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The Adventures of Harry Richmond

By: George Meredith

...redith A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith is a publication of the Pennsylvania S... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...street where all the house-doors were painted black, and shut with a bang. Italian organ-men and milk- men paraded the street regularly, and made it s... ...ade it sound hollow to their music. Milk, and no cows anywhere; numbers of people, and no acquaintances among them; my thoughts were occupied by the s... ...twithstanding my father’s elo- quent talk of ruling a realm, shepherding a people, hurling British thunderbolts. The day’s discipline was, that its se... ... relief when the old woman was wrapped in the blanket which had broken her descent, and stood like a blot instead of a figure. I handed a sovereign to... ...a language of an alphabet; it is pleasant to hear when one would lull, but Italian can do that, and do it more—am I right? soft? ‘Bella Vista, lovely ... ...of animation across his features, like a brook that comes to the leap on a descent, and he left us. Captain DeWitt and I were led by a common attracti... ... soit peu philosophe, a ce qu’on dit; a traveller. They say he has a South American complexion. I knew him a boy; and his passion is to put together w...

...Excerpt: Subject Of Contention. One midnight of a winter month the sleepers in Riversley Grange were awakened by a ringing of the outer bell and blows upon the great hall-doors. Squire Beltham was master there: the other members of the househ...

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The Lady of the Lake

By: William J. Rolfe

...tt, Bart. Edited with Notes by William J. Rolfe, A.M. Formerly Head Master of the High School, Cambridge, Mass. Boston 1883 A Penn State Electronic Cl... ... Boston 1883 A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott, ed. William J. Rolfe, A.M. is a publicatio... ...first edition, the “ Globe “ edition, and about a dozen others English and American. I found many misprints and corrup- tions in all except the editio... ...nty street Beneath the coursers’ clattering feet, As slowly down the steep descent Fair Scotland’s King and nobles went, While all along the crowded w... ...s they, from far who roved, T o live by battle which they loved. There the Italian’s clouded face, The swarthy Spaniard’s there you trace; The mountai... ...minstrel I,—to share his doom Bound from the cradle to the tomb. T enth in descent, since first my sires Waked for his noble house their Iyres, Nor on... .... XXII. Lament. ‘And art thou cold and lowly laid, Thy foeman’s dread, thy people’s aid, Breadalbane’s boast, Clan-Alpine’s shade! For thee shall none... ...eath. Another writer, in 1843, says that the pool is still visited, not by people of the vicinity, who have no faith in its virtue, but by those from ... ...sword and shield. The masters of the noble science of defence were chiefly Italians. They made great mys- tery of their art and mode of instruction, n...

...Preface: When I first saw Mr. Osgood?s beautiful illustrated edition of The Lady of the Lake, I asked him to let me use some of the cuts in a cheaper annotated edition for school and household use; and the present volume is the result. The text of the poem has given me unexpected trouble. When...

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The History Of

By: H. G. Wells

... G. Wells A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univ... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in... ...e best part of the jugful of beer…. But there seems to be no pleasing some people. “Tantrums!” said Mrs. Polly at the sink, struggling with the mustar... ... tumbrils…. I do not know why the east wind aggravates life to un- healthy people. It made Mr. Polly’s teeth seem loose in his head, and his skin feel... ...ight beds, and this into a third apart- ment with yellow grained paper and American cloth tables, which was the dining-room by day and the men’s sitti... ... the yard flooded his mind with romantic ideas. Then Parsons discovered an Italian writer, whose name Mr. Polly rendered as “Bocashieu,” and after som... ...o have known that woman. At Canterbury, too, he first to his knowledge saw Americans. His shop did a good class trade in Westgate Street, and he would... ...le like you.” “We don’t even know each other’s names,” she remarked with a descent to matters of fact. “Yours is the prettiest name in the world.” “Ho... ...He sent his arm round the great curve of the sky. “If I was a nigger or an Italian I should come out here and sing. I whistle sometimes, but bless you...

