Siegfried Sassoon was a wonderful poet and writer, he created many masterpieces… but it was Great War with it horrors and pains that arose in him his great and unique talent, made him write his best things and gave him world fame… If you hold this book, you will soon read his best poems and enjoy many beautiful moments.
This short play is a gem of classic literature. Written for the then newly founded Provincetown Players, ‘Two Slatterns and a King’ studies the irony of fast selection of potential romantic partners. While exploring that theme the play follows many of the conventions of medieval morality plays by making the central villain personified Chance, who wreaks havoc on the life of a King who is on a quest to find the perfect mate. The King states that he will marry only a neat, orderly woman and tours his land in search of his ideal. On this day, Chance causes a normally tidy woman to be beset with chaos through no fault of her own, and Chance also inspires a slattern to have a whim to clean her home on one day only. The King of course in his hurry to come to a satisfactory conclusion misjudges both women. Chance leads him to take the hand of the utterly wrong person, and the moral of the story is not to judge character too quickly.
Originally compiled on the orders of King Alfred the Great, approximately A.D. 890, and subsequently maintained and added to by generations of anonymous scribes until the middle of the 12th Century. The original language is Anglo-Saxon (Old English), but later entries are essentially Middle English in tone.
In this sweeping 1920 biography of Horatio Herbert Kitchener, better known as Lord Kitchener, Sir George Arthur shines a bright light on the British military leader and statesman who, during World War I, organized armies on an unprecedented scale and became famous as the face on British recruitment posters. Volume I covers Kitchener's birth in Ireland in 1850 through his governorship of the British Red Sea territories, ascension to commander-in-chief of the Egyptian army and, in 1900, to commander-in-chief of the Boer War. Written only four years after his death in 1916, this valuable historical account by a friend and contemporary offers a look behind the handlebar mustache and pointing finger of the man whose "Your country needs YOU" posters later inspired those of the United States during World War II. British writer SIR GEORGE ARTHUR (1860-1946) also wrote A Septuagenarian's Scrapbook and Not Worth Reading.
At head of title: Bd. I-IV: R. H. Francé I. Abt. Das Pflanzenleben Deutschlands und seiner Nachbarländer, von R. H. Francé. 2v. - II. Abt. Floristische Lebensbilder, von R. H. Francé. 3v. - III. Abt. Entwicklungsgeschichte der Pflanzenwelt. Pflanzengeographie. Die Pflanzenwelt der Tropen, von W. Gothan et al. - IV. Abt. Die Pflanzen und der Mensch, von W. Lange et al. 2v
Handbuch der Laubholzkunde. Beschreibung der in Deutschland heimischen und im Freien kultivierten Bäume und Sträucher v.3
Geneva Botanical Garden T. 1. Monocotyleae und Sympetalae der Dicotyleae -- T. 2. Dicotyleae, Choripetalae (einschliesslich Apetalae). Urticinae bis Frangulinae -- T. 3. Dicotyleae, Choripetalae (einschliesslich Apetalae). Cistinae bis Serpentarieae
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