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Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurid Brigge

By: Rainer Marie Rilke

THIS volume discloses the mental operations of perhaps the most thoroughly practical politician of the day-George Washington Plunkitt, Tammany leader of the Fifteenth Assembly District, Sachem of the Tammany Society and Chairman of the Elections Committee of Tammany Hall, who has held the offices of State Senator, Assemblyman', Police Magistrate, County Supervisor and Alderman, and who boasts of his record in filling four public offices in one year and drawing salaries f...

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Giordano Bruno

By: Walter Horatio Pater

234] IT was on the afternoon of the Feast of Pentecost that news of the death of Charles the Ninth went abroad promptly. To his successor the day became a sweet one, to be noted unmistakably by various pious and other observances; and it was on a Whit-Sunday afternoon that curious Parisians had the opportunity of listening to one who, as if with some intentional new version of the sacred event then commemorated, had a great deal to say concerning the Spirit; above all, o...

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The Jew of Malta

By: Christopher Marlowe

This play, composed by so worthy an author as Master Marlowe, and the part of the Jew presented by so unimitable an actor as Master Alleyn, being in this later age commended to the stage; as I ushered it unto the court, and presented it to the Cock-pit, with these Prologues and Epilogues here inserted, so now being newly brought to the press, I was loath it should be published without the ornament of an Epistle; making choice of you unto whom to devote it; than whom (of ...

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Massacre at Paris

By: Christopher Marlowe

CHARLES. Prince of Navarre my honourable brother, Prince Condy, and my good Lord Admirall, wishe this union and religious league, Knit in these hands, thus joyn'd in nuptiall rites, May not desolve, till death desolve our lives, And that the native sparkes of princely love, That kindled first this motion in our hearts, May still be feweld in our progenye.

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On the Nature of Things

By: Lucretius

Mother of Rome, delight of Gods and men, Dear Venus that beneath the gliding stars Makest to teem the many-voyaged main And fruitful lands- for all of living things Through thee alone are evermore conceived, Through thee are risen to visit the great sun- Before thee, Goddess, and thy coming on, Flee stormy wind and massy cloud away, For thee the daedal Earth bears scented flowers, For thee waters of the unvexed deep Smile, and the hollows of the serene sky Glow with diff...

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Nathan the Wise

By: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

INTRODUCTION: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was born on the 22nd of January, 1729, eldest of ten sons of a pious and learned minister of Camenz in the Oberlausitz, who had two daughters also. As a child Lessing delighted in books, and had knowledge beyond his years when he went to school, in Meissen, at the age of twelve. As a school-boy he read much Greek and Latin that formed no part of the school course; read also the German poets of his time, wrote a History of Ancient Ma...

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Erzahlungen

By: Franz Kafka

Es war an einem Sonntagvormittag im schonsten Fruhjahr. Georg Bendeman, ein junger Kaufmann, sab in seinem Privatzimmer im ersten Stock eines der niedrigen, leichtgebauten Hauser, die entlang des Flusses in einer langen Reihe, fast nur in der Hohe und Farbung unterschieden, sich hinzogen. Er hatte gerade einen Brief an einen sich im Ausland befindenden Jugendfreund beendet, verschlob ihn in spielerischer Langsamkeit und sah dann, den Ellbogen auf den Schreibtisch gestutz...

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Brief an den Vater

By: Franz Kafka

Du hast mich letzthin einmal gefragt, warum ich behaupte, ich hatte Furcht vor Dir. Ich wusste Dir, wie gewohnlich, nichts zu antworten, zum Teil eben aus der Furcht, die ich vor Dir habe, zum Teil deshalb, weil zur Begrundung dieser Furcht zu viele Einzelheiten gehoren, als dass ich sie im Reden halbwegs zusammenhalten konnte. Und wenn ich hier versuche Dir schriftlich zu antworten, so wird es doch nur sehr unvollstandig sein, weil auch im Schreiben die Furcht und ihre ...

