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The Divine Comedy of Dante

By: H. F. Cary

... This publication of The Divine Comedy of Dante Paradise , Translated by H.F. Cary , is a publication of th... ...omedy of Dante Paradise , Translated by H.F. Cary , is a publication of the Pennsyl vania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...rsity. 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 Editor, nor anyo... ...To your perception, hands and feet to God Attributes, nor so means: and holy church Doth represent with human countenance Gabriel, and Michael, and hi... ... deed. Thus I resolve thee of the greater point. “But forasmuch as holy church, herein Dispensing, seems to contradict the truth I have discover’... ...was most stout. Thence many rivulets have since been turn’d, Over the garden Catholic to lead Their living waters, and have fed its plants. “If s... ...s found in Aeschylus, Supp. 356, and is there also scarce understood by the critics. Respect these wreaths, that crown your city’s poop. v. 99. The...

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Speculations and Physics

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

... http://samvak.tripod.com/guide.html Created by: LIDIJA RANGELOVSKA REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA C O N T E N T S PH YSI CS I. Time Asymmetry Re... ...O N T E N T S PH YSI CS I. Time Asymmetry Re-Visited II. Negentropic Agents and the Increase of Entropy III. The Complexity of Simplicity IV. B... ... PH YSI CS I. Time Asymmetry Re-Visited II. Negentropic Agents and the Increase of Entropy III. The Complexity of Simplicity IV. Bestowed Exist... ...e Increase of Entropy III. The Complexity of Simplicity IV. Bestowed Existence V. The Decoherence of Measurement VI. The Quantum of Continuity VI... ...e soldier is meaningful from the point of view of the state and the rituals of the church are meaningful from the point of view of God. By shifting... ...any of the first spiritualists were ministers and other functionaries of Christian Churches. Three historic developments contributed to the propag... ... limited affair. Few of us would tend to believe in contradictions and falsehoods. Catholic theologians talk about explicit belief (in something wh... ... exact (physical) sciences. Such diatribes frequently offer a sad glimpse into the critics' own ignorance. They have little idea what makes a theor... ... they mock Freud's trilateral model of the psyche (the id, ego, and superego), his critics do just that - they relate to his theoretical constructs...

Essays and articles about modern physics, speculations in science, pseudo-science and the alleged incompatibility between God and modern science.

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On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church

By: Martin Luther

... THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY OF THE CHURCH 1520 Translated by A. T. W. Steinhäuser and revised by Fred... ... THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY OF THE CHURCH 1520 Translated by A. T. W. Steinhäuser and revised by Frederick... ...äuser and revised by Frederick C. Ahrens and Abdel Ross Wentz INTRODUCTION The primary importance of this treatise for the present-day reader of Lut... ...ederick C. Ahrens and Abdel Ross Wentz INTRODUCTION The primary importance of this treatise for the present-day reader of Luther lies in its courage... ... for the present-day reader of Luther lies in its courageous interpretation of the sacraments. But it is important also for its place in Luther’s pro... ...hed in her spiritual- temporal power. Now in The Babylonian Captivity of the Church he enters and takes her central stronghold and sanctuary—the sacr... ... 78 quarto pages dedicated to the pope, denouncing Luther and defending the Catholic positions on the sacraments. Henry’s book so pleased the pope t... ...ades through which elegy advanced to the priesthood. Some then- contemporary Catholic theologians (e.g., Gajetan and Durandus) doubted whether the Sac... ...t prominent English reformer before the Reformation and keenest of medieval critics of the doctrine of transubstantiation, was posthumously condemned...

...Martin Luther goes through the seven sacraments of the medieval Catholic Church with his interpretation of the Bible. He teaches his opinions on the different pratices taken place within the Catholic Church and what they should or do represent. The b...

...“Rise up then, you popish flatterers, one and all! Get busy and defend yourselves against the charges of impiety, tyranny, and lèse-majesté against the gospel, and of the crime of slandering your brethren. You decry as heretics those who refuse to contravene such plain and powerful words of Scripture in order to 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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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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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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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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The Divine Comedy of Dante

By: H. F. Cary

... This publication of The Divine Comedy of Dante , Translated by H.F. Cary , is a publication of the Pennsylva... ...he Divine Comedy of Dante , Translated by H.F. Cary , is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...rsity. 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 Editor, nor anyo... ...is? Were these, whose heads are shorn, On our left hand, all sep’rate to the church?” He straight replied: “In their first life these all In mind... ...ing of the circle, where their crime Contrary’ in kind disparts them. To the church Were separate those, that with no hairy cowls Are crown’d, both Po... ...uvenal had celebrated his contemporary Statius, Sat. vii. 82; though some critics imagine that there is a secret derision couched under his praise.... ...was most stout. Thence many rivulets have since been turn’d, Over the garden Catholic to lead Their living waters, and have fed its plants. “If s... ...s found in Aeschylus, Supp. 356, and is there also scarce understood by the critics. Respect these wreaths, that crown your city’s poop. v. 99. The...

