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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

By: John Locke

... by John Locke An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (First pubulished 1690) is a publi- cation of the Pennsylvania State Universit... ...cation of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this ... ...edge of this maxim, “That it is impossible for the same thing to be and not to be?” And a great part of illiterate people and savages pass many years,... ...innate, they must needs exert themselves with most force and vigour. For children, idiots, savages, and illiterate people, being of all others the lea... ...t it does. 20. Sticking on and under-propping. Whatever a learned 159 John Locke man may do here, an intelligent American, who inquired into the nat... ...in confu- sion. 6. Another reason for the necessity of names to num- bers. This I think to be the reason why some Americans I have spoken with, (who ... ...tion; and that they agreed in that circumstance of birth, let it be what it will. The comparing them then in their descent from the same person, witho... ...m then in their descent from the same person, without knowing 345 John Locke the particular circumstances of that descent, is enough to found my noti... ...ation. The terms of our law, which are not empty sounds, will hardly find words that answer them in the Spanish or Italian, no scanty lan- guages; muc...

...Excerpt: This treatise, which is grown up under your lordship?s eye, and has ventured into the world by your order, does now, by a natural kind of right, come to your lordship for that protection which you several years since promised it. It is not that I think any name, how great soever, set at the beginning of a book, will be able to cover the faults that are to be...

...6 Chapter III Other considerations concerning Innate Principles, both Speculative and Practical .......................................... 67 BOOK II Of Ideas ...................................................................................................................................................... 86 Chapter I Of Ideas in general, and their Original ...............

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The House of the Seven Gables

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...l Hawthorne A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a publication of the Pennsylv... ...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 with Maule’s malediction in The story. Furthermore, there occurs in The “American Note-Books” (August 27, 1837), a reminiscence of The author’s fami... ...nt of lands in Waldo County, Maine, owned by the Pyncheon family. In the “ American Note-Books” there is an entry, dated August 12, 1837, which speaks... ...fluential classes, and those who take upon themselves to be leaders of the people, are fully liable to all the passion- ate error that has ever charac... ... cuted, not merely the poor and aged, as in former judicial massacres, but people of all ranks; their own equals, breth- ren, and wives. Amid the diso... ...ty silks, with her deeply cherished and ridiculous conscious- ness of long descent, her shadowy claims to princely terri- tory, and, in the way of acc... ...commended by these old associations. This was observable when one of those Italian boys (who are rather a modern feature of our streets) came along wi... ...any case of his organ, and whose principle of life was the music which the Italian made it his business to grind out. In all their variety of occupa- ...

...Introduction: In September of the year during the February of which Hawthorne had completed ?The Scarlet Letter,? he began ?The House of the Seven Gables.? Meanwhile, he had removed from Salem to Lenox, in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, where he occu...

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Sartor Resartus the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdr Ockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

... SARTOR RESARTUS The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdr¨ ockh THOMAS CARLYLE 1831 DjVu Editions Copyright c ... ...— MISCELLANEOUS HISTORICAL . . . . . . . . . 31 CHAPTER VIII — THE WORLD OUT OF CLOTHES . . . . . . . . . 34 CHAPTER IX — ADAMITISM . . . . . . . . . ... ... or 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... ...nal sat isfying, they resolved, as in such circumstances charitable prudent people needs must, on nursing it, though with spoon meat, into whiteness,... ...f possible, for happiness. Topbooted Graziers from the North; Swiss Brokers, Italian Drovers, also topbooted, from the South; these with their subalte... ..., where valleys in complex branchings are suddenly or slowly arranging their descent towards every quarter of the sky. The mountain ranges are beneath... ...t as articulately perhaps as the case admitted. Or call him, if you will, an American Backwoodsman, who had to fell unpenetrated forests, and bat tle... ...Parisian 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... ..., considerably involved in haze. To the first English Edition, 1838, which an American, or two American had now opened the way for, there was slighting...

...Excerpt: CHAPTER I; PRELIMINARY -- CONSIDERING our present advanced state of culture, and how the Torch of Science has now been brandished and borne about, with more or less effect, for five thousand years and upwards; how, in these times especially, not only the Torch still burns, and perhaps more...

