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This is a remarkable book by John Meade Falkner which appeared for the first time in 1903. The plot of the novel is centered around Edward Westray, a young architect, who has to travel to a very old church and to restore it. However, there he encounters a terrible killing which was presumable caused by the appeals to the title of Lord Blandamer. The main character gets interested and tries to solve the mystery while he is working hard at the restoration. The author describes the peculiarities of the architecture and music as well as the mystery.The book includes a chronological list composed by the author and introduction with explanation made by Christopher Hawtree.
Clarence Darrow was one of the best American lawyers. He is known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb and defending John T. Scopes in the Scopes Trial in 1925. At first Darrow worked as a corporate lawyer and then switched to criminal law. Darrow was an eloquent speaker and often spoke out against the death penalty. In this book Darrow shares his ideas on the latest scientific thought and investigation discussing the question of human conduct. Darrow says, "My main effort is to show that the laws that control human behavior are as fixed and certain as those that control the physical world. In fact, that the manifestations of the mind and the actions of men are a part of the physical world."
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) was the twentyeighth President of the United States. A devout Presbyterian and leading intellectual of the Progressive Era, he served as president of Princeton University then became the reform governor of New Jersey in 1910. With Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft dividing the Republican vote, Wilson was elected President as a Democrat in 1912. He proved highly successful in leading a Democratic Congress to pass major legislation including the Federal Trade Commission, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Underwood Tariff, the Federal Farm Loan Act and most notably the Federal Reserve System. Wilson's idealistic internationalism, whereby the U. S. enters the world arena to fight for democracy, progressiveness, and liberalism, has been a highly controversial position in American foreign policy, serving as a model for "idealists" to emulate or "realists" to reject for the following century. His works include: When a Man Comes to Himself (1910), The New Freedom (1913), On Being Human (1916), President Wilson's Addresses (1917), State of the Union (1918) and Why We Are at War (1918). --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: AFFECTIONATE SHEPHEARD. CONTAINING THE COMPLAINT OF DAPHNIS FOB THE LOUE OF GANYMEDE. Amor plus mellis, quamfdlis, est. London: Printed by Iohn Danteh, for T. G. and E. N., and are to bee sold in Saint Dunstones Cimreh-yeard in Fleetstreet. 1594. TO THE BIGHT EXCELLENT AND MOST BEAUTIFULL LADY, THE LADIE PENELOPE HITCH. Fayre lovely ladie, whose angelique eyes Are vestall candles of sweet beauties treasure, Whose speech is able to inchaunt the wise, Converting joy to paine, and paine to pleasure; Accept this simple toy of my soules dutie, Which I present unto thy matchles beautie. And albeit the gift be all too meane, Too meane an offring for thine ivorie shrine; Yet must thy beautie my just blame susteane, Since it is mortall, but thyselfe divine. Then, noble ladie, take in gentle worth This new-borne babe, which here my muse brings forth. Your Honours most affectionate and perpetually devoted Shepheard: Daphnis. AFFECTIONATE SHEPHEARD. THE TEARES OF AN AFFECTIONATE SHEPHEARD SICKK FOR LOVE, OR THE COMPLAINT OF DAPHNIS FOB THE LOVE OF CANIMEDE. Scarce had the morning starre hid from the light Heavens crimson canopie with stars bespangled, But I began to rue th' unhappy sight Of that faire boy that had my hart intangledj Cursing the time, the place, the sense, the sin; I came, I saw, I viewd, I slipped in. If it be sinne to love a sweet-fac'd boy, Whose amber locks trust up in golden tramels Dangle adowne his lovely cheekes with joy, When pearle and flowers his faire haire enamels; If it be sinne to love a lovely lad, Oh then sinne I, for whom my soule is sad. His ivory-white and alablaster skin Is staind throughout with rare vermillion red, Whose twinckling star...
An oration pronounced on the fourth of July, 1822, at the request of the inhabitants of the city of Boston, in commemoration of the anniversary of national independence
- Author: Israel Thorndike Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress) DLC [from old catalog]
- Genre: Jurisprudence