...Excerpt: CANTO I. In the midway of this our mortal life, I found me in a gloomy wood, astray Gone from the path direct: and e?en to tell It were no easy task, how savage wild That forest, how robust and rough its growth, Which to remember only, m...

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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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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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Phaedrus

By: Plato

... Phaedrus by Plato, trans. Benjamin Jowett is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ... Phaedrus by Plato, trans. Benjamin Jowett is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnish... ...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 in... ...e, 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 anyo... ...udgment’ and not for the truth or ‘God’s judgment.’ What would he say of the Church, which we praise in like manner, ‘mean ing ourselves,’ without r... ...rsons will be inclined to suppose, in the superficial manner of some ancient critics, that a dialogue which treats of love must necessarily have been ... ...of the past, no power of understanding what other ages thought and felt. The Catholic faith had degener ated into dogma and controversy . For more th...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...n@gmail.com Philosophical Essays and Musings: http://philosophos.tripod.com The Silver Lining – Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Films http://samv... ... http://samvak.tripod.com/freebooks.html Created by: LIDIJA RANGELOVSKA REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA C O N T E N T S I. A II. B III. C IV. D V... ... M XIII. N XIV. O XV. P-Q XVI. R XVII. S XVIII. T XIX. U-V-W XX. X-Y-Z XXI. The Author A Abortion I. The Right to Life It is a fundament... ... XXI. The Author A Abortion I. The Right to Life It is a fundamental principle of most moral theories that all human beings have a right to lif... ...e were be able to identify the chosen one and eliminate only it? In many religions (Catholicism) contraception is murder. In Judaism, masturbation i... ...e bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, is the express doctrine of the Church ...." (Catholic Encyclopedia) "CANON lI.-If any one sai... ... into the Body and Blood of Christ, is the express doctrine of the Church ...." (Catholic Encyclopedia) "CANON lI.-If any one saith, that, in the... ...e or the skin. Should we treat a muscle or a skin cell with the same reverence the critics of cloning wish to accord an unfertilized egg? Is This ... ...to be a uniquely human quality. What about introspective machines? Surely, say the critics, such machines are PROGRAMMED to introspect, as opposed ...

...Cyclopedia of issues in modern philosophy: The philosophy of science and religion, the cognitive sciences, cultural studies, aesthetics, art and literature, the philosophy of economics, the philosophy of psychology, and ethics....

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...ugust 13, 1813, p. 6. 37278_u00.qxd 8/28/08 11:04 AM Page ii James Boyle The Public Domain Enclosing the Commons of the Mind Yale University Pres... .../08 11:04 AM Page ii James Boyle The Public Domain Enclosing the Commons of the Mind Yale University Press New Haven & London ___-1 ___0 ___ 1 372... ... www.caravanbooks.org. Copyright © 2008 by James Boyle. All rights reserved. The author has made an online version of this work available under a Crea... ...8 by James Boyle. All rights reserved. The author has made an online version of this work available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial... ...mably a human one? 9 Can they use those copyrights to discipline heretics or critics who insist on quoting the scripture in full? Should anyone own th... ...lessening their density in any point.” What were the concerns of these early critics? They worried about intellec- tual property producing artificial s... ...down houses; they pluck down towns, and leave nothing standing, but only the church to be made a sheep-house....Therefore that one covetous and insati... ...known at the time as the only metropolitan newspaper owned by the Unification Church, familiarly referred to as the Moonies. This hardly counted as a d... ...sible today, though there are some relatively prominent counterexamples. The Catholic Church is also a purportedly idealistic institution. It is based...

... economic welfare all depend on a delicate balance between those ideas that are controlled and those that are free, between intellectual property and the public domain. In The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind (Yale University Press) James Boyle introduces readers to the idea of the public domain and describes how it is being tragically eroded by our current...

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The Varieties of Religious Experience

By: William James

...ture by William James A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William J... ...m James A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James is a publ... ...ious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...s Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...URE XIX OTHER CHARACTERISTICS Aes- thetic elements in religion—Contrast of Catholicism and Protestantism— Sacrifice and Confession— Prayer— Religion h... ...ble from this existential point of view, neglected too much by the earlier church. Under just what biographic con- ditions did the sacred writers brin... ... sexuality. It reminds one, so crudely is it often employed, of the famous Catholic taunt, that the Reformation may be best understood by remem- berin... ... that gets into the biographical dictionaries. Such men do not remain mere critics and understanders with their intellect. Their ideas possess them, t... ...n the Revival of Religion in New England, has to defend them against their critics; and their value has long been matter of debate even within the rev...

Excerpt: The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James.

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

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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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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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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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