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Charles Lamb

  [english | 1905]  

Walter Jerrold


Summary: [Denis Duval -- Lovel the widower -- The wolves and the lamb -- Little travels and road-side sketches.]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 254

Charles Lamb A Memoir

  [english | ]  

Barry Cornwall


Summary: [Denis Duval -- Lovel the widower -- The wolves and the lamb -- Little travels and road-side sketches.]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 153

Chaucer

  [english | ]  

Adolphus William Ward


Excerpts: [... variously dated but at any period of his manhood he might have said, as he says there, that he was too old to learn astronomy, and preferred to ...... was more especially connected. But the multitude, whose turn in truth comes but rarely in the history of a nation, must every now and then make ...... genuine works. The poem of the Court of Love, which was likewise long erroneously ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 261

Chess History And Reminiscences

  [english | 1893]  

Henry Edward Bird


Excerpts: [... been considered as quite satisfactorily proved and established by authorities deemed trustworthy, both native and foreign, and are quite consistent ...... solutions. We must suppose this to be due to an oversight, as he gives the key moves of the four problems by English composers. The omission is deplorable, ...... popularising of chess amongst the industrial classes. CHESS NOTES ...]
Genres: [history | games | biographyDownloads: 219

Chr M Wieland Biographie

  [german | 1853]  

H Doering


Excerpts: [... von Carl Doebereiner. 1853. CHR. M. WIELAND'S Biographie von =Dr.= H. DOERING. Complet in Einem Bndchen. Jena, Verlag von Carl Doebereiner. 1853. WIELAND'S ...... entwendet, dazu zu benutzen, in philosophischen und moralischen Gedichten, und also in Absicht der Dichtkunst in einer kleinen Sphre, die liebenswrdige ...... Lebensplan schien er an die Rckkehr in das elterliche Haus ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 101

Christine

  [english | 1917]  

Alice Cholmondeley


Summary: [Christine is purportedly a compilation of letters from a gifted young English girl studying in Germany just before the outbreak of the war (Charms 188) to her mother in Britain. Written by Elizabeth von Arnim and presented under her anonymous pen-name Alice Cholmondeley the work dated from May 28 1914 to August 4 1914 the letters were published in 1917. Christine explained her experience with ...]
Genres: [war | biography | correspondenceDownloads: 179

Chronica De El Rei D Affonso Henriques

  [english | 1906]  

Duarte Galvo


Excerpts: [... da Monarquia Lusitana, pde suppr-se, tornra inutil a impresso ou publicao da chronica de Affonso Henriques por Duarte Galvo. Mas, talvez por causa dos ...... Bispos: e como no depunho o Habito Monachal, que era Preto, o Clero se compunha imitao do seu Prelado. Deste tempo ficou na S de Coimbra a mal tramada ...... muita parte no sabida, o mundo soubesse parte de si mesmo, e por ...]
Genres: [history | biographyDownloads: 97

Chronica De El Rei D Pedro I

  [english | 1895]  

Ferno Lopes


Summary: [Ferno Lopes de Castanheda (c.1500 Santarm ?1559 Coimbra) was a Portuguese historian in the early Renaissance. His History of the discovery and conquest of India full of geographic and ethnographic objective information was widely translated throughout Europe.]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 338

Civil War Experiences

  [english | 1911]  

Henry Coddington Meyer


Excerpts: [... Never mind, take the last one, which was fortunate for us. In a moment or two we heard the clatter of the horses' hoofs on the pike, and then saw ...... to convey the idea that I now think McClellan should not have been superseded. The only mistake was in selecting the man that superseded him. In due ...... at Aldie, he now appeared in a uniform consisting of a black velvet jacket ...]
Genres: [war | history | biographyDownloads: 157

Claudius

  [english | ]  

C Suetonius Tranquillus


Summary: [Claudius by Douglas Jackson. Claudius desires total conquest. Caratacus will fight for freedom. An epic battle is coming in this second gripping and visceral novel of the Roman invasion of Britain for fans of Conn Iggulden and Simon Scarrow. 43 AD in Southern Britain Caratacus chief of the Britons watches from a hilltop as the scarlet cloaks of the Roman army spread across his land like blood. ...]
Genres: [history | biographyDownloads: 204

