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The Count of Monte Cristo Voulume One

By: Alexandre Dumas

...ne by Alexandre Dumas A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Count of Monte Cristo Volume One by Alexandre Dumas is a publication of... ...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... ... word,” said Caderousse, from whose mind the friendly treatment of Dantes, united with the effect of the excellent wine he had partaken of, had efface... ...e- serted from the imperial army and joined forces with Conde; and younger members of families, brought up to hate and execrate the man whom five year... ...e baron, but the fright of the courtier pleaded for the forbearance of the statesman; and besides, as matters were, it was much more to his advantage ... ...rn philosophy?” “Philosophy cannot be taught; it is the application of the sciences to truth; it is like the golden cloud in which the Messiah went up... ...which evi- dently, from the ease and grace with which she wore it, was her national attire. Behind her, but in deep shadow, was the outline of a mascu... ...e more such adventures, and I do not despair of seeing you a member of the Academy.” Doubtless Albert was about to discuss seriously his right to the ...

...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...

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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...y-one through Sixty-seven) by William Makepeace Thackeray is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...ne through Sixty-seven) by William Makepeace Thackeray is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ... But as for paying your creditors in full, I might as well hope to pay the National Debt. It is madness, sheer madness, to think of such a thing. Y ou... ... the learning which Georgy imbibed under this valuable master of a hundred sciences, to judge from the weekly reports which the lad took home to his g... ...o the most monstrous crimes and occasions the greatest misfortunes both in States and Fami- lies. As a selfish man will impoverish his family and ofte... ... to entitle him to a house in Moira Place, where none can live but retired Members of Council, and partners of Indian firms (who break, after having s... ...residents there, by weeping when Master Alderney came from Dr. Swishtail’s academy to pass his holi- days with his mother. “He and her Rawdon were of ... ...r the baths were the most produc- tive periods of the Doctor’s practice—he united business with pleasure, and his chief place of resort was Ostend, wh...

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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 ... ...Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency By The Duke of Saint-Simon A Penn State Electronic Classics Ser... ...e gossip brought to him by his unsuspecting friends; for neither courtier, statesman, minister, nor friend ever looked upon those notes which this “li... ...e the acqui- sitions she laid stress on; but my aptitude for study and the sciences did not come up to my desire to succeed in them. However, I had an... ... In 1691 I was studying my philosophy and beginning to learn to ride at an academy at Rochefort, getting mightily tired of masters and books, and anxi... ...owed in speak- ing of young people, so unequal in position, friendship had united us. I made up my mind, therefore, to escape from my leading-strings;... ...ce, the mi- nuteness of their practices, the absence of all patrons and of members at all distinguished in any way, inspired them with a blind obedien... ...e was only one remedy by which improvement could be effected; and this was National Bank- ruptcy. Had I occupied the office, I should have been too st...

Excerpt: Memoirs of Louis XIV and His Court and of the Regency by The Duke of Saint-Simon.

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Beatrix

By: Honoré de Balzac

...x 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... ...cient times in the towns of Brittany. Most of these towns have fallen from states of splendor never men- tioned by historians, who are always more con... ...f Guaisnic was still worth fifty thousand francs a year; but a vote of the National Assembly suppressed the seigneurs’ dues levied on inheritance. In ... ...ey there than at Guerande. Thus no household was ever more truly one, more united in interests, more bound together than this noble family sa- credly ... ... game (the innocence of which is only surpassed in the nomenclature of the Academy by that of La Bataille) a passion corresponding to that of the hunt... ...norant of modern litera- ture, and the advance and present progress of the sciences. His education had been limited to geography and the circum- spect... ...ho foresaw the future. Napoleon had also said, “I shall be there!” for the members of the Institute; to whom they had better give no salary than send ...

...Excerpt: Note. It is somewhat remarkable that Balzac, dealing as he did with traits of character and the minute and daily circumstances of life, has never been accused of representing actual persons in the two or three thousand portraits which he painted of human nature....

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Plutarchs Lives Volume Two

By: Hugh Clough

... Plutarch’s Lives – Volume Two trans. Arthur Hugh Clough is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...lutarch’s Lives – Volume Two trans. Arthur Hugh Clough is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...y cohorts. And when now all the cities on this side of the river Ebro also united their forces together under his command, his army grew great, for th... ...d order in the cities, and without bloodshed or banishment of any of their members, reestablished the proper constitution in the governments, and now ... ...magogues and the orators in Thebes and Athens, and thus inciting those two States to hostility against Sparta. Having passed the Hellespont, he marche... ...outh, as to be first Plato’s, and after- wards Xenocrates’s scholar in the Academy, and to have de- voted himself from the first to the pursuit of the... ...ated that a youth, who had been educated by Cicero in the liberal arts and sciences, an emancipated slave of his brother Quintus, Philologus by name, ... ...e same title as those sent to Delphi or Olympia for the performance of the national sacrifices in behalf of the state, at the great Greek festivals. T...