...Excerpt: ?HOLE!? said Mr. Polly, and then for a change, and with greatly increased emphasis: ??Ole!? He paused, and then broke out with one of his private and peculiar idioms. ?Oh! Beastly Silly Wheeze of a Hole!?...

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Ursula

By: Honoré de Balzac

...a by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania 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... ...is shrill voice grew sibilant, and his face took on the appearance of what people oddly enough call a sunstroke. 9 Balzac “Is that true?” he asked, a... ...-heir, Massin, with the words:— 14 Ursula “Didn’t I tell you so?” T ricky people always attribute trickiness to others. Massin therefore looked askan... ...son. Joseph Mirouet, a singer and com- poser, having made his debut at the Italian opera under a feigned name, ran away with a young lady in Germany. ... ... retrospective. The law pur- sues the natural child even to its legitimate descent, on the ground that benefactions done to grandchildren reach the na... ...ng to have a voice,” he said; “and I shall give you masters of drawing and Italian also. A woman,” added the doctor, looking at Ursula as he unfastene... ... three thousand francs, a gift from Havana, which city, at the time of the American War of Independence, he had protected from an attack by the Britis...

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St. Ives : Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... ! "# ... ... ! "# ! St. Ives, The Adventures of a French Prisoner in England by Robert Lou... ... and supported the almost con- tinual evil tidings of the Emperor as best they might. It chanced I was the only gentleman among the privates who remai... ... any skill with his fingers passed the hours of his captivity in the making of little toys and Articles of Paris; and the prison was daily visited at ... ...s almost as bad, was the great day for visitors. Those who came to our market were of all qualities, men and women, the lean and the stout, the plain ... ...e descended sheer among waste lands, scattered suburbs of the city, and houses in the building. I had never the heart to look for any length of time—t... ...tell us how that length compared with the way we had to go? Day after day, there would be always some of us stolen out to the Devil’ s Elbow and makin... ...cat that stirred in a quarter of a mile. During this interval, I have to direct your sympathies on the Vicomte de Saint-Yves! All addressed me softly,... ...th him on that, and he made off, shaking his head. But my particular delight was to enlarge on politics and the war. None damned the French like me; n...

Excerpt: St. Ives, The Adventures of a French Prisoner in England by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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The Voyage Out

By: Virginia Woolf

...sics Series Publication The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf 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... ...backs. The small, agitated figures—for in comparison with this couple most people looked small— decorated with fountain pens, and burdened with des- p... ...orn- ing all she met that she kept herself from tears, and the friction of people brushing past her was evidently pain- ful. After watching the traffi... ...combing his moustache before the glass in the office, little expecting his descent, had put him through such a morning’s work as seldom came his way; ... ...“which shall it be?” “Balzac,” said Rachel, “or have you the Speech on the American Revolution, Uncle Ridley?” “The Speech on the American Revolution?... ...kets with pieces of wool-work dropping out of them. Pho- tographs from old Italian masterpieces hung on the walls, and views of Venetian bridges and S... ... she darted and ejaculated he gave Rachel a sketch of the history of South American art. He would deal with one of his wife’s exclamations, and then r... ...s is precisely the significant touch. You must admit, Hirst, that a little Italian town even would vulgarise the whole scene, would detract from the v...

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Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

By: Mary Wollstonecraft

...odern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley , is a publication of the Pennsyl vania State University. This Portable Document file is fu... ...ersity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and i... ... “I have, doubtless, excited your cu riosity, as well as that of these good people; but you are too considerate to make inquiries.” “Certainly; it wo... ...and had died on giving her birth. The infant had been placed with these good people to nurse: they were better off then. They had not been long marrie... ...eldest child was but just born. The father of their charge was one of those Italians nursed in the memory of the antique glory of Italy—one among the... ...re, of chiv alry, Christianity, and kings. I heard of the discovery of the American hemisphere and wept with Safie over the hapless fate of its orig... ...e possessions most esteemed by your fellow creatures were high and unsullied descent united with riches. A man might be respected with only one of the... ...still in the power of his deliverer if he should choose to betray him to the Italian state which they inhabited. He revolved a thousand plans by which... ... the verge of the horizon when he departed. I knew that I ought to hasten my descent towards the valley, as I should soon be encompassed in darkness;...

