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Droll Stories Volume I : The First Ten Tales

By: Honoré de Balzac

... I: The First T en T ales by Honore de Balzac Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication ... ...st T en T ales by Honore de Balzac Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Droll Stor... ...n State Electronic Classics Series Publication Droll Stories, Volume One: The First Ten Tales by Honore de Balzac is a publication of the Pennsyl- va... ...ries, Volume One: The First Ten Tales by Honore de Balzac is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...he publisher’s name, replied to those attacks which he anticipated certain critics would make upon his hardy experiment. He claimed for his book the p... ...spect for the refuse of our Gallic antiquities. Bear in mind also, ye wild critics, you scrapers-up of words, harpies who mangle the intentions and in... ... every one sucked the breasts of our Holy Mother 9 Droll Stories – Vol. 1 Church and yet they were not drained, a miracle which proved beyond doubt t... ...st were all for her. Although accustomed to the curl-paper devotion of the church- men, she was well satisfied that she had made a conquest of the you... ...nced all the cowardice of the priest. She was not then a sufficiently good Catholic to pardon her lover deceiving her, by not know- ing how to die for...

...Excerpt: When, in March, 1832, the first volume of the now famous Contes Drolatiques was published by Gosselin of Paris, Balzac, in a short preface, written in the publisher?s name, replied to those attacks which he anticipated certain critics would make u...

..... 4 PROLOGUE ..................................................................................................................................... 6 THE FAIR IMPERIA........................................................................................................................ 8 THE VENIAL SIN...........................................................................

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Kenilworth

By: Sir Walter Scott

...assics Series Publication Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...ics Series Publication Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...I had for the story of the romance:— 4 Kenilworth “At the west end of the church are the ruins of a manor, anciently belonging (as a cell, or place o... ...l men of the University of Ox- ford) her body to be reburied in St, Mary’s Church in Ox- ford, with great pomp and solemnity. It is remarkable, when D... ...ich had been sometimes cen- sured (as beauty as well as art has her minute critics) for being rather too pale. The milk-white pearls of the necklace w... ... “is it fit for a heretic horse-boy like thee to handle such a text as the Catholic clergy?” “In troth no, dame,” replied the man of oats; “and as you...

...Introduction: A certain degree of success, real or supposed, in the delineation of Queen Mary, naturally induced the author to attempt something similar respecting ?her sister and her foe,? the celebrated Elizabeth. He will not, however, pretend to have ap...

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Chronicles of the Canongate

By: Sir Walter Scott

...lter Scott A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Chronicles of the Canongate by Sir Walter Scott is a publication of the Pennsylvania S... ...r Scott A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Chronicles of the Canongate by Sir Walter Scott is a publication of the Pennsylvania Stat... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ch he prodigally seasoned the character of the party-coloured jester. Some critics, whose good-will towards a favourite performer was stronger than th... ... with greater or less propriety, upon all the pub- lic buildings, from the church to the pillory, in the ancient quarter of Edinburgh which bears, or ... ...e T ennis Court and Physic Gar- dens, etc. It then follows the wall of the churchyard, joins the north west wall of St Ann’s Yards, and going east to ... ..., to pray for Mr. Croftangry,” said Janet, crossing herself, for she was a Catholic, “Y ou maybe do not think it would do you cood, but the blessing o... ...!” The clergyman was at no loss to conceive that Elspat had lost the Roman Catholic faith without gaining any other, and that she still retained a vag...

...Excerpt: Introduction to Chronicles of the Canongate. The preceding volume of this Collection concluded the last of the pieces originally published under the Nominis umbra of The Author of Waverley; and the circumstances which rendered it impossible for the wri...

...Contents INTRODUCTION TO CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE. .......................................................................... 4 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................

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Cousin Betty

By: Honoré de Balzac

...on Cousin Betty by Honoré de Balzac, trans. James Waring is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ... Cousin Betty by Honoré de Balzac, trans. James Waring is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor any- o... ...ous house of Cajetani, which has given more than one Pope to the Christian Church, that I dedi- cate this short portion of a long history; it is to th... ...ooked by the roof of a chapel still standing there as if to prove that the Catholic religion—so deeply rooted in France—survives all else. For forty y... ...hree years of prime, proclaimed poverty as loudly as a beggar in rags at a church door. The dining-room, badly kept by a single servant, had the sicke... ...grand and terrible exception deserves all the honors decreed to her by the Catholic Church. Thus, in one moment, Lisbeth Fischer had become the Mohica... ...essing that his own opinion agreed with that of every other artist, of the critics, and the public. He said to me in the garden before breakfast, ‘If ...

...Excerpt: It is neither to the Roman Prince, nor to the representative of the illustrious house of Cajetani, which has given more than one Pope to the Christian Church, that I dedicate this short portion of a long history; it is to the learned commenta...

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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, And the Heroic in History

By: Thomas Carlyle

...ON HEROES, HERO-WORSHIP , AND THE HEROIC IN HISTORY By Thomas Carlyle A PENN S TAT E ELECTRONIC CLASSICS ... ...TAT E ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle is a publication of the Pennsylvani... ...Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle 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... ... to him. A man’s, or a nation of men’s. By religion I do not mean here the church-creed which he 6 Thomas Carlyle professes, the articles of faith wh... ... exist- ence of great men; denies the desirableness of great men. Show our critics a great man, a Luther for example, they begin to what they call “ac... ...forth. They did want him greatly; but as to calling him forth— ! Those are critics of small vision, I think, who cry: “See, is it not the sticks that ... ...ling character of Dante’s genius. Dante does not come before us as a large catholic mind; rather as a narrow, and even sectarian mind: it is partly th... ...l fact in men’s life. And remark here, as rather curious, that Middle- Age Catholicism was abolished, so far as Acts of Parliament could abolish it, b...