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The Golden Bowl : Volume 1

By: Henry James

The Prince had always liked his London, when it had come to him; he was one of the modern Romans who find by the Thames a more convincing image of the truth of the ancient state than any they have left by the Tiber. Brought up on the legend of the City to which the world paid tribute, he recognised in the present London much more than in contemporary Rome the real dimensions of such a case. If it was a question of an Imperium, he said to himself, and if one wished, as a ...

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Joy

By: John Galsworthy

The time is morning, and the scene a level lawn, beyond which the river is running amongst fields. A huge old beech tree overshadows everything, in the darkness of whose hollow many things are hidden. A rustic seat encircles it. A low wall clothed in creepers, with two openings, divides this lawn from the flowery approaches to the house. Close to the wall there is a swing. The sky is clear and sunny. COLONEL HOPE is seated in a garden-chair, reading a newspaper through p...

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A Plea for Captain John Brown

By: Henry David Thoreau

I TRUST that you will pardon me for being here. I do not wish to force my thoughts upon you, but I feel forced myself. Little as I know of Captain Brown, I would fain do my part to correct the tone and the statements of the newspapers, and of my countrymen generally, respecting his character and actions. It costs us nothing to be just. We can at least express our sympathy with, and admiration of, him and his companions, and that is what I now propose to do.

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Mother

By: Maxim Gorky

Every day the factory whistle bellowed forth its shrill, roaring, trembling noises into the smoke-begrimed and greasy atmosphere of the workingmen's suburb; and obedient to the summons of the power of steam, people poured out of little gray houses into the street. With somber faces they hastened forward like frightened roaches, their muscles stiff from insufficient sleep. In the chill morning twilight they walked through the narrow, unpaved street to the tall stone cage ...

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The Harvard Classics : Volume 4

By: Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926

Medicine

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The Harvard Classics : Volume 12

By: Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926

Medicine

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Hand and Heart

By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Mother, I should so like to have a great deal of money, said little Tom Fletcher one evening, as he sat on a low stool by his mother's knee. His mother was knitting busily by the firelight, and they had both been silent for some time. What would you do with a great deal of money, if you had it? Oh! I don't know—I would do a great many things. But should not you like to have a great deal of money, mother? persisted he. Perhaps I should, answered Mrs. Fletcher. I am like y...

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Anna Karenina, Vol. 5

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

PART FIVE: I. Princess Shcherbatskaia considered that it was out of the question for the wedding to take place before Lent, just five weeks off, since not half the trousseau could possibly be ready by that time. But she could not but agree with Levin that to fix it for after Lent would be putting it off too late, as an old aunt of Prince Shcherbatsky's was seriously ill and might die, and then the mourning would delay the wedding still longer. And therefore, deciding to ...

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The Harvard Classics : Volume 24

By: Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926

Vols. 3-9 ed., with additions, by Charles A. Lee ; Purchased from the Pittsburgh Academy of Medicine

Medicine

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

By: Oscar Wilde

CHAPTER I: The studio was filled with the rich odor of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn. From the corner of the divan of Persian saddle-bags on which he was lying, smoking, as usual, innumerable cigarettes, Lord Henry Wotton could just catch the gleam of the honey-sweet and honey-colored blossoms of the laburn...

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Relativity : The Special and General Theory

By: Albert Einstein

Reference Publication

Excerpt: Part I: The Special Theory of Relativity: // 01. Physical Meaning of Geometrical Propositions // 02. The System of Coordinates // 03. Space and Time in Classical Mechanics // 04. The Galilean System of Coordinates // 05. The Principle of Relativity (in the Restricted Sense) // 06. The Theorem of the Addition of Velocities employed in Classical Mechanics // 07. The Apparent Incompatibility of the Law of Propagation of Light with the Principle of Relativity // 08....

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles

By: Agatha Christie

The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as The Styles Case has now somewhat subsided. Nevertheless, in view of the world-wide notoriety which attended it, I have been asked, both by my friend Poirot and the family themselves, to write an account of the whole story. This, we trust, will effectually silence the sensational rumours which still persist. I will therefore briefly set down the circumstances which led to my being connected with t...

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