...Excerpt: You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. I arrived here yesterday, and my first task is to assure my dear sister of my welfare and increasing confidence in the success of my undertaking....

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Redgauntlet

By: Sir Walter Scott

...ssics Series Publication Redgauntlet by Sir Walter Scott 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... ...you will say. He lays the blame of former inaccuracies on evil company—the people who were at the livery-stable were too seductive, I suppose—he denie... ...hich he wished to attain, by preserving me from the society of other young people, that, upon my word, I am always rather astonished how I should have... ...ees, which are, generally speak- ing, rather scarce upon these shores. The descent by which we plunged into this dell was both steep and rugged, with ... ...hort advance up the glen, the bottom of which we had attained by this ugly descent, brought us in front of two or three cottages, one of which another... ...d there, I cannot tell. The hand in which they were written is a beautiful Italian manuscript:— As lords their labourers’ hire delay, Fate quits our t... ...ght is by no means an improb- able fiction. Shortly after the close of the American war, Sir James Graham of Netherby constructed a dam-dyke, or cauld...

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Mcteague : A Story of San Francisco

By: Frank Norris

...ris A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication McTeague: A Story of San Francisco by Frank Norris is a publication of the Pennsylvania State... ...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... ... were a small marble-topped centre table covered with back numbers of “The American System of Den- tistry,” a stone pug dog sitting before the little ... ...the difference. Nearly all the stores were closed. No wagons passed. A few people hurried up and down the sidewalks, dressed in cheap Sunday finery. A... ...e father, a young man, and a young girl, and three children. The two older people held 9 Frank Norris empty lunch baskets in their laps, while the ba... ...knew absolutely nothing further than that she 17 Frank Norris was Spanish-American. Miss Baker was the oldest lodger in the flat, and Maria was a fix... ... the upper deck as the boat started, and sat down to listen to the band of Italian mu- sicians who were playing outside this morning because of the fi... ...inct had halted him at the exact spot. The trail zigzagged down the abrupt descent of the canyon, debouching into a grav- elly river bed. “Indian Rive...

...e afternoon at the car conductors? coffee-joint on Polk Street. He had a thick gray soup; heavy, underdone meat, very hot, on a cold plate; two kinds of vegetables; and a sort of suet pudding, full of strong butter and sugar. On his way back to his office, one block above, he stopped at Joe Frenna?s saloon and bought a pitcher of steam beer. It was his habit to leave the p...

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The Early Short Fiction

By: Edith Wharton

...Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part Two is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Unive... ...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... ...gar necessities—were exactly those pleading in its favor with two romantic Americans per- versely in search of the economic drawbacks which were as- s... ...ithout pausing to 10 Early Short Fiction – Part 2 give her a hand for the descent. A slight tendency to dizziness obliged her, after a provisional cl... ... His wife felt a sting of compunction. Theoretically, she dep- recated the American wife’s detachment from her husband’s professional interests, but i... ...you appear to—I mean about the cir- cumstances of Elwell’s death. And then people are talking of it now; the whole matter’s been raked up again. And I... ...ll, and most of the prominent names in the place are down on the list, and people began to wonder why—” Parvis broke off to fumble in an inner pocket.... ...(in the coin his friend selected) they set out again to view the town. The Italian gentleman, who called himself Count Rialto, appeared to have a very...

Excerpt: The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part Two.

...Contents AFTERWAR .....................................................................................................4 THE FULNESS OF LIFE ...............................................................................33 A VENETIAN NIGHT?S ................................................................................43 ENTERTAINMENT.......................