...Table of Contents: BOOK I 3 -- CHAPTER I ?PRELIMINARY, 3 -- CHAPTER II ?EDITORIAL DIFFICULTIES, 7 -- CHAPTER III ?REMINISCENCES, 11 -- CHAPTER IV? CHARACTERISTICS, 19 -- CHAPTER V? THE WORLD IN CLOTHES, 24 -- CHAPTER VI? APRONS, 29...

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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... ...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... ...great masters of literature, especially those of modern times; so that few people knew the high classics more familiarly: and as to the passage in que... ... necessities of public business coming back in a torrent upon the official people after this momentary interruption, forbade them to indulge any furth... ...im less by 63 Thomas de Quincey much than the one he succeeded: he had an Italian appear- ance, and he wore an air of Italian subtlety and dissimula-... ...after so long a voyage, she only, out of the total crew, was thrown on the American shore, with one hundred and five pounds in her purse of clear gain... ...foot of Kate’s little account. But unhappily for Kate’s début on this vast American stage, the case was otherwise. Mr. Urquiza had the misfortune (equ... ...r of a gracious monitress, held out her fair hand to guide Kate in careful descent of the steps. This had the air of taking out Kate to dance; and Kat... ...of Europe observed him. But now, up and down Europe, from the deep blue of Italian skies to the cold frosty atmospheres of St. Petersburg and Glasgow,...

........................ 76 KATE?S PASSAGE OVER THE ANDES ................................................................................... 102 FLIGHT OF A TARTAR TRIBE.................................................................................................. 140 Volume Two ................................................................. 189 SYSTEM OF THE HEAVENS AS...

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Two Poets

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ion Two Poets by Honore de Balzac, trans. Ellen Marriage 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... ...er learned to read or write. Just then, how- ever, a Representative of the People being in a mighty hurry to publish the Decrees of the Convention, be... ... or- dinarily slow, tortuous, and veiled by hypocrisy in better edu- cated people, was swift and direct in the old “bear,” who demonstrated the superi... ...e cost of production by one-half; and he had another plan for employing an American vegetable fibre for making paper, something after the Chinese fash... ...e Abbe was not only a musician, he was well and widely read, and knew both Italian and German; so Mlle. de Negrepelise received instruction in those t... ...unterpoint. He explained the great masterpieces of the French, German, and Italian literatures, and deciphered with her the music of the great compose... ...when it is not sucked in with mother’s milk and part of the inheritance of descent, is only acquired by education, supplemented by certain gifts of ch...

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The Greshams of Greshamsbury

By: Anthony Trollope

...lassics Series Publication Dr Thorne by Anthony Trollope 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... ...is in these days an East Barsetshire, and there is a West Barsetshire; and people conversant with Barsetshire do- ings declare that they can already d... ...se in Portman Square, she had worried him because he objected to have more people carried every winter at Greshamsbury Park than the house would hold;... ...prefer books or pictures, or dogs and horses, or turnips in drills, or old Italian plates and dishes, was a matter which did not much signify; with wh... ... dishonesty—an act of dishonesty both to Scatcherd and to that far-distant American family, to that father, who, in former days, had behaved so nobly,... ...y as to her attributes and her virtues. And then the doctor thought of her Italian and French readings, of her music, of her nice books, and sweet lad... ...her solemn at his visitor—it was his wont to look solemn—and continued the descent of the steps. Frank, his heart leaping the while, saw his prey, and... ...al of red beard beneath his chin, cut in a manner to make him look like an American. His voice also had a Yankee twang, being a cross between that of ...

...Excerpt: Before the reader is introduced to the modest country medical practitioner who is to be the chief personage of the following tale, it will be well that he should be made acquainted with some particulars as to the locality in which, and the neighbors among whom, our doctor followed his profession....