...Excerpt: The text is taken from the printed ?Sterling Edition? of Carlyle?s Complete Works, in 20 volumes, with the following modifications: The footnote (there is only one) has been embedded directly into text, in brackets, [thusly]....

...Contents LECTURES ON HEROES ............................................................................................................... 4 THE HERO AS DIVINITY. ODIN. PAGANISM: SCANDINAVIAN MYTHOLOGY. .............. 4 LECTURE II. THE HERO AS PROPHET. MAHOMET: ISLAM............................................... 38 LECTURE III. THE HERO AS POET. DANTE: SHAKSPEARE...

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The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

By: Thomas de Quincey

... By THOMAS DE QUINCEY A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey is a publicati... ...QUINCEY A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Penn... ...te Book of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...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... ...ch did not provoke any reproaches even to a dignitary of the supreme Irish church; its own monstrosity was its excuse; mere extravagance was felt to l... ... cism when it will spare that effort to themselves. Thus it is that German critics become audacious and libellous. Kohl, V on Raumer, Dr. Carus, physi... ...d, upon principles of fidelity under political suffer- ing, with the Roman Catholics, to say little in his own de- fence. That defence, and any revers... ...itely, and restoring to our imaginations, the noblest of Grecian girls. We critics, dis- persed through the house, in the very teeth of duty and con- ... ...Episcopal chapels, or rather the ornamented albes, &c. from any rich Roman Catholic establishment, would have been more effective. The Coryphaeus hims...

Excerpt: The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey.

...Contents The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater ...4 THREE MEMORABLE MURDERS .............................................................................................. 4 THE TRUE RELATIONS OF THE BIBLE TO MERELY HUMAN SCIENCE.......

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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... ...Publication Miscellaneous Essays by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ages ought naturally to be favorable to the art of murder, as they were to church architecture, to stained glass, &c.; and, accordingly, about the lat... ...biographer’s account:— “Sunday morning the 21st of February, before it was church time, Spinosa came down stairs and conversed with the master and mis... ...e first 33 glow of enthusiasm had subsided, I have found most judi- cious critics to agree that there was something falsetto in the style of Thurtell... ...the earliest work of antediluvian art. Father Mersenne, that learned Roman Catholic, in page one thousand four hun- dred and thirty-one 1 of his oper... ...ntirely unparalleled in literature, could not have existed except in Roman Catholic times, nor subse- quently have lingered in any Protestant land. It...

...Excerpt: 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 s...

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

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Memorials and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...LICATION Memorials and Other Papers by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...ATION Memorials and Other Papers by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ated from its place in a larger whole. To my surprise, however, one or two critics, not carelessly in conversation, but deliberately in print, pro- fe... ... where the dif- ficulty lies, or to detect any lurking obscurity, as those critics found themselves to unravel my logic. Possibly I may not be an indi... ...f already rising amongst the cardinals and other dignitaries of the Romish church. It is probable, therefore, that numerous pic- tures of Kate are yet... ... rolls of chivalry,—were not excluded, though it was pretty evident that a Catholic zeal had pre- sided in forming the collection. For, together with ... ...lory of his short career was proclaimed in the ungen- erous exultations of Catholic Rome from Vienna to Madrid, and the individual heroism in the lame...

...Excerpt: These papers I am anxious to put into the hands of your house, and, so far as regards the U.S., of your house exclusively; not with any view to further emolument, but as an acknowledgment of the services which you have already rendered me; namely, first, in havin...

...s MEMORIALS, AND OTHER PAPERS, VOL. I. ....................................................................................................... 4 FROM THE AUTHOR, TO THE AMERICAN EDITOR OF HIS WORKS. .......................................................... 4 EXPLANATORY NOTICES...................................................................................................

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The History of Tom Jones

By: Henry Fielding

... Fielding: Volume Two, Containing Books IX through XVIII is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...elding: Volume Two, Containing Books IX through XVIII is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...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 ... ..., for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...s,” says he, “used indeed to doubt whether they were lawfully married in a church or no. But for my part, that’s no business of mine; I must own, if I... ...apter 1 Containing instructions very necessary to be perused by mod ern critics Reader, it is impossible we should know what sort of per son tho... ...a servile imita tion of Dido, but that happily very few of our play house critics understand enough of Latin to read Virgil. In the next place, we ... ...ow, in the imagination of the half drunk clown, as he staggers through the churchyard, or rather charnelyard to his home, fear paints the bloody hobgo... ...ld, will you distress them as much as you can?” By the force of the true Catholic faith, St. Anthony won upon the fishes. Orpheus and Amphion went a...

Excerpt: The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling by Henry Fielding: Volume Two, Containing Books IX through XVIII.

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John Keble's Parishes a History of Hursley and Otterbourne

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...JOHN KEBLE’S PARISHES A HISTORY OF HURSLEY AND OTTERBOURNE By Charlotte M. Yonge A Penn State Electronic Cl... ...e Electronic Classics Series Publication John Keble’s Parishes: A History of Hursley and Otterbourne by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publication of the Pe... ...story of Hursley and Otterbourne by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ..., here been attempted, together with a record of the building of the three churches erected since 1837, and a history of the changes that have taken p... ... Itchen seems to have been named in like manner. These were the times when churches were built and the boundaries of estates became those of parishes.... ...art of the hundred of Boyatt in Otterbourne, was in the hands of the Roman Catholic family of Welles, who seem to have had numerous retainers at Highb... ...dge, and died there in 1634. This accounts for there having been the Roman Catholic school at T wyford, whence Alexander Pope was expelled for some sa... ...ence, not so much friendly as fatherly, and he was the best and kindest of critics in literary affairs. But throughout, the vicar was the personal min...