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

By: Conan Doyle

... 2001 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Based on issues of The Strand July 1891 through June 1892. ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Contents... ... Red headed League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 A Case of Identity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4... ...ation as I could desire about Miss Adler, to say nothing of half a dozen other people in the neighbourhood in whom I was not in the least interested, ... ...that. When you raise your cry of fire, it will be taken up by quite a number of people. You may then walk to the end of the street, and I will rejoin y... ... apply for particulars. As far as I can make out, the League was founded by an American millionaire. Ezekiah Hopkins, who was very peculiar in his way... ...e answered. ‘You see it is really confined to Londoners, and to grown men. This American had started from London when he was young, and he wanted to do... ...d deal of German music on the programme, which is rather more to my taste than Italian or French. It is introspective, and I want to introspect. Come ... ...e time Secretary for Foreign Affairs. They inherit Plantagenet blood by direct descent, and Tudor on the distaff side. Ha! Well, there is nothing very...

...HERLOCK HOLMES she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. He was, I take it, the most perfect reaso...

...Table of Contents: A Scandal in Bohemia, 1 -- I, 1 -- II, 9 -- III, 18 -- The Red-headed League, 21 -- A Case of Identity, 41 -- The Boscombe Valley Mystery, 56 -- The Five Orange Pips, 77 -- The Man with the Twisted Lip, 93 -- The...

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The Uncommercial Traveller

By: Charles Dickens

... The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles D... ... The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free... ...f as being then beside me, that I had purposed to myself to see, when I left home for Wales. I had heard of that clergy- man, as having buried many sc... ...the way was steep, and a horse and cart (in which it was wrapped in a sheet) were necessary, and three or four men, and, all things considered, it was... ...down its innocent nose. Those inscru- table pigeon-hole offices, with nothing in them (not so much as an inkstand) but a model of a theatre before the... .... And yet within half an hour I was in an immense theatre, capable of holding nearly five thousand people. Charles Dickens 30 What Theatre? Her Majes... ...g come but the jug of ale and the bread, you implore your waiter to ‘see after that cutlet, waiter; pray do!’ He cannot go at once, for he is carrying... ...he postilions Charles Dickens 62 counting what money they got, into their hats, and never making enough of it; there were the standard population of ... ...as already in the un- commercial line. This was a man who, though not more than thirty, had seen the world in divers irreconcilable capacities—had bee...

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Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

...SARTOR RESARTUS: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh By Thomas Carlyle A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SE... ...TRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvani... ...r natural grotto: but for Decoration he must have Clothes. Nay, among wild people, we find tattooing and painting even prior to Clothes. The first spi... ...er wohl mit schweren Zinsen, wird’s einst zuruckgefordert. ‘Good Christian people, here lies for you an invaluable Loan; take all heed thereof, in all... ...ess. 70 Sartor Resartus Topbooted Graziers from the North; Swiss Brokers, Italian Drovers, also topbooted, from the South; these with their subaltern... ...where valleys in complex branchings are suddenly or slowly arranging their descent towards every quarter of the sky. The mountain-ranges are beneath y... ...as articulately perhaps as the case admitted. Or call him, if you will, an American Backwoodsman, who had to fell unpenetrated forests, and battle wit... ...isian life was at best but a scientific Hortus Siccus, bedizened with some Italian Gumflowers, such virtue could come out of it; what is to be looked ... ...onsiderably involved in haze. To the first English Edition, 1838, which an American, or two American had now opened the way for, there was slightingly...

Excerpt: Sartor Resartus. The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh.