... ...................................................................................................................................... 31 COMPARISON OF SERTORIUS WITH EUMENES................................................................. 50 AGESILAUS ............................................................................................................................

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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...s Publication Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. This Portable Document file is fur... ...ublication Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...morning in June, there drove up to the great iron gate of Miss Pinkerton’s academy for young ladies, on Chiswick Mall, a large family coach, with two ... ... not particularly lively—but he paraded twice before the box where the now united couples were met, and nobody took any no- tice of him. Covers were l... ...a good leg), that she forthwith erected Crawley into a borough to send two members to Parliament; and the place, from the day of that illustrious visi... ...tate. He was high sheriff, and rode in a golden coach. Great ministers and statesmen courted him; and in V anity Fair he had a higher place than the m... ...shion of our British aris- tocracy; and he was an adept in all these noble sciences. And though he belonged to the household troops, who, as it was th... ... But as for paying your creditors in full, I might as well hope to pay the National Debt. It is madness, sheer madness, to think of such a thing. Y ou...

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Main Street

By: Sinclair Lewis

...LASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Main Street by Sinclair Lewis is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...SICS SERIES PUBLICATION Main Street by Sinclair Lewis is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ... Confederation Generale du Travail, feminism vs. haremism, Chinese lyrics, nationalization of mines, Christian Sci- ence, and fishing in Ontario. She ... ...the next weekly bridge of the Jolly Seventeen. IV The Jolly Seventeen (the membership of which ranged from fourteen to twenty-six) was the social corn... ... cleaning, and the Lutheran minister and the priest represent the arts and sciences. Well, thunder, we submerged tenth down here in Swede Hollow are n... ...nd noisy and breathless and ghastly expensive. But compared with the moldy academy in which I had been smothered—! I went to symphonies twice a week. ... ...es the permanent Mother Chautauqua, in New York, there are, all over these States, commercial Chautauqua companies which send out to every smallest to... ...ch Carol derived from them were: Lincoln was a celebrated president of the United States, but in his youth extremely poor. James J. Hill was the best-...

...Excerpt: This is America--a town of a few thousand, in a region of wheat and corn and dairies and little groves. The town is, in our tale, called ?Gopher Prairie, Minnesota.? But its Main Street is the continuation of Main Streets everywhere. The story would...

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The Three Musketeers

By: Alexandre Dumas

...rs by Alexandre Dumas A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas is a publication of the Pennsylvani... ...ries Publication The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...ring, not only from all the provinces of France, but even from all foreign states, the most celebrated swordsmen. It was not uncommon for Richelieu an... ...ng a gentle- man. I will write a letter today to the Director of the Royal Academy, and tomorrow he will admit you without any ex- pense to yourself. ... ...he pleasure of hearing himself talk. He spoke upon all subjects except the sciences, alleging in this respect the inveterate hatred he had borne to sc... ...Musketeers were much attached to their young comrade. The friendship which united these four men, and the want they felt of seeing another three or fo... ... they had as yet but partisans; and he, Richelieu—the French minister, the national minister—would be ruined. The king, even while obeying him like a ... ...ay dearly for my death.” Grimaud hesitated. Mousqueton trembled in all his members. Athos, who heard Milady’s voice, came sharply up. Lord de Winter d...

...Preface: In which it is proved that, notwithstanding their names? ending in os and is, the heroes of the story which we are about to have the honor to relate to our readers have nothing mythological about them....

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Considerations on Representative Government

By: John Stuart Mill

...ations on Representative Government by John Stuart Mill is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...ons on Representative Government by John Stuart Mill is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...es of the moment, which con trivances, if in sufficient conformity to the national feelings and character, commonly last, and, by successive aggrega ... ...equisites of civilized life have nothing else to rest on. These deplorable states of feel ing, in any people who have emerged from savage life, are, ... ... and convictions of those whose personal position is different, and by the united authority of the instructed. When, therefore, the instructed in gene... ...le and seductive, from the apparently clean cut opposition between its two members, and the remarkable difference between the sentiments to 17 J S Mi... ...dence, civil and penal legislation, fi nancial and commercial policy, are sciences in themselves, or, rather, separate members of the comprehensive s... ...s, but in addition. Meanwhile, I am credibly informed that in the Military Academy at Woolwich the competition cadets are as superior to those admitte...