...Preface: To explain the present undertaking, it should be mentioned that a history of Hursley and North Baddesley was compiled by the Reverend John Marsh, Curate of Hursley, in the year 1808. It was well and carefully done, with a considerable a...

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Preface to Androcles and the Lion: On the Prospects of Christianity

By: George Bernard Shaw

...PREFACE TO ANDROCLES AND THE LION: ON THE PROSPECTS OF CHRISTIANITY By George Bernard Shaw 1912 A Penn State Elec... ...PREFACE TO ANDROCLES AND THE LION: ON THE PROSPECTS OF CHRISTIANITY By George Bernard Shaw 1912 A Penn State Electronic Classic... ...enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Preface to Androcles and the Lion: On the Prospects of Christianity by George Bernard Shaw is a publ... ...cs Series Publication Preface to Androcles and the Lion: On the Prospects of Christianity by George Bernard Shaw is a publication of the Pennsylvania... ... his victories, his empires, his millions of money, and his moralities and churches and po- litical constitutions. “This man” has not been a failure y... ...ng a heresy as the discarding of transubstantiation in the Mass was to the Catholics of the XVI century. JESUS JOINS THE BAPTISTS Jesus entered as a m... ...now becomes arrogant, dictatorial, and even abusive, never replying to his critics without an in- sulting epithet, and even cursing a fig-tree which d... ...e been made, or else have had to confess to the Jews, who were the keenest critics of the Christians, that Jesus was either an impostor or the victim ... ...r fam- ily ties, he was simply stating a fact; and to this day the Ro- man Catholic priest, the Buddhist lama, and the fakirs of all the eastern denom...

Preface: Androcles and the Lion. On the Prospects of Christianity by George Bernard Shaw.

...Contents PREFACE ON THE PROSPECTS OF CHRISTIANITY............................................................. 7 WHY NOT GIVE CHRISTIANITY A TRIAL? ....................................................................................................

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Theological Essays and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...THEOLOGICAL ESSAYS AND OTHER PAPERS BY THOMAS DE QUINCEY A A A A AUTHOR OF UTHOR OF UTHOR OF UTHOR OF UTHOR OF C C C C CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OP... ...UTHOR OF UTHOR OF UTHOR OF C C C C CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OP ONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OP ONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OP ONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OP ON... ...says and Other Papers: Volume One by Thomas de Quincey is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...nd here only, is found the outermost expansion, the centrifugal, of the TO catholic, united with the innermost centripetal of the personal con- scious... ...lic rumor so far correct as that he is a man of distinction in the English church, then, and by that simple fact, this book, or this pamphlet, interes... ...onchrononthononthologus, they must submit to be hustled by pickpockets and critics, and to have their names docked as well as profane authors. Phil, t... ...nal principles of Protestantism available for the defence of certain Roman Catholic mysteries too in- discriminately assaulted by the Protestant zealo... ...ut God, for a purpose commensurate with man’s eternal welfare, is by these critics supposed incapable of the same petty abstinence. The same line of a...

...Contents ON CHRISTIANITY, AS AN ORGAN OF POLITICAL MOVEMENT..................................4 PROTESTANTISM............................................................................................................... 39 ON THE SUPPOSED SCRIPTURAL EXPRESSION FO...

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Taras Bulba and Other Tales

By: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

... Taras Bulba and Other Tales by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...ras Bulba and Other Tales by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...y robbers. “There was, however,” says Gogol, “none of the austerity of the Catholic knight in them; they bound themselves to no vows or fasts; they pu... ...house, for the Waiwode’s domestics were numerous. He met her once again at church. She saw him, and smiled pleasantly, as at 29 Taras Bulba & Other T... ...ts his mark upon the holy Easter-bread.” “Listen! I have not yet told all. Catholic priests are going about all over the Ukraine in carts. The harm li... ...! Pure, faultless, beautiful as a bride, stood the picture before him. The critics regarded this new hitherto un- known work with a feeling of involun... ...koff stood before the picture. At length, when by degrees the visitors and critics began to murmur and comment upon the merits of the work, and turnin...

...S BULBA.............................................................. 13 ST. JOHN?S EVE ......................................................... 130 THE CLOAK ................................................................ 146 HOW THE TWO IVANS QUARRELLED .................. 176 THE MYSTERIOUS PORTRAIT ................................ 223 THE CALASH .........................

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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... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor any- o... ...d Boston Common are very pleasant. Excel- lent houses there are, and large churches, and enormous hotels; but of such things as these a man can write ... ...; and has it not always 58 North America V ol. 1 been the case with Roman Catholics when they have been forced to measure themselves against Protesta... ...e their fate in the country. Surely one may declare as a fact that a Roman Catholic popula- tion can never hold its ground against one that is Protes-... ... will be to see those buildings when completed. And now, like all friendly critics, having bestowed my modicum of praise, I must proceed to find fault... ...ipline were such as did at that time recommend themselves to most military critics. Early in September the Northern party obtained a considerable adva...

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

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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... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ugh. His name, long familiar everywhere, has now awakened the attention of critics in all European countries to his works: he is studied wherever true... ...and whoever among us shall step forward, with such knowledge as our common critics have of Goethe, to enlighten 5 Goethe the European public, by cont... ...zza del Popolo, the Colosseum, the Piazza of St. Peter’s, and St. Peter’ s Church, within and without, the castle of St. Angelo, and many other places... ...ss, by which he gave 70 Autobiography me to understand that he was a good Catholic Christian. “Young gentleman, how came you here, and what are you d... ...y the last part, with the tone and gesture of a Capuchin; for, as he was a Catholic, he might have had abundant opportunity to study the oratory of th...