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The Octopus a Story of California

By: Frank Norris

...on enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Ocotopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...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... ...kable lift about it that argued education, not only of himself, but of his people before him. The impression conveyed by his mouth and chin was that o... ... be of the West, that world’s frontier of Romance, where a new race, a new people—hardy, brave, and passionate—were building an empire; where the tumu... ...ffices to an empty church—’the voice of one crying in the wilderness.’ You Americans are not good churchmen. Sundays you sleep— you read the newspaper... ...cists, repeated from page to page with wearying insistence. “I, too, am an American Citizen. S. D.,” “As the T wig is Bent the T ree is Inclined,” “Tr... ...ere.” They set off. It was a terrible ride. T wice during the scram- bling descent from the hills, Presley’s pony fell beneath him. Annixter, on his b... ... and analysis of erotic conditions—which had just been translated from the Italian. Stephen Lambert and Beatrice disputed over the merits of a Scotch ...

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Life of John Coleridge Patteson : Missionary Bishop of the Melanesian Islands

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...Life of John Coleridge Patteson: Missionary Bishop of the Melanesian Islands By Charlotte Mary Yonge A Penn State Electronic C... ...lotte Mary Yonge A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Life of John Coleridge Patteson: Missionary Bishop of the Melanesian Islands by ... ...arnest wish to be a clergyman, because he thought saying the Absolution to people must make them so happy, ‘a belief he must have gleaned from his Pra... ...ng out to found a church, and then to die neglected and forgotten. All the people burst out crying, he was so very much beloved by his parishioners. H... ...or a day, and caused him 40 Life of John Coleridge Patteson to call in an Italian doctor, who treated him on the starva- tion system, administered no... ... very narrow, wet to the skin, and in constant peril; but we knew that the descent on the Chamouni side is far more difficult than that on the Courmay... ...hat I can only do a little of what I propose in the morning; and as for my Italian, an hour and a half a day is on an average more than I give to it. ... ...expeditions; but of late whalers and sandal wood traders, both English and American, had been finding their way among them, and too often acting as ir... ...e the chief obstacle to the Mission. After describing an interview with an American captain, he continues:—’Reports are rife of a semi-legalised slave...

...Preface: There are of course peculiar advantages as well as disadvantages in endeavouring to write the life of one recently departed. On the one hand, the remembrances connected with him are far fresher; his contemporaries can he consulted, and...

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The Chouans

By: Honoré de Balzac

...s by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley 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... ...omparison of ideas. There are no villages. The rickety buildings which the people call homes are sparsely scattered through the wilder- 16 The Chouan... ...nders of the monarchy came to recruit men among these ignorant and violent people they vainly tried to give, for the honor of the white flag, some gra... ...her, and her lips seemed to quiver on the verge of pronouncing it. Like an American Indian, she watched every muscle of the face of her enemy, tied, a... ...d the marquis, with a scoffing laugh. “And how will Bonaparte carry on the Italian campaign? As for General Brune, he is not coming. The First Consul ... ...from the other end of the Promenade, where the rock wall ended and a steep descent leading down to the Queen’s Staircase began. When Corentin reached ...

...Excerpt: An Ambuscade. Early in the year VIII., at the beginning of Vendemiaire, or, to conform to our own calendar, towards the close of September, 1799, a hundred or so of peasants and a large number of citizens, who had left Fougeres in the morning on their way to Mayenne, were going up...

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Twelve Stories and a Dream

By: H. G. Wells

...ES PUBLICATION Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells 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... ...It seems he has some brilliant research on hand that he suspects me of all people—with a Bodley Booklet a-printing!—of stealing. He has taken remarkab... ...patience seems to have been due to a needless panic, Bootle, the notorious American scientific quack, having made an announcement that Filmer interpre... ...arge apparatus lighter than air, easy in ascent, and comparatively safe in descent, but floating helplessly before any breeze that took them; and on t... ...d and kept up by heavy engines and for the most part smashing at the first descent. But, neglecting the fact that the inevitable final collapse render... ... orders and two lady cyclists seem almost to complete the list of educated people. There were two reporters present, one representing a Folkestone pap... ...id, turning the con- tents of the measure into a glass in the manner of an Italian waiter measuring whisky. “Sit with the eyes tightly shut and in abs...