...Preface: Those who have done me the honor of reading my previous writings will probably receive no strong impression of novelty from the present volume; for the principles are those to which I have been working up during the greater part of my life, and mos...

....................................................................................................................... 4 Chapter I To What Extent Forms of Government are a Matter of Choice ............................................................. 5 Chapter II The Criterion of a Good Form of Government .........................................................................

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Anna Karenina

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

... ANNA KARENINA A NOVEL BY COUNT LEO TOLSTOY Translated from the Russian BY CONSTANCE GARNETT DjVu Editions Copyright c 2002 by Glo... ...nd that she could not go on living in the same house with him. This position of affairs had now lasted three days, and not only the husband and wife t... ...lasted three days, and not only the husband and wife themselves, but all the members of their family and household, were painfully conscious of it. Ev... ...emarkable man,” said the am bassador’s wife. “My husband says there are few statesmen like him in Europe.” “And my husband tells me just the same, bu... ..., I’m talking of the science of agriculture. It ought to be like the natural sciences, and to observe given phenomena and the laborer in his economic,... ...iving, feigning, and continu ally thinking of others, when the passion that united them was so intense that they were both oblivious of everything el... ...ree children, no servant, and scarcely any means. He gets something from the Academy,” she went on briskly, trying to drown the distress that the quee... ...t this antagonism is not incidental but invariable, and has its roots in the national spirit. He thought that the Russian people whose task it was to ...

...Excerpt: Part I, Chapter 1; HAPPY families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Everything was in confusion in the Oblonskys? house. The wife had discovered that the husband was carrying on an intrigue with a French girl, who had been a governess in their family, and she had announced to her husband that she could not go on living in ...

...Table of Contents: Part I 1 -- Chapter 1, 1 -- Chapter 2, 3 -- Chapter 3, 6 -- Chapter 4, 9 -- Chapter 5, 13 -- Chapter 6, 20 -- Chapter 7, 23 -- Chapter 8, 24 -- Chapter 9, 27 -- Chapter 10, 32 -- Chapter 11, 38 -- Chapter 12, 42 ...

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Leaves of Grass

By: Walt Whitman

... Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por table Document file is f... ... Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por table Document file is furn... ..............18 Beginners............................................19 To the States.......................................19 On Journeys Through the S... ...My Chant...........534 True Conquerors...............................535 The United States to Old World Critics ......................................... ...till though the one I sing, (One, yet of contradictions made,) I dedicate to Nationality, I leave in him revolt, (O latent right of insurrection! O qu... ...e, rail, prop, wainscot, lamb, lath, panel, gable, Citadel, ceiling, saloon, academy, organ, exhibition house, library, Cornice, trellis, pilaster, ba... ... stately house shall be the music house, Others for other arts—learning, the sciences, shall all be here, None shall be slighted, none but shall here ... ...e, the gestation of new States, Congress convening every T welfth month, the members duly coming up from the uttermost parts, Surrounding the noble ch...

...Excerpt: BOOK I. INSCRIPTIONS. One?s-self I sing, a simple separate person, Yet utter the word Democratic, the word En-Masse. Of physiology from top to toe I sing, Not physiognomy alone nor brain alone is worthy for the Muse, I say the Form complete is worthier far, The Female equally with the Male I sing. Of ...

...Contents LEAVES OF GRASS.......................8 BOOK I. INSCRIPTIONS..................9 One?s-Self I Sing...................................9 As I Ponder?d in Silence.....................10 In Cabin?d Ships at Sea.......................11 T...

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The French Revolution a History

By: Thomas Carlyle

...ORY by THOMAS CARLYLE A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The French Revolution: A History by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the ... ...ATION The French Revolution: A History by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... .............................................................. 76 BOOK 1.IV . STATES-GENERAL ............................................................... ................................................... 323 Chapter 2.5.X. Petion-National-Pique. .............................................................. ...is provincial assembly is to be prorogued this same day: Vivarais Assembly-members applaud, and the shouts of congregated men. Will victorious Analysi... ...hemist Berthollet too,—on the part of Monseigneur de Chartres. Had not the Academy of Sciences, with its Baillys, Franklins, Lavoisiers, interfered! B... ...hollet too,—on the part of Monseigneur de Chartres. Had not the Academy of Sciences, with its Baillys, Franklins, Lavoisiers, interfered! But it did i... ...c Oath, of the One- 70 The French Revolution and-all sort, is sworn, with united throat;—an excellent new- idea, which, in these coming years, shall ...