...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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The Perfect Wagnerite : A Commentary on the Ring of the Niblungs

By: George Bernard Shaw

...The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung’s Ring by Bernard Shaw A Penn State Electronic Classics Series ... ... Ring by Bernard Shaw A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung’s Ring by George Bernard... ...Commentary on the Niblung’s Ring by George Bernard Shaw is a publica- tion of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...ity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...s a Bible. In those days Darwin and Helmholtz were the real fathers of the Church; and nobody would lis- ten to religion, poetry or rhetoric; so that ... ...l, for the sake of the homesteads that will grow up in security round that church-castle. This only, however, whilst the golden age lasts. The moment ... ...and political mugwump that the term “art- ist” seems to suggest to so many critics and amateurs—that is, a creature in their own lazy likeness—he need... ...ce at our orchestral concerts really means that our audiences are entirely catholic in their respect for life in all its beneficently creative func- ... ...s definitely conscious of his thesis as I. All the stupid people, and some critics who, though not stupid, had not themselves written what the Germans...

Excerpt: The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung?s Ring by George Bernard Shaw.

...Contents Preface to the First German Edition................................................................................................ 5 Preface to the Second Edition ...........................................................................

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A Room with a View

By: E. M. Forster

...cs Series Publication A Room with a View by E.M. Forster is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...Series Publication A Room with a View by E.M. Forster is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ng behind the English people, heavily framed; at the notice of the English church (Rev. Cuthbert Eager, M. A. Oxon.), that was the only other decorati... ... me generally, and my brother, though it’s not often we get him to ch— The church is rather far off, I mean.” “Lucy, dearest, let Mr. Beebe eat his di... ... some Della Robbia babies, and some Guido Reni Madonnas. For her taste was catholic, and she extended uncritical approval to every well-known name. Bu... ...ide, perfect seclu- sion. One might have gone back six hundred years. Some critics believe that her garden was the scene of The Decameron, which lends...

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Mrs. Warrens Profession

By: George Bernard Shaw

...LICATION Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...ATION Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...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... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...musement of startling all but the stron- gest-headed of the London theatre critics clean out of the practice of their profession. No author who has ev... ...quake shock to the foundations of mo- rality which sends a pallid crowd of critics into the street shrieking that the pillars of society are cracking ... ...ieces I have described were first produced, and a few ignorant protests by churchmen against much better plays which they confessed they had not seen ... ... work without question. The conclave which compiles the index of the Roman Catholic Church is the most august, ancient, learned, famous, and authorita... ...the contrary, it has reduced itself to a degree of absurdity which makes a Catholic university a contradiction in terms. All censorships exist to prev...

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Essays

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

...LASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furn... ...SICS SERIES PUBLICATION Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furnish... ...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... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...uck round with 9 Emerson Egypt, Greece, Gaul, England, War, Colonization, Church, Court and Commerce, as with so many flowers and wild ornaments grav... ...a cathedral. When we have gone through this process, and added thereto the Catholic Church, its cross, its music, its processions, its Saints’ days an... ...al. When we have gone through this process, and added thereto the Catholic Church, its cross, its music, its processions, its Saints’ days and image-w... ..., or a mouse to Hecate; that I do not tremble before the Eumenides, or the Catholic Purgatory, or the Calvinistic Judgment-day,—if I quake at opinion,... ... majestic men that are suggested by the pictures and the architecture. The critics who complain of the sickly separation of the beauty of nature from ...

...Excerpt: History. There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has befallen a...

.................................................................................................................................................... 127 THE OVER-SOUL .................................................................................................................................................. 137 IX. THE OVER-SOUL .............................................

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Fanny's First Play

By: George Bernard Shaw

...es Publication Fanny’s First Play by George Bernard Shaw is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...Publication Fanny’s First Play by George Bernard Shaw is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...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... ... for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Nei- ther the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...he mouth of Mrs Knox I have delivered on them the judgment of her God. The critics whom I have lampooned in the induction to this play under the names... ...ch Mr Claude King so suc- cessfully simulated his personal appearance. The critics whom I did not introduce were somewhat hurt, as I should have been ... ...o!!! You dont tell me that old geezer has a brother a Monsignor! And youre Catholics! And I never knew it, though Ive known Bobby ever so long! But of... ... find out about a person is their religion, isnt it? MRS GILBEY. We’re not Catholics. But when the Samuelses got an Archdeacon’s son to form their boy... ...side himself, rising] Wheres the police? Wheres the Government? Wheres the Church? Wheres respectabil- ity and right reason? Whats the good of them if...

...anny?s First Play. Fanny?s First Play, being but a potboiler, needs no preface. But its lesson is not, I am sorry to say, unneeded. Mere morality, or the substitution of custom for conscience was once accounted a shameful and cynical thing: people talked of right and wrong, of honor and dishonor, of sin and grace, of salvation and damnation, not of morality and immorality....

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Ferragus Chief of the Devorants

By: Honoré de Balzac

...meley A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Ferragus, Chief of the Devorants by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is... ...ey A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Ferragus, Chief of the Devorants by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a ... ...s by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...y Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...upe IX.,” “Ferragus XXII.,” “Tutanus XIII.,” “Masche-Fer IV.,” just as the Church has Clement XIV., Gregory VII., Julius II., Alexander VI., etc. Now,... ...urignard in his last illness, among others that of the worthy vicar of the church of the Bonne-Nouvelle (to whom he made his last confession, for he d... ... humanity itself is rising from its dust. It is impossible to judge of the catholic, apostolic, and Ro- man faith, unless the soul has known that deep... ...sides, some persons like to be told all, and wish, as one of our cleverest critics has remarked, to know by what chemical process oil was made to burn...

