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Greek and Roman Ghost Stories

A non-fiction work, comparing and collecting ghost stories by Classical Greek and Republican or Imperial Roman authors.

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GREEK AND ROMAN GHOST STORIES

by

LACY COLLISON MORLEY

Formerly Scholar of St. John's College, Oxford

Author of "Giuseppe Baretti and His Friends," "Modern Italian Literature"

Oxford B. H. Blackwell, Broad Street London Simpkin, Marshall & Co., Limited

MCMXII

This collection was originally begun at the suggestion of Mr. Marion Crawford, whose wide and continual reading of the classics supplied more than o...

The Man In The High-Water Boots

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THE MAN IN THE HIGH WATER BOOTS

By F. Hopkinson Smith

1909

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 o...

A Wanderer in Florence

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A WANDERER IN FLORENCE

By E.V. Lucas

Preface

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...

Cupology How to Be Entertaining –by: Clara

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[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 –by: William Martin

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THE BOOK OF SPORTS:

CONTAINING OUT DOOR SPORTS, AMUSEMENTS AND RECREATIONS, INCLUDING GYMNASTICS, GARDENING & CARPENTERING,

For Boys and Girls.

BY

WILLIAM MARTIN, AUTHOR OF "FIRESIDE PHILOSOPHY," "THE PARLOUR BOOK," "INTELLECTUAL CALCULATOR," ETC. ETC. ETC.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON: DARTON AND CO., HOLBORN HILL.

M.DCCC.LII.

J. WERTHEIMER AND CO., PRINTERS, FINSBURY CIRCUS.

[Illustration]

CONTENTS.

PREFACE vii

I. GAMES WITH MARBLES. Ring Taw ...

A Guide to Peterborough Cathedral Comprising a brief history of the monastery from its foundation to the present time –by: George S. (George Searle) Phillips

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[Illustration: Peterborough Cathedral West Front]

[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]

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.

[JANUARY SEARLE.]

A New Edition, Revised and Corrected.

PETERBOROUGH: PUBLISHED BY GEO. C. CASTER, BOOKSELLER, MARKET PLACE. 1881.

PRINTED BY GEO. C...

Perils and Captivity Comprising The sufferings of the Picard family after the shipwreck –by: Pierre-Raymond de Brisson

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PERILS AND CAPTIVITY;

COMPRISING

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.

EDINBURGH: PRINTED FOR CONSTABLE AND CO. AND THOMAS HURST AND CO. LONDON.

1827.

PREFACE.

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

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A Wanderer in Holland

By

E.V. Lucas

With Twenty Illustrations in Colour By

Herbert Marshall

And Thirty Four Illustrations After Old Dutch Masters

Contents

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...

Chronicles of Canada Volume 20 – Adventurers of the Far North –by: Stephen Leacock

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.

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[Frontispiece: The Arctic Council, discussing a plan of search for Sir John Franklin. From the National Portrait Gallery.]

ADVENTURERS

OF THE FAR NORTH

A Chronicle of the Frozen Seas

BY

STEPHEN LEACOCK

TORONTO

GLASGOW, BROOK & COMPANY

1914

Copyright in all Countries subscribing to the Berne Convention

{ix}

CONT...

The Venetian School of Painting –by: Evelyn March Phillipps

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THE VENETIAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING

[Illustration: Giorgione. MADONNA WITH S. LIBERALE AND S. FRANCIS. Castelfranco. ( Photo, Anderson. )]

THE VENETIAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING

by

EVELYN MARCH PHILLIPPS

With Illustrations

Books for Libraries Press Freeport, New York

First Published 1912 Reprinted 1972

International Standard Book Number: 0 8369 6745 3 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 70 37907

Printed in the United States of America By New World Book Manufacturing Co., Inc. Hallandale, Florida 33009

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