Excerpt: The French Revolution. A History.

...Contents THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: A HISTORY.......................................................................................................... 12 VOLUME I.?THE BASTILLE ...............................................................

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Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...ouis Stevenson A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsy... ...n Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...hole, forming two considerable volumes, has been issued in England. In the States, it has not been thought advisable to reproduce the whole; and the m... ...petual quest of an heir. The mirage of this fortune hung before successive members of the Jenkin family until her death in 1825, when it dissolved and... ...n, in the formal sense, began at Jedburgh. Thence he went to the Edinburgh Academy, where he was the classmate of Tait and Clerk Maxwell, bore away ma... ...ed with distinctions and generalisations, contrasting the dramatic art and national character of England, Germany, Italy, and France. If he were dull,... ...some of her defects, besides, she made him heir. Kind as was the bond that united her to her son, kind and even pretty, she was scarce a woman to ador... ...nviter mon ami au congres de l’ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE POUR L’AVANCEMENT DES SCIENCES, qui se tenait a Rheims en 1880. Il y vint. J’eus le plaisir de lu...

...Excerpt: Preface To The American Edition. On the death of Fleeming Jenkin, his family and friends determined to publish a selection of his various papers; by way of introduction, the following pages were drawn up; and the whole, forming two cons...

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The French Revolution a History Volume One

By: Thomas Carlyle

... U UB B B B BLI LI LI LI LICA CA CA CA CATI TI TI TI TIO O O O ON N N N N The French Revolution: A History (Volume One) by Thomas Carlyle is a public... ...ench Revolution: A History (Volume One) by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Penn- sylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ............................................................. 100 BOOK 1.IV . STATES-GENERAL ............................................................... ...iancourt, de la Rochefoucault admire the English Constitution, the English National Character; would import what of it they can. Of what is lighter, e... ...is provincial assembly is to be prorogued this same day: Vivarais Assembly-members applaud, and the shouts of congregated men. Will victorious Analysi... ...hemist Berthollet too,—on the part of Monseigneur de Chartres. Had not the Academy of Sciences, with its Baillys, Franklins, Lavoisiers, interfered! B... ...hollet too,—on the part of Monseigneur de Chartres. Had not the Academy of Sciences, with its Baillys, Franklins, Lavoisiers, interfered! But it did i... ...Espremenil, a most patriotic Oath, of the One-and-all sort, is sworn, with united throat;—an excellent new-idea, which, in these coming years, shall n...

Excerpt: The French Revolution. A History (Volume One).

...Contents VOLUME I.?THE BASTILLE .................................................................................................................................. 6 BOOK 1.I. DEATH OF LOUIS XV. .....................................................

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North America Volume One

By: Anthony Trollope

...ublication North America: Volume One by Anthony Trollope is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...ication North America: Volume One by Anthony Trollope is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...ION It has been the ambition of my literary life to write a book about the United States, and I had made up my mind to visit the country with this obj... ...has been the ambition of my literary life to write a book about the United States, and I had made up my mind to visit the country with this object bef... ...English feeling on the American question was as follows: “This wide-spread nationality of the United States, with its enormous territorial possessions... ...tood. The accommoda- tion also for the ministers of the government and for members of the two Houses has been insufficient. Hotels, lodgings, and furn... ...was in consequence obliged to abandon his commis- sion and retire from the Academy. Will that young lady ever again sleep quietly in her bed? I should... ...r right to render that worship in the mode most consistent with their con- sciences, no person shall be by law compelled to join or be classed with an...

...TH AND WEST ......................................................................................................... 115 CHAPTER IX: FROM NIAGARA TO THE MISSISSIPPI .................................................................................. 130 CHAPTER X: THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI ............................................................................................

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An Englishman Looks at the World Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters

By: H. G. Wells

...AN ENGLISHMAN LOOKS AT THE WORLD Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks upon Contemporary Matters By H.G. WELLS 1914 A Penn... ... Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication An Englishman Looks at the World by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univers... ...e meaning, I think, stands out plainly enough, unpal- atable enough to our national pride. This thing from first to last was made abroad. Of all that ... ...rom the Mediterranean. Italian work- men by the hundred thousand go to the United States in the spring and return in the autumn. Again, there is a str... ... Mediterranean. Italian work- men by the hundred thousand go to the United States in the spring and return in the autumn. Again, there is a stream of ... ...some small flutterings of effort, the foundation of some ridiculous little academy of literary busybodies and hangers-on, the public recognition of th... ...oportional representation, with large constituencies return- ing each many members, there is to be found a way of escape from this disastrous embarras... ... a very obvious way, sociology seemed to Comte to crown the edifice of the sciences; it was to be to the statesman what pathology and physiology were ...