...Preface: Thirteen men were banded together in Paris under the Empire, all imbued with one and the same sentiment, all gifted with sufficient energy to be faithful to the same thought, with sufficient honor among themselves never to betray one another even if their interests clashed;...

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John Bull's Other Island

By: George Bernard Shaw

...lication John Bull’s Other Island by George Bernard Shaw is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. This Portable Document file is fur... ...ation John Bull’s Other Island by George Bernard Shaw is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Uni- versity. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...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... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...e] It’s all dreaming, all imagination. He can’t be religious. The inspired Churchman that teaches him the sanctity of life and the importance of condu... ...in Rosscullen, a landagent who’s always been in a small way because he’s a Catholic, and the landlords are mostly Protes- tants. What with land courts... ...h, not a Robinson Crusoe island. Then there’s the religious difficulty. My Catholicism is the Catholi- cism of Charlemagne or Dante, qualified by a gr... ...nstruction of your parish priest and set yourself up to judge whether your Church is right or wrong. PATSY. Sure I know that, sir. KEEGAN. The Church ... ...hearts cold and cowed. An island of dreamers who wake up in your jails, of critics and cowards whom you buy and tame for your own service, of bold rog...

...Excerpt: Great George Street, Westminster, is the address of Doyle and Broadbent, civil engineers. On the threshold one reads that the firm consists of Mr. Lawrence Doyle and Mr. Thomas Broadbent, and that their rooms are on the first floor. Most of their rooms are priva...

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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... ...TUA AND HIS SON PANTAGRUEL T ranslated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux A Penn State Electronic Classics Serie... ...Motteux A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel by ... ...lf. Perhaps because he was the young- est, his father destined him for the Church. The time he spent while a child with the Benedictine monks at Seuil... ...in antiquity was not enough for him. Greek, a study discountenanced by the Church, which looked on it as dangerous and tending to freethought and here... ...ook upon himself to develop and to add to, and in the attacks on the Roman Catholic Church. According to Jean Paul Rich- ter, Fischart is much superio... ... be to find fault with and laugh at the members and the authorities of the Catholic Church, I protest that he did not compose it, for it was written l... ...ing as dull, or duller than thyself, if possible. If thou art one of those critics in dressing, those extempores of fortune, who, having lost a relati...

...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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The Subjection of Women

By: John Stuart Mill

...Originally published 1869 THE SUBJECTION OF WOMEN BY JOHN STUART MILL The Subjection of Women by Jo... ...Originally published 1869 THE SUBJECTION OF WOMEN BY JOHN STUART MILL The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill ... ...TUART MILL The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document File is furnis... ...RT MILL The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document File is furnished... ...have been a stranger to this belief, in theory; nor, after the rise of the Catholic Church, was it ever without persons to stand up for it. Yet to enf... ... a stranger to this belief, in theory; nor, after the rise of the Catholic Church, was it ever without persons to stand up for it. Yet to enforce it w... ... which Christianity ever had to perform. For more thana thousand years the Church kept up the contest, with hardly any perceptible success. It was not... ...l 73 indirect influence of bad government, and the direct train ing of a Catholic hierarchy and of a sincere belief in the Catholic religion). The I... ...ts main features, an imita tion of men’s. Why is the Roman literature, as critics proclaim to satiety, not original, but an imitation of the Greek? S...

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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

By: Henry David Thoreau

...vid Thoreau A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau is a publication ... ...the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau is a publication of the Pennsylva nia State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ... Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau is a publication of the Pennsylva nia State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...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... ...om 1628 to 1652, and see how matters looked to him. He says of the Twelfth Church of Christ gathered at Concord: “This town is seated upon a fair fres... ...e divine, than Jove. He is not so much of a gentleman, not so gracious and catholic, he does not exert so intimate and genial an influence on nature, ... ...orner of it which he inhabits. One of the rarest of England’s scholars and critics, in his classification of the worthies of the world, betrays the na... ...generalize the particular information gained below, and subject it to more catholic tests. I was up early and perched upon the top of this tower to se... ...ose heathen, who sternly believed somewhat, and are inclined to say to the critics, who are offended by their superstitious rites,— Don’t interrupt th...

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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... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...nd scarcely know- ing what I was in quest of, I strayed by accident into a church where a venerable old man was preaching at the very mo- ment I enter... ...er, they might do that if they could. Upon these principles, which hostile critics will in vain endeavor to undermine, she laid her hand upon what see... .... The night which succeeded was gloomy for both the representatives of his Catholic Majesty. It cannot be denied by the greatest of philosophers, that... ...rom the Pacific ocean. She, that was always prudent, packed up some of the Catholic king’s bis- cuit, as she had previously packed up far too little o... ...s singular that only one blem- ish is suggested by any of the contemporary critics in Dr. Cook’s verses, viz., in the word xunon, for which this criti...

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

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Five Works of : Areopagitica, Comus, Lalegro, Il Penseroso, And Lycidas

By: John Milton

...agitica, Comus, “L’Alegro,” “Il Penseroso,” and “Lycidas” is a publication of the Penn sylvania State University. This Portable Document file is fu... ...tica, Comus, “L’Alegro,” “Il Penseroso,” and “Lycidas” is a publication of the Penn sylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...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... ...le, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Edi tor, nor an... ... and civil wisdom. I deny not, but that it is of greatest concernment in the Church and Commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselv... ... of Florence. I have seen this present work, and find nothing athwart the Catholic faith and good manners: in witness whereof I have given, etc. ... .... We have it not, that can be heard of, from any ancient state, or polity or church; nor by any statute left us by our ancestors elder or later; nor f... ...ationer, but has a quick return: The State shall be my governors, but not my critics; they may be mistaken in the choice of a licenser, as easily as t...

