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Beeton's Book of Needlework
Beeton's Book of Needlework
Beeton, Mrs.
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The Art of Needlework dates from the earliest record of the world's history, and has, also, from time immemorial been the support, comfort, or employment of women of every rank and age. Day by day, it increases its votaries, who enlarge and develop its various branches, so that any addition and assistance in teaching or learning Needlework will be welcomed by the Daughters of England, "wise of heart," who work diligently with their hands.
A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons
A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons
Fredrick Accum
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This Treatise, as its title expresses, is intended to exhibit easy methods of detecting the fraudulent adulterations of food, and of other articles, classed either among the necessaries or luxuries of the table; and to put the unwary on their guard against the use of such commodities as are contaminated with substances deleterious to health.
Time and Tide A Romance of the Moon
Time and Tide A Romance of the Moon
Ball, Robert S. (Robert Stawell), Sir
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Having been honoured once again with a request that I should lecture before the London Institution, I chose for my subject the Theory of Tidal Evolution. The kind reception which these lectures received has led to their publication in the present volume. I have taken the opportunity to supplement the lectures as actually delivered by the insertion of some additional matter. I am indebted to my friends Mr. Close and Mr. Rambaut for their kindness in reading the proofs.
The Dawn of Reason; or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals
The Dawn of Reason; or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals
Weir, James
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Most works on mind in the lower animals are large and ponderous volumes, replete with technicalities, and unfit for the general reader; therefore the author of this book has endeavored to present the evidences of mental action, in creatures lower than man, in a clear, simple, and brief form. He has avoided all technicalities, and has used the utmost brevity consistent with clearness and accuracy. He also believes that metaphysics has no place in a discussion of psychology, and has carefully refrained from using this once powerful weapon of psychologists.
Die epiphytische Vegetation Amerikas
Die epiphytische Vegetation Amerikas
Schimper, Andreas Franz Wilhelm
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Amerika war vor dem Einfluss der Kultur theilweise von dichten W?ldern, theilweise von Savannen mit dünnen Holzbest?nden, theilweise, aber in geringem Grade, von Wüsten bedeckt. Die dicht bewaldeten Gebiete geh?ren theils den beiden temperirten Zonen, theils der tropischen an, und zwar besitzt der Urwald in jeder derselben eine charakteristische Physiognomie.
Woman on the American Frontier
Woman on the American Frontier
William Worthington Fowler
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Woman on the American Frontier
William Lloyd Garrison The Abolitionist
William Lloyd Garrison The Abolitionist
Archibald H. Grimke
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The author of this volume desires by way of preface to say just two things:—firstly, that it is his earnest hope that this record of a hero may be an aid to brave and true living in the Republic, so that the problems knocking at its door for solution may find the heads, the hands, and the hearts equal to the performance of the duties imposed by them upon the men and women of this generation. William Lloyd Garrison was brave and true. Bravery and truth were the secret of his marvelous career and achievements. May his countrymen and countrywomen imitate his example and be brave and true, not alone in emergent moments, but in everyday things as well.
The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
William Still
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Like millions of my race, my mother and father were born slaves, but were not contented to live and die so. My father purchased himself in early manhood by hard toil. Mother saw no way for herself and children to escape the horrors of bondage but by flight. Bravely, with her four little ones, with firm faith in God and an ardent desire to be free, she forsook the prison-house, and succeeded, through the aid of my father, to reach a free State. Here life had to be begun anew. The old familiar slave names had to be changed, and others, for prudential reasons, had to be found. This was not hard work. However, hardly months had passed ere the keen scent of the slave-hunters had trailed them to where they had fancied themselves secure. In those days all power was in the hands of the oppressor, and the capture of a slave mother and her children was attended with no great difficulty other than the crushing of freedom in the breast of the victims. Without judge or jury, all were hurried back to wear the yoke again. But back this mother was resolved never to stay. She only wanted another opportunity to again strike for freedom. In a few months after being carried back, with only two of her little ones, she took her heart in her hand and her babes in her arms, and this trial was a success. Freedom was gained, although not without the sad loss of her two older children, whom she had to leave behind. Mother and father were again reunited in freedom, while two of their little boys were in slavery. What to do for them other than weep and pray, were questions unanswerable. For over forty years the mother's heart never knew what it was to be free from anxiety about her lost boys. But no tidings came in answer to her many prayers, until one of them, to the great astonishment of his relatives, turned up in Philadelphia, nearly fifty years of age, seeking his long-lost parents. Being directed to the Anti-Slavery Office for instructions as to the best plan to adopt to find out the whereabouts of his parents, fortunately he fell into the hands of his own brother, the writer, whom he had never heard of before, much less seen or known. And here began revelations connected with this marvellous coincidence, which influenced me, for years previous to Emancipation, to preserve the matter found in the pages of this humble volume.
Andrew Marvell
Andrew Marvell
Birrell, Augustine
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The name of Andrew Marvell ever sounds sweet, and always has, to use words of Charles Lamb’s, a fine relish to the ear. As the author of poetry of exquisite quality, where for the last time may be heard the priceless note of the Elizabethan lyricist, whilst at the same moment utterance is being given to thoughts and feelings which reach far forward to Wordsworth and Shelley, Marvell can never be forgotten in his native England.
