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The Great Lord Burghley:A study in Elizabethan statecraft

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For nearly half a century William Cecil, Lord Burghley, exercised greater influence over the future fortunes of England than ever fell to the share of a statesman before or since. It was a period when Medi?val Europe was in the melting-pot, from which, in due season, some of her peoples were to arise bright and shining, with fresh fait...


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The Cottage on the Fells

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“WELL,” said Comyns, “I can’t see for the life of me what makes you want to linger on in this benighted hole.” “There are a great many things in this world we can’t see,” replied Hellier.


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Flowers of the Sky

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\"What soul was his, when, from the naked top Of some bold headland, he beheld the sun Rise up and bathe the world in light! He looked— Ocean and earth, the solid frame of earth And ocean\'s liquid mass, beneath him lay In gladness and deep joy.\"


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Janus in Modern Life

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These papers essay an understanding of some of the various principles which underlie the course of political movements in the present age. There is no attempt at introducing any considerations which are not familiar to every intelligent person, nor any comparisons with other instances which are not already well known in history. Why co...


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The Three Furlongers

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The twilight was dropping over the fields of three counties—Surrey, Kent and Sussex—all touching in the woods round Sparrow Hall. In the sky above and in the fields below lights were creeping out one by one. The Great Wain lit up over Cansiron, just as the farmer\'s wife set the lamp in the window of Anstiel, and the lights of Dorman\'...


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The Story of Gösta Berling

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The tales are founded on actual occurrences and depict the life in the province of V?rmland at the beginning of this century. V?rmland is a lonely tract in the southern part of Sweden, and has retained many of its old customs, while mining is the principal industry of its sparse population. It consists of great stretches of forest, slo...


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Fairy Tales from Gold Lands

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As a child, I was fond of stories, and well remember the dearth of the intermediate season, when \"Jack the Giant Killer,\" had ceased to please, and I was yet unprepared to enjoy works written for older and more cultivated minds. Children require stories ingeniously written, with a pleasant tinge of romance about them to fix their att...


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The Boy Volunteers on the Belgian Front

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\"Give it more gas; more gas, Pierre; they are coming up the cross road!\" exclaimed Ralph excitedly, as he leaned forward. Pierre the chauffeur looked straight ahead and nodded, as he answered: \"Oui, oui!\" Before he had gone a hundred feet farther the occupants of the machine heard something like a shot, and Pierre turned his ...


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The Mikado Jewel

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From the main thoroughfare of Bayswater, where the shops display their goods and the tides of life run strongly, Crook Street extends its long line of ugly dwellings to a considerable distance. Its shape suggests a shepherd\'s crook,--hence undoubtedly the name--as it finally terminates in a curved cul de sac, the end of which is block...


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Picked Up Adrift

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The enterprising Voyageurs.—A Parliament—Where shall we go next?—The Islands of the Sea.—Captain Corbet’s Confession.—Once more, upon the Waters.—The lonely Isle.—The strange Schooner.—Ashore.—A new Acquaintance.—A Disciple of Progress.—Railroads and Telegraphs for the Magdalen Islands.


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