...Excerpt: They, who to states and governors of the Commonwealth direct their speech, High Court of Parliament, or, wanting such access in a private condition, write that which they foresee may advance the public good; I suppose them, as at the beginning of no mean ende...

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The Prince

By: Nicolo Machiavelli

...ted by W. K. Marriott A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli, trans. W. K. Marriott is a publication of... ... The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli, trans. W. K. Marriott is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...he Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli, trans. W. K. Marriott is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...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... ...tern of Cesare Borgia’s conduct, insomuch that Cesare is acclaimed by some critics as the “hero” ofThe Prince.” Yet in “The Prince” the duke is in p... ...hough they were numerous they were both weak and timid, some afraid of the Church, some of the Venetians, and thus they would always have been forced ... ...of those who had thrown themselves into his lap, whilst he aggrandized the Church by adding much temporal power to the spiritual, thus giving it great... ...*Ferdinand V (F. II of Aragon and Sicily, F. III of Naples), surnamed “The Catholic,” born 1542, died 1516. *Joannes Cantacuzenus, born 1300, died 138... ... be that the meaning attached to the word “fede” was “the faith,” i.e. the Catholic creed, and not as rendered here “fidelity” and “faithful.” Observe...

...Introduction: Nicolo Machiavelli was born at Florence on 3rd May 1469. He was the second son of Bernardo di Nicolo Machiavelli, a lawyer of some repute, and of Bartolommea di Stefano Nelli, his wife. Both parents were members of the old Florentine nobility....

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The Chaplet of Pearls

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

... BY CHARLOTTE M.YONGE A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Chaplet of Pearls by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publication of the Pennsyl... ...E M.YONGE A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Chaplet of Pearls by Charlotte M. Yonge is a publication of the Pennsylvania State ... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...o keep within the bounds of historical verity. How far this has been done, critics better read than myself must decide. I have endeavoured to speak fa... ... education and opinions are looked on as not sufficiently alien from Roman Catholicism, a reference to Froude’s ‘History of Queen Elizabeth’ will show... ...dence and discretion. Lord Walwyn was, as we have seen, one of those whose Church principles had altered very little and very gradually; and in the ut... ...emonial. If the poor Baron de Ribaumont had ever been well enough to go to church on a Sunday, he would perhaps have thought himself still in the real... ...lizabeth’s court, and such an atmosphere as that of Paris, where the Roman Catholic system was at that time showing more corruption than it has ever d...

...Preface: It is the fashion to call every story controversial that deals with times when controversy or a war of religion was raging; but it should be remembered that there are some which only attempt to portray human feelings as affected by...

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Letters on England

By: Voltaire, 1694-1778

...n Letters on England by Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...Letters on England by Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet) is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ........................................................ 16 LETTER V .—ON THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ............................................................ ... God, I began to question my courteous host. I opened with that which good Catholics have more than once made to Hugue- nots. “My dear sir,” said I, “... ...rom the hole where it was fastened, the populace went and searched for the Church of England clergyman who had been chiefly instrumental in bringing h... ... attraction, which is unintelligible?” Sir Isaac might have answered these critics thus: —”First, you have as imperfect an idea of the word impulsion ...

...Introduction: Francois Marie Arouet, who called himself Voltaire, was the son of Francois Arouet of Poitou, who lived in Paris, had given up his office of notary two years before the birth of this his third son, and obtained some years afterwards a treasurer?s office in the Chambre des Comptes....

...Contents LETTER I.?ON THE QUAKERS .............................................................................................................................. 6 LETTER II.?ON THE QUAKERS .............................................................

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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

By: Gilfillan

...T wo With Memoir, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes, B B B B By the y the y the y the y the RE RE RE RE REV V V V V. GEOR . GEOR . GEOR . G... ...GILFILLAN AN AN AN AN A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume Two is a publication of the Pe... ...AN A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume Two is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...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... ...age is spoken, and that, too, a century after his death. And there are few critics who would refuse to subscribe, on the whole, Lord Carlisle’s enumer... ...r of ge- 14 The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: V ol. 2 nius, like true catholicity of faith, counts “nothing common or unclean.” What poetry Burns... ...is self-will, his ambition, his Pariah position, as belonging to the Roman Catholic faith, the feebleness of his constitution, the uncertainty of his ... ...d original insight or genius. This poem suggests the wish that more of our critics would write in verse. The music might lessen the malice, and set of... ...pen, bold, and brave; Will sneaks a scrivener, an exceeding knave: Is he a Churchman? then he’s fond of power: A Quaker? sly: A Presbyterian? sour: A ...

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...Contents THE GENIUS AND POETRY OF POPE........................................................................................ 7 MORAL ESSAYS ...............................................................................................

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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... ...lication An Englishman Looks at the World by H. G. Wells is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Edi- tor, nor anyo... ...er, but he never set out to arraign all employers; he took the law and the Church and Statecraft and politics for the higher and noble things they cla... ...y the cultivation of the land, world-wide in its interests and outlook and catholic in its tolerance and sympathy, a system of great individual freedo... ... collective mind organised as a branch of the civil service, with authors, critics, artists, scientific investigators appointed in a phrensy of wire-p... ...ndeed, so hard as to be almost, to our sense, savage. You might be a Roman Catholic, and in that case you did not want to hear about Protestants, T ur... ... suf- frage and the ideal of equal and independent citizenship, and active critics of the conventions under which women live to-day. It is at least pl...

