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Behemoth : A Legend of the Mound-Builders

By: Cornelius Mathews

...esty of the subject, he will have accomplished some slight service for the literature of his country, and something, he ventures to hope, for his own ... ... far-cast shadow and marked the altitude of the sun. Each one searched his thoughts for some knowledge applicable to the sudden and vast appearance. ... ...ith the shadow of his coming darken the households of nations. In the more thoughtful minds of these theorists the vivid and traditionary descriptions... ... should it descend from its pinnacle, the chieftains of the Mound-builders thought fit to station armed sentries at various corners of the streets and...

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A Christmas-Eve Suit

By: Edward P. Roe

...a briefless young lawyer, he had a case in hand which absorbed many of his thoughts—the conflicting claims of two young women in his native village on... ...rose followed the poetry of wooing and the lunacy of the honeymoon; and he thought it might be well to criticise a little before marriage as well as a... ...lantries he had maintained a quiet little policy of observation, until his thoughts had gradually gathered around two of his young associates who, unc...

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The Bostonians

By: Henry James

...THE BOSTONIANS by HENRY JAMES Classic Literature Collection World Public Library.org Title: THE BOSTONIAN... ...e: THE BOSTONIANS Author: HENRY JAMES Language: English Subject: Fiction, Literature Publisher: World Public Library Association Copyright © 20, ... ...rldLibrary.net is an effort to preserve and disseminate classic works of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and othe... ...to Mrs. Luna. His dishonesty, however, only exposed him the more. 'If you thought I lived in New York, why in the world didn't you come and see me?' ... ...my dressing in the evening!' she declared from the doorway. 'The amount of thought they give to their clothing, the people who are afraid of looking f... ...rom a long embankment on the left, constructed of stones roughly piled. He thought this prospect, from a city-house, almost romantic; and he turned fr...

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The Zambesi Expedition

By: David Livingstone

...f selling her, and might without any difficulty have done so; but with the thought of parting with her arose, more strongly than ever, the feeling of ... ...aced in a row before him. We did not at first credit these statements, and thought that they were merely exaggerations of the incensed Portuguese, who... ...observable that not one of them knew anything about the Kongone Mouth; all thought that we had come in by the "Barra Catrina," or East Luabo. Dr. Kirk... ...fact that such absurd notions are permanent, even in the entire absence of literature, invests the religious ideas of these people also with importanc... ...he bow, have been the wonder of their generation; but the total absence of literature leads to the loss of all former experience, and the wisdom of th...

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Vera, Or the Nihilists

By: Oscar Wilde

...Hush! Vera; be calm. You must not let my father know; it would kill him. I thought I could free Russia. I heard men talk of Liberty one night in a caf... ...printing the paper. I am going to the mines for life. I could not write. I thought it would be better to let you think I was dead; for they are bringi... ...de up my mind to stab you at once, only that I am fond of hunting. So! you thought you had baffled all pursuit, did you? Fool! I am a bloodhound that ... ... are adding another horror to exile. CZAR: But you will have such time for literature now. You forget you are diplomatists. Men of thought should have...

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The Luminous Shield

By: Helena P. Blavatsky

...him. Miss H gives a little gasp, blushes and smiles, and concentrates her thoughts again. The picture of the steamer vanishes; the magic moon remains...

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Dead Men Tell No Tales

By: E. W. Hornung

... strange elusive strands of gold among the brown, that drowned her ears (I thought we were to have that mode again?) in sunny ripples; and a soul grea... ...day! If I were a man - if I were you - I should tell Captain Harris what I thought of him!" "Why? What has he done now?" "Now? You know how rude he ... ... "You mean when Ready asked him if we were out of our course? I must say I thought it was a silly question to put. It was the same the other evening a...

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Miss Brill

By: Katherine Mansfield

...BRILL by KATHERINE MANSFIELD Classic Literature Collection World Public Library.org Title: MISS BRILL ... ... MISS BRILL Author: KATHERINE MANSFIELD Language: English Subject: Fiction, Literature Publisher: World Public Library Association Copyright © 20... ...WorldLibrary.net is an effort to preserve and disseminate classic works of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and ot... ...ooked forward to the conversation. She had become really quite expert, she thought, at listening as though she didn't listen, at sitting in other ... ...ny yellowish paw. Oh, she was so pleased to see him delighted! She rather thought they were going to meet that afternoon. She described where... ...there; she was part of the performance after all. How strange she'd never thought of it like that before! And yet it explained why she made such ...

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The Apparition

By: J. C. Cross

...unted old hole of a Tower here night and morning? Elinor. Haunted, why I thought you always— Larry. You may think what you please, but if there ar... ...oth her ear with gentle strains of courtship, nor harbour in your breast a thought would make a Croesus poor, and life's elisium hell. "Glanville." ... ...—a'died at last, that wur lucky; left I his heir too—now any one wou'd ha' thought that lucky—I wur only heir to a cartload of debts— so it wur dang'd...

