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How to Succeed or, Stepping-Stones to Fame and Fortune
How to Succeed or, Stepping-Stones to Fame and Fortune
Marden, Orison Swett, 1848-1924
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"I thank God I am a Baptist," said a little, short Doctor of Divinity, as he mounted a step at a convention. "Louder! louder!" shouted a man in the audience; "we can't hear." "Get up higher," said another. "I can't," replied the doctor, "to be a Baptist is as high as one can get."
A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2
A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2
佚名
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The book, which is worthy of the wide reputation and ripe experience of the eminent author, is distinguished throughout by clear, brief, and comprehensive statement and illustration. It is especially suited for private students or for classes desiring to make a brief and rapid review, and also for teachers who want only a brief text as a basis for their own instruction.
A Double Barrelled Detective Story
A Double Barrelled Detective Story
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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“We ought never to do wrong when people are looking.”The first scene is in the country, in Virginia; the time, 1880. There has been a wedding, between a handsome young man of slender means and a rich young girl—a case of love at first sight and a precipitate marriage; a marriage bitterly opposed by the girl’s widowed father.
Audrey
Audrey
Johnston, Mary, 1870-1936
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The valley lay like a ribbon thrown into the midst of the encompassing hills. The grass which grew there was soft and fine and abundant; the trees which sprang from its dark, rich mould were tall and great of girth. A bright stream flashed through it, and the sunshine fell warm upon the grass and changed the tassels of the maize into golden plumes. Above the valley, east and north and south, rose the hills, clad in living green, mantled with the purpling grape, wreathed morn and eve with trailing mist. To the westward were the mountains, and they dwelt apart in a blue haze.
Japhet, in Search of a Father
Japhet, in Search of a Father
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848
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"And having now completed 'Jacob Faithful,' we trust to the satisfaction of our readers, we will make a few remarks. We commenced writing on our own profession, and having completed four tales, novels, or whatever you may please to call them" (viz., Frank Mildmay, The King's Own, Newton Forster, Peter Simple), "in 'Jacob Faithful' we quitted the salt water for the fresh. From the wherry we shall now step on shore, and in our next number we shall introduce to our readers 'The Adventures of Japhet, in search of his Father.'"
Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy
Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy
Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
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Persons not much interested in, or cognisant of, “antiquarian old womanries,” as Sir Walter called them, may ask “what all the pother is about,” in this little tractate.? On my side it is “about” the veracity of Sir Walter Scott.? He has been suspected of helping to compose, and of issuing as a genuine antique, a ballad, Auld Maitland.? He also wrote about the ballad, as a thing obtained from recitation, to two friends and fellow-antiquaries.? If to Scott’s knowledge it was a modern imitation, Sir Walter deliberately lied.
With Steyn and De Wet
With Steyn and De Wet
Pienaar, F. F. (Filippus Fourie), 1877-1948
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The Summons
The Summons
Mason, A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley), 1865-1948
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Sir Charles Hardiman stood in the corridor of his steam yacht and bawled the name through a closed door. But no answer was returned from the other side of the door. He turned the handle and went in. The night was falling, but the cabin windows looked towards the north and the room was full of light and of a low and pleasant music.
Education as Service
Education as Service
Krishnamurti, J. (Jiddu), 1895-1986
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In long past lives the author of this little book had much to do with educational work, and he seems to have brought over with him an intense interest in education. During his short visits to Benares, he paid an alert attention to many of the details of the work carried on in the Central Hindu College, observing and asking questions, noting the good feeling between teachers and students, so different from his own school experiences in Southern India. He appears to have been brooding over the question, and has, in this booklet, held up the educational ideals which appear to him to be necessary for the improvement of the present system.
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Lagerlöf, Selma, 1858-1940
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As yet the only woman winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the prize awarded to Kipling, Maeterlinck, and Hauptmann, is the Swedish author of this book, "Jerusalem." The Swedish Academy, in recognizing Miss Selma Lagerl?f, declared that they did so "for reason of the noble idealism, the wealth of imagination, the soulful quality of style, which characterize her works." Five years later, in 1914, that august body elected Doctor Lagerl?f into their fellowship, and she is thus the only woman among those eighteen "immortals."