...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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Man and Superman a Comedy and a Philosophy

By: George Bernard Shaw

...uperman: A Comedy and a Philosophy by George Bernard Shaw is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...rman: A Comedy and a Philosophy by George Bernard Shaw is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...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... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...last words of the XVIII century on the subject; and by the time the polite critics of the XIX century, ignoring William Blake as superfi- cially as th... ...omplicated by the genius being a woman, then the game is one for a king of critics: your George Sand becomes a mother to gain experience for the novel... ... a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, and the more I see of the efforts of our churches and univer- sities and literary sages to raise the mass above its ... ...r very hearths and homes; but when we, too, fought for that mighty idea, a Catholic Church, we swept them back to Africa. THE DEVIL. [ironically] What... ... Church, we swept them back to Africa. THE DEVIL. [ironically] What! you a Catholic, Senor Don Juan! A devotee! My congratulations. THE STATUE. [serio...

...Excerpt: My dear Walkley, you once asked me why I did not write a Don Juan play. The levity with which you assumed this frightful responsibility has probably by this time enabled you to forget it; but the day of reckoning has arrived: here is your play! I say your play, because qui facit per alium facit p...

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Twice Told Tales

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...ries Publication Twice Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furn... ...s Publication Twice Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ents, the fitting representatives of prelacy and persecution, the union of church and state, and all those abominations which had driven the Puritans ... ...dark attire, and on the other, the group of despotic rulers, with the high churchman in the midst, and here and there a crucifix at their bosoms, all ... ...dy heard in many lands of Christendom; and she had pined in the cells of a Catholic Inquisition before she felt the lash and lay in the dungeons of th... ...t corre- sponded, in all points, with his idea of the Great Carbuncle. The critics say, that, if his poetry lacked the splendor of the gem, it retaine... ...r good fortune for our sketch, the head of an Episco- palian and suspected Catholic was grotesquely incased in the former machine while a fellow-crimi...

...Excerpt: There was once a time when New England groaned under the actual pressure of heavier wrongs than those threatened ones which brought on the Revolution. James II, the bigoted successor of Charles the Voluptuous, had annulled the charters of all the colonies, and sent a harsh and ...

...Contents THE GRAY CHAMPION....................................................................................................... 4 THE WEDDING KNELL .......................................................................................

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Middlemarch

By: George Eliot

... Classics Series Publication Middlemarch by George Eliot is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furn... ...assics Series Publication Middlemarch by George Eliot is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- table Document file is furnish... ...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... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...en of such birth, living in a quiet country-house, and attending a village church hardly larger than a parlor, naturally regarded frippery as the ambi... ...th to provincial families, still discussing Mr. Peel’s late conduct on the Catholic question, in- nocent of future gold-fields, and of that gorgeous p... ...hing or it did not, that he himself was a Protestant to the core, but that Catholicism was a fact; and as to refusing an acre of your ground for a Rom... ...enuine opinion was the last thing likely to be extracted from such eminent critics. It was not Mr. Bambridge’s weak- ness to be a gratuitous flatterer... ...must be remarked, and she was perhaps the more conspicuous to admirers and critics because just now Mrs. Vincy, after some struggle, had gone with Fre...

...Excerpt: Prelude. Who that cares much to know the history of man, and how the mysterious mixture behaves under the varying experiments of Time, has not dwelt, at least briefly, on the life of Saint Theresa, has not smiled with some gentleness at the thought of the little...

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Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

By: Ulysses S. Grant

...rant A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant by U. S. Grant is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...cation Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant by U. S. Grant is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...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... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...n element in Georgetown was so marked that it led to divisions even in the churches. There were churches in that part of Ohio where treason was preach... ...en in Georgetown who filled all the requirements for member- ship in these churches. Yet this far-off western village, with a population, includ- ing ... ... plainer after the events have occurred; sec- ond, that the most confident critics are generally those who know the least about the matter criticised.... ... chief could have done any better under the cir- cumstances. Some of these critics claim that Shiloh was won when Johnston fell, and that if he had no... ... citizens of all nationalities; from all denominations—the Protestant, the Catholic, and the Jew; and from the various societies of the land—scientifi...

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Selected Writings

By: Guy de Maupassant

...Selected Writings by Guy De Maupassant Short Stories of the T ragedy and Comedy of Life with a Critical Preface by Paul Bourget ... ...Selected Writings by Guy De Maupassant Short Stories of the T ragedy and Comedy of Life with a Critical Preface by Paul Bourget of ... ... Series Publication Selected Writings by Guy de Maupassant: Short Stories of the Tragedy and Comedy of Life with acritical preface by Paul Bourget of... ...ries Publication Selected Writings by Guy de Maupassant: Short Stories of the Tragedy and Comedy of Life with acritical preface by Paul Bourget of th... ...s to the genius of the race as to smack of the soil. It is enough that the critics of to-day place Guy de Maupassant among our classic writers. He has... ...readth and vividness of his work, and one of the greatest of modern French critics has recorded the deliberate opinion, that of all T aine’s pupils Ma... ...with the rain, at the broad valley which was covered with mist, and at the church spire in the distance, which rose up like a gray point in the beatin... ...enturing to proclaim the public mourn- ing by the obstinate silence of his church bells. The whole village grew enthusiastic over his re- sistance, an... ...ernal authority, merely because I do not share his blind reverence for the Catholic Church and her clergy. On that account he looks upon me, not merel...

...Excerpt: Selected Writings by Guy de Maupassant: Short Stories of the Tragedy and Comedy of Life with a critical preface by Paul Bourget of the French Academy and an introduction by Robert Arnot, M.A....

........................................................................................................................................... 22 AN AFFAIR OF STATE............................................................................................................................................... 36 THE ARTIST ..............................................................