...2. THE MAGIC SHOP................................................................................................................... 21 3. THE VALLEY OF SPIDERS..................................................................................................... 31 4. THE TRUTH ABOUT PYECRAFT .....................................................................................

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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... ...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 ... ...into a little trouble by leaving parcels of mud done up in brown paper, at people’s houses, on pretence of being a Railway Porter, in which character ... ...ging Letter Writer, for it is a part of his specula tion) in the aversion people feel to exhibit themselves as having been imposed upon, or as having... ...flys to stare at us, and drive away again as if they thought us very dull; Italian boys come, Punch comes, the Fantoccini come, the T umblers come, th... ... ashington Irv ing and Benjamin Franklin may have put it in my head by an American association of ideas; but there I was, and the Horse shoe Fall was... ...ook them in. Are you going across the Alps, and would you like to air your Italian at our Great Pavilionstone Hotel? Talk to the Manager—always conver... ... Fendall, and I, gave one another the office, and at a time agreed upon, a descent was made upon the public house, and the apprehensions effected. One... ...gateway in their uniforms, as if they had locked up all the balance (as my American friends would say) of the inhabitants, and could now rest a little...

............. 5 THE BEGGING-LETTER WRITER ........................................................................................... 14 A CHILD?S DREAM OF A STAR................................................................................................. 21 OUR ENGLISH WATERING-PLACE ...........................................................................................

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The Secret Agent

By: Joseph Conrad

... S ERIES P UBLICA TION The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad is a publication 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... ...swollen legs rendered her inactive. She considered herself to be of French descent, which might have been true; and after a good many years of married... ... were, her daughter Winnie helped to look after them. Traces of the French descent which the widow boasted of were apparent in Winnie too. They were a... ...idences of the town’s opulence and luxury with an approving eye. All these people had to be protected. Protection is the first necessity of opulence a... ...unities. In the time of Baron Stott-Wartenheim we had a lot of soft-headed people running this Embassy. They caused fellows of your sort to form a fal... ...Secretary of the Embassy, from his occasional excursions into the field of American humour, had formed a special notion of that class of mechanic as t... ...ssistant Commissioner was already giving his order to a waiter in a little Italian restaurant round the cor- ner—one of those traps for the hungry, lo... ...108 The Secret Agent vate characteristics. And this was strange, since the Italian res- taurant is such a peculiarly British institution. But these pe...

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Miscellaneous Essays

By: Thomas de Quincey

...es Publication Miscellaneous Essays by Thomas de Quincey 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 human mind, and the most to be distrusted; and yet the great majority of people trust to nothing else; which may do for ordinary life, but not for p... ... corresponding improve- ment. Practice and theory must advance pari passu. People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine m... ...ante traductions, amongst those even that have not escaped the search. The Italian translations are said to be thirty. As to mere editions, not counti... ...he sun, 10 “Three hundred.” Of necessity this scale of measurement, to an American, if he happens to be a thoughtless man, must sound ludicrous. Acco... ...less man, must sound ludicrous. Accordingly, I remember a case in which an American writer indulges himself in the luxury of a little lying, by ascrib... ... Really and upon our honor, it makes one, for the moment, ashamed of one’s descent; one would wish to disinherit one’s-self backwards, and (as Sherida...

...From my boyish days I had always felt a great perplexity on one point in Macbeth. It was this: the knocking at the gate, which succeeds to the murder of Duncan, produced to my feelings an effect for which I never could account. The effect was, that it reflected back upon the murder a peculiar awfulness and a depth of solemnity; yet, however obstinately I endeavored with my...

...Contents On the Knocking at the Gate, in Macbeth....................................................4 On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts .........................................9 LECTURE..................................................................................................... 11 Second Paper on Murder, Considered as One of the Fine...

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