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Caesar and Cleopatra

By: George Bernard Shaw

... Publication Caesar and Cleopatra by George Bernard Shaw is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is fur... ...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... ...l be sent to the mint to be melted down for our ransom in the sight of the people. They shall see us sitting under bare walls and drinking from wooden... ...sar, if you force us to this sacrilege! CAESAR. Do not fear, Pothinus: the people know how well wine tastes in wooden cups. In return for your bounty,... ...iers to work the crane. BRITANNUS. Leave the crane to me. Go and await the descent of the chain. APOLLODORUS. Good. You will presently see me there (t... ...all. One more illustration. Is the Englishman prepared to ad- mit that the American is his superior as a human being? I ask this question because the ... ...ds appear almost medieval to the up-to-date Chicagoan. This means that the American has an advantage over the Englishman of exactly the same nature th... ... we should expect the ancestors of Mr. Podsnap to impress the culti- vated Italians of their time. I am told that it is not scientific to treat nation...

...Excerpt: ACT I. An October night on the Syrian border of Egypt towards the end of the XXXIII Dynasty, in the year 706 by Roman computation, afterwards reckoned by Christian computation as 48 B.C. A great radiance of silver fire, the dawn of a moonlit night, is rising in the east...

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The Magician a Novel

By: Somerset Maugham

...The Magician A NOVEL By SOMERSET MAUGHAM TOGETHER WITH A FRAGMENT OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1908 A P ENN S TATE E LECTRONIC C LASSICS S ERIES P UBLICA... ...S S ERIES P UBLICATION The Magician by Somerset Maugham is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ... a preface, so that I need not here say more about it. As a rule, the same people came in every night, but now and then oth ers came, perhaps only on... ...s of a book, I have finished with it for good and all. I am impatient when people insist on talking to me about it; I am glad if they like it, but do ... ...anged in a horse shoe, which was reserved for a small party of English or American painters and a few Frenchmen with their wives. At least, they were... ...s, who painted still life with a certain amount of skill, and Clayson, the American sculptor. Raggles stood for rank and fashion at the Chien Noir. He... ...of his family and never hesitated to tell the curious of his distinguished descent. Unless he has much altered, you will already have heard of his rel... ...ith water. They were made in five weeks, by the Count von Küffstein and an Italian mystic and rosicrucian, the Abbé Geloni. The bottles were closed wi...

...Excerpt: A Fragment of Autobiography. IN 1897, after spending five years at St Thomas?s Hospital I passed the examinations which enabled me to practise medicine. While still a medical student I had published a novel called Liza of Lambeth which ...

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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... ...ity. 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 i... ...Leaves of Grass –Whitman 5 Wandering at Morn...........................412 Italian Music in Dakota.....................412 With All Thy Gifts.......... ... inure to themselves as much as to any—what a paradox appears their age, How people respond to them, yet know them not, How there is something relentl... ..., Countless masses debouch upon them, They are now cover’d with the foremost people, arts, institutions, known. See, projected through time, For me an... .... With firm and regular step they wend, they never stop, Successions of men, Americanos, a hundred millions, One generation playing its part and passi... ...or backward towards me to listen, With eyes retrospective towards me. 3 Americanos! conquerors! marches humanitarian! Foremost! century marches! ... ... I heard your long stretch’d sighs up above so mournful, I heard the perfect Italian tenor singing at the opera, I heard the soprano in the midst of t... ...of all good. These faces bear testimony slumbering or awake, They show their descent from the Master himself. Off the word I have spoken I except not ...

...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 Life immense in passion, pulse, and powe...

...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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Resurrection

By: Mrs. Louis Maude

...lication Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy, trans. Louis Maude 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... ... the same cause. “Prevention is better than cure,” and I would rather help people to abstain from killing and wounding each other than devote the mone... ...th evident intent. The face of the woman was of that whiteness peculiar to people who have lived long in confinement, and which puts one in mind of sh... ...nd this is a thing not only we but many have been considering. There is an American, Henry George. This is what he has thought out, and I agree with h... ...of the Petersburg prisoners was an old General of repute—a baron of German descent, who, as it was said of him, had out- lived his wits. He had receiv... ...lova’s would shape if she were acquitted. He remembered the thought of the American writer, Thoreau, who at the time when slavery existed in America s... ...n in them he could find no trace of the criminal type written about by the Italian school, but only saw in them people who were repulsive to him perso...