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Autobiography

By: John Stuart Mill

...AUTOBIOGRAPHY A P ENN S TATE E LECTRONIC C LASSICS S ERIES P UBLICATION of John Stuart Mill Autobiography by John Stuart Mill is a publication of... ...f John Stuart Mill Autobiography by John Stuart Mill is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State Uni versity nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyo... ...n Stuart) and some other ladies for educating young men for the Scot tish Church. He there went through the usual course of study, and was licensed a... ...sfied himself that he could not believe the doctrines of that or any other Church. For a few years he was a private tutor in various families in Scotl... ... by an article on the prin cipal topic of the session (that of 1825), the Catholic Asso ciation and the Catholic Disabilities. In the second number ... ..., that social science must be subject to the same law; that the feudal and Catholic system was the concluding phasis of the theological state of the s... ... the Review. Immediately on its pub lication, and before the commonplace critics, all whose rules and modes of judgment it set at defiance, had time...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. Childhood and early education it seems proper that I should prefix to the following biographical sketch some mention of the reasons which have made me think it desirable that I should leave behind me such a memorial of so uneventful a life as mine. I do not for a moment imagine that any part of...

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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... ...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, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...doubt,—and it may be a consolation to Mr. Bourne to know it—fully informed critics will point out that Mr. Davies’s poem on a dark woman combing her h... ...byss. An attentive survey 85 Joseph Conrad of Russia’s literature, of her Church, of her adminis- tration and the cross-currents of her thought, must... ...war, pestilence, and famine, as it is found in the lita- nies of the Roman Catholic Church; they have dragged the scourge down from the skies and have... ...ilence, and famine, as it is found in the lita- nies of the Roman Catholic Church; they have dragged the scourge down from the skies and have made it ...

.......... 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 Federalist Papers

By: Alexander Hamilton

...The Federalist Papers A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Federalist Papers is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University... ...tronic Classics Series Publication The Federalist Papers 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... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...ests, may be said, in fact, to have severed the league. The Protestant and Catholic cantons have since had their separate diets, where all the most im... ...association, with the United Provinces; and of Luzerne, at the head of the Catholic association, with France. Publius. 86 The Federalist Papers FEDE... ...well as against them; and in the spirit which usually characterizes little critics, the omission has been transformed and magnified into a plot agains... ...tles of nobility at pleasure; and has the disposal of an immense number of church preferments. There is evidently a great inferiority in the power of ... ...l jurisdiction; the other is the supreme head and governor of the national church! What answer shall we give to those who would per- suade us that thi...

...Excerpt: To the People of the State of New York: After an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subjec...

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The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

By: Thomas H. Kean

...THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT Final FM.1pp 7/17/04 5:25 PM Page i List of Illustrations and Tables ix Member List xi Staff List xiii–xiv Pr... ... Staff List xiii–xiv Preface xv 1. “WE HAVE SOME PLANES” 1 1.1 Inside the Four Flights 1 1.2 Improvising a Homeland Defense 14 1.3 National C... ...Improvising a Homeland Defense 14 1.3 National Crisis Management 35 2. THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW TERRORISM 47 2.1 A Declaration of War 47 2.2 ... ...omeland Defense 14 1.3 National Crisis Management 35 2. THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW TERRORISM 47 2.1 A Declaration of War 47 2.2 Bin Ladin’s App... ...mes had closed off nearly all paths for peaceful opposition, forcing their critics to choose silence, exile, or violent opposition. Iran’s 1979 revolu... ...ed into general investigations of foreign and domestic intelligence by the Church and Pike committees. 14 They disclosed domestic intelligence efforts... ... that investigation of terrorism could cross the line separating state and church. 16 In 1986, Congress authorized the FBI to investigate terrorist at... ...ive to either Secretary Albright or First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton—both critics of the Taliban’s record on women’s rights. 86 The proposal seems to... ...t through a document vendor who stole a blank baptismal certificate from a Catholic church.With this document he was able to obtain a Canadian passpor...

...Excerpt: We present the narrative of this report and the recommendations that flow from it to the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the American people for their consideration. Ten Commissioners--five Republicans an...

...CONTENTS List of Illustrations and Tables ix Member List xi Staff List xiii?xiv Preface xv 1. ?WE HAVE SOME PLANES? 1 1.1 Inside the Four Flights 1 1.2 Improvising a Homeland Defense 14 1.3 National Crisis Management 35 2. THE FOUNDATION O...

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Memories and Portraits

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...Robert Louis Stevenson (1912 Chatto and Windus edition) is a publica- tion of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furni... ...ert Louis Stevenson (1912 Chatto and Windus edition) is a publica- tion of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnishe... ...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... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...onder. Along the flat horizon there arise the frequent venerable towers of churches. He sees at the end of airy vistas the revolution of the windmill ... ...ore a different costume, spoke a different language, worshipped in another church, held dif- ferent morals, and obeyed a different social constitution... ...t merit of the unworthy takes.” In flowers his taste was old-fashioned and catholic; affect- ing sunflowers and dahlias, wallflowers and roses and hol... ...e never con- demned anybody else. I have no doubt that he held all Ro- man Catholics, Atheists, and Mahometans as considerably out of it; I don’t beli... ...h as we love to prefigure for our- selves; and in the end, in spite of the critics, we may hesitate to give the preference to either. The one may ask ...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. The Foreigner At Home. ?This is no my ain house; I ken by the biggin? o?t.? Two recent books* one by Mr. Grant White on England, one on France by the diabolically clever Mr. Hillebrand, may well have set people thinking on th...

...Contents CHAPTER I: THE FOREIGNER AT HOME ..................................................................................... 5 CHAPTER II: SOME COLLEGE MEMORIES................................................................................ 1...

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