England in America, 1580-1652
England in America, 1580-1652
Lyon Gardiner Tyler
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This book covers a period of a little more than three-quarters of a century. It begins with the first attempt at English colonization in America, in 1576, and ends with the year 1652, when the supremacy of Parliament was recognized throughout the English colonies. The original motive of colonization is found in English rivalry with the Spanish power; and the first chapter of this work tells how this motive influenced Gilbert and Raleigh in their endeavors to plant colonies in Newfoundland and North Carolina. Though unfortunate in permanent result, these expeditions familiarized the people of England with the country of Virginia—a name given by Queen Elizabeth to all the region from Canada to Florida—and stimulated the successful settlement at Jamestown in the early part of the seventeenth century. With the charter of 1609 Virginia was severed from North Virginia, to which Captain Smith soon gave the name of "New England"; and the story thereafter is of two streams of English emigration—one to Virginia and the other to New England. Thence arose the Southern and Northern colonies of English America, which, more than a century beyond the period of this book, united to form the great republic of the United States.
The New South:A Chronicle of Social and Industrial Evolution
The New South:A Chronicle of Social and Industrial Evolution
Holland Thompson
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The South of today is not the South of 1860 or even of 1865. There is a New South, though not perhaps in the sense usually understood, for no expression has been more often misused in superficial discussion. Men have written as if the phrase indicated a new land and a new civilization, utterly unlike anything that had existed before and involving a sharp break with the history and the traditions of the past. Nothing could be more untrue. Peoples do not in one generation or in two rid themselves entirely of characteristics which have been developing for centuries.
Camps and Trails in China:A Narrative of Exploration, Adventure, and Sport in Li
Camps and Trails in China:A Narrative of Exploration, Adventure, and Sport in Li
Wolfram Eberhard
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The object of this book is to present a popular narrative of the Asiatic Zo?logical Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History to China in 1916-17. Details of a purely scientific nature have been condensed, or eliminated, and emphasis has been placed upon our experiences with the strange natives and animals of a remote and little known region in the hope that the book will be interesting to the general reader.
The Eve of the French Revolution
The Eve of the French Revolution
Edward J. Lowell
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The Eve of the French Revolution
John Marshall and the Constitution; a chronicle of the Supreme court
John Marshall and the Constitution; a chronicle of the Supreme court
Edward S. Corwin
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John Marshall and the Constitution; a chronicle of the Supreme court
A Short History of Scotland
A Short History of Scotland
Andrew Lang
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Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, novelist, literary critic and contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as the collector of folk and fairy tales. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, St Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford. As a journalist, poet, critic and historian, he soon made a reputation as one of the ablest and most versatile writers of the day. Lang was one of the founders of the study of "Psychical Research," and his other writings on anthropology include The Book of Dreams and Ghosts (1897), Magic and Religion (1901) and The Secret of the Totem (1905). He was a Homeric scholar of conservative views. Other works include Homer and the Epic (1893); a prose translation of The Homeric Hymns (1899), with literary and mythological essays in which he draws parallels between Greek myths and other mythologies; and Homer and his Age (1906). He also wrote Ballades in Blue China (1880) and Rhymes la Mode (1884).
Woman's Life in Colonial Days
Woman's Life in Colonial Days
Carl Holliday
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This book is an attempt to portray by means of the writings of colonial days the life of the women of that period,—how they lived, what their work and their play, what and how they thought and felt, their strength and their weakness, the joys and the sorrows of their everyday existence. Through such an attempt perhaps we can more nearly understand how and why the American woman is what she is to-day.
The Paths of Inland Commerce; a chronicle of trail, road, and waterway
The Paths of Inland Commerce; a chronicle of trail, road, and waterway
Archer Butler Hulbert
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The Paths of Inland Commerce; a chronicle of trail, road, and waterway
General History for Colleges and High Schools
General History for Colleges and High Schools
Philip Van Ness Myers
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General History for Colleges and High Schools
Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia
Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia
Goodrich, Samuel G.
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>Now that I have given you an account of European cities in my "Tales about Europe," I shall now furnish you with some de*ion of America, with its flourishing cities, and its multitude of ships, its fertile fields, its mighty rivers, its vast forests, and its millions of happy and industrious inhabitants, of which I am quite certain you must be very curious to know something, when you are told that though the world has been created nearly six thousand years, and many powerful nations have flourished and decayed, and are now scarcely remembered, yet it is only three hundred and seventy years ago since it was known that such a country as America existed.
The Treasury of Ancient EgyptMiscellaneous Chapters on Ancient Egyptian History
The Treasury of Ancient EgyptMiscellaneous Chapters on Ancient Egyptian History
Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
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No person who has travelled in Egypt will require to be told that it is a country in which a considerable amount of waiting and waste of time has to be endured. One makes an excursion by train to see some ruins, and, upon returning to the station, the train is found to be late, and an hour or more has to be dawdled away. Crossing the Nile in a rowing-boat the sailors contrive in one way or another to prolong the journey to a length of half an hour or more. The excursion steamer will run upon a sandbank, and will there remain fast for a part of the day.
The Anti-Slavery Alphabet
The Anti-Slavery Alphabet
Anonymous
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It’s The Anti-Slavery Alphabet, published for an Anti-Slavery Fair in 1846 and created by Quakers Hannah and Mary Townsend of Philadelphia.
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