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The Story of General Gordon

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[Frontispiece: He would lead the troops onwards with the little cane he nearly always carried.]

THE CHILDREN'S HEROES SERIES

THE STORY OF

GENERAL GORDON

BY

JEANIE LANG

LONDON: T. C. & E. C. JACK, LTD.,

35 and 36 Paternoster Row, E.C.

AND EDINBURGH

1906

TO

ARCHIE AND BERTIE DICKSON

AND ALL BOYS WHO ARE GOING

TO SERVE THEIR KING

ON LAND OR SEA

PREFACE

DEAR ARCHIE AND BERTIE,

When boys read the old fairy tales, and the stories of King Arthur's Round Table, and the Knights of the Faerie Queen, they sometimes wonder sadly why the knights...

Hugh Memoirs of a Brother

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HUGH

Memoirs of a Brother

by

ARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON

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But there is more than I can see, And what I see I leave unsaid, Nor speak it, knowing Death has made His darkness beautiful with thee.

[Illustration: From Copyrighted Photo by Sarony, Inc., New York ROBERT HUGH BENSON IN 1912. AGED 40 In the robes of a Papal Chamberlain.]

Longmans, Green, and Co. Fourth Avenue & 30th Street, New York 1916

PREFACE

This book was begun with no hope or intention of making a formal and finished b...

The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner –by: J. (John) Wilkinson

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THE NARRATIVE OF A BLOCKADE RUNNER.

by

J. WILKINSON, Captain in the Late Confederate States Navy.

New York: Sheldon & Company, 8 Murray Street. 1877 Copyright, Sheldon & Company, 1877.

PREFACE.

In deference to the judgment of two or three literary friends, I have entitled this, my first attempt at authorship, "The Narrative of a Blockade runner." They do not agree with Shakspeare that "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet," to the reading public; nor that it is always advisable to call a thing by its proper name. It will ...

The Story of Mattie J. Jackson Her Parentage

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THE STORY

OF

MATTIE J. JACKSON;

HER PARENTAGE EXPERIENCE OF EIGHTEEN YEARS IN SLAVERY INCIDENTS DURING THE WAR HER ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY.

A TRUE STORY.

WRITTEN AND ARRANGED BY

DR. L. S. THOMPSON,

(FORMERLY MRS. SCHUYLER,)

AS GIVEN BY MATTIE.

LAWRENCE: PRINTED AT SENTINEL OFFICE, 123...

Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume I (of 10)

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MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT BART.

by

JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART

In Ten Volumes

VOLUME I

Boston and New York Houghton, Mifflin and Company The Riverside Press, Cambridge MCMI

Copyright, 1901 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company All Rights Reserved

Six Hundred Copies Printed Number, 276

PUBLISHERS' NOTE {p.v}

Lockhart's Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. , which divides with Boswell's Life of Johnson the honor of leading all lives of English men of letters, was first published in seven volumes in 1837 1838....

Milton

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MILTON

by

SIR WALTER RALEIGH

Author of 'Style,' 'Wordsworth,' &c.

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London Edward Arnold 41 & 43 Maddox Street, Bond Street, W. 1915

TO R. A. M. STEVENSON WHOSE RADIANT AND SOARING INTELLIGENCE ENLIGHTENED AND GUIDED ME DURING THE YEARS OF OUR LOST COMPANIONSHIP THIS UNAVAILING TRIBUTE OF MEMORY AND LOVE

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

PAGE

"Sciences of conceit"; the difficulties and imperfections of literary criticism; illustrated in the...

My Life as an Author

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[Illustration: Martin F. Tupper. Elliott & Fry, Photographers. ]

Martin Tupper's Autobiography

MY LIFE

AS AN AUTHOR

BY

MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER D.C.L. F.R.S.

Viri, vivo, vivam.

LONDON: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE, & RIVINGTON CROWN BUILDINGS, 188 FLEET STREET, E.C. 1886

[ All rights reserved ]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. Page Preliminary Sonnet Public Life, not Private Benjamin Franklin Samples from Books Self judgment 1 6

CHAPTER I...

Isaac Bickerstaff, physician and astrologer

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ISAAC BICKERSTAFF

PHYSICIAN AND ASTROLOGER

By Richard Steele.

Papers from Steele's "Tatler."

INTRODUCTION

By Henry Morley

Of the relations between Steele and Addison, and the origin of Steele's "Tatler," which was developed afterwards into the "Spectator," account has already been given in the introduction to a volume of this Library, containing essays from the "Spectator" "Sir Roger de Coverley and the Spectator Club." There had been a centre of life in the "Tatler," designed, as Sir Roger and his friends were designed, to carry the human...

Lives of the Necromancers

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Wendy Crockett, Carlo Traverso, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team

This file was produced from images generously made available by the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF/Gallica) at http://gallica.bnf.fr.

[Transcriber's Note: Footnotes have been numbered sequentially and moved to the end of the text.]

LIVES OF THE NECROMANCERS:

OR

AN ACCOUNT OF THE MOST EMINENT PERSONS IN SUCCESSIVE AGES, WHO HAVE CLAIMED FOR THEMSELVES, OR TO WHOM HAS BEEN IMPUTED BY OTHERS,

THE

EXERCISE OF MAGICAL POWER.

BY WILLIAM...

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