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Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, And Sweetmeats

By: Miss Leslie

Preface: The following Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats, are original, and have been used by the author and many of her friends with uniform success. They are drawn up in a style so plain and minute, as to be perfectly intelligible to servants, and persons of the most moderate capacity. All the ingredients, with their proper quantities, are enumerated in a list at the head of each receipt, a plan which will greatly facilitate the business of procuring and prepa...

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Aucassin and Nicolete

By: Andrew Lang

There is nothing in artistic poetry quite akin to ?Aucassin and Nicolete.?

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The Haunted Hotel

By: Wilkie Collins

Chapter I. In the year 1860, the reputation of Doctor Wybrow as a London physician reached its highest point. It was reported on good authority that he was in receipt of one of the largest incomes derived from the practice of medicine in modern times. One

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Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language

By: Samuel Johnson

It is the fate of those who toil at the lower employments of life, to be rather driven by the fear of evil, than attracted by the prospect of good; to be exposed to censure, without hope of praise; to be disgraced by miscarriage, or punished for neglect, where success would have been without applause, and diligence without reward. Among these unhappy mortals is the writer of dictionaries; whom mankind have considered, not as the pupil, but the slave of science, the pioni...

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Tarzan of the Apes

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other. I may credit the seductive influence of an old vintage upon the narrator for the beginning of it, and my own skeptical incredulity during the days that followed for the balance of the strange tale. When my convivial host discovered that he had told me so much, and that I was prone to doubtfullness, his foolish pride assumed the task the old vintage had commenced, and so he unearthed written ...

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A Cleric in Naples, Casanova, Vol. 2

By: Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

My Misfortunes in Chiozza?Father Stephano?The Lazzaretto at Ancona?The Greek Slave?My Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Loretto?I Go to Rome on Foot, and From Rome to Naples to Meet the Bishop?I Cannot Join Him?Good Luck Offers Me the Means ...

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The Last of the Barons : Volume 10

By: Edward Bulwer Lytton

Chapter I. THE MAID?S HOPE, THE COURTIER?S LOVE, AND THE SAGE?S COMFORT. Fair are thy fields, O England; fair the rural farm and the orchards in which the blossoms have ripened into laughing fruits; and fairer than all, O England, the faces of thy soft-eyed daughters! From the field where Sibyll and her father had wandered amidst the dead, the dismal witnesses of war had vanished; and over the green pastures roved the gentle flocks. And the farm to which Hastings had led...

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To Let

By: John Galsworthy

Soames Forsyte emerged from the Knightsbridge Hotel, where he was staying, in the afternoon of the 12th of May, 1920, with the intention of visiting a collection of pictures in a Gallery off Cork Street, and looking into the Future. He walked. Since the War he never took a cab if he could help it. Their drivers were, in his view, an uncivil lot, though, now that the War was over and supply beginning to exceed demand again, getting more civil in accordance with the custom...

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Eben Holden

By: Irving Bacheller

Preface: Early in the last century the hardy wood-choppers began to come west, out of Vermont. They founded their homes in the Adirondack wildernesses and cleared their rough acres with the axe and the charcoal pit. After years of toil in a rigorous climate they left their sons little besides a stumpy farm and a coon-skin overcoat. Far from the centers of life their amusements, their humors, their religion, their folk lore, their views of things had in them the flavor of...

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Sant' Ilario

By: Francis Marion Crawford

Chapter I. Two years of service in the Zouaves had wrought a change in Anastase Gouache, the painter. He was still a light man, nervously built, with small hands and feet, and a delicate face; but constant exposure to the weather had browned his skin, and a life of unceasing activity had strengthened his sinews and hardened his compact frame. The clustering black curls were closely cropped, too, while the delicate dark moustache had slightly thickened. He had grown to be...

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Margery, Volume 8

By: Georg Ebers

Chapter XIV. Our good hope of going forth with good-speed into the wide world to risk all for our lover and brother was not to be yet. We were fain to take patience; and if this seemed hard to us maidens, it was even worse for Kubbeling; the man was wont to wander free whither he would, and during these days of tarrying at the forest-lodge, first he lost his mirthful humor, and then he fell sick of a fever. For two long weeks had he to he abed, he, who, as he himself tol...