...Excerpt: The telephone bell rings with the petulant persistence that marks a trunk call, and I go in from some ineffectual gymnastics on the lawn to deal with the irruption. There is the usual trouble in connecting up, minute voices i...

...Contents THE COMING OF BLRIOT ......................................................................................................... 5 MY FIRST FLIGHT...................................................................................

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Speeches: Literary and Social

By: Charles Dickens

...n ii Speeches: Literary and Social by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni versity. This Portable Document file is furn... ...ii Speeches: Literary and Social by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni versity. This Portable Document file is furnish... .................................................. .... 190 SPEECH: THE ROYAL ACADEMY DINNER. .............................................................. ... great means of refining and improving its people, and one great source of national pride and honour. You have in America great writ ers—great writer... ...MANCHESTER, OCTOBER 5, 1843. This address was delivered at a soiree of the members of the Manches ter, Athenaeum, at which Mr. Dickens presided. Amo... ...still would be to exchange congratulations with you, as the members of one united fam ily, on the thriving vigour of this strongest child of a strong... ...f knowledge is diffused, wherever the humanizing influence of the arts and sciences extends itself, wherever there is the clearest perception of what ... ...d with all conditions of men, and all periods of time. The scholar and the statesman, men of peace and men of war, have agreed in all ages to delight ...

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A Treatise on Government Translated from the Greek of Aristotle

By: William Ellis A. M.

...A TREATISE ON GOVERNMENT TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK OF ARISTOTLE BY WILLIAM ELLIS, A.M. A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASS... ...A TREATISE ON GOVERNMENT TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK OF ARISTOTLE BY WILLIAM ELLIS, A.M. A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES... ...r Aristotle did not separate, as we are inclined to do, the spheres of the statesman and the moralist. In the Ethics he has described the character ne... ...tle talks of the legislator, he is not talking in the air. Students of the Academy had been actually called on to give new constitutions to Greek stat... ...some common conception of the good, some com- mon aspirations of all their members. The Greek doctrine that the essence of the state consists in 8 A ... ...nceptions of the good. In so far as men conceive the good rightly they are united. The state represents their common agreement, force their failure to... ...t may appear better to alter them, since it has been found useful in other sciences. Thus the science of physic is extended beyond its ancient bounds;... ...unity ever meet together, without it is when new laws are enacted, or some national affair is debated, or to hear what the magistrates have to propose...

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The History of the Thirty Years' War in Germany

By: Friedrich Schiller

...The History of the Thirty Years’ War by Friedrich Schiller Translated by the Rev. A. J. W. Morrison, M.A. A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Pu... ...son, M.A. A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The History of the Thirty Years’ War by Friedrich Schiller Translated by the Rev. A. J.... ...tavus Adolphus. — Swedish Army. — Gustavus Adolphus takes his leave of the States at Stockholm. — Invasion by the Swedes. — Their progress in Germany.... ...hrough the Ref- ormation an attractive centre of interest, and began to be united by new political sympathies. And as through its influence new relati... ...em, rendered one state insensible to the distresses of another, save where national jealousy could indulge a mali- cious joy at the reverses of a riva... ...e was ef- fected; a guarantee, which, being rejected by the Roman Catholic members of the Diet, and only inserted in the treaty under their protest, c... ...te sta- tion fallen to him. His character was mild, he loved peace and the sciences, particularly as- tronomy, natural history, chemistry, and the stu... ...varia, under whose eyes he was instructed and edu- cated by Jesuits at the Academy of Ingolstadt. What principles he was likely to imbibe by his inter...

...Preface: The present is the only collected edition of the principal works of Schiller which is accessible to English readers. Detached poems or dramas have been translated at various times, and sometimes by men of eminence, since the ...