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The Daisy Chain: Or, Aspirations : A Family Chronicle

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...on The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations by Charlotte M. Yonge 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... ...er.” “But, my dear, has your mamma considered? They are such a set of wild people at Cocksmoor; I don’t think we could walk there alone.” “It is Satur... ... yes!” cried Ethel, “but no one fit to speak to would do that!” “Plenty of people do, I can tell you,” said Norman. “Then I hope I shall never know wh... ...here, and many of them recording former generations of Mays, to whom their descent from the head- master had given a right of burial there. Dr. Hoxton... ...d really Ethel has a great talent for languages. How fast she gets on with Italian!” “That she does,” said Margaret. “Suppose you send her up, Flora—y... ...is eye, so long accustomed to the deep mourn- ing of his sisters. A little Italian greyhound, perfectly white, was at her side, making infinite variat... ... own brother. It was believed that the Alcestis was destined for the South American station. “A three years’ business,” said Dr. May, with a sigh. “Bu... ...e enough, and they saw our signal of distress!” The vessel proved to be an American whaler, which had just parted with her cargo to a homeward bound s...

...Preface: No one can be more sensible than is the Author that the present is an overgrown book of a nondescript class, neither the ?tale? for the young, nor the novel for their elders, but a mixture of both....

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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. : A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne : Written by Himself

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND, ESQ. A COLONEL IN THE SERVICE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ANNE WRITTEN BY HIMSELF by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY... ...THACKERAY A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.: A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne, ... ... last an extraordi- nary brightness and freshness of complexion; nor would people believe that she did not wear rouge. At sixty years of age she still... ...eard my father use a rough word, ’twas extraordinary with how much awe his people regarded him; and the servants on our plantation, both those assigne... ...here, and told you where to find it, if you had need to go to my room. The descent is easy down the wall into the ditch; and so, once more farewell, u... ...and must impart it to some one. She made herself a good scholar of French, Italian, and Latin, having been grounded in these by her father in her yout... ... hand. In this desultory way the works of most of the English, French, and Italian poets came under his eyes, and he had a smattering of the Spanish t... ...ch he re- spected above all families in the world: he could prove a lineal descent from King Edward the First, and his first ancestor, Roaldus de Rich... ... is independent in all but the name, (for that 350 Henry Esmond the North American colonies shall remain dependants on yon- der little island for twe...

...Excerpt: The writer of a book which copies the manners and language of Queen Anne?s time, must not omit the Dedication to the Patron; and I ask leave to inscribe this volume to your Lordship, for the sake of the great kindness and friendship whi...

............................................................................................................................... 6 BOOK I THE EARLY YOUTH OF HENRY ESMOND, UP TO THE TIME OF HIS LEAVING TRINITY COLLEGE, IN CAMBRIDGE.....................................................................................11 CHAPTER I AN ACCOUNT OF THE FAMILY OF ESMOND OF CASTLEWOOD HA...

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The Egoist : A Comedy in Narrative

By: George Meredith

...lassics Series Publication The Egoist by George Meredith 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... ...tch of eyes visible and invisible over the infancy of Willoughby, fifth in descent from Simon Patterne, of Patterne Hall, premier of this family, a la... ...th tell us, royal blood in common trades. For all our pride we are a queer people; and you may be ordering butcher’s meat of a T udor, sitting on the ... ...had been strictly sagacious. “Patternes marry money; they are not romantic people,” she said. Miss Durham had money, and she had health and beauty: th... ...strict for the strenuous exercise of her climbing powers because she loved Italian colour; and it seemed an exceedingly good reason to the genial imag... ...wakened in Mr. Whitford. “Though,” said he, abruptly, “you are not so much Italian as French.” She hoped she was English, she remarked. 112 The Egois... ...re not ‘calculating’. More offensive than debris of a midnight banquet! An American tour is in- structive, though not so romantic. Not so romantic as ... ...ht surmise. A change from quarters like these to a French hotel would be a descent!—’this the seat, this mournful gloom for that celestial light.’ I a...

...Excerpt: A chapter of which the last page only is of any importance comedy is a game played to throw reflections upon social life, and it deals with human nature in the drawing-room of civilized men and women, where we have no dust of the strug...

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