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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1

By: Edward Gibbon

Excerpt: ... vigorous, animated, often picturesque always commands attention, always conveys its meaning with emphatic energy, describes with singular breadth and fidelity, and generalizes with unrivalled felicity of expression; all these high qualifications have secured, and seem likely to secure, its permanent place in historic literature ...

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

American Literature 1900-

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Communist Manifesto

By: Karl Marx
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Alice in Wonderland

By: Lewis Carroll

Alice is about to pick daisies when a white rabbit approaches her, but this rabbit is not like any other rabbit she has seen. Her curious nature forces her to follow the rabbit for a wonderful adventure.

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Baby's Abc Book

Excerpt: A is the Anvil on which the blacksmith does pound, While the bright shining sparks fly all around. B is for bat and also for ball, when Edwin plays He always gets a hard fall.

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Oeconomicus

By: Xenophon; Hayes, B. J. (Bernard John); Thompson, J.
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The Odyssey

By: Samuel Butler

Preface: This translation is intended to supplement a work entitled ?The Authoress of the Odyssey, which I published in 1897. I could not give the whole ?Odyssey? in that book without making it unwieldy, I therefore epitomised my translation, which was already completed and which I now publish in full. I shall not here argue the two main points dealt with in the work just mentioned; I have nothing either to add to, or to withdraw from, what I have there written. The poin...

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The Great Learning

Excerpt: WHAT THE GREAT LEARNING teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence. The point where to rest being known, the object of pursuit is then determined; and, that being determined, a calm unperturbedness may be attained to. To that calmness there will succeed a tranquil repose. In that repose there may be careful deliberation, and that deliberation will be followed by the attainment of the desired end. T...

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Children Stories

By: Charles Dickens

Excerpt: Trotty seems a strange name for an old man, but it was given to Toby Veck because of his always going at a trot to do his errands; for he was a ticket porter,...

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A Study of History Volume II

By: Arnold J. Toynbee

Universal Digital Library

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By: Mark Twain

Chapter 1: YOU don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There were things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is nothing. I never seen anybody but lied one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybe Mary. Aunt Polly Tom's Aunt Polly, she is and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all told...

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Environmental Law

By: Department of Justice

Legal Reference Publication

Excerpt: American society's widespread concern about the environment is a relatively recent development that has fueled rapid growth in environmental regulation. In 1970, there were only 500 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) devoted to environmental protection. Today, there are thousands of pages of environmental regulations in the C.F.R. implementing over 70 pieces of environmental legislation. In addition, many states have enacted environmental regulato...

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Gulliver's Travels

By: Jonathan Swift

Excerpt: My knowledge of this book foreran the sort of personal acquaintance which I made with it when I came to read it for it was one of the great books in different literatures which my father told me of and taught me to love from his own love of them.

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Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen

By: Liliuokalani

Fiction

Excerpt: A SKETCH OF MY CHILDHOOD. THE extinct crater or mountain which forms the background to the city of Honolulu is known as the Punch-Bowl; at its base is situated the Queen's Hospital, so named because of the great interest taken in its erection by Emma, the queen of Kamehameha IV. Funds for the cause were solicited by the reigning sovereigns in person, and the hospital building was completed in 1860. Very near to its site, on Sept. 2, 1838, I was born. My father's...

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A Journey to the Center of the Earth

By: Jules Verne

CHAPTER 1. My Uncle Makes a Discovery LOOKING back to all that has occurred to me since that eventful day, I am scarcely able to believe in the reality of my adventures. They were truly so wonderful that even now I am bewildered when I think of them. My uncle was a German, having married my mother's sister, an Englishwoman. Being very much attached to his fatherless nephew, he invited me to study under him in his home in the fatherland. This home was in a large town, and...

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Intro to Javascript for Non-Programmers

Technical Reference Publication

Excerpt: JavaScript versus JAVA: JAVA is a strongly typed, compiled programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. JavaScript, developed originally by Netscape, is a lightweight, interpreted programming language initially called LiveScript. The two languages are not related in any way. All programming languages share a certain amount of similarity.

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Three Little Pigs

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Excerpt: Once upon a time there was an old pig with three little pigs and one day she said to them: My children it is time for you to go out in the world and seek your fortunes So bidding their mother good-bye the three little pigs set out to earn their living.

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Relativity : The Special and General Theory

By: Albert Einstein; Robert W. Lawson, Translator
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The Art of War

By: Sun Tzu

Excerpt: I. LAYING PLANS 1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. 2. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. 3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one?s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 4. These are: (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) ...

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Blue Beard

Excerpt: A noblemen lived in the long ago times, Much famed for his riches, and more for his crimes. He was served by a faithful, but villainous crew, His heart was flint, and his beard a sky-blue!

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