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Areopagitica

By: John Milton

...ayed most, but that the very attempt of this address thus made, and the thought of whom it hath recourse to, hath got the power within me to a p... ... not equal to any of those who had this privilege, I would obtain to be thought not so inferior, as yourselves are superior to the most of them ... ... these particulars. But that other clause of licensing books, which we thought had died with his brother quadragesimal and matrimonial when the...

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Of the Churl Who Won Paradise

By: Isabel Butler
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Emile

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

...Translated by Barbara Foxley Author's Preface This collection of scattered thoughts and observations has little order or continuity; it was begun to g... ...without any party ready to defend them, one who does not even know what is thought and said about those writings, is at least free from one anxiety—if... ...ry against the established method, but no attempt to suggest a better. The literature and science of our day tend rather to destroy than to build up. ... ... not written about other people's ideas of education, but about my own. My thoughts are not those of others; this reproach has been brought against me... ...n authors in their private life as in public. Propriety, no less strict in literature than in life, no longer permits us to say anything in public whi... ...judgment will be right; but since they have set themselves up as judges of literature, since they have begun to criticise books and to make them with ...

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Catiline

By: Ben Johnson

... future ill thine owne; And conquer all example, in thy one. Nor let thy thought finde any vacant time To hate an old, but still a fresher crime D... ... Orestilla by her bearing well These my retirements, and stolne times for thought Shall give their effects leaue to call her Queene Of all the worl... ...t on foote, Or leade, vnto this great, and goodliest action. What I have thought of it afore, you all Have heard apart; I then express'd my zeale ...

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The Man Without a Country

By: Hale, Edward Everett, Jr., 1863-1932

...ot choose to come, and I was devouring to the very stubble all the current literature I could get hold of, even down to the deaths and marriages in th... ...ff more than half the talk the men liked to have at sea. But it was always thought too hard that he should never meet the rest of us, except to touch ... ...ad never seen. I think it could not have been published long. Well, nobody thought there could be any risk of anything national in that, though Philli... ...fth canto, stopped a minute and drank something, and then began, without a thought of what was coming,-"Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,Who ... ...f steamboats, and railroads, and telegraphs,-of inventions, and books, and literature,-of the colleges, and West Point, and the Naval School,-but with...

... Mission House in Mackinaw, waiting for a Lake Superior steamer which did not choose to come, and I was devouring to the very stubble all the current literature I could get hold of, even down to the deaths and marriages in the Herald. My memory for names and people is good, and the reader will see, as he goes on, that I had reason enough to remember Philip Nolan. There are...

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The Believers

By: Prophet Muhammad
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Treatise X. On Jealousy and Envy

By: Cyprian

...ren, in the eyes of some people to be a slight and petty wrong; and, being thought trifling and of small account, it is not feared; not being feared, ... .... 7. But what a gnawing worm of the soul is it, what a plague-spot of our thoughts, what a rust of the heart, to be jealous of another, either in res... ...t of executioner to one's own breast, to bring the tormentors to one's own thoughts and feelings, that they may tear us with intestine pangs, and may ...

...d to be envious of those who are better than yourself, seems, beloved brethren, in the eyes of some people to be a slight and petty wrong; and, being thought trifling and of small account, it is not feared; not being feared, it is contemned; being contemned, it is not easily shunned: and it thus becomes a dark and hidden mischief, which, as it is not perceived so as to be ...

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The Moon

By: Prophet Muhammad
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Jean Christophe : In Paris

By: Romain Rolland

...CHRISTOPHE by ROMAIN ROLLAND Classic Literature Collection World Public Library.org IN PARIS Title: JE... ...STOPHE: IN PARIS Author: ROMAIN ROLLAND Language: English Subject: Fiction, Literature Publisher: World Public Library Association Copyright © 20... ...WorldLibrary.net is an effort to preserve and disseminate classic works of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and ot... ... the porter who offered to carry his bag. With a peasant's suspiciousness he thought every one was going to rob him. He lifted his precious bag on to ... ...l of tags of yellowed paper, on which the old man had jotted down his simple thoughts. The Book used to rest on a shelf above his bed, and he used oft... ... found the shop he was looking for in the Rue de la Banque. As he entered he thought he saw Diener at the back of the long, dark shop, arranging packa...

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Daphne and Apollo

By: Ross G. Arthur
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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

...ERLOCK by ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Classic Literature Collection World Public Library.org HOLMES Title: THE ... ...RLOCK HOLMES Author: ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Language: English Subject: Fiction, Literature Publisher: World Public Library Association Copyright © 20... ...WorldLibrary.net is an effort to preserve and disseminate classic works of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and ot... ...xtreme pallor of his face and by the nervousness of his manner. His age, she thought, would be rather over thirty than under it. "'Can you tell me whe... ...th his eyes fixed upon the sky in front of him, entirely absorbed in his own thoughts. It was only when I touched his arm that he roused himself with ... ...e is surely in your line?" "It is what we call a cataract knife," said I. "I thought so. A very delicate blade devised for very delicate work. A stran...

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