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The Art of the Moving Picture –by: Vachel Lindsay

"This 1922 book by poet and sometime cultural critic Vachel Lindsay might have been the first to treat the then-new medium of moving pictures as an art form, one that was potentially as rich, complex, mysterious as far older ones, and whose physical and aesthetic properties were only starting to be understood. The highlight of the book might be “The Motion Picture of Fairy Splendor,” which examines the relationship between film storytelling, magic, myths, legends and bedtime stories. It’s discombobulating, in a good way, to read Lindsay’s attempts to grapple with what, precisely, cinem...

The Greek View of Life

“With the Greek civilisation beauty perished from the world. Never again has it been possible for man to believe that harmony is in fact the truth of all existence.”

This elegantly-written work provides a splendid introduction to the Greeks of the classic period: how they thought, wrote, and organised their lives and loves. Although it dates from the 1890s, there is very little about it that has dated. To its author’s credit, the subject of “Greek love” is dealt with in a sane and factual context - despite the judicial assassination of Oscar Wilde going on in the ba...

Sailing Alone Around the World –by: Joshua Slocum

A sailing memoir written by seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail around the world alone, documents his epic solo circumnavigation. An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe. Additionally, Slocum is an example that through determination, courage and hard work any dream can easily become a reality.

Written in a modern and conversational tone, the autobiographical account begins with Slocum’s description of his hometown of Nova Scotia and its maritime history. He illustra...

The Praise of a Godly Woman –by: Hannibal Gamon

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[Transcriber's notes:

Original spelling and puctuation were retained, including u/v and i/j substitution. Text has been put on the left side of the dividing line and notes on the right to make the plain text version easier to work with. Some of the Latin note text was illegible, many thanks to the Distributed Proofreaders Volunteers who helped look up the references in various internet sources.]

THE PRAISE OF A GODLY WOMAN.

A Sermon preached at the Solemne Fu...

Charter and Supplemental Charter of the Hudson s Bay Company –by: Hudson Bay Company

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CHARTER AND SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTER OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY

THE ROYAL CHARTER FOR INCORPORATING THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY. A.D. 1670.

CHARLES THE SECOND, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To ALL to whom these Presents shall come, greeting: WHEREAS Our dear and entirely beloved Cousin, Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria and Cumberland, &c. Christopher, Duke of Albemarle, William, Earl of Craven, Henry, Lord Arlingt...

The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8)

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SCULPTORS & ARCHITECTS, VOLUME 1 (OF 8)

E text prepared by Roy Brown

THE LIVES OF THE PAINTERS, SCULPTORS & ARCHITECTS

by

GIORGIO VASARI

In Eight Volumes

Vol. One

CONTENTS

CIMABUE (1240 1302) ARNOLFO DI LAPO (1232 1310) BONANNO (fl. 1174 1186 LAPO (1190 1260) NICCOLA AND GIOVANNI PISANI fl 1205, 1278, 1250 1328) ANDREA TAFI (1250 1320) GADDO GADDI (1259 1333) MARGARITONE (1210 1293) GIOTTO (1267 1337) PUCCIO CAPANNA (fl. 1350) AGOSTINO AND AGNOLO (fl. 1286 1330) STEFANO AND UG...

On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature

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[Illustration: RUSKIN'S MONUMENT FROM A PHOTOGRAPH]

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN RUSKIN

ON THE OLD ROAD VOLUMES I II

NATIONAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION NEW YORK CHICAGO

ON THE OLD ROAD.

A COLLECTION OF MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS AND ARTICLES ON ART AND LITERATURE.

VOL. I.

PUBLISHED 1834 1885.

CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

INTRODUCTORY. PAGE

MY FIRST EDITOR. 1878 ...

Fragments of Two Centuries Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King –by: Alfred Kingston

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[Frontispiece: King George III.]

FRAGMENTS OF TWO CENTURIES.

GLIMPSES OF COUNTRY LIFE

WHEN

GEORGE III. WAS KING.

ILLUSTRATED.

WITH AN APPENDIX SHOWING THE RISE AND FALL OF THE RURAL POPULATION IN 45 PARISHES IN THE ROYSTON DISTRICT, IN HERTS., CAMBS., AND ESSEX, FROM 1801 TO 1891.

BY

ALFRED KINGSTON.

ROYSTON: WARREN BROTHERS.

1893.

PREFACE.

Though the town of Royston is frequently mentioned in the following pages, it was no part of my task to deal with the general historical associations of the place, with it...

The Man

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THE MAN'OBOS OF MINDAN'AO

by

JOHN M. GARVAN

MEMOIRS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES VOLUME XXIII FIRST MEMOIR

United States Government Printing Office Washington : 1931 For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D. C. Price $1.00 (paper cover)

MEMOIRS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

VOLUME XXIII

FIRST MEMOIR

THE MAN'OBOS OF MINDAN'AO

JOHN M. GARVAN

Presented to the Academy at the Annual Meeting, 1929

THE MAN'OBOS OF MINDAN'AO

by

JOHN M. GARVAN

CONTENTS

PART I. DESCRIPTIVE

CHAPTER I. Classification and geographica...

Captain Cook His Life, Voyages, and Discoveries

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Captain Cook, his Life, Voyages and Discoveries, by W.H.G. Kingston.

This book is not a series of fictitious adventures of the great Captain Cook, the eighteenth century navigator and explorer, but a straightforward statement of his life and achievements. It is therefore more of a biography than an adventure book for boys. However, the man was so great that his biography can indeed be read as a well written book of adventures.

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