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Three Years in the Federal Cavalry

Captain Glazier narrates his experiences as a cavalryman in the Federal Army during the Civil War, from his enlistment in New York State to his capture at the battle of Brandy Station.

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THREE YEARS IN THE FEDERAL CAVALRY.

[Illustration: Willard Glazier]

THREE YEARS

in the

FEDERAL CAVALRY.

BY WILLARD GLAZIER,

AUTHOR OF "THE CAPTURE, THE PRISON PEN AND THE ESCAPE," "VIRGINIA'S BATTLE FIELDS," ETC., ETC., ETC.

Illustrated.

NEW YORK: R. H. FERGUSON & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS, 138 BLEECKER STREET 1870.

Entered, according to Act of...

Old Christmas: From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving –by: Washington Irving

Washington Irving's Old Christmas tells of an American's travels through England during the Christmas season. Through a chance meeting with an old friend he is able to experience Christmas in a stately manor house. Through his eyes as a houseguest he glimpses the uniquely British customs and celebrations of Christmas as it would have been experienced during the Middle Ages, rather than in the early 19th century.

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OLD CHRISTMAS

WASHINGTON IRVING

[Illustration: CHRISTMAS]

[Illustration: publisher's logo]

FIFTH EDITION

[Illustration: "The old fami...

The Long Ago

Short memory of boyhood by a little-known American poet based in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California.

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The Long Ago

by Jacob William Wright

1 The Garden 2 The River 3 Christmas 4 Butter, Eggs, Ducks, Geese 5 The Sugar Barrels 6 Jimmy, the Lamplighter 7 Flies 8 The Autumn Leaves 9 Getting in the Wood 10 The Rain 11 Grandmother 12 When Day is Done

Then said he unto me, Go thy way, Weigh me the weight of the fire, Or measure me the blast of the wind, Or call me again the day that is past. II Esdras IV:5

The day is do...

Reminiscences of Captain Gronow

A collection of memoirs about the Peninsular War, the Battle of Waterloo, and society and personalities of Regency London and 19th century Paris, by a sometime Grenadier Guards officer, unsuccessful parliamentarian, and dandy. Gronow displays social attitudes of the day which would now be regarded as unacceptable, but is a clever raconteur who brings to life both the horrors of war and the gaiety of high society.

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Reminiscences of Captain Gronow

by

Captain Rees Howell Gronow

EDITOR'S NOTE

The spelling in this book is rather creative (including ...

Army Letters from an Officer s Wife, 1871-1888

"There appeared from the bushes in front of me, and right in the path, two immense gray wolves . . . Rollo saw them and stopped instantly, giving deep sighs, preparing to snort, I knew . . . To give myself courage, I talked to the horse, slowly turning him around . . . when out of the bushes in front of us, there came a third wolf! The situation was not pleasant and without stopping to think, I said ‘Rollo, we must run him down - now do your best’ and taking a firm hold of the bridle, and bracing myself in the saddle, I struck the horse with my whip and gave an awful scream. . .<...

Journal des Goncourt (Premier Volume) M

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JOURNAL DES GONCOURT M'EMOIRES DE LA VIE LITT'ERAIRE

PREMIER VOLUME 1851 1861

PARIS, G. CHARPENTIER ET Cie, 'EDITEURS, 11, RUE DE GRENELLE. 1887.

PR'EFACE

Ce journal est notre confession de chaque soir: la confession de deux vies inséparées dans le plaisir, le labeur, la peine, de deux pensées jumelles, de deux esprits recevant du contact des hommes et des choses des impressions si semblables, si identiques, si homogènes, que cette confession peut être considérée comme l'expansion d'un seul moi et d'un seul je .

Dans cette ...

Marguerite de Valois –by: Alexandre Dumas


A historical fiction novel set in Paris (1572) during Charles IX's reign and the French Wars of Religion. Marguerite de Valois, daughter of deceased Henry II, is the novel's protagonist set against the infamous schemes of the Catholic power player, Catherine de Medici.

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MARGUERITE DE VALOIS BY ALEXANDRE DUMAS....

NEW YORK, THOMAS Y. CROWELL & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS

COPYRIGHT, 1900, BY THOMAS Y. CROWELL & CO.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. MONSIE...

Football Days: Memories of the Game and of the Men behind the Ball

A book reminiscent of the days when football was gaining popularity in America by MHAIJH85

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[Illustration: THREE VICTORIOUS PRINCETON CAPTAINS HILLEBRAND, COCHRAN, EDWARDS]

FOOTBALL DAYS

MEMORIES OF THE GAME AND OF THE MEN BEHIND THE BALL

BY

WILLIAM H. EDWARDS PRINCETON 1900

WITH INTRODUCTION BY WALTER CAMP YALE 1880

MOFFAT, YARD AND COMPANY NEW YORK 1916

Copyright, 1916, By MOFFAT, YARD AND COMPANY NEW YORK

Dedicated to John P. Poe, Jr. Princeton '95

HONORED AND BELOVED BY HOSTS OF FRIENDS, HE REPRESENTED THE HIGH...

The Amateur Emigrant –by: Robert Louis Stevenson

In July 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson left Scotland to meet his future wife in her native California. Leaving by ship from Glasgow, Scotland, he determined to travel in steerage class to see how the working classes fared. At the last minute he was convinced by friends to purchase a ticket one grade above the lowest price, for which he was later thankful after seeing the conditions in steerage, but he still lived among the ‘lower’ classes. His comments on the experience make interesting reading. His father however was so shocked at the thought of his son associating with people ‘beneath...

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova –by: Giacomo Casanova

This is the first of five volumes. – Giacomo Casanova (1725 in Venice – 1798 in Dux, Bohemia, now Duchcov, Czech Republic) was a famous Venetian adventurer, writer, and womanizer. He used charm, guile, threats, intimidation, and aggression, when necessary, to conquer women, sometimes leaving behind children or debt. In his autobiography Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century, he mentions 122 women with whom he had sex.

Although he is often associated with Don Juan...

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