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The Monikins

By Cooper, James Fenimore

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Title: The Monikins  
Author: Cooper, James Fenimore
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Introduction: It is not improbable that some of those who read this book, may feel a wish to know in what manner I became possessed of the manuscript. Such a desire is too just and natural to be thwarted, and the tale shall be told as briefly as possible. During the summer of 1828, while travelling among those valleys of Switzerland which lie between the two great ranges of the Alps, and in which both the Rhone and the Rhine take their rise, I had passed from the sources of the latter to those of the former river, and had reached that basin in the mountains that is so celebrated for containing the glacier of the Rhone, when chance gave me one of those rare moments of sublimity and solitude, which are the more precious in the other hemisphere from their infrequency. On every side the view was bounded by high and ragged mountains, their peaks glittering near the sun, while directly before me, and on a level with the eye, lay that miraculous frozen sea, out of whose drippings the Rhone starts a foaming river, to glance away to the distant Mediterranean. For the first time, during a pilgrimage of years, I felt alone with nature in Europe.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Monikins, 1 -- J. Fenimore Cooper, 1 -- Introduction, 2 -- Chapter I. THE AUTHOR'S PEDIGREE, ALSO THAT OF HIS FATHER, 4 -- Chapter II. TOUCHING MYSELF AND TEN THOUSAND POUNDS, 11 -- Chapter III. OPINIONS OF OUR AUTHOR'S ANCESTOR, TOGETHER WITH SOME OF HIS OWN, AND 6 -- Chapter IV. SHOWING THE UPS AND DOWNS, THE HOPES AND FEARS, AND THE VAGARIES OF 2 -- Chapter V. ABOUT THE SOCIAL?STAKE SYSTEM, THE DANGERS OF CONCENTRATION, AND 9 -- Chapter VI. A THEORY OF PALPABLE SUBLIMITY SOME PRACTICAL IDEAS, AND THE COMMENCEMENT 6 -- Chapter VII. TOUCHING AN AMPHIBIOUS ANIMAL, A SPECIAL Introduction, AND ITS CONSEQUENCES. 2 -- Chapter VIII. AN Introduction TO FOUR NEW CHARACTERS, SOME TOUCHES OF PHILOSOPHY, 6 -- Chapter IX. THE COMMENCEMENT OF WONDERS, WHICH ARE THE MORE EXTRAORDINARY 2 -- Chapter X. A GREAT DEAL OF NEGOTIATION, IN WHICH HUMAN SHREWDNESS IS COMPLETELY 8 -- Chapter XI. A PHILOSOPHY THAT IS BOTTOMED ON SOMETHING SUBSTANTIAL SOME REASONS 5 -- Chapter XII. BETTER AND BETTER A HIGHER FLIGHT OF REASON MORE OBVIOUS TRUTHS, 3 -- Chapter XIII. A Chapter OF PREPARATIONS DISCRIMINATION IN CHARACTER A TIGHT FIT, 1 -- Chapter XIV. HOW TO STEER SMALL HOW TO RUN THE GAUNTLET WITH A SHIP HOW TO GO 8 -- Chapter XV. AN ARRIVAL FORMS OF RECEPTION SEVERAL NEW CHRISTENINGS AN OFFICIAL 4 -- Chapter XVI. AN INN DEBTS PAID IN ADVANCE, AND A SINGULAR TOUCH OF HUMAN NATURE 04 -- Chapter XVII. NEW LORDS, NEW LAWS GYRATION, ROTATION, AND ANOTHER NATION; ALSO 12 -- Chapter XVIII. A COURT, A COURT?DRESS, AND A COURTIER JUSTICE IN VARIOUS ASPECTS, 20 -- Chapter XIX. ABOUT THE HUMILITY OF PROFESSIONAL SAINTS, A SUCCESSION OF TAILS, A 27 -- Chapter XX. A VERY COMMON CASE: OR A GREAT DEAL OF LAW, AND VERY LITTLE JUSTICE? 33 -- Chapter XXI. BETTER AND BETTER MORE LAW AND MORE JUSTICE TAILS AND HEADS: THE 40 -- Chapter XXII. A NEOPHYTE IN DIPLOMACY DIPLOMATIC Introduction A CALCULATION46 -- Chapter XXIII. POLITICAL BOUNDARIES POLITICAL RIGHTS POLITICAL SELECTIONS, AND 51 -- Chapter XXIV. AN ARRIVAL AN ELECTION ARCHITECTURE A ROLLING?PIN, AND PATRIOTISM 59 -- Chapter XXV. A FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE, A FUNDAMENTAL LAW, AND A FUNDAMENTAL 68 -- Chapter XXVI. HOW TO ENAct LAWS ORATORY, LOGIC, AND ELOQUENCE; ALL CONSIDERED 72 -- Chapter XXVII. AN EFFECT OF LOGARITHMS ON MORALS AN OBSCURATION, A DISSERTATION, 79 -- Chapter XXVIII. THE IMPORTANCE OF MOTIVES TO A LEGISLATOR MORAL CONSECUTIVENESS, 85 -- Chapter XXIX. SOME EXPLANATIONS A HUMAN APPETITE A DINNER AND A BONNE BOUCHE. 90 -- Chapter XXX. EXPLANATIONS A LEAVE?TAKING LOVE CONFESSIONS, BUT NO PENITENCE. 97 -- The Monikins -- i

 

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