The Mayflower and Her Log; July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621 ? Complete
The Mayflower and Her Log; July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621 ? Complete
Ames, Azel, 1845-1908
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O civilized humanity, world-wide, and especially to the descendants of the Pilgrims who, in 1620, laid on New England shores the foundations of that civil and religious freedom upon which has been built a refuge for the oppressed of every land, the story of the Pilgrim “Exodus” has an ever-increasing value and zest. The little we know of the inception, development, and vicissitudes of their bold scheme of colonization in the American wilderness only serves to sharpen the appetite for more.
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon
Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893
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Upwards of twenty years have passed since the 'Rifle and Hound in Ceylon' was published, and I have been requested to write a preface for a new edition. Although this long interval of time has been spent in a more profitable manner than simple sport, nevertheless I have added considerably to my former experience of wild animals by nine years passed in African explorations. The great improvements that have been made in rifles have, to a certain extent, modified the opinions that I expressed in the 'Rifle and Hound in Ceylon.'
The War With the United States  A Chronicle of 1812
The War With the United States A Chronicle of 1812
Wood, William Charles Henry, 1864-1947
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International disputes that end in war are not generally questions of absolute right and wrong. They may quite as well be questions of opposing rights. But, when there are rights on both sides; it is usually found that the side which takes the initiative is moved by its national desires as well as by its claims of right.
The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power
The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power
Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot), 1805-1877
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The studies of the author of this work, for the last ten years, in writing the "History of Napoleon Bonaparte," and "The French Revolution of 1789," have necessarily made him quite familiar with the monarchies of Europe.
The Great Boer War
The Great Boer War
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930
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During the course of the war some sixteen Editions of this work have appeared, each of which was, I hope, a little more full and accurate than that which preceded it. I may fairly claim, however, that the absolute mistakes made have been few in number, and that I have never had occasion to reverse, and seldom to modify, the judgments which I have formed.
Elizabethan Sea Dogs
Elizabethan Sea Dogs
William Wood
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Citizen, colonist, pioneer! These three words carry the history of the United States back to its earliest form in 'the Newe Worlde called America.' But who prepared the way for the pioneers from the Old World and what ensured their safety in the New? The title of the present volume, Elizabethan Sea-Dogs, gives the only answer. It was during the reign of Elizabeth, the last of the Tudor sovereigns of England, that Englishmen won the command of the sea under the consummate leadership of Sir Francis Drake, the first of modern admirals. Drake and his companions are known to fame as Sea-Dogs. They won the English right of way into Spain's New World. And Anglo-American history begins with that century of maritime adventure and naval war in which English sailors blazed and secured the long sea-trail for the men of every other kind who found or sought their fortunes in America.
Short History of Wales
Short History of Wales
Sir Owen Morgan Edwards
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Short History of Wales
American Men of Action
American Men of Action
Burton Egbert Stevenson
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No doubt most of you think biography dull reading. You would much rather sit down with a good story. But have you ever thought what a story is? It is nothing but a bit of make-believe biography.
Great Britain and the American Civil War
Great Britain and the American Civil War
Ephraim Douglass Adams
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This work was begun many years ago. In 1908 I read in the British Museum many newspapers and journals for the years 1860-1865, and then planned a survey of English public opinion on the American Civil War. In the succeeding years as a teacher at Stanford University, California, the published diplomatic correspondence of Great Britain and of the United States were studied in connection with instruction given in the field of British-American relations. Several of my students prepared excellent theses on special topics and these have been acknowledged where used in this work. Many distractions and other writing prevented the completion of my original plan; and fortunately, for when in 1913 I had at last begun this work and had prepared three chapters, a letter was received from the late Charles Francis Adams inviting me to collaborate with him in preparing a "Life" of his father, the Charles Francis Adams who was American Minister to Great Britain during the Civil War. Mr. Adams had recently returned from England where he had given at Oxford University a series of lectures on the Civil War and had been so fortunate as to obtain copies, made under the scholarly supervision of Mr. Worthington C. Ford, of a great mass of correspondence from the Foreign Office files in the Public Record Office and from the private papers in the possession of various families.
Birds of the Indian Hills
Birds of the Indian Hills
Dewar, Douglas
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The avifauna of the Himalayas is a large one. It includes birds found throughout the range, birds confined to the eastern or western portions, birds resident all through the year, birds that are mere seasonal visitors, birds found only at high elevations, birds confined to the lower hills, birds abundant everywhere, birds nowhere common.
Geometrical Solutions Derived from Mechanics; a Treatise of Archimedes
Geometrical Solutions Derived from Mechanics; a Treatise of Archimedes
Archimedes
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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