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Mankind in the Making

By: H. G. Wells

.... G. WELLS A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer... ... SERIES PUBLICATION Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...ll be equally available for applica- tion in the British Empire and in the United States. T o that we must come, unless our talk of co-operation, of r... ...qually available for applica- tion in the British Empire and in the United States. T o that we must come, unless our talk of co-operation, of reunion,... ...honour, and obey a King, and that they rejoice in this conception of their national purpose. Great sums of money were spent to emphasize this purpose,... ...e, but unsettled and for the most part unsubdued. Like all such hinterland sciences, it is a happy hunting-ground for adven- turers. Just as in the ea... ...nspicuously. These figures, it must be borne in mind, deal with the living members of each class at the ages given. The mortality, however, in the bla... ...nd all the rest of the solemn clap-trap invented by the masters of the old Academy for Young Gentlemen to fool the foolish pre- decessors of those who...

...Preface: It may save misunderstanding if a word or so be said here of the aim and scope of this book. It is written in relation to a previous work, Anticipations,* and together with that and a small pamphlet, ?The Discovery of the Future,?** presents a general theory of social development an...

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Notes on Life and Letters

By: Joseph Conrad

...S PUBLICATION Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furn... ...UBLICATION Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...nterests of eternal justice (and recent friendship), does not apply to the United States of America. There, if one may believe the long and helpless i... ...s of eternal justice (and recent friendship), does not apply to the United States of America. There, if one may believe the long and helpless indignat... ...de visible, tan- gible, in the struggles, in the contacts of the fine con- sciences, in their perplexities, in the sophism of their mistakes. For a fi... ...estricted. It is not difficult to perceive why. Maupassant is an intensely national writer. He is so intensely national in his logic, in his clearness... ...ement will only be lim- ited by the power of helping itself to the severed members of its friends and neighbours. The era of wars so eloquently denoun... ...lish. A wild and stormy abode, sometimes, was that confined, shallow-water academy of seamanship from which I launched myself on the wide oceans. My t...

.......... 32 STEPHEN CRANE?A NOTE WITHOUT DATES?1919 ......................................................................................... 46 TALES OF THE SEA?1898 ....................................................................................................................................... 49 AN OBSERVER IN MALAYA?1898...............................................

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin with Introduction and Notes Edited

By: Charles W. Eliot

...klin with introduction and notes edited by Charles W. Eliot is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...n with introduction and notes edited by Charles W. Eliot is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...ning himself more and more with public affairs. He set forth a scheme for an Academy, which was taken up later and finally developed into the Universi... ...vice in home politics was his reform of the postal system; but his fame as a statesman rests chiefly on his services in connec tion with the relation... ...tal Congress and in 1777 he was dispatched to France as commissioner for the United States. Here he re mained till 1785, the favorite of French socie... ...ry of the Province, Isaac Pearson, Joseph Cooper, and several of the Smiths, members of Assembly, and Isaac Decow, the surveyor general. The latter w... ... the government of neighbor ing states, and even on the conduct of our best national allies, which may be attended with the most pernicious con sequ... ...cause to repent my silence; for my friend M. le Roy, of the Royal Academy of Sciences, took up my cause and refuted him; my book was translated into t...

...ion: Benjamin Franklin was born in Milk Street, Boston, on January 6, 1706. His father, Josiah Franklin, was a tallow chandler who married twice, and of his seventeen children Benjamin was the youngest son. His schooling ended at ten, and at twelve he was bound apprentice to his brother James, a printer, who published the ?New England Courant.? To this journal he became a ...

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

...AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS by Adam Smith A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SER... ...AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS by Adam Smith A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES... ...F THE GEN- ERAL STOCK OF THE SOCIETY, OR OF THE EXPENSE OF MAINTAINING THE NATIONAL CAPITAL ............................................................. ...of men of learn- ing, but upon the public conduct of princes and sovereign states. I have endeavoured, in the fourth book, to explain as fully and dis... ...which of them, by that of some particular part only, or of some particular members of it: secondly, what are the different methods in which the whole ... ...ivided into any number of parts, as by fusion those parts can easily be re-united again; a quality which no other equally durable commodities possess,... ... to explain them. In the history of the arts, now publishing by the French Academy of Sciences, several of them are actually explained in this manner.... ... them. In the history of the arts, now publishing by the French Academy of Sciences, several of them are actually explained in this manner. The direct...

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...Contents INTRODUCTION AND PLAN OF THE WORK .......................................................................... 8 BOOK I OF THE CAUSES OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE PRODUCTIVE POWERS OF LABOUR, AND OF THE ORDER ACCORDING TO WHICH ITS PRODUCE IS NATURALLY DIS...

