A non-fiction work, comparing and collecting ghost stories by Classical Greek and Republican or Imperial Roman authors.
GREEK AND ROMAN GHOST STORIES
LACY COLLISON MORLEY
Formerly Scholar of St. John's College, Oxford
Author of "Giuseppe Baretti and His Friends," "Modern Italian
B. H. Blackwell, Broad Street
Simpkin, Marshall & Co., Limited
This collection was originally begun at the suggestion of Mr. Marion
Crawford, whose wide and continual reading of the classics supplied more
THE MAN IN THE HIGH WATER BOOTS
By F. Hopkinson Smith
Now and then in my various prowlings I have met a man with
a personality; one with mental equipment, heart endowment,
self forgetfulness, and charm the kind of charm that makes you glad
when he comes and sorry when he goes.
One was a big chested, straight backed, clear eyed, clean souled
sea dog, with arms of hickory, fingers of steel, and a brain in instant
touch with a button marked "Experience and Pluck." Another was a
devil may care, barefooted Venetian, who wore a Leporello hat canted
A WANDERER IN FLORENCE
By E.V. Lucas
A sentence from a "Synthetical Guidebook" which is circulated in the
Florentine hotels will express what I want to say, at the threshold
of this volume, much better than could unaided words of mine. It runs
thus: "The natural kindness, the high spirit, of the Florentine people,
the wonderful masterpieces of art created by her great men, who in
every age have stood in the front of art and science, rivalize with
the gentle smile of her splendid sky to render Florence one of the
finest towns of beautiful Italy...
[Transcriber's note: for this online edition I have added a Table of Contents and have indicated section breaks with three asterisks. Also I have made the following spelling changes: Chapter II: "shapened like a shephard's" to "sharpened like a shepherd's"; "course in leaves" to "coarse in leaves". Also the sentence beginning "This is a retrospective day for your soul" is incomplete. Chapter IV: "agrandizement" to "aggrandizement"; "repoductions" to "reproductions". Chapter VI: "sitting ud" to "sitting up". Chapter VII: "Chapter V" to "Chapter VII". A Few Toasts: "mu...
THE BOOK OF SPORTS:
CONTAINING OUT DOOR SPORTS, AMUSEMENTS AND RECREATIONS, INCLUDING GYMNASTICS, GARDENING & CARPENTERING,
For Boys and Girls.
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I. GAMES WITH MARBLES. Ring Taw ...
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A GUIDE TO PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL;
COMPRISING A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MONASTERY
FROM ITS FOUNDATION TO THE PRESENT TIME,
WITH A DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF ITS ARCHITECTURAL
PECULIARITIES AND RECENT IMPROVEMENTS;
COMPILED FROM THE WORKS OF GUNTON, BRITTON,
AND ORIGINAL & AUTHENTIC DOCUMENTS.
BY GEORGE S. PHILLIPS.
A New Edition, Revised and Corrected.
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PRINTED BY GEO. C...
PERILS AND CAPTIVITY;
THE SUFFERINGS OF THE PICARD FAMILY
AFTER THE SHIPWRECK OF THE MEDUSA,
IN THE YEAR 1816.
NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTIVITY OF M. DE BRISSON,
IN THE YEAR 1785.
VOYAGE OF MADAME GODIN
ALONG THE RIVER OF THE AMAZONS,
IN THE YEAR 1770.
PRINTED FOR CONSTABLE AND CO.
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The expeditions in which it is attempted to explore unknown and distant
oceans, are usually those which are most pregnant with adventure and
disaster. But land has its perils as well as sea; an...
A Wanderer in Holland
With Twenty Illustrations in Colour By
And Thirty Four Illustrations After Old Dutch Masters
Preface I Rotterdam II The Dutch in English Literature III Dordrecht and Utrecht IV Delft V The Hague VI Scheveningen and Katwyk VII Leyden VIII Leyden's Painters, a Fanatic and a Hero IX Haa...
This is volume 20 ofThe Chronicles of Canada series. This volume describes the explorers who braved the Canadian Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage, focusing on Samuel Hearne, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, and Sir John Franklin.
[Frontispiece: The Arctic Council, discussing a plan of search for Sir John Franklin. From the National Portrait Gallery.]
OF THE FAR NORTH
A Chronicle of the Frozen Seas
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THE VENETIAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING
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THE VENETIAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING
EVELYN MARCH PHILLIPPS
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First Published 1912 Reprinted 1972
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