Coleridge

  [english | ]  

H Traill


Excerpts: [... political and religious enthusiasms unabated. A study of these crude but vigorous addresses reveals to us, as does the earlier of the early poems, ...... the projector, muttering that he was overrun with these articles. This, however, was Coleridge's last attempt at canvassing. His friends at Birmingham ...... which he thrice applies to his friend that epithet which gave such ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 98

Compilation Of The Messages And Papers Of The Presidents

  [english | 1907]  

William Mckinley


Excerpts: [... of over 600,000, and received 271 electoral votes, against 176 for William J. Bryan, of Nebraska. SPECIAL MESSAGE. EXECUTIVE MANSION,May 17, ...... administration, under the leadership of Sagasta. The reply to our note was received on the 23d day of October. It is in the direction of a better ...... of the visit of the Maine and with notification of intention to return the courtesy ...]
Genres: [politics | history | biographyDownloads: 290

Comrade Kropotkin

  [english | 1908]  

Victor Robinson


Excerpts: [... the hooks of his uncomfortable collar unfastened, he was liable to be degraded to the rank of a common soldier and deported to some distant province. ...... They were called Cantonists because they were kept and trained in military settlements or cantons under Arakcheev. It is a most remarkable fact-considering ...... What has he done.. Nothing in particular, nothing. But mon cher, ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 40

Confessions Of A Young Man

  [english | 1904]  

George Moore


Summary: [Confessions of a Young Man (1886) is a memoir by Irish novelist George Moore who spent about 15 years in his teens and 20s in Paris and later London as a struggling artist. The book is notable as being one of the first English writings which named important emerging French Impressionists for its literary criticism and depictions of bohemian life in Paris during the 1870s and 80s.]
Genres: [biography | criticismDownloads: 182

Convent Affairs

  [english | 1894]  

Giacomo Casanova


Summary: [Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt (April 2 1725 ? June 4 1798) was a Venetian adventurer and author. His main book Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life) part autobiography and part memoir is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. He was so famous as a womanizer that his name remains synonymous with the art of ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 0

Correspondence Conversations Of Alexis De Tocqueville With

  [english | 1859]  

Alexis De Tocqueville


Excerpts: [... Length of speeches French public men Lamartine Falloux Foreign French Narvaez and Kossuth French conversers Montalembert Monsieur, Madame, and Mademoiselle ...... from the tribune appeared often strange, but coming from so honest a man we accepted them. One falsehood, however, after another was exposed, and ...... of democracy, I think that it would have been easier to attack the ...]
Genres: [biography | correspondenceDownloads: 298

Cowper

  [english | 1880]  

Goldwin Smith


Summary: [Goldwin Smith (August 13 1823 - June 7 1910) was a British-Canadian historian and journalist.]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 250

Dal Molino Di Cerbaia A Cala Martina

  [italian | 1889]  

Guelfo Guelfi


Excerpts: [... volgere le spalle alle Mandriole. Raccolto da patriotti di Sant'Alberto e di Ravenna fu per la via di Forl? diretto a Modigliana, e affidato a Don ...... pot? bellamente fare intendere agli stranieri l'essere suo. Il mugnaio aveva aderito alla proposta caccia, e si era poi ritirato per accudire alle sue ...... dell'ospitalit? ricevuta, lo pregava di fare accompagnare la comitiva ...]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 92

Daniel Defoe

  [english | ]  

William Minto


Summary: [Plates printed on both sides (reproductions of the drawings of the Junius ms.): p. 197-248.]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 473

Dante His Times And His Work

  [english | 1895]  

Arthur John Butler


Excerpts: [... of literature in several languages, and very various in quality but for the comfort of the young student, it may at once, and once for all, be stated ...... East evoked it in Europeans. [5] When the summer was come, and the flowers sprang joyously up through the grass, right there the birds were singing ...... its leaders, and others with the Uberti, who were head of the Ghibelines....]
Genres: [biographyDownloads: 12
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