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The Varieties of Religious Experience

By: William James

...ture by William James A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William J... ...m James A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James is a publ... ...gion on that account—Theory that religion has a sexual origin refuted— All states of mind are neurally conditioned— Their significance must be tested ... ... the Scottish universities, changing places with Scotsmen lecturing in the United States; I hope that our people may become in all these higher mat- t... ... [4] Max Nordau, in his bulky book entitled Degen- eration. In the natural sciences and industrial arts it never occurs to anyone to try to refute opi... ...uncon- sciousness was entirely real. He never spoke depre- catingly of any nationality or class of men, or time in the world’s history, or against any... .... But I here fear that I may begin to “jar upon the nerves” of some of the members of this academic audience. Such contemporary vagaries, you may thin... ...e answered in my behalf. “One Sabbath, I went to hear the Methodist at the Academy. He spoke of the ushering in of the day of general judgment; and he...

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...NEUROLOGY............................................................................................................. 11 Lecture II: CIRCUMSCRIPTION OF THE TOPIC ................................................................................................ 34 Lecture III: THE REALITY OF THE UNSEEN ............................................................................

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Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

... Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...arrative and Miscellaneous Papers by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ... direction of the public minister who presided over that department of the national administra- tion, no person could be admitted to an interview with... ... the present quitted us: and once more Agnes, Hannah, and I, the shattered members of a shattered family, were thus gathered together in a house of ou... ...or two hundred and twenty years. It is enough that she is reported to have united the stately tread of Andalusian women with the innocent voluptuousne... ...of this paper have been translated by the Jesuit missionaries. The Emperor states the whole motives of his conduct and the chief incidents at great le... ...s the ne- 215 Thomas de Quincey cessity of working) the apparatus of many sciences towards a composite result; the intellect that retires in one dire... ...arity school; and, in the year 1732, removed to the Royal (or Frederician) Academy. Here he studied the Greek and Latin classics, and formed an intima...

...Contents Volume One ..................................................................... 4 THE HOUSEHOLD WRECK.......................................................................................................... 4 THE SPANISH NUN ....................................................................................

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Autobiography Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life

By: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

...ns. John Oxenford, with an introduction by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ... John Oxenford, with an introduction by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ..., but full of solemnity and loveliness? How has the belief of a Saint been united in this high and true mind with the clearness of a Sceptic; the devo... ... mental development was Adam Frederick Oeser, at this time director of the academy of arts in Leipsic. Goethe, from his earliest years, was never with... ...out the Fatherland like the call of a warder’s trumpet, till it produced a national courage, founded on the recollection of an illustrious past, which... ...found but scant acceptance at Berlin or Vienna. The princes of the smaller states surrounded them- selves with literature and art. The duke of Brunswi... ...ferent shape. Besides, I had also to call to mind how I had labored in the sciences and other arts, and what, in such apparently foreign departments, ... ...nscoting, and raised one step above the floor for the accommodation of the members of the assembly. This readily suggested to us why the order of rank...

...Excerpt: It would appear that for inquirers into Foreign Literature, for all men anxious to see and understand the European world as it lies around them, a great problem is presented in this Goethe; a singular, highly significant phenomenon, and now also means more or less complete for ascertaining its significance. A man of wonderful...

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Master Francis Rabelais Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel

By: Thomas Urquhart

...MASTER FRANCIS RABELAIS FIVE BOOKS OF THE LIVES, HEROIC DEEDS AND SAYINGS OF GARGANTUA AND HIS SON PANTAGRUEL ... ...MASTER FRANCIS RABELAIS FIVE BOOKS OF THE LIVES, HEROIC DEEDS AND SAYINGS OF GARGANTUA AND HIS SON PANTAGRUEL T r... ...nante, the object of which seems to be to find fault with and laugh at the members and the authorities of the Catholic Church, I protest that he did n... ...ense that, in order to lose as little as possible, they have collected and united what originally were variations—the revisions, in short, of the orig... ... fittest and most proper hour wherein to write these high matters and deep sciences: as Homer knew very well, the paragon of all philologues, and Enni... ...raw them to peace but by sharp and fierce wars. Chapter 1.XXXIII. How some statesmen of Picrochole, by hairbrained counsel, put him in extreme danger.... ... thou now? The scholar answered him, From the alme, inclyte, and celebrate academy, which is vocitated Lutetia. What is the meaning of this? said Pant... ...gentler en- emies than they were before; but since the denunciation of the national Council of Chesil, whereby they were roughly 602 Gargantua & Pant...

...Excerpt: Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel by Master Francis Rabelais, translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart and Peter Antony Motteux....

