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Pioneers of Progress
Men of Science Edited by S. Chapman, M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S.
by WALTER W. BRYANT of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
I. Astronomy Before Kepler
II. Early Life of Kepler
III. Tycho Brahe...
“Thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtle, and mighty Opium!”
Though apparently presenting the reader with a collage of poignant memories, temporal digressions and random anecdotes, the Confessions is a work of immense sophistication and certainly one of the most impressive and influential of all autobiographies. The work is of great appeal to the contemporary reader, displaying a nervous (postmodern?) self-awareness, a spiralling obsession with the enigmas of its own composition and significance. De Quincey may be said to scrutinise his life, somewhat feverishly, in an effo...
“The Memoir of my Aunt, Jane Austen, has been received with more favour than I had ventured to expect. The notices taken of it in the periodical press, as well as letters addressed to me by many with whom I am not personally acquainted, show that an unabated interest is still taken in every particular that can be told about her. I am thus encouraged not only to offer a Second Edition of the Memoir, but also to enlarge it with some additional matter which I might have scrupled to intrude on the public if they had not thus seemed to call for it. In the present Edition, the narrative is s...
Tutored by Aristotle, compelled to ascend the throne at the age of 20 when his illustrious father was assassinated, driven by a passion for expanding the borders of his tiny kingdom, Alexander of Macedon was one of the most towering figures of ancient history. He is brought to vivid life in this gripping volume by the American children's writer Jacob Abbott.
In his short but eventful life, the young Macedonian king went on to rule over one of the most powerful and largest empires in the ancient world, breaking the hegemony of the powerful Persian dynasty of Darius. Alexander's sudd...
First Page:MUISTOJA LAPSEN JA HOPEAHAPSEN
Kirjoittanut Anders Ramsay
Suomentanut Knut Sarlin
Ensimm"aisen kerran julkaissut Werner S"oderstr"om Osakeyhti"o 1908.
HELSINKI NUORUUTENI P"AIVIN"A.
>>Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis>> (ajat muuttuvat ja me niiden kanssa), sanoivat >>vanhat>> jo pari tuhatta vuotta sitten, mutta mit"ah"an he sanoisivatkaan, jos voisivat vilkaista t"ah"an meid"an, h"oyryn ja s"ahk"on korkeapaineessa h"at"ailev"a"an ja hy"oriv"a"an aikaamme?
Kaikki muuttuu ajan pitk"a"an ...
First Page:MEMORIES OF BETHANY.
REV. JOHN R. MACDUFF, D.D.
"MORNING AND NIGHT WATCHES," "WORDS OF JESUS," "MIND OF JESUS," "FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL," "FAMILY PRAYERS," "MEMORIES OF GENNESARET," "STORY OF BETHLEHEM," ETC.
NEW YORK: ROBERT CARTER & BROTHERS, No. 530 Broadway. 1861.
To MOURNERS IN ZION, with whom BETHANY...
First Page:Transcriber's note: Minor spelling inconsistencies, mainly hyphenated words, have been harmonised. Obvious printer errors have been repaired. The Latin number (i) in the text refers to a transcriber's note at the end of this e book.
MEMOIRS AND CORRESPONDENCE
ADMIRAL LORD DE SAUMAREZ.
FROM ORIGINAL PAPERS IN POSSESSION OF THE FAMILY.
BY SIR JOHN ROSS, CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET, Publisher in Ordinary to her Majesty. 1838.
LONDON: PRINTED BY SAMUEL, BENTLEY,...
First Page:English Worthies
Edited by Andrew Lang
New York D. Appleton and Company 1887
A LIST OF AUTHORITIES FOR THE LIFE OF CLAVERHOUSE.
"An Account of the Proceedings of the Estates in Scotland:" London, 1689.
Balcarres' "Memoirs touching the Revolution in Scotland:" printed for the Bannatyne Club, 1841.
Browne's "History of the Highlands and the Highland Clans:" 2nd ed., 1845.
Burnet's "History of My Own Time," ed. 1809.
Burt's "Letters from the North of Scotland," ed. 1818.
Burton's "History of Scotland," 2nd ed.