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The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book 7

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Book VII. After two years? silence and patience, and notwithstanding my resolutions, I again take up my pen: Reader, suspend your judgment as to the reasons which force me to such a step: of these you can be no judge until you shall have read my book.

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Falkland

By: Edward Bulwer Lytton

Prefatory Note to the Present Edition: ?FALKLAND? is the earliest of Lord Lytton?s prose fictions. Published before ?Pelham,? it was written in the boyhood of its illustrious author. In the maturity of his manhood and the fullness of his literary popularity he withdrew it from print. This is one of the first English editions of his collected works in which the tale reappears. It is because the morality of it was condemned by his experienced judgment, that the author of ?...

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Healthful Sports for Boys

By: Alfred Rochefort

Introduction: Among the many good and wise things said by the great Lincoln was this: ?Give me the boy with promise of the man in him, and give me the man with the memory of the boy in him, and both can sit at my table, and if they sit together, we?ll have all the better time!? This book of out-door games for boys will make better boys, and they?ll get a lot more joy out of life and be the better men in time, for having read it and carried out its rules as to wholesome, honest sport.

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Four Months in a Sneak-Box

By: Nathaniel H. Bishop

The boat for the voyage canoes for shallow streams and frequent portages -- Sneak-boxes for deep watercourses -- History and description of the Barnegat sneak box -- A walk down eel street to Manahawkin marshes -- Honest George, the boat-builder -- The building of the sneak-box ?centennial republic.? -- Its transportation to the Ohio river.

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Berlin and Sans-Souci

By: Louise Muhlbach

It was a lovely May morning! The early rays of the sun had not withered the blossoms, or paled the fresh green of the garden of Charlottenburg, but quickened them into new life and beauty. The birds sang merrily in the groves. The wind, with light whispers, swept through the long avenues of laurel and orange trees, which surrounded the superb greenhouses and conservatories, and scattered far and wide throughout the garden clouds of intoxicating perfume.

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Pan

By: Knut Hamsun

Between ?Hunger? and ?Growth of the Soil? lies the time generally allotted to a generation, but at first glance the two books seem much farther apart. One expresses the passionate revolt of a homeless wanderer against the conventional routine of modern life. The other celebrates a root-fast existence bounded in every direction by monotonous chores. The issuance of two such books from the same pen suggests to the superficial view a complete reversal of position. The truth...

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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume I, No. 1, Nov. 1857

By: Various

My personal acquaintance with Douglas Jerrold began in the spring of 1851. I had always had a keen relish for his wit and fancy; I felt a peculiar interest in a man who, like myself, had started in life in the Navy; and one of the things poor Douglas prided himself on was his readiness to know and recognize young fellows fighting in his own profession. I shall not soon forget the dinner he gave at the Whittington Club that spring. St. Clement?s had rung out a late chime ...

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Songs of Travel and Other Verses : And Other Verses

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

[At my departure from the island of Apemama, for which you will look in vain in most atlases, the King and I agreed, since we both set up to be in the poetical way, that we should celebrate our separation in verse. Whether or not his Majesty has been true to his bargain, the laggard posts of the Pacific may perhaps inform me in six months, perhaps not before a year. The following lines represent my part of the contract, and it is hoped, by their pictures of strange manne...

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Kenelm Chillingly, Book 8

By: Edward Bulwer Lytton

Chapter I. NEVER in his whole life had the mind of Sir Peter been so agitated as it was during and after the perusal of Kenelm?s flighty composition. He had received it at the breakfast-table, and, opening it eagerly, ran his eye hastily over the contents, till he very soon arrived at sentences which appalled him. Lady Chillingly, who was fortunately busied at the tea-urn, did not observe the dismay on his countenance. It was visible only to Cecilia and to Gordon. Neithe...

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