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...ion Publication Publication War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is a publication of the Pennsylva- nia State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ... Publication Publication War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is a publication of the Pennsylva- nia State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...answer you all at once?” said Prince Andrew. “Besides, in the actions of a states- man one has to distinguish between his acts as a private person, as... ... up in you, and that in spite of the distance separating us our hearts are united by indissoluble bonds, my heart rebels against fate and in spite of ... ...ing room, which like all the rooms in the house was exceedingly lofty, the members of the household and the footmen—one behind each chair—stood wait- ... ...premium for the man who writes a history of Suvorov’s wars. Send it to the Academy. Here are some jottings for you to read when I am gone. Y ou will f... .... “The highest wisdom is not founded on reason alone, not on those worldly sciences of physics, history, chem- istry, and the like, into which intelle... ...ans. Besides being advocates of bold action, this section also represented nationalism, which made them still more one-sided in the dispute. They were...

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Little Dorrit

By: Charles Dickens

...sics Series Publication Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...s Series Publication Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...and his keys is where I put this thumb; and here at my wrist they keep the national razor in its case— the guillotine locked up.’ The other man spat s... ...with no knowledge even of the com- mon daily tone and habits of the common members of the free community who are not shut up in prisons; born and bred... ...hat in the parlour window was a blind with the inscription, Mr . Cripples’ Academy; also in another line, Evening Tuition; and behind the blind was a ... ...the difficult art of governing a country, was first distinctly revealed to statesmen. It had been foremost to study that bright revelation and to carr... ...overty; and so dragged at by poverty and the children together, that their united forces had already dragged her face into wrinkles. ‘All such things ... ... peaceful public benefactors, and upon all the leaders of all the Arts and Sciences, with all their works to testify for them, during two centuries at...

...Excerpt: Preface to the 1857 edition. I have been occupied with this story, during many working hours of two years. I must have been very ill employed, if I could not leave its merits and demerits as a whole, to express themselves on its being r...

...CONTENTS Preface to the 1857 Edition BOOK THE FIRST: POVERTY 1. Sun and Shadow 2. Fellow Travellers 3. Home 4. Mrs Flintwinch has a Dream 5. Family Affairs 6. The Father of the Marshalsea 7. The Child of the Marshalsea 8. The Lock 9. little Moth...

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The Brothers Karamazov

By: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

...nett Complete Edition A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, trans. Constance ... ... Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, trans. Constance Garnett is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...s are shrewd and intelligent enough—but just senselessness, and a peculiar national form of it. He was married twice, and had three sons, the eldest, ... ...en planning to bring an action against him. The family , I repeat, was now united for the first time, and some of its members met for the first time i... ... The family , I repeat, was now united for the first time, and some of its members met for the first time in their lives. The younger brother, Alexey,... ...v . Y ou have perhaps heard of him? A man of vast intellect, the mind of a statesman… he knows you, too… spoke of you in the highest terms…” Mitya bro... ...nly just come to us from Petersburg after taking a brilliant degree at the Academy of Medicine, were playing whist at the police captain’s. Ippolit Ki... ...olya began going to school, the mother devoted herself to studying all the sciences with him so as to help him, and go through his lessons with him. S...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov. Alexy Fyodorovitch Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us owing to his gloomy and tragic death, which happened thirteen years ago, and which I shall des...

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The Last Chronicle of Barset

By: Anthony Trollope

... by Anthony T rollope A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope is a publication of the Pe... ...pe A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...e had learned to think that her father was more better bred than the other members of her family, and more fitted by nature to move in that sacred cir... ...had an idea that the Gospel was preached with genuine zeal in the Northern States. And at each such outbreak the poor bishop would laugh uneasily, and... ...ank you, I am not tired yet,’ said Clara, not changing the fixed glance of national wrath with which she regarded her wooden Sisera as she held her ha... ... have come, and the crowd and the glare and the fashion and the art of the Academy’s great exhibition must therefore re- main unknown to her; but she ... ...t he would go deep into Greek and do a transla- tion, or take up the exact sciences and make a name for him- self in that way. But as he had enough fo... ...;, of the firm Burton and Bangles, wine merchants, of Hook Court, had been united to Madalina, daughter of the late Sir Confucius Demolines, at the ch...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. How did he get it? ?I can never bring myself to believe it, John,? said Mary Walker the pretty daughter of Mr. George Walker, attorney of Silverbridge. Walker and Winthrop was the name of the firm, and they were respectable people, who did all the solicitors? business that had to be done in that part of Bars...

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