged him at last at three dollars, he being young and st... ... with Dante for years), coming to see Miss Swaffer, tried their German and Italian on him from the doorway. They retreated, just the least bit scared ...

...Excerpt: Kennedy is a country doctor, and lives in Colebrook, on the shores of Eastbay. The high ground rising abruptly behind the red roofs of the little town crowds the quaint High Street against the wall which defends it from the sea. Beyond the sea-wall there curves for miles in a vast and regula...

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Beauchamp's Career

By: George Meredith

...Series Publication Beauchamp’s Career by George Meredith 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... ... aware that it was a part she had to play in the composition of a singular people. She did a little mischief by dropping on the stock-markets; in othe... ...they positively guaranteed the safety of our virgins and coffers. Then the people, rather ashamed, abused the Press for un- reasonably disturbing them... ...ne of his heroes, and of Lancashire origin, strangely!), flew to the South American station, in and about Lord Cochrane’s waters; then as swiftly back... ...g the strong salt of his similes, likening that rascal and his crew to the American weed in our waters, to the rotting wild bees’ nest in our trees, t... ...turn- attack of fever,—not, the count stated pointedly, in the hands of an Italian physician. He had brought his own with him to meet his son, who was... ...ed himself: ‘Signore, there be hereditary qualifications. One must be born Italian to appreciate the merits of Nostrani!’ Roland laughed. He had cover... ...orld, and in so doing they did him a service. There is a pause between the descent of a diver and his return to the surface, when those who would not ...

...Excerpt: The Champion Of His Country. When young Nevil Beauchamp was throwing off his midshipman?s jacket for a holiday in the garb of peace, we had across Channel a host of dreadful military officers flashing swords at us for some critical observ...

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Moby-Dick or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

...Moby Dick or The Whale HERMAN MELVILLE 1851 IN TOKEN OF MY ADMIRATION FOR HIS GENIUS, This book is Inscribed TO NATHANIEL HAWTHO... .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 42 The Whiteness of the Whale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 43 Hark! . . . . .... ...ked fangs.” Montgomery’s Pelican Island. “Io! Paean! Io! sing, To the finny people’s king. Not a mightier whale than this In the vast Atlantic is; Not ... ...ock. “It is generally well known that out of the crews of Whaling vessels (American) few ever return in the ships on board of which they departed.” Cr... ...t me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off — then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I... ...water there be in all that region. Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan happen to be supplied... ...ef mate of the Pequod was Starbuck, a native of Nantucket, and a Quaker by descent. He was a long, earnest man, and though born on an icy coast, seeme... ... intended when the device was first introduced. It was introduced by an old Italian publisher somewhere about the 15th century, during the Revival of L... ...umberless straight marks in thick array, something like those in the finest Italian line engravings. But these marks do not seem to be impressed upon t...

... and brain; I see him now. He was ever dusting his old lexicons and grammars, with a queer handkerchief, mockingly embellished with all the gay flags of all the known nations of the world. He loved to dust his old grammars; it somehow mildly reminded him of his mortality....

...Table of Contents: Etymology, 1 -- Extracts, 3 -- 1 Loomings, 15 -- 2 The Carpet-Bag, 20 -- 3 The Spouter-Inn, 24 -- 4 The Counterpane, 36 -- 5 Breakfast, 40 -- 6 The Street, 42 -- 7 The Chapel, 45 -- 8 The Pulpit, 48 -- 9 The Serm...

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Modern Broods or Developments Unlooked For

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...roods, or Developments Unlooked For by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publication of the Pennsylva- nia State University. 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... ...d I don’t believe it was infectious after all! Still, I am tired of ‘other people’s stairs.’” “It is nearly five years since you have been with them, ... ...at, I could not—I did not know whether their lives would not lie among our people here.” “Dear Sophy, don’t concern yourself. I am quite certain you w... ...sable. Just at present, I think our own legs and Pixy’s are safer for that descent.” Vera was pacified enough to look on with a certain degree of comp... ...hty con- glomeration reappeared. He was a handsome young man, his touch of Italian blood showing just enough to give him a romantic air; and Sister Ph... ... Hubert 106 Modern Broods was eager for assistance in learning German and Italian, and read and discussed books of interest; and even when he had lef... ...eir surroundings at the Goyle. And when letters arrived from Hubert at the American Vale Leston, asking questions requiring some research in books, ei... ... fleeting visit from Hubert Delrio, who had fin- ished his frescoes at the American Vale Leston, and came for a day or two to Mr. Flight’s. She had so...

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Tess of the Durbervilles

By: Thomas Hardy

...Tess of the d’Urbervilles THOMAS HARDY 1891 Based on the Wessex Edition of 1912 Contents Phase the First — The Maiden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... ... Maiden 1 Phase the First — The Maiden I O n an evening in the latter part of May a middle aged man was walking home ward from Shaston to the village... ... of the ancient and knightly family of the d’Urbervilles, who derive their descent from Sir Pagan d’Urberville, that renowned knight who came from Nor... ...that your father rode home in the vlee; not because he’d been drinking, as people supposed.’ ‘I’m glad of that. Will it do us any good, mother?’ ‘O ye... ...tions as were involved in being of the shiftless house of Durbeyfield. Some people would like to know whence the poet whose philosophy is in these days... ...ryman, landowner, agriculturist, and breeder of cattle. He would become an American or Australian Phase the Third — The Rally 103 Abraham, commanding... ...vertheless humanity stood before him no longer in the pensive sweetness of Italian art, but in the staring and ghastly attitudes of a Wiertz Museum, a... ...od lent to their bent heads would have reminded the observer of some early Italian conception of the two Marys. They worked on hour after hour, uncons... ...om the back of a mule which was bearing him from the interior of the South American Continent towards the coast. His experiences of this strange land ...

...Excerpt: Phase the First; The Maiden -- I -- On an evening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blakemore or Blackmoor. The pair of legs that carried him were rickety, and there was a bias in his gait which inc...

...Table of Contents: Phase the First ? The Maiden, 1 -- I, 1 -- II, 5 -- III, 10 -- IV, 16 -- V, 24 -- VI, 32 -- VII, 36 -- VIII, 39 -- IX, 43 -- X, 48 -- XI, 55 -- Phase the Second? Maiden No More, 61 -- XII, 61 -- XIII, 68 -- XIV, ...

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Moby Dick; Or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

...s Publication Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville 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... ...— Montgomery’ s World before the Flood. “Io! Paean! Io! sing. To the finny people’s king. Not a mightier whale than this In the vast Atlantic is; Not ... ...ack. “It is generally well known that out of the crews of Whaling vessels (American) few ever return in the ships on board of which they departed.” —C... ...me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knock- ing people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I c... ...water there be in all that region. Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan happen to be supplied... ... MATE of the Pequod was Starbuck, a na- tive of Nantucket, and a Quaker by descent. He was a long, earnest man, and though born on an icy coast, seeme... ...intended when the device was first introduced. It was introduced by an old Italian pub- lisher somewhere about the 15th century, during the Revival of... ...mberless straight marks in thick array, something like those in the finest Italian line engravings. But these marks do not